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Sep 4, 2009 01:26 PM

SD: Craving me some Potatoes..

Craving Big Time a big bowl of garlic mashed potatoes..baked potato with extra butter, sour cream and chives..roasted fingerlings with herbs and garlic..Belgian style frites with a side of mayo.

Besides home, where do you go for your 'potato fix'?

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  1. Do potatoes go with patty melts?

    I say go to 1 Potato 2 if you have a time machine. Otherwise I gots nothing. Comfort food is what you are looking for! Urban Solace?

    1. Baked Potato - Red Tracton's in Del Mar - with the works. It's a meal by itself!

      1. Tender Greens in Liberty Station. If you get one of their "plates" they come with some wonnnnnnnnderful yukon gold mashed potatoes. I love that place in general, but those potatoes sealed the deal the first time I went. Nothing special to them. Just whipped up potatoes, but sometimes that's all you need. Goes great with the sliced steak and salad I tend to order there. Each time I've been, I've also seen these great looking purple and yellow fingerling potatoes that they serve as well, but I've yet to order a dish that has them, so I can't say on those. But they look great and I expect that they are as good as everything else they serve there. Don't forget the 22oz Lightning Brew with your meal, which is a much better deal than the tap they serve. Also, the desserts are top notch. Easily the best cheesecake I've ever had was there. Excellent sorbet and cupcakes too.

        For another great potato dish, I definitely recommend Papas a la Huancaina. This is one of the all time great potato dishes for me, and if anyone knows potatoes it would be the Peruvians. I have a wonderful recipe for this that I do at home (again using Yukon Gold potatoes), but I know that they serve it at Latin Chef. I've never had it there, but I expect that they do a good job since it's a pretty easy recipe.

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        1. re: cookieshoes

          I have to second those Tender Greens mashers. They are smooth as silk.

          1. re: cookieshoes

            I haven't had them at Latin Chef but have to second Papa a la Huancaina. Really good.

          2. Empapados - mashed potato tacos at Mama Testa. Delightful.

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            1. re: Josh

              That's my favorite thing on the MT menu. It's hard for me not to order them and with salsa verde, I always think I've died and gone to potato heaven.

              1. re: DiningDiva

                You're the reason I tried them. They are incredibly good.

              2. The baked potato at the Riviera Supper Club is enormous and enormously good. 1# baker, real butter, real sour cream, real bacon but I think you get green onions instead of chives.

                Little known fact, my first word was a variant of "potato" and they are my all time favorite food. I can eat them totally plain and be happy as a clam.