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docjlo Mar 16, 2011 02:30 PM

I'm looking for suggestions for the best place to find unique and tasty french fries. Ideas?

  1. CFByrne Nov 30, 2011 07:01 PM

    I like the fries at Gyroville. They are cooked twice. Someone here mentioned they were not impressed, but I've had them three times now and I keep loving them.

    On a related note sure to stir things up, Burger King has announced they are rolling out new fries to keep up with what I'll call the "Craft Fries" trend (Five Guys, Smashburger, Etc),

    Check out the skinny (NPI) here...

    http://lifeinc.today.msnbc.msn.com/_n...

    1. LiveRock Apr 6, 2011 08:06 AM

      I came across a blog this week that might be appropriate... http://www.frenchfriesforall.com/

      Hmm...for some reason I'm suddenly in the mood for a burger & fries.

      Randy

      1. Mauslein Apr 1, 2011 01:12 PM

        Primanti Brothers' (Sunrise and A1A, and Oakland Park and Andrews - both in Fort Lauderdale) fries are worth a mention - hand cut with lots of long ones. You just have to make sure that they don't take them out too soon. They're the best when they're fried nice and crispy.

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          mattstolz Apr 2, 2011 03:30 PM

          the times that Ive been to primantis on A1A the fries have NOT been good. i ended up having to take them off my sandwich both times because they were super flimsy and soggy. and this was immediately after being put on the sandwich, not after they had time to soak in dressing or anything. pretty disappointing.

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            Mauslein Apr 5, 2011 11:06 PM

            Yes, the Wilton Manors store is better usually. I've had that also on A1A that they were limp and soggy, that's why you have to extra make it clear that you want them cooked until they are crispy.

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          Fineas Mar 21, 2011 11:20 AM

          Sustain's wet fries with bone marrow gravy. They are a love-it-or-hate-it item. I really liked them, although the gravy was a bit oversalted.

          1. freakerdude Mar 17, 2011 12:16 PM

            Rok Burger's Poutine Canadian fries, although I have never had them. You did say unique, right?

            Hand cut, cheese curds, smothered in gravy

            http://www.rokbrgr.com/

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              mattstolz Mar 21, 2011 04:18 PM

              all of RokBrgr's fries are actually really good. the poutine was actually my least favorite out of the regular, truffle, and sweet potato, but even the poutine is delicious

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              mikek Mar 16, 2011 07:41 PM

              The trio at Bourbon Steak.

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              Bourbon Steak
              19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180

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                aynrandgirl Mar 17, 2011 09:08 AM

                I don't see anything called a "trio" on their menu.

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                  mikek Mar 21, 2011 07:03 AM

                  They bring them out before your meal as a complimentary appetizer.

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                    Blind Mind Mar 21, 2011 07:37 AM

                    I second the trio of duck fat at Bourbon Steak. Probably the best fries ever.

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                    Bourbon Steak
                    19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180

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                      aynrandgirl Mar 21, 2011 03:13 PM

                      It's a trio of what?

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                        mikek Mar 21, 2011 06:45 PM

                        Seriously? It is a french fry thread and the post above yours says probably the best fries ever in it.

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                          mattstolz Mar 21, 2011 07:11 PM

                          lol im glad someone said something.

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                            aynrandgirl Mar 21, 2011 07:32 PM

                            Yes, seriously. "Trio" implies three kinds of fries. What are those kinds? Neither this thread nor the restaurant's website says.

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                              southocean Mar 21, 2011 07:43 PM

                              Seriously! Waffle cut, curley fries, straight, shoestring, tots? Inquiring minds want to know! Truffle oil, poutine, crinkle cut, blanched/fried, steak fries, sweet potato, home fries, cottage fries.

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                                mikek Mar 22, 2011 06:05 AM

                                Well a trio of what vs. what kind of fries are two very different questions... amazing what google can uncover...

                                "Three silver cups filled with crispy spuds – one speckled with garlic and herbs, another glazed with truffle oil and a third dusted with spicy smoked paprika. The accompanying sauces – oniony ketchup, creamy truffle aioli, and smoky barbecue sauce – are just icing on the cake."

                                They are also fried in duck fat. And awesome.

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                                  Blind Mind Mar 22, 2011 06:59 AM

                                  Thanks mikek. Those fries are f'n awesome. The truffle fries w/ truffle aioli are my fav of the bunch.

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                                    mikek Mar 22, 2011 03:54 PM

                                    Yea, they are worth the price of admission alone. I am also a big fan of the paprika/bbq combo.

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                              VaughnRmnE Apr 2, 2011 06:54 AM

                              Seriously, I am on my way to try these....

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                        seminole phil Mar 16, 2011 06:44 PM

                        schnappers sanibel island and hotdogopolis in boca raton and boynton bch florida, both fresh cut and twice cooked

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                          freakerdude Mar 17, 2011 04:56 AM

                          I did not know they had a 2nd location in Boynton Beach. They are also planning a 3rd up in Gainesville.

                          http://www.hotdogopolis.com/

                          Hotdogopolis
                          412 E Ocean Ave.
                          Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
                          (561)-734-3000

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