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

nbermas Apr 17, 2009 07:31 AM

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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    catzoolie Apr 28, 2009 01:45 PM

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

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      nbermas Apr 28, 2009 06:55 PM

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

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      Ima Foodie Apr 22, 2009 06:47 AM

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

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        nbermas Apr 22, 2009 10:17 AM

        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?

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          jfood Apr 22, 2009 06:03 PM

          go back to BSF, much better N.

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            nbermas Apr 22, 2009 08:06 PM

            Jfood: Thanks I will !

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              Ima Foodie Apr 23, 2009 09:13 AM

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

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                bonacbub Apr 29, 2009 12:14 PM

                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.

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                  Jon1856 Apr 29, 2009 02:04 PM

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

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                  jfood Apr 23, 2009 11:03 AM

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

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                Ima Foodie Apr 23, 2009 09:20 AM

                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.
                http://www.burgerbarsono.com/

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                  nbermas Apr 23, 2009 12:59 PM

                  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.

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                    Jon1856 Apr 27, 2009 05:35 PM

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

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                      nbermas Apr 28, 2009 08:04 AM

                      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.

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                        jfood Apr 29, 2009 04:02 AM

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

                        Is this report for a different place?

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                          nbermas Apr 29, 2009 03:41 PM

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

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              Ima Foodie Apr 22, 2009 06:45 AM

              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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                nbermas Apr 22, 2009 10:16 AM

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

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                  Ima Foodie Apr 23, 2009 09:11 AM

                  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:
                  isabelleetvincent.com

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                Jon1856 Apr 17, 2009 06:04 PM

                Something in your neck of the woods to try out for us nbermas-make their own it seems:
                http://www.superduperweenie.com/menu.htm

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                  jfood Apr 18, 2009 05:21 AM

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

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6112...

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                    lucyis Apr 18, 2009 06:33 AM

                    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.

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                      nbermas Apr 19, 2009 04:16 PM

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

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                        lucyis Apr 20, 2009 10:41 AM

                        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.
                        www.tentwentypost.com
                        Ten Twenty Post
                        1020 Post Road
                        Darien, Connecticut
                        Phone # 203-655-1020
                        Fax # 203-622-6626

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                          nbermas Apr 20, 2009 12:48 PM

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

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                    nbermas Apr 23, 2009 08:21 AM

                    Jon1856:
                    Thanks but don't like their weenies. and your full sentence isn't making sense....

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                      Jon1856 Apr 23, 2009 09:18 AM

                      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.

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                        nbermas Apr 23, 2009 01:28 PM

                        Oh I thank you very much

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                    luvarugula Apr 17, 2009 05:30 PM

                    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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                      nbermas Apr 19, 2009 04:15 PM

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

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                        adamclyde Apr 19, 2009 04:26 PM

                        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.

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                          nbermas Apr 20, 2009 09:49 AM

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

                    2. jfood Apr 17, 2009 03:04 PM

                      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.

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                        KarenNYC Apr 17, 2009 08:10 AM

                        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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                          nbermas Apr 17, 2009 08:18 AM

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

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                            Jon1856 Apr 17, 2009 10:46 AM

                            Some times one needs to do a search nbermas. This link was posted in CH:
                            http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/January-2009/Fry-Oh-My/
                            As was this whole thread:
                            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/567152

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                              nbermas Apr 19, 2009 04:13 PM

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

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