Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.
|Michael Schwartz's polenta fries were chosen as the favorite this year. |
Such a simple little side dish, yet so revered in American culture. Some like their fries doused in ketchup, cheese, chili, or mayo, while others prefer the tang of malt vinegar. How glorious is the wide variety of interpretation on what exactly constitutes a fry.
This year, the title of "Best Fries"
was won by Harry's Pizzeria
; demonstrating an out of the fry box mentality with a plate of chunky sticks made from polenta, instead of potato.
Where else in town can you get the best deep fried frites
? Here's our guide to the top spots for everything from sweet potato fries to traditional pommes
10. The papitas
at El Mago de las Fritas
($2.50) are listed on the menu as "French Fries Mago Style," meaning that a heaping pile of skinny, flat sided potato strings pack a powerful crunch. They also top almost everything on bread that you order here, an extremely wise decision in the world of sandwiches. The papitas
are sincerely too munchable; it's risky to order them without securing a french fry friend to share.
9. Shake Shack
uses Yukon Golds for their fries ($2.70, add $1 more for the cheese sauce) giving these babies a golden coloring, and a creamier texture than fries made with other types of waxy potatoes. The crinkle cut texture holds on to both ketchup and cheese extremely well, and there are no artificial trans fats. Old school cafeteria style fries to make you reminisce and smile.
1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL
3190 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL
2611 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL
3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL
19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL
1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL
1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL