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BEST SWEET POTATO FRIES IN L.A.

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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.

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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?

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    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.

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      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.)

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        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.

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            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.

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            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.

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                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.

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                      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.

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

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                          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.

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                            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

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                            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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