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Best French Fries

briox Jul 25, 2009 07:50 PM

Now that I've gotten some help with finding good burgers...

I was wondering who has the best fries?

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    Cajun Caster RE: briox Jul 25, 2009 08:44 PM

    Lüke's fries are pretty amazing. Their burger looks great too. I keep telling myself to try the burger, but I always order something else. If a $16 burger can be a bargain, it looks like it would qualify. The Allen Benton bacon is ethereal. (had it on the flamenküche) The ketchup is Heinz which is fine by me. It doesn't have to be made in-house.

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      JazzyB RE: Cajun Caster Jul 26, 2009 04:37 AM

      Luke's burger is very good. IMO best fries: La Boca, Luke and Rambla's patas bravas (technically fried potato cubes).

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      Absinthe Minded RE: briox Jul 26, 2009 05:41 AM

      Just had some Abita Beer-Battered Fries at Marigny Brasserie. It appeared to be a whole baking potato, cut into wedges, coated in batter and fried golden brown and served with a chipotle ketchup. Ordered them as an appetizer, but would also make a good vegetarian entree.

      1. edible complex RE: briox Jul 26, 2009 08:19 AM

        Patois, Crepe Nanou, Chateau du Lac, and Clementine's for their frites w/moules.

        for sweet fries, Rivershack. and try their special sauce.

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          ScarlettNola RE: briox Jul 26, 2009 08:50 AM

          I do like the fries at Luke, but the best are at Cooter Browns.

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            edible complex RE: ScarlettNola Jul 26, 2009 04:56 PM

            oh yes, cheese fries from Cooter's. and I'll raise you an order of chili cheese fries from Bud's Broiler.

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            shrike4 RE: briox Jul 26, 2009 02:31 PM

            I haven't had them, but friends rave about the fries at Delachaise - they're fried in duck fat.

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              ScarlettNola RE: shrike4 Jul 26, 2009 02:49 PM

              They are delicious.

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                mrsfury RE: ScarlettNola Jul 26, 2009 05:06 PM

                Yes they are!

            2. N.O.Food RE: briox Jul 26, 2009 03:07 PM

              Luke, La Boca, Crepe Nanou. Sweet potato at Parkway.

              1. N.O.Food RE: briox Jul 26, 2009 07:14 PM

                Almost forgot the Boudreaux fries at Bruno's. Sweet potato fries topped with roast beef debris, blue cheese, nuts, and golden raisins. Awesome.

                1. Bill Hunt RE: briox Jul 26, 2009 09:25 PM

                  Best for me were at Audubon Tavern II, but I think that it's history.

                  Go with the suggestions of others.


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                    edible complex RE: Bill Hunt Jul 27, 2009 05:46 AM

                    AT II's had great cheese fires, but I'm certain it was the alcohol consumed prior that made them so tasty, much like the Fat Harry's 4am pizzas.
                    you can now find Monkey Hill bar at the former AT II's.

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                      Bill Hunt RE: edible complex Jul 27, 2009 07:41 PM


                      Thank you for that update. I have heard mention of MHB, but have not been. I can understand the name, given the location.

                      BTW, how are their fries?

                      Thanks, as always,


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                        edible complex RE: Bill Hunt Jul 27, 2009 08:11 PM

                        I have never ordered food there, not even sure if they have a kitchen. had drinks there on occasion and saw a stage performance, but far too smokey for me. not really my cuppa.

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                          roro1831 RE: edible complex Jul 28, 2009 07:47 AM

                          The website doesn't have a menu link, so they may not serve food. I've been there a couple of times but never inquired about food.

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                            ichabodsdad RE: roro1831 Jul 28, 2009 03:15 PM

                            I worked at ATII's in the early 80's when Gus and Michelle owned the place. The cheese fries at the time were by far the best to be had anywhere. I don't recall other restaurants even serving cheese fries then. But hey, I was a young, semi-drunk bartender working in the busiest college bar in the city. Monkey Hill does not serve food. They are more interested in overpriced drinks served by well endowed bartenders with major attitudes. Not like the old days.

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                              ScarlettNola RE: ichabodsdad Jul 28, 2009 05:00 PM

                              Hated Monkey Hill! The bartenders did indeed have horrible attitudes and the drinks overpriced. Would not recommend. The atmosphere and quality of the cocktails DO NOT warrant the price.

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                                Bill Hunt RE: ichabodsdad Jul 28, 2009 10:00 PM

                                Just a few years before this, I do agree that they had a corner on the FR fries market. There were others, at that time, but they paled.

                                Sorry to hear that things at that venue are not the same. I guess that Thomas Wolfe was correct - you can never go home again...


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                      JGrey RE: briox Jul 31, 2009 02:15 PM

                      Haven't been since DeBarr left, but the fries at Delachaise were top shelf. Fried in duck fat. I hope to god they kept them on the menu.

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                        jolieblonde RE: briox Aug 1, 2009 09:02 AM

                        I can't rave enough about the sweet potato fries at Ditcharo's (Carondelet at Girod). And, the cheese burger, by the way, is of good quality. Very flavorful and juicy.

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                          edible complex RE: jolieblonde Aug 1, 2009 10:24 AM

                          I posted about Ditcharo's a while back, and someone posted that they closed. if so, when did Ditcharo's reopen?

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                            mrsfury RE: edible complex Aug 1, 2009 08:24 PM

                            It was closed but looks open now. I don't know exactly when it opened.

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                            N.O.Food RE: jolieblonde Aug 3, 2009 07:21 PM

                            it was open about 6 weeks ago.

                          3. FoodChic RE: briox Aug 1, 2009 09:17 AM

                            The Swizzle Stick Bar at Cafe Adelaide has wonderful fries....or at leas they did the last time I was there.

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                              midcity RE: briox Aug 1, 2009 05:30 PM

                              I haven't been to all of these places, but I second the people who said the Delachaise. Who would've thought fries and wine would go together so well?

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