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Most interesting fries you've had?

josiekat Mar 23, 2008 02:04 PM

We've all had cheese fries...what delicious and strange fries have you had in Philly or on the road?

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    idia Mar 23, 2008 02:39 PM

    Without a doubt the most satisfying fries I have ever had anywhere are called String fries which look like the rubber inside of a baseball and taste absolutely divine.
    Where? Moro restaurant in Wilmington.

    1. Dib Mar 23, 2008 05:00 PM

      I loved the sauces that come with the fries at Monk's (bourbon mayo) and the Bards (curry)--they're more memorable to me than the fries at either place.

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        Bride of the Juggler Mar 24, 2008 05:35 AM

        The fries at Snackbar are excellent. They are lightly coated with herbes de provence, and come with a garlic dip and a spicy homemade ketchup dip. Thank you.

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          buffins Mar 24, 2008 07:04 PM

          Probably not the most interesting, but I am absolutely addicted to the huge plates of shoestring fries at the Continental, especially the wasabi mustard dipping sauce on the side.

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            jeanmarieok Mar 30, 2008 07:43 PM

            I haven't decided whether I like the fries or the wasabi dipping sauce better - they are really yummy. I like the fries at Vintage, too. They are addictive - I eat them faster and faster....

          2. Chinon00 Mar 24, 2008 08:05 PM

            Fries at Bluezette included wasabi mayo. They were good. The place has been closed for a while though.

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              josiekat Mar 25, 2008 05:40 AM

              Yum. I have to go try all of these. The curry fries sound amazing in particular. Anyone ever had disco or wet fries? Someone recently told me about them and I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the gravy part.

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                tracyeann Mar 25, 2008 07:29 PM

                Yes, I have had "gravy" fries in many a diner....my father told me he had them when he was a little kid........they are reg. fries in brown gravy....delish !

              2. The Chowhound Team Mar 25, 2008 05:47 AM

                Sorry to interrupt, but we ask you to confine your recommendations to delicious and strange fries in the region covered by this board; start new threads on other regional boards if you want to make recommendations outside of PA. Thanks!

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                  nevets Mar 25, 2008 05:57 AM

                  We had very good zucchini fries at Agave Grille & Cantina in Ambler. They came with the crabcakes.

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                    Ali Mar 26, 2008 06:11 AM

                    Most interesting would be sweet potato fries with maple syrup & pecans (or maybe walnuts, can't remember) at Cavanaugh's - I don't like the restaurant/bar enough to go for just this, but it's a good order if someone else is picking the place.

                    My favourite, though, are the fries at La Terasse in University City. They're usually fried with onions - I've always gotten the onions but have been told that this is sometimes not true - and always served with a duo/trio of yummy aioli, which changes on a regular basis but I wish they'd bring back the saffron one as a staple.

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                      JCap Mar 30, 2008 07:40 PM

                      Is anyone in Philly doing poutine yet? One of our gastropubs has to, right? I saw a place in San Fran that was doing them with short rib gravy and cheese curds. Mmmm...

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