Monday, September 26, 2011

Other things DO change

And thank god for that too.

Quick post tonight to build a little extension on last week's post. I mentioned that Hires' fries didn't measure up favorably to modern competition. This week, I'm briefly spotlighting some of that competition.

Bruges is located just north of Pioneer Park, and it makes a strong entry in the contest for best fries in the valley. Their menu is admirably focused; during the summer, you can only get waffles, fries, and a sandwich called The Machine Gun. This would likely be a foolish business plan, but everything they do is just *so* good. The waffles have vanilla or cinnamon crystals (your choice) inside that add amazing texture; the toppings, particularly the crème fraîche, are simple, fresh, and delicious. The frites are fried twice, and are offered with any of a number of homemade mayo-based sauces. They are as close to perfection as I believe I've encountered; I look forward to suggestions for other places to find perfection in the comments below.


  1. I have to agree with you on Hiers' fries. They are not that great and way too expensive for my taste. In all reality I think that Hiers' themselves are are over rated.

  2. You have inspired me to go there tonight. Sounds delicious! My favorite place to treat myself in SLC is Tulie Bakery. A french style bakery with a simple interior and the pastries are incredible. You should try the shortbread(pack of 6), gougeres(French cheese puff), and the frangipane croissant. You won't be disappointed.

  3. Ooh, Tulie Bakery definitely looks like it's worth checking out. Have you tried Les Madeleines? It's just south of SLC library. They have this thing called a kouing aman (?) that blew my mind.