Houston's Top 10 French Fries for National French Fry Day
I think I'm firmly on record as thinking that most National ______ Days are dumb. But there are a few I'm happy to celebrate, like National Tequila Day (coming up on July 23) or the recently passed National Fried Chicken Day. That short list also includes National French Fry Day, because I will never pass up an excuse to shovel fried potatoes into my face.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Belgian-style frites at Jeannine's Bistro are among the city's best.
With that in mind, here are my ten current favorite places in which to accomplish this important task.
Of the Belgian joints in town, I actually prefer the mussels at Jeannine's Bistro as well as the homemade mayonnaise, although the frites themselves at Cafe Brussels are better. Still, the twice-fried frites at Jeannine's are nothing to scoff at, and are especially delicious at lunch -- that's when a nice portion of moules-frites is only $12.
9. Koagie Hots
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt
The fries themselves aren't homemade, but the kimchi that tops them is. And since kimchi fries are the thing to order at this food truck, that's what matters most. Along with super-fresh and tangy kimchi, the fun, carnival-style curly fries also get a scattering of green onions, salty feta cheese and Sriracha mayonnaise for only $4 -- which is more than enough to split between two people.
8. Zelko Bistro
Photo by Troy Fields
Zelko Bistro's crispy, twiggy fries topped with parmesan and truffle oil remain some of the few fries in town which can carry off this often trite topping with aplomb. Part of the reason is how perfectly fried the long, thin fries are. And part of the reason is that they're usually paired up with one of the better burgers in town, too.