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Readers' Choice: The Search for the Perfect French Fry

If you take away the condiments, would the fry still be as good?

Belgians dip them in mayo; Americans dip them in ketchup; I like to swoop mine through a hill of mustard.  

French Fries. At some establishments, you don't have to dip them in anything at all. Where are those places? 

Help me find them in Menlo Park. 

Tell me where your favorite french fries are served by voting for the restaurant in the poll, leaving a comment about it after this story or leaving a review in our directory (or all three!). 

Patch will close the poll on Friday at 9 a.m. and announce the winner at noon. 

Please choose from among the following restaurants:

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Sandy B April 20, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Dutch Goose FTW!
Sam April 20, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I'm from Belgium, true home of the French fries (yes, they stole the name from us!), so believe me when I say nowhere in Menlo do the fries taste like they really should. Not that the potatoes are bad over here, quite the contrary, but no restaurant I've been to in town dips the fries twice (letting them drip for exactly one minute in between), as all the pros do, to guarantee crispiness outside while maintaining full softness inside. If you know of a place that does it right, let me know! PLEAAASE!!!
Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) April 20, 2012 at 06:31 PM
lol @ Sam. I've been hearing that a lot lately. I've never been to Belgium. I hope to gaze upon the beauty of that country with a crisp, salty fry in one hand, and a hearty brew in the other. Oh yea. I'm not familiar with the how the restaurants around here cook their fries. All I know is they come to my table hot and ready for noshing.
Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) April 20, 2012 at 06:32 PM
+1 point for Dutch Goose. Vote calculation begins now.

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