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Challenge- Sweet Potato Fries

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randie Nov 3, 2005 12:30 PM

Curious as to who everyone thinks has the best Sweet Potato fries around LA...especially between downtown and the ocean, maybe in the valley...

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    Kiley79 Nov 12, 2006 07:43 PM

    Had some great ones recently at The Lodge on Wilshire/La Cienega...better than Father's Office, in my opinion.

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      ThatPat Nov 12, 2006 07:33 PM

      I have to put in a plug here for 17th Street Cafe on Montana in Santa Monica (between 16th and 17th). They make great sweet potato fries (and a very nice--unsung on this board--burger actually--juicy and cooked to order). My favorite place on Montana--eat there once a week usually (I live in the neighborhood).

      1. annalulu Nov 12, 2006 07:26 PM

        Spitz in Eagle Rock on Colorado has really good sweet potato fries as well.

        http://www.eatatspitz.com/

        1. amandine Nov 12, 2006 07:20 PM

          Wow, i'm impressed... there are a LOT more places out there offering sweet potato fries than i thought!

          1. Xericx Nov 12, 2006 06:35 PM

            Cafe Babalu on Montana has some nice sweet potato fries.

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              olivexjina Nov 12, 2006 06:29 PM

              rocky cola cafe in montrose!!!! with cinnamon and honey on top...perfectly fried..ask for the bottle of honey so u can put on extra...SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo delicious!!!

              1. Bon Vivant Nov 12, 2006 04:54 PM

                A place that hasn't been mentioned yet is Blue Hen in Eagle Rock. Although I wasn't very happy with my banh mi the fries were excellent: half potato and half sweet potato tumeric seasoned fries. You don't have to order a banh mi, you can get the fries as a side order.

                Details and pictures here:

                http://myculinaryadventures.blogspot....

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                  cvc Nov 12, 2006 06:11 PM

                  Rock 'n Fish in Manhattan Beach near the pier. Great Crab Louie, too.

                2. SauceSupreme Nov 12, 2006 08:27 AM

                  My vote has to go to Cobras and Matadors. Just the right level of salt and doneness.

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                    homeiskitchen Nov 12, 2006 06:01 AM

                    simply the best sweet potato fries (accompanied by some ketchup and tapatio/tabasco/etc if you ask me) are created at the Double Dutch Dinette at 9806 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232, TEL. 310.280.0991 Check out www.cooksdoubledutch.com

                    Eat the fries with their Brisket sandwich and the sweet/tanginess of their homemade bbq sauce magically combines with the perfectly crunchy and seasoned fries.

                    You WON'T be disappointed.

                    1. amandine Nov 12, 2006 04:47 AM

                      For everyone on the east side, there is a cute bar called Magnolia on Lake Street in Pasadena (in a space which was, apparently, a speakeasy back in the day). They have a Trio of fries on their menu-- three different kinds of potatoes with three dips. The sweet potato fries rival those I had at Father's Office-- nice and crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside, and lightly sprinkled with good sea salt. Very very good. And there's all-night happy hour on Mondays-- half price on all the food (making this generous Trio somewhere around $2.50 I think??)

                      I strongly recommend. Really nice interior with friendly, prompt service. And NO LINES!!

                      another post on it: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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                        AquaW Nov 12, 2006 04:22 AM

                        I second Bowery for good sweet potato fries

                        -AquaW
                        http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

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                          WestsideLisa Nov 12, 2006 04:01 AM

                          I had some at Damon & Pythias that were pretty darn good.

                          1. Snackish Nov 12, 2006 02:15 AM

                            Brent's Deli in Westlake Village had some that were so good that I didn't want to share them...and it was a huuuge order.

                            I think they are pretty easy to make, though, no?

                            1. Veggietales Nov 11, 2006 01:13 AM

                              Hedley's on Robertson, south of Santa MOnica.

                              I use to work there and make them(3 years ago). They are the BEST! All due to the crispy, spicy crust on the outside; and then served with homemade garlic mayo.

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                                Quesera Nov 11, 2006 01:10 AM

                                my favorite discussion! Bowery are good, Belmont are good, I do NOT like Mastros, Counter ok, Cobras (both locations) ROCK and I just discovered fabulous ones at Pinot Bistro. Jerry's deli sucks- too soggy. I'm always up for new places, so keep the discussion going...

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                                  Skorgirl Nov 12, 2006 03:42 AM

                                  The sweet potato fries at the Arsenal (on Pico at Bundy) are pretty solid, though they are served with a suspicious ultra-white side of ranch ...Cafe 50's SP fries are of the same calibre.

                                2. PseudoNerd Nov 11, 2006 12:34 AM

                                  The ones at the Bowery Bar (on Sunset about a block east of the Arclight) are amazing. The onion rings there are probably the best I've had in LA thus far.

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                                    tissue Nov 11, 2006 01:07 AM

                                    I agree. I love the onion rings and sweet potato fries at Bowery.

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                                    Chris in Conejo Nov 3, 2005 11:40 PM

                                    Buenos Aires Grill in Chatsworth/Northridge has them. One of our dinner party ordered them and reported them as quite good.

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                                      opitchi Nov 3, 2005 06:55 PM

                                      The Counter has good ones....unlike others here, I have tasted the salt on them...
                                      and Cafe 50's fares well also....imho

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                                        joshs Nov 3, 2005 06:25 PM

                                        I like the ones at Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills (or other locations). Of course, the filet as a side order is even better! ;-)

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                                          WaterIsGood Nov 3, 2005 05:50 PM

                                          In downtown - Nick and Stef's steakhouse has great sweet potato fries. Not sure if they're on the menu, but ask for them and you won't regret it!

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                                            slacker Nov 11, 2006 01:15 AM

                                            Agree on Nick & Stef's, I think they're the best thing on their menu.

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                                            Debbie W. Nov 3, 2005 04:22 PM

                                            Stanley's in Sherman Oaks does some decent sweet potato fries but for some reason they are only available at lunch. I don't think they're even on the menu but instead are paired with lunch specials and they'll also sub the sweet potato fries for regular fries but again, only at lunch.

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                                              Sasha Nov 3, 2005 04:15 PM

                                              Pretty tasty sp fries at C2 Cafe in Century City, the restaurant between the twin towers. Only open during the week, for lunch. They have a sit-down resto (which is absolutely horrible) and a cafeteria style (not much better, but the sf fries are the exception). In the cafe, a generous bag costs under $3.

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                                                Jess Nov 3, 2005 10:02 PM

                                                I concur. The sweet potato fries at C2 are about the only thing that is remotely worth recommending. The sit-down restaurant is closed until spring, but the cafe has them at the rotisserie/grill station.

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                                                Big Co Nov 3, 2005 02:31 PM

                                                The Belmont on (747 N) La Cienega puts in a pretty good showing but havent had them in awhile.

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                                                  Macy U. Nov 3, 2005 02:04 PM

                                                  It may be a bit far for you, but Terri's Cafe in Agoura Hills has some good ones.

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                                                    WestsideLisa Nov 3, 2005 02:01 PM

                                                    I haven't had the ones at Father's Office...how do they compare to 17th Street Cafe?

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                                                      PoetKitty Nov 3, 2005 01:58 PM

                                                      And in the Cobras and Matadors vein, I LOVED the SP Fries at Cobra Lily on Wilshire. I'm not even sure that place is still open, but they kicked Father's Office's snooty little behind. Wham bam!

                                                      pk

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                                                        kimmie Nov 3, 2005 07:15 PM

                                                        i concur. just went to cobra lily the other day for lunch, and the sweet potato fries were great.

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                                                        PeteEats Nov 3, 2005 01:15 PM

                                                        Josie in Santa Monica does them quite nicely.

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                                                          carter Nov 3, 2005 12:34 PM

                                                          Father's Office in Santa Monica has some killer ones!

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                                                            Dommy! Nov 3, 2005 12:52 PM

                                                            Father's office.

                                                            I've had the ones at the Counter, they are definatly more yammy, but I like the saltier ones at FO.

                                                            Also the ones at Beachwood were just okay. Not much flavor at all.

                                                            --Dommy!

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                                                              jessie Nov 3, 2005 01:06 PM

                                                              definitely father's office.

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                                                                kra81 Nov 3, 2005 01:16 PM

                                                                one more vote for father's office

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                                                                  PsyJack Nov 3, 2005 01:49 PM

                                                                  FO...... good. Cobras and Matadors on Beverly...... better.

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