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Where to find sweet potato fries?

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OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 10:37 AM

I've been craving to have some sweet potato fries, or any time of good sweet potato preparation. Where in SF is a good place to find them?

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    mrs bacon RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 10:41 AM

    I just had quite crispy and delicious ones at Pacific Catch on 9th and Lincoln. The rest of the food was pretty good, but not exciting.

    1. JasmineG RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 10:45 AM

      Taylor's Refresher in the Ferry Building. It's not my favorite place, but the sweet potato fries are good.

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        Kim Cooper RE: JasmineG Mar 1, 2008 06:56 PM

        We really like their sweet potato fries -- we have them every time we are in the Ferry Building. We get the rest of dinner at the French place, get the fries, and then feast.

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          OnceUponABite RE: JasmineG Mar 4, 2008 09:42 AM

          I had their sweet potato fries yesterday for lunch. I was disappointed :( However, it might not be that the sweet potato fries were bad, rather the fried fish was. Let me explain.

          I saw they had fish and chips on the menu, so I asked to subsitude regular fries with the sweet potato kind, they let me for a dollar more. The fish was was a huge disappointment, so oily. And sitting on top of my sweet potato fries, it made the fries soggy. I looked at other people's sweet potato fries and they looked way better as an a la carte order.

          I've learned my lesson!

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            foodeye RE: OnceUponABite Mar 4, 2008 10:55 AM

            In addition to trying them again, a la carte, it is worthwhile to ask for them to be cooked "extra crispy" to ensure they're not soggy. I think there is a button on the cash register for that request!

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          chemchef RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 11:47 AM

          New. At Trader Joe's. In the frozen section. Just bake and serve. I sampled them last weekend served with cranberry chutney... interesting combination and they were really pretty good.

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            sfcitygirl RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 11:55 AM

            You could try Zebulon. I haven't been there recently, but I remember they were tasty.

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              Debra Stuart RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 12:01 PM

              Triptych in the SOMA

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                vnchile RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 02:06 PM

                Harvey's in the Castro has really great sweet potato fries.

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                  prestaurant RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 02:08 PM

                  If you've ever been to The Counter, you already know what I'm talking about. Hands down, the best.

                  www.thecounterburger.com

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                    karma_bites RE: prestaurant Feb 28, 2008 08:16 PM

                    I second (on preview, third) The Counter.

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                    Bay Gelldawg RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 02:14 PM

                    Pearl's on Post Street near Leavenworth. Excellent milkshakes in unusual flavors and wide variety of burgers, including buffalo, in addition to sweet potato fries.

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                      katya RE: OnceUponABite Feb 27, 2008 04:10 PM

                      Here are the two best places I've found them:

                      The Counter (Palo Alto, San Jose) - with dipping sauce
                      Bleu Ginger (Milpitas) - no dipping sauce but better fry
                      The ones at Bleu Ginger are on the last page of the menu under "extras." There's a couple sides on this page with very little description (sort of the forgotten stepchildren of the menu), but the best two things on the menu are on this page - the other is the blue lake garlic green beans.

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                        happenstance RE: katya Feb 27, 2008 10:31 PM

                        Rudy's Can't Fail Café has them all the time.

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                        Mick Ruthven RE: OnceUponABite Feb 28, 2008 07:01 AM

                        Roadside BBQ on Geary in SF has quite good sweet potato fries as well as pretty good bbq. You can find several mentions of the place here.

                        http://roadside-bbq.com

                        1. Robert Lauriston RE: OnceUponABite Feb 29, 2008 09:03 AM

                          Cav's are really good.

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                            reneeskiSF RE: Robert Lauriston Feb 29, 2008 09:33 AM

                            I just had them for the first time at Cav's last night, and agree they are delicious.

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                            waldrons RE: OnceUponABite Mar 1, 2008 03:42 PM

                            21st Amendment, on 2nd Street near South Park. Really thin, crispy shoestring style (almost more like sweet potato sticks).

                            Susan

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                              OnceUponABite RE: waldrons Mar 4, 2008 09:44 AM

                              21st Amendment used to. They don't anymore. I asked this past weekend.

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                                waldrons RE: OnceUponABite Mar 9, 2008 04:26 PM

                                Bummer, that was one of their best items.

                                Susan

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                              shivani RE: OnceUponABite Mar 7, 2008 03:09 PM

                              weird fish on mission at 18th has decent sweet potato fries.

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                                figrrl RE: OnceUponABite Mar 9, 2008 10:45 AM

                                Poleng Lounge on Fulton. Thin, crispy, spicy, with a banana chutney dipping sauce, if I remember right.

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