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.