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foodiemahoodie Apr 27, 2011 11:32 PM

Thought this needed it's own thread - the French Fry thread should be dedicated to regular tubers.

Anyway, my vote (over Father's Office - which are great, and 17street Cafe on Montana (yeah, they're good there too) - is for Josie's.

Father's Office Bar
1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA

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    foodiemahoodie May 12, 2011 04:33 PM

    I note a lot of recommends for Father's Office, which I liked a lot, but preferred Josies.

    Has anyone here actually tried them at both places? Is there any comparison? Or did you just go there, get them and love 'em?

    Father's Office Bar
    1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA

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    1. re: foodiemahoodie
      J.L. May 12, 2011 05:46 PM

      I've tried the sweet potato fries at both Josie & FO.

      FO is just a tad better.

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      NorkoS May 11, 2011 10:50 PM

      Father's Office.

      Father's Office
      1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

      Father's Office
      3229 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034

      Father's Office Bar
      1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA

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        GlenBlank May 10, 2011 08:24 PM

        Not for the sweet-potato purist, but the sweet potato fries with maple-chipotle glaze and crushed almonds at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank are pretty addictive. With a good California craft beer on tap (the only kind of beer they've got!), of course.

        (The leftovers re-heat surprisingly well, too.)

        Darts Away
        1710 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506

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          jackattack May 10, 2011 12:28 PM

          FYI....the Ralph's brand frozen sweet potato fries are surprisingly good. Not greasy and full of sweet potato flavor, crinkle cut. They are made by McCain's in Canada. I like to dip them in a little Vermont Maple syrup with some red pepper flakes added.

          Smashburger's are good too, if we ever get a Smashburger around here.

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            Kitchen Queen May 10, 2011 02:51 PM

            The Habit! cheap, fast and very delish. Goes great with a chicken lettuce wrap. They're everywhere now.

            Habit Burger Grill
            14622 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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            sparkareno May 10, 2011 11:22 AM

            Hudson House in Redondo Beach.

            Hudson House
            514 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

            1. rednyellow May 10, 2011 10:32 AM

              I like St. Felix in weho.

              1. JAB May 10, 2011 10:11 AM

                Father's Office in my experience so far. In fact it's probably the best I've had period not only in the sweet potato category.

                Father's Office Bar
                1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA

                1. Tripeler Apr 30, 2011 01:40 AM

                  There are certain kinds of shochu (Japanese distilled spirits) made from sweet potatoes, and I wonder how well some of these sweet potato fries would go with a good "imo-shochu" made from sweet potatoes.

                  1. mollyomormon Apr 29, 2011 09:17 PM

                    Another vote for FO. The ones I had the other night at A Frame were also pretty damn good.

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                      fdb Apr 29, 2011 12:44 AM

                      Mastro's in Beverly Hills.

                      Mastros Restaurant
                      2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

                      1. J.L. Apr 28, 2011 11:49 PM

                        Popular vote goes to F.O.,

                        BUT the ones at Torafuku, with truffle oil, is my fave.

                        Torafuku Restaurant
                        10914 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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                        1. re: J.L.
                          ipsedixit Apr 29, 2011 08:04 PM

                          I've had it once, but I thought the truffle oil actually got in the way, instead of adding something rich and flavorful.

                          1. re: ipsedixit
                            J.L. Apr 29, 2011 11:58 PM

                            That was my concern when I first ordered it, but the order I received had just a hint of truffle, which didn't "fight" the sweet potatoes.

                            Maybe you got a batch where they drizzled it in truffle oil (usually not a bad thing!)...

                        2. ipsedixit Apr 28, 2011 08:02 PM

                          Mike and Anne's.

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                            crystaw Apr 28, 2011 11:04 PM

                            I second Mike & Anne's

                            Mike & Anne's
                            1040 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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                              maudies5 Apr 28, 2011 11:16 PM

                              Good Stuff at Olympic and Bundy

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