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Where are the best belgian fries????

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girlwonder Jan 7, 2008 06:02 PM

I still can't forget the french fries I had in Belgium this past summer!
Where is my local heaven or haven???

  1. annagranfors Jan 7, 2008 07:07 PM

    right now, that's probably Oinkster in Eagle Rock. the aioli mayo dip is no slouch, either.

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    Oinkster
    2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

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      carter Jan 8, 2008 08:29 AM

      Sounds like a good reason to get back to Eagle Rock for lunch today!

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      nosh Jan 7, 2008 07:41 PM

      Gosh, how I miss Benita's Frites. Twice-fried, served in a cone. Used to be my first stop on the Third Street Promenade for walking-around food. I guess you just can't cover rent in foot-traffic L.A. locales with such a low-price profit, even if you sell steadily. And having two deep fryers at different temps is just too complex for a cart or kiosk. RIP, you luscious crisp-on-the-outside, perfectly tender-on-the-inside fries -- you are missed.

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        Dogbite Williams Jan 7, 2008 07:51 PM

        I only ate at Benita's two or three times, but they were memorable.

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          omakase Jan 8, 2008 01:27 AM

          Someone, anyone, please bring them back!!!

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            dtud Jan 9, 2008 07:55 PM

            i know - i loved it!!!! remember when they had 2 locations - third streent and westwood! so great. i never even worked all the way through the dips. they were so delicious! people loved it - i wonder how much they'd be willing to pay?

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        crt Jan 8, 2008 07:48 AM

        I'm sorry I can't help you out in your search for Belgian fries. But I thought this, website below, might be interesting for you and those who have had them and or crave them. I did see a program on Food Network that featured a restaurant that made the Belgian fries. I guess they can be a hard food item to find. If you can't find any place that serves them, there is a recipe at the website I've provided below. Good luck in your search!

        http://www.belgianfries.com/

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          nick_r Jan 8, 2008 08:03 AM

          Nic's Martini Lounge in the good old 90210 serves some great ones. I can't comment on their proximity to the genuine article, but they're some of the best I've ever had.

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          Nic's Restaurant & Martini
          453 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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            girlwonder Jan 8, 2008 08:15 AM

            thanks everyone for the thoughts.
            I will try Nick's and Oinkster

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              nosh Jan 8, 2008 10:42 AM

              Just so you know, Skooby's is known for amazingly good double-cooked fries. Basically a hotdog place in Hollywood.

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                rednyellow Jan 8, 2008 07:52 PM

                Skooby's fries are seasoned. Some people love them, some dont. I dont.

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                  nosh Jan 8, 2008 10:02 PM

                  They are indeed twice-fried, aren't they? Can't you order them unseasoned, just lightly salted??

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                    SauceSupreme Jan 8, 2008 10:19 PM

                    They're certainly seasoned, but I didn't think they were twice fried.

                    Love that aioli, though.

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