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Opening date for Saus

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Ducksworth Jul 29, 2010 05:48 AM

Anyone know when Saus plans to open? Or if they're already open, how is it?

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  1. Alcachofa RE: Ducksworth Jul 29, 2010 09:36 AM

    "Saus"??? Seriously?

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      Ducksworth RE: Alcachofa Jul 29, 2010 10:18 AM

      Yes, seriously.....
      http://www.eatfrites.com/

      ??

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        Alcachofa RE: Ducksworth Jul 29, 2010 10:34 AM

        Love Belgian fries. Thought "Saus" was an attempt at a "hip and trendy" spelling of Sauce, perhaps from the owners of Mkt.

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          scotty27 RE: Alcachofa Feb 28, 2011 11:15 AM

          In Brussels they are double fried in horse fat.

    2. Dea RE: Ducksworth Jul 29, 2010 02:58 PM

      They're in permitting purgatory. They have a blog I check periodically, and today's post was about what they learned from the fire inspector. All in all, it seems things are coming along, slowly.

      http://www.sausinc.blogspot.com/

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        rknrll RE: Ducksworth Feb 27, 2011 04:35 PM

        March 1, per their facebook.

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          jgg13 RE: rknrll Feb 28, 2011 02:10 PM

          some jackwagon on yelp has already reviewed it, talking about how amazing the food was. wonder how he knows that.

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            rknrll RE: jgg13 Feb 28, 2011 02:41 PM

            Weird.
            There was a post in here earlier from someone saying that they did go today and got some fries (I figured a soft opening)...but it's gone now.
            Yeah that review on Yelp is pretty bad.

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              Jenny Ondioline RE: jgg13 Feb 28, 2011 03:56 PM

              I heard there was a soft opening today, so it's not impossible.

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                jgg13 RE: Jenny Ondioline Feb 28, 2011 07:40 PM

                IIRC it takes 48 hours for the first reviews to show up on yelp, could be wrong there. The review in question smacked of a ringer. I don't care that much because I wish these guys the best, and I'm planning on having poutine w/ a deep fried egg for lunch tomorrow - but still ...

          2. jgg13 RE: Ducksworth Mar 1, 2011 08:52 AM

            Well, they're open now. Had their poutine for lunch. It was tasty. I've had a buncha poutine in montreal & quebec but not enough that I would call myself an expert, so don't feel comfortable really putting it in that context (probably 'middle of the pack' from my experience up there) but I liked it quite a bit compared to many of the other options here. My favorite part was the cheese curds, how they had that toothiness that you get up there but don't seem to get down here.

            Had the deep fried egg, which was good because well, it's a deep fried egg. I was a little disappointed that it wasn't one of those fried poached eggs that are popping up now, but that's not their fault. But if they're reading this, putting that on the menu would be the bomb!

            They're totally going to clean up with the late night crowd.

            I'll definitely be back.

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              emannths RE: jgg13 Mar 1, 2011 08:54 AM

              Were the portions appropriate for the prices? I don't mind paying $8 for poutine every now and then, especially if it's good, but it had better be a big pile of it.

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                jgg13 RE: emannths Mar 1, 2011 09:00 AM

                It's always to say what's appropriate for the price, particularly considering how expensive everything seems to have become over the last few years but you'll probably be disappointed if you want a big pile of it.

                I had the smaller size, $6. I thought it was pretty reasonable, although it was certainly smaller than the similarly priced option at ASSBar. They seemed to be much more about the fries & dipping sauces as one would expect.

                All in all it's probably priced high, but working in the area I've become pretty used to that for my lunch options. In terms of local lunch I've been more satisfied for less money but also less satisfied for more money so it's probably about right.

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                  Bob Dobalina RE: jgg13 Mar 1, 2011 09:37 AM

                  The real question is whether $6 will seem like a lot after paying for $5 buds at the area establishments. Interesting that this place did not open in Quincy Market - you would figure the summer hoards would have been right in their wheelhouse...

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                    jgg13 RE: Bob Dobalina Mar 1, 2011 10:02 AM

                    I know that in my own shall we say late night dining affairs, price typically isn't something that I'm considering :)

                    That might actually be part of the pricing strategy here, who knows.

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                  marcusnaz14 RE: emannths Mar 1, 2011 09:37 AM

                  Had a Regular sized Frites there today. Felt that it was a tad expensive at $5.85 (after tax). The quality was pretty good (too many burnt ends for my liking) and the sauce that I did have tasted nice, but it didnt fill me up...... I would like to try the Waffles which at around $3.85 (i think) looked to be priced more appropriately and did look quite good.

                  I will be curious to see if their prices come down in the future. I think the idea is good. The space looks nice and clean and the food was a nice altrenative for the area. I will go back.

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                    Ducksworth RE: marcusnaz14 Mar 1, 2011 11:47 AM

                    For where they are - I doubt they'll reduce their prices. After people spent the night shelling out $6 a piece for a beer - another six for some food at the end of the night is nothing.

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                      melon RE: marcusnaz14 Mar 10, 2011 04:45 PM

                      It is a good idea but I get the feeling that one of these young entrepreneurs spent some of their post B-school time in the East Village, near

                      http://www.pommesfrites.ws/menu.htm

                      I'm sure PF isn't the only frites place in the world; the only reason I say that is that when I first moved back from NYC my first thought was, which clever NYC restaurant concept would I steal and present as my own if I had any entrepreneurial spirit?

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                        Jenny Ondioline RE: melon Mar 10, 2011 05:38 PM

                        Pommes Frites doesn't have waffles, though.

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                          nsenada RE: melon Mar 10, 2011 06:19 PM

                          There was a local chain by the same name in the 90s that I think was similar in offerings.

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                    ilovedessert RE: Ducksworth Mar 1, 2011 12:11 PM

                    Just visited with 2 co-workers. We all got waffles and loved them! They were a smidge burnt in some places and lacked some crunch from the caramalized sugar, but the flavor was great. We tried the nutella, salted caramel, berry berry, and lemon cream sauces. My favorites were the nutella (rich, deep chocolate flavor) and the salted caramel (perfect balance of sweet and salty). Can't wait to try the frites!

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                      BobB RE: ilovedessert Mar 2, 2011 09:44 AM

                      Assuming this is authentic Belgian street food, do they do a filet Americaine (their version of steak tartare)? This stuff on a baguette is one of the most popular lunch items in Brussels.

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                        emannths RE: BobB Mar 2, 2011 09:46 AM

                        Le menu: http://www.eatfrites.com/menu.html

                        Fries, err, frites and waffles only.

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                          BobB RE: emannths Mar 2, 2011 10:47 AM

                          Thanks. That list of dipping sauces is pretty un-Belgian, but hey, if they taste good so be it.

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                            emannths RE: BobB Mar 2, 2011 10:53 AM

                            Eh, they're not trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes. On their "about us" page, they say "Part classic Americana, part authenic European, Saus takes the best of both worlds by fusing traditional, made-to-order pommes frites (Belgian fries) with an eclectic menu of dipping sauces....We aim to keep the tradition of serving mayo-based sauces, as well as to incorporate some non-traditional flavors."

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                              Jenny Ondioline RE: BobB Mar 2, 2011 12:26 PM

                              My assumption is that the "Vampire Slayer" sauce is an aioli: can't get much more Belgian than frites and aioli...

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                                nsenada RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 10, 2011 03:07 PM

                                Yup - it's aioli, and quite tasty. A bit mellow, as they use roasted garlic. The Frites were excellent, as was the waffle with salted caramel. The frites were clearly fried at least twice, nice and crunchy without dripping with grease. Definitely put me in a fog for the rest of the day.

                                Apparently Saturday night it was packed to the gills when the bars closed.

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