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French Fries & Where to get Brioche Breads & Rolls, etc

Where can you get excellent French Fries with some yummt toppings other than the norm and what bakery can you get buttery Brioche in FFD County or Westchester, prefably near Stamford

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  1. wish I had advice for you on the fabulous frites and I am looking forward to hearing the responses. I find the best bread at Kneaded Bread in Port Chester.

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    1. re: KarenNYC

      Thanks I do love there bread. can't wait to find a great place for Fries. Thanks

      1. re: nbermas

        Some times one needs to do a search nbermas. This link was posted in CH:
        As was this whole thread:

        1. re: Jon1856

          Jon1856: Sometimes I like to count on my regulars here on this site who I trust their palates so thanks for the lesson.

    2. just go to burgers shakes and fries. They make great fries and while your there you should try a burger with onions and american cheese and a chocolate shake. Then sit down and have it all at one of the seats and kibbutz. great way to spend an hour.

      Also very clean. jfood had to use the bathroom last time and it was spotless. Jfood knows that cleanliness is important to you.

      1. I'd follow jfood's suggestion, and get the fries at BS&F. I don't really know any bakery that makes their own brioche. But, you can find brioche loaves (a la Balthazar) at Whole Foods on the Post Road in Greenwich, or brioche rolls at Balducci's, on the Post Road in Cos Cob.
        The Balthazar brioche is really very good...you can't go wrong.

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        1. re: luvarugula

          luvaarugla: Thanks I will try your suggestions for Whole Foods because I like Balthazar products everytime I have had them.

          1. re: nbermas

            though, if you are already going to Greenwich.... I'd just head down another 5 minutes to the Kneaded Bread so you can get freshly baked brioche, as others have noted on this thread.

            Their cinnamon raisin brioche loaf makes the best toast on earth.

            1. re: adamclyde

              Adam; Thanks. any new spots around the Stamford area under $10?

        2. Something in your neck of the woods to try out for us nbermas-make their own it seems:

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          1. re: Jon1856

            jfood did both BSF & SDW last week fro a great double-header


            1. re: jfood

              The bakery, Kneaded Bread in Portchester bakes brioche. I challenge you to buy just one of any variety when you're there. The aroma and the beautiful display are irresistible. I don't know about ff with toppings but 1020 in Darien make crisp hot potato chips with your choice of trufffle oil or mesquite.

              1. re: lucyis

                Where and what is 1020 in darien, never heard of it yet. Is this the new oyster place? Thanks

                1. re: nbermas

                  They have oysters on their menu, nbermas, but I don't know if it's the place to which you refer. If oysters are your thing their roasted ones are really special. Have them with drinks and the chips.
                  Ten Twenty Post
                  1020 Post Road
                  Darien, Connecticut
                  Phone # 203-655-1020
                  Fax # 203-622-6626

                  1. re: lucyis

                    thanks, I will look for it to go after church next week, thanks.

            2. re: Jon1856

              Thanks but don't like their weenies. and your full sentence isn't making sense....

              1. re: nbermas

                It does if you read the link. You asked about FF's. Site says, and shows, that they make their own.
                If you are going to ask questions, you should take the time to read the answers.

            3. For brioche, try Isabel et Vincent in Fairfield if it's not too far from Stamford. I thought they were quite good, and have a chocolate brioche (studded with bittersweet chocolate) as well.

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              1. re: Ima Foodie

                ima: Where is this plave never heard of it, what else is good as far as other yummies?

                1. re: nbermas

                  On post road, before you get to the downtown area but a little north of Southport. Their desserts are amazing as well. Here's the link:

              2. nearly forgot - for fries with different dipping sauces, try Burger Bar in Norwalk. Great burgers to boot.

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                1. re: Ima Foodie

                  Ima: I have to get there because my hubby has Never had a burger in hos life so I need my fix every few months. Are they char broiled?

                  1. re: nbermas

                    go back to BSF, much better N.

                      1. re: jfood

                        I couldn't disagree more - I really didn't care for BSF (I know I'm in the minority, but what can I say)

                        1. re: ongry

                          BSF, fabu food, just better get there right when they open if you want lunch there because the half dozen chairs go fast!! They really need a bigger place, they have clientele to support it now.

                          1. re: bonacbub

                            Perehaps, just perhaps, part of their charm is their size/location.
                            After all The Red Rooster has not changed in all these years....;>D

                          2. re: Ima Foodie

                            Not to worry. there are enough hamburger eaters in the area to keep both afloat, jfood hopes.

                        2. re: nbermas

                          If memory serves, I believe they are char broiled but I'm not 100% certain. Ironically (due to your original question) they are served on brioche rolls. Interesting toppings, high quality organic beef, and 8 or so dipping sauces for their fries.

                          1. re: Ima Foodie

                            Thanks, I will check it out this weekend since the other half has Never had a burger in his life and never will I will get my fix, thanks very much and have a great weekend with the beautiful weather we will be having.

                            1. re: nbermas

                              So nbermas-what is your report on the place? Did you get the fix that you have been searching/waiting for?

                              1. re: Jon1856

                                Yes I did the place in Fairfield was great, yummy croissants and great pastries. I love the rolls at a Palmers in Darien. Thank you you are being so kind.

                                1. re: nbermas

                                  Huh? Burger Bar is in Norwalk. You ate croissants and pastries?

                                  Is this report for a different place?

                                  1. re: jfood

                                    jfood: Someone else said something about Burger bar not me but sounds great.

                      2. Not in Stamford area, but Five Guys Burgers has good fresh French Fries. Orange, and Newtown, CT.

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                        1. re: catzoolie

                          Never heard of them but next time on a drive up to Newtown now I know a spot to go to, thanks