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ExtraCheesePlease Nov 25, 2008 07:53 PM

I was reading the Apple Pan post about their fries and it got me thinking. I'm obsessed with french fries and they are usually the only things I will not give up even when I feel the pants getting tight. I love the fries at the Farm in the Grove the most and I hate the fries at In-and-Out Burgers the most. Let me know where you can get the best fries in and around Hollywood and also the worst. Thanks!

  1. 420 Reasons to eat Nov 25, 2008 08:17 PM

    The Oinkster has really good Belgium Fries. They are located in Eagle Rock on Colorado near Eagle Rock Blvd.

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      Feed_me Nov 25, 2008 09:06 PM

      I finally happened by Skooby's one night last week and they were open. Amongst the items I ordered were the fries and they were pretty good. It was regular fries with the potato skin and some potato chip cut fries. Fresh made and quite nice with the aioli that comes with it.
      I'd been by Skooby's before at night and they were closed, but the guy there told me I probably came on a night when they had nobody to work the place. They are open fairly late daily and up until 3am on Fridays/Saturday according to the sign.

      1. ipsedixit Nov 25, 2008 09:19 PM

        Jar

        www.thejar.com

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          tastycakes Nov 26, 2008 07:53 AM

          the standard hotel bar has awesome fries

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            JeetJet Nov 26, 2008 08:31 AM

            Fries are serious food and when they are topped with chili, cheese and onion they become a meal. Carney's does it best! Get a large order but leave room for the best chili dog in LA. (best dog, best chili and best fresh bun). I eat this meal twice a month just to stay healthy. Don't want my pants falling down -- No? Oh, that chocolate covered banana is double dipped and is probably the best priced desert Hollywood.

            http://www.carneytrain.com/

            1. SauceSupreme Nov 26, 2008 09:07 AM

              Big fan of the fries at both Hungry Cat and 25 Degrees.

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                nikky Nov 26, 2008 09:14 AM

                Second both Hungry Cat and 25 Degrees - yum!

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                  Queequeg Nov 26, 2008 09:49 AM

                  Third the The Hungry Cat. Was there a month or two ago - snapped a picture of the fantastic $5 plate of fries. Don't have the file on the computer I am working on, but it is on my flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangesa...

                2. maxzook Nov 26, 2008 09:58 AM

                  The fries at the Islands chain are almost (if not quite) up to the Oinkster's exalted standards ... unfortunately they're far and away the best thing on the menu. There's one on Broadway in Glendale and another at Beverly and Olympic, also Burbank and Pasadena

                  Linking ...

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                  The Hungry Cat
                  1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                  25 Degrees Restaurant
                  7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                  Oinkster
                  2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

                  Jar Restaurant
                  8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

                  Standard Hotel
                  550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

                  Islands
                  117 W Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204

                  Islands
                  101 E Orange Grove Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

                  Skooby's
                  6654 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                  Islands Restaurant
                  350 S Beverly Dr Ste 150, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

                  Carney's Restaurant
                  8351 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

                  Islands
                  330 E Colorado Blvd Ste 240, Pasadena, CA 91101

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                    ExtraCheesePlease Nov 30, 2008 07:15 AM

                    Had the pug burger and fries for lunch yesterday. Yup, excellent fries. Excellent burger as well. Now I need to hit Carney's with my nephew.

                  2. mrshankly Nov 26, 2008 01:56 PM

                    The crinkle cut fries made extra crispy at Langer's are my favorite.

                    Bouchon will be opening up in the Fall of 2009 in Beverly Hills. Although it won't satisfy your immediate fix for fries, you'll find some of the best frites (if not THE best) there. You can also fly out to the Bouchon in Vegas to try but that may be a costly venture just for fries.

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                      Hershey Bomar Dec 3, 2008 09:20 AM

                      Langer's. I just returned from NJ where I ate in a diner every day. None of the fries were as good as Langer's. 'Course I didn't have any disco fries.

                      I often think about Langer's fries. They must just be frozen or do they make them?

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                        Dommy Jan 20, 2009 12:29 PM

                        They are Crinkle Cut, I'm sure they are frozen and processed... but Langers just KNOWS how to fry them... perfectly crisp on the outside, perfectly fluffy on the inside...

                        --Dommy!

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                      whatanappetite Nov 26, 2008 10:06 PM

                      Hot Wings Cafe on Brand Blvd.
                      greatest curly fries with ranch sauce!

                      and totally agree with you on the fries at the Farm!

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                        SmokeyDoke Nov 27, 2008 02:16 PM

                        Never had the fries at Hot Wings, but I'll vouch for their homemade potato chips. They are great.

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                        Hackenbush Nov 26, 2008 10:49 PM

                        The best I've had in and around Hollywood were at Skooby's.

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                          Dylan Nov 27, 2008 12:43 AM

                          I had an outstanding poutine at Animal tonight. Poutine traditionally consists of fries topped with beef gravy and cheese curds. In Animal's version, the gravy is a rich and buttery demiglace reduction spiked with braised short rib, and the cheese is a sharp white cheddar. The fries underneath would undoubtedly be delicious if you ordered them sans the poutine accoutrements, but I have to admit, I was a fan of the total package.

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                            ExtraCheesePlease Nov 28, 2008 11:13 AM

                            OMG, I can't stop my mouth from watering.

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                            millions Nov 27, 2008 06:44 AM

                            I'll second Comme Ca. Fantastic, and the homemade mayo with which they are served is also top notch.

                            Hungry Cat's are great, too.

                            1. rednyellow Nov 29, 2008 03:55 PM

                              The Kitchen in Siverlake on Fountain at Sunset has great fries. perfectly cooked and salted with flecks of herbs.

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                                maxzook Dec 1, 2008 08:10 AM

                                Yes! I forget how good these are, even if they are shoestrings (and normally I HATE shoestrings).

                                Another place where the fries are much better than anyone would have reason to expect is Papoo's Hot Dog Show in Toluca Lake.

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                                The Kitchen
                                4348 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

                                Papoo's Hot Dog Show
                                4300 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

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                                AquaW Dec 1, 2008 03:46 PM

                                Another one here for Skooby's and Oinksters. I am also partial to sweet potato fries and, if that floats your boat, the Bowery does a good version of that.

                                ~H.C.
                                http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

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                                  foodiemahoodie Dec 1, 2008 09:04 PM

                                  Citrus at Social Hollywood.

                                  Bouchon has great fries? Beg to differ. And Carney's? If you're starving and you've blown enough pot to smoke a sow. Or have they changed? Don't make me try them! Someone else confirm I'm right or wrong. If they've changed from my memory, I'd be happy to return. But I just this Apple Pan experience with lousy fries, yah see...

                                  And The Oinkster is not in Hollywood. But, I'd rather make that drive (from Santa Monica) than eat Apple Pan's once frozen reconstituted spud links.

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                                    schrutefarms Dec 3, 2008 12:19 AM

                                    Chataeu (SP?) Marmont, the Standard diner, and McDonalds.

                                    1. 1newyorkguy Dec 23, 2008 12:32 AM

                                      I haven't had too many in the area, but the ones at Lucky Devil's are quite good :)

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                                        Jeryy Jan 20, 2009 03:23 PM

                                        Best kept secret - the fries are truly fabulous at JRs Barbecue on La Cienega between Washington and Adams -right where Fairfax meets La Cienega. Their BBQ is all very good, but their fries, made fresh, are the best I've had since Dive closed down in Century City.

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