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Dec 23, 2008 12:42 AM

who is frying their frites twice?

you know, the proper way.

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  1. I think I read Comme Ca was.

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    1. re: cls

      Comme Ca gets my "best fries" in LA vote for 2008.

      1. re: Servorg

        Do you need reservations for lunch there?

        1. re: sku

          It varies, but we used OT to book as it is easy, they honored our table request and eventually I turn in my points for a check.

        2. re: Servorg

          I recently tried Comme Ca's fries for the first time. They were just bad. Way over cooked, hard, under seasoned, if seasoned at all. They were nothing like pomme frites, cooked twice the proper way. they were dark, hard, and balnd.

            1. re: Servorg

              I can see from the pictures that they aren't proper frites.

              1. re: 1newyorkguy

                Except for the fact that they didn't come in a paper cone mine looked exactly like the ones in this photo of Belgium frites. Maybe they don't all look the same, even in Belgium?

                1. re: 1newyorkguy

                  rednyellow may just have different tastes. I notice he has Pacific Dining Car as one of his five favorite restaurants. Really? One of your top five faves? If it's one of your top fives, then I would heed his advice, if it isn't then I would discount his opinion. That's how Chowhoud works.

          1. re: cls

            they don't look cut the proper size for that. maybe I'm wrong though.

            1. re: cls

              I just went here today, on MLK day. The fries were absolutely disgusting! Some were small and over-cooked, others were 2x the size and undercooked and soggy! I complained and the waitress said they kitchen was "trying something new". I told her it wasn't working at all. The worst fries ever, which is sacrilege for a bistro. I mean, McDonalds is soooo much better than these pommes frites!

              It's a shame because LA could use a good bistro!

              1. re: bicoastalfoodie

                "here?" are you still referring to Comme Ca?

            2. Hi... They're not a top-shelf version, but I believe the fries at Skooby's in Hollywood are twice-fried. Results vary, but worth it if you're in the area...

              1. I like the fries at the new Wurstkuche downtown.

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                1. re: Adsvino

                  I just had the fries at Wurstkuche. They are really good and the curry catsup rocks.

                  1. re: rednyellow

                    Ditto to the curry ketchup, but the BBQ sauce tastes exactly like Stubbs. The fries aren't twice fried, but they're okay.

                    1. re: Ideefixed

                      They taste twice fried. They look twice fried. The counter guys seem to, you know, fry them twice.

                      1. re: condiment

                        they taste like better versions of the fries that used to be served up at the Great Steak and Frie Co. that had outlets in mall food courts scattered throughout the southland.

                    2. re: rednyellow

                      yes, that's what I had (and forgot to suggest). Their curry ketchup is insane.

                    1. re: mnosyne

                      Nook's fries are the thincut kind. Very good, but definitely not twice-fried.

                      While we're on the subject, a moment of silent tribute to the late but beloved Benite's Frites -- truly twice-fried to order, crunchy on the outside, tender and delicious on the inside. A real shame that despite a perfect product, the business model can't pay the rent and salaries in SoCal.

                      1. re: nosh

                        i do miss it deeply. if it happens to resurface again, please post.

                      1. re: imshana

                        I like Oinkster's fries....I call them In & Out Fries on steroids. You can get an order for a buck during 3 to 6pm happy hour on weekdays. If they're not piping hot, send them back, because like In & out fries, they're nasty if not eaten right out of the fryer.