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Best Fries on Westside?

echoparkdirt Apr 13, 2012 01:09 PM

Tried the ones at wurstkuche, not crunchy enuff! anybody?

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    BSW6490 May 1, 2012 03:03 PM

    Just had some pretty good fries at Lazy Ox.

    1. echoparkdirt May 1, 2012 11:42 AM

      By The Way, My fave fries in LA region are at Standing Room in Redondo....

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        kevin May 1, 2012 03:11 PM

        On a side note, so far I haven't been too impressed with their burgers.

      2. J.L. Apr 30, 2012 03:20 PM

        Just tried the fries at Blue Marlin on Sawtelle. Definitely in the running.

        1. wienermobile Apr 30, 2012 03:09 PM

          The Pastrami Poutine at Plan Check is the bomb. (both in taste and in your tummy)

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            aching Apr 30, 2012 03:28 PM

            That's interesting, because I thought the regular fries were only so-so. But it's hard to go wrong with poutine!

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              wienermobile Apr 30, 2012 10:51 PM

              The regular fries at Plan Check were just so-so but add chunks of pastrami, pastrami gravy, swiss cheese + dill pickles and something truly magical happens.

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                kevin Apr 30, 2012 11:01 PM

                If I can get that without the Swiss cheese, I'm so down.

                Sounds like a new menu item?

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                  wienermobile Apr 30, 2012 11:10 PM

                  It's been on their specials board the past few weeks. I'm sure you can get it without the swiss.

          2. JAB Apr 30, 2012 01:50 PM

            The sweet potato fries at Father's Office.

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              foodiemahoodie Apr 30, 2012 03:29 PM

              I give very high marks to the sweet potato frieds at F.O. - that really should be in it's own category. Their regular fries are very good, but I think there are better around town.

              I'm not sure who has the better sweet potato frieds - F.O. or Josie's. But last time I was at Josie's they just so nailed it I might - just might have to give them the nod.

            2. aching Apr 30, 2012 01:21 PM

              I don't know if they're the best fries per se, but to me the best fries experience is the Ooey Gooey Fries at Chego. I LOVE that dish. I could eat them everyday, except then I would die before I hit 40.

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                baloney May 1, 2012 01:14 PM

                As could I. And I would never make it to 40; I might last 6 months.

              2. PeterCC Apr 14, 2012 08:24 PM

                Big Jo's in Santa Monica serves great crinkle-cut fries. When they're perfect, they have crispy edges and fluffy centers and are terrific. Even when they're not perfect, they're still fresh and good. Throw some seasoned salt on it and dip in some ketchup! Classic.

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                  Miri1 Apr 28, 2012 11:51 PM

                  Stop! I'm craving fries now and its midnight and too tired to go out and get any! Grrr... :)

                2. Servorg Apr 14, 2012 10:20 AM

                  For "thin" style fries the Hillstone Group restaurants have always delivered for me (Houston's, Bandera and R+D Kitchen). Too salty at times so I order them without salt and add my own.

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                    J.L. Apr 14, 2012 10:45 AM

                    ... And Gulfstream, while we're at it.

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                      kevin Apr 14, 2012 11:09 AM

                      I'm definitely not a fan of their fries. Too skinny and too salty.

                      But I just remembered that I really enjoyed the steak fries at Musso and Frank, especially when dipped in their tremendous bernaise sauce.

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                        BSW6490 Apr 14, 2012 05:46 PM

                        I remember them too. Without the bernaise but with the open face hot turkey sand. Its been years.

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                        Ernie Apr 30, 2012 03:07 PM

                        I agree. The best fries I've had amongst all the Hillstone Group places I've tried (Houstons, Bandera, Gulfstream, R+D Kitchen, South Beverly Grill, etc.) is at the small Honor Bar in Beverly Hills. Hold the salt

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                          kevin Apr 30, 2012 04:02 PM

                          Honor Bar?

                          Where's that?

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                            Ernie Apr 30, 2012 04:25 PM

                            It is the small bar attached to South Beverly Grill in Beverly Hills

                      3. Emme Apr 14, 2012 10:20 AM

                        Not totally Westside, but Bouchon Bistro has nice fries. Crispy, thin.

                        Tavern - herbed but if you don't mind that, they're good :)

                        Reddi Chick in Brentwood

                        ETA: IIRC and dementia isn't setting in already, I believe I liked the fries I tasted at Rustic Canyon prolly a year ago or more...

                        i have friends that like Father's Office, but they're not my fave. dunno why.

                        and i will admit in my younger younger years... sometimes you just couldn't beat Jack-in-the-Box's curly fries... with an oreo shake of course.

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                          maudies5 Apr 14, 2012 12:19 PM

                          Agree with all of the above. Thanks, Emme.

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                          foodiemahoodie Apr 14, 2012 02:32 AM

                          Agree with you on the Wurstkuche fries. They look good, but I prefer a slightly smaller fries - the crisp to potatoe ratio is unbalanced on a frie this thick. And the crunch is...well...not a disaster, but could be better.

                          1. J.L. Apr 13, 2012 07:19 PM

                            The Belgian pommes frites at the Liege Waffle stand, available Sundays only at the Farmers Market on Corinth & Santa Monica.

                            Have Patrick the proprietor serve it with the Belgian mayo. Phenomenal... 99% as good as the best fries I've had in Belgium, at Chez Leon.

                            Get yourself some Belgian waffles, too, while you're there. No need for any waffle toppings (just confectioner's sugar is fine, merci...)

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                              anothernotch Apr 13, 2012 07:32 PM

                              Bingo! It's not a close contest. Patrick makes the best fries I've had in the US. So good they taste good cold.

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                                kevin Apr 13, 2012 07:36 PM

                                I wouldn't definitely have never known about this one.

                                Does he serve the fries in a paper cone,

                                Hmm, corinth and santa monica, never even visited that fm.

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                                  J.L. Apr 14, 2012 12:11 AM

                                  Go, and report back! See if you enjoy it as much as I did.

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                                    baloney Apr 14, 2012 01:44 PM

                                    Yep, paper cone. C'est tres tres bon.

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                                  foodiemahoodie Apr 13, 2012 07:14 PM

                                  Hal's on Abbott Kinney.

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                                    Emme Apr 14, 2012 10:08 AM

                                    +1
                                    was scrolling down to see if Hal's was yet mentioned... not sure if they're "the best," but they're solid!

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                                    yogachik Apr 13, 2012 04:24 PM

                                    Brentwood Country Mart.

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                                      maudies5 Apr 13, 2012 07:55 PM

                                      Reddi chick Barney's or Farmshop?

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                                        trojans Apr 14, 2012 10:22 AM

                                        Reddi Chik!

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                                      malibumike Apr 13, 2012 02:43 PM

                                      Havn't been in years but the best fries i've had was at the Apple Pan.

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                                        maudies5 Apr 13, 2012 04:22 PM

                                        The Brentwood serves great fries.

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                                          kevin Apr 13, 2012 05:12 PM

                                          i think the pan has terrible fries, but i am probably in the minority on that one.

                                          yet i like their burgers a whole lot and love their pies (now their pies are some of the best anywhere in LA, yes and better than pie n burger and better than bake n broil);

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                                            lapizzamaven Apr 13, 2012 05:33 PM

                                            have to agree with Kevin on this one..i think the APs fries are like frozen fries...awful...

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                                              foodiemahoodie Apr 13, 2012 07:13 PM

                                              I'm in your minority Kevin - Apple Pan's fries SUCK.

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                                                maudies5 Apr 13, 2012 07:56 PM

                                                I love the fries at the Pan.

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                                                  foodiemahoodie Apr 28, 2012 10:43 PM

                                                  You need to try other places. You haven't lived. There's a whole world out there to be discovered.

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                                            BSW6490 Apr 13, 2012 02:14 PM

                                            They have great fries at Wurstuche, but you need to order them well done and hot.

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                                              wienermobile Apr 28, 2012 11:10 PM

                                              +1

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