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Apr 26, 2012 10:45 AM

Potato Chips

Who makes the best potato chips, local or otherwise?

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  1. Are you talking about freshly made chips in a restaurant, or bagged chips? If bagged, we can only talk about local producers on this forum.

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    1. re: SmartCookie

      Ideally local, bagged. But I'd like to know about top notch restaurant chips too.

    2. The salt and black pepper chips at Cheeky Monkey are great - sliced uber thin and greasy, though I don't think they sell them in larger bags.

      1. bagged form zapps cajun crawtater flavor from new orleans, the salt and vinegar from busters are pretty solid, but I always ask for more vinegar...

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        1. re: mitch cumstein

          Second on the chips at Busters.

          I also have to throw in a mention of the "gringo gringo nachos" at 3 tiers. I have no idea whether they make the actual chips, but this plate is a hot mess of kettle chips, barbecue sauce, bacon, peppers, and I can't remember what else. Awesome in just the right ridiculous sort of way.

        2. Herbs, Ketchup chips from Menards. I'm pretty sure these were just a one time promo buy for them, not at all locations. Had a few packs left @ Coon Rapids yesterday. Theses might be an acquired taste but i loved the Old Dutch Ketchup chips from my Winterpeg days, and these are pretty darn good.

          1. Third on the chips from Busters. You get a monster basket and they are fried to order, served with a great onion dip. Stomach is grumbling just thinking about them.

            From the store, I really like Cape Cod kettle chips. Give those a shot if you can find them (I normally get them at Kowalski's).