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Sweet potato fries and onion rings

nasilemak May 21, 2008 06:16 AM

Which spots in the boston area serves exceptional sweet potato fries and onion rings?
Thanks in advance.

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  1. Prav RE: nasilemak May 21, 2008 07:01 AM

    I like the SPFs at Cambridge Common, and their fried pickles.

    1. kobuta RE: nasilemak May 21, 2008 07:23 AM

      No recommendation on onion rings, but I really like the sweet potato tempura fries at Beni Cafe in Quincy. Just a short hop away on the red line, and very T accessible.

      1. maillard RE: nasilemak May 21, 2008 09:08 AM

        I like both at Bartley's.

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          Joanie RE: maillard May 21, 2008 10:20 AM

          I love Bartley's rings, prefer the light style batter. Also like the rings at Sonsie but they've got this smokiness that can get overpowering. I think Smith & Wollensky have great ones too.

        2. gini RE: nasilemak May 21, 2008 09:11 AM

          I like the sweet potato fries at Bartley's, but not their rings. I like the beer battered rings at O'Sullivan's, but not their fries. The sweet potato fries at CC are great and they have tater tots. The sweet potato strings at Magnolia's are almost impossible to eat.

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            twentyoystahs RE: gini May 21, 2008 09:37 AM

            I third Cambridge Common's sweet potato fries. I haven't been there in years, but they were delicious back then and apparently they still are.

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              Blumie RE: gini May 21, 2008 02:17 PM

              I haven't had the SPF at Bartley's, but I love their rings. I much prefer their breaded variety to the thick battered style. Try them doused in Tabasco!

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              Pegmeister RE: nasilemak May 21, 2008 09:13 AM

              Definitely Bukowskis for the sweet potato fries, and I love their dipping sauce. For O-rings that's a little more difficult. It depends, do you like them beer battered or that lightly floured flaky coating? I happen to like the ones at the Clam Box in Quincy and Sonny's in Adams Village. More so at Sonny's thought because they use thick cut onions.

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                Ralphie_in_Boston RE: nasilemak May 21, 2008 10:11 AM

                The sweet potato fries at Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown are good. Not the greatest thing on the menu, but I like them as a side. They also sometimes make them with "white" sweet potatoes. I bit into one thinking it was a mistake (regular fried potato) but it was definitely a sweet one, only with white flesh.

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                  Hambone Willy RE: nasilemak May 21, 2008 10:19 AM

                  Kelly's Roast Beef has good rings. Need a little salt for some peopl's taste.

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                    chowfamily RE: nasilemak May 21, 2008 10:34 AM

                    Betty's Wok and Diner on Huntington Ave., across from Symphony Hall and on the same block as the Huntington Theater, has excellent onion rings as an appetizer.

                    The rest of the food gets mixed reviews, nothing bad but nothing great either. Service issues before performances have left some vowing to never return.

                    If you go early before a performance, or at another time, I think it deserves a spot on an onion ring crawl.

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                      nasilemak RE: nasilemak May 21, 2008 12:05 PM

                      I really like the onion strings at Redbones.
                      Gotta try the sweet potato fries at Bartley's.

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                        chowda RE: nasilemak May 22, 2008 06:50 AM

                        The sweet potato fries at Harry's Bar and Grill in Brighton are pretty damn good.

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