6. "Five Guys Style Fries" (regular sized $3.29, large $4.99), are hands down the best fast food fries on the market. We hesitate to even associate them with the words "fast food," because they appear nothing like the character lacking fries at other chains. Five Guys
teaches their staff to hand-cuts the potatoes leaving the skin on, a nice crispy addition to the to tips and backsides of the fries. They cook them in peanut oil, and pile on the salt while still warm. We like this particular fry best with malt vinegar, and there are bottles of it laying around in spades.
|Area 31 Restaurant & Bar|
5. Pappas Fritas
($8) at Area 31
begin with Kennebec potatoes, which are fried in a blend of duck fat and canola oil. The scent of truffle oil hits your nose immediately, and we like that in this instance, the parmesan is shaved in slices, rather than scattered. Even though every fry doesn't necessarily get cheese, the ones that do have a much more pronounced parm flavor. Long slivers of chive add a burst of green onion goodness on the finish, cleaning out the truffle taste to prepare your tongue for another dose of it.
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