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Best Fries ?

PoppiYYZ Apr 22, 2014 09:58 AM

Time for a new debate.

Suggested categories :
1) Thin cut frite style.
2) Thick cut.
3) With gravy.
4) Open class - anything goes.

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  1. midtowngirl RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 22, 2014 11:46 AM

    Good topic! I love my fries with gravy. Ok, who's kidding who, I basically love any kind of potato. My favourites in the last 6 months are:

    1. Poutine at the new locale of Come and Get It. I had the Ol' El Paso Taco poutine, but I'm pretty sure any version would have been hugely satisfying.
    2. For brunch at Brooklyn Tavern recently I had the Pork Chili Verde poutine. Never had anything like it, but it was very tasty and I won for best menu pick versus my dining companions that day. Had to fend off the forks.

    Hall of fame:
    Blue chip truck outside city hall and across the street from my office. Best fix for the weekday hangover.

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      frogsteak RE: midtowngirl Apr 22, 2014 02:09 PM

      Restaurants should master a simple poutine before starting in on these absurd concoctions

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      Bigtigger RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 22, 2014 02:24 PM

      For your category 1, I'd nominate La Palette - the fries that come with the steak frites are out of this world. And they come with a home-made sauce.

      1. prima RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 22, 2014 02:25 PM

        For thin cut frite style, I like the frites at Starfish. http://www.starfishoysterbed.com/wp-c...

        For open class, I like the Greek fries at Rails & Ales, which are called Greek fries, but are closer to pan-fried potato slices topped with feta, olive oil, vinegar and oregano. http://dine.to/menus/menu_1894_docume...

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          neighborguy RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 22, 2014 03:05 PM

          Gravy, dipping sauces, and toppings are to me an afterthought. It's always about the execution of frying potatoes.

          Swiss Chalet, Chick-n-Joy, Stockyards.

          1. jayt90 RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 22, 2014 03:37 PM

            Buster Rhino, in Whitby and Oshawa.

            1. PoppiYYZ RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 22, 2014 05:04 PM

              Nice all.

              Best fries I have ever had are Chez Lucien in Ottawa. Almost a frite, but slightly thicker, perfectly fried, and out of this world flavor (duck fat, maybe beef lard ?).


              Closest I've had in TO are Marben's fries.


              Both with a great side of burger too ! :-D

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                p0key RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 22, 2014 05:06 PM

                Fries at Le Select Bistro are amazing. It's shoestring type.

                1. num nums RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 22, 2014 07:54 PM

                  Thick cut style has to go to Clubhouse Sandwich Shop. They triple fry their fries so the outside is very crispy, yet the inside is nice and "fluffy" like a baked potato.

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                  1. re: num nums
                    Shimso RE: num nums Apr 23, 2014 09:21 PM

                    It's also my choice for best overall. They're far too addictive and if I'm not mistaken they're fried in peanut oil.

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                    eppicurious RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 22, 2014 08:08 PM

                    I love the fries at Le Paradis, which I'm sure will get blasted by haters of restos that last longer than 2 years in Toronto, but their fries are awesome.

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                      Helen RE: eppicurious Apr 22, 2014 08:59 PM

                      Ditto - they're the best

                    2. mariecollins RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 23, 2014 06:40 AM

                      I'm not a big fry lover but the ones at East Lynn Farmer's Market, from potatoes picked that morning, those are good fries.

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                        robb RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 23, 2014 08:29 AM

                        Burger Shack & Harbord Room

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                          petek RE: robb Apr 23, 2014 09:34 AM

                          + 1 on Burger Shack and Burger's Priest fries are pretty good.

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                          pakmode RE: PoppiYYZ Apr 23, 2014 09:30 AM

                          Best Fries I've had in the past year were at The Chase and surprisingly at a non-descript place in a strip plaza in Pickering called Flavour's Café. They were outstanding.


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