Eat This Now: Two Bowls of Cheese Fries


There’s something exciting about a bowl of fries. Maybe it’s the feeling that you’re being given something substantial. And  over the past week I’ve wound up housing two bowls of distinct cheese fries. Above and on the left is a bowl of fries from T.J. Murphy’s new menu at Resurrection Ale House. These Cheddar Frites are doused in pickled jalapenos, red peppers and a cheddar cheese sauce. The fries were a promising introduction to Murphy’s reign at Resurrection and I’ll be back soon for more.

After a lunching on the sandwich of the month, a Curt Decker Cosmo, at American Sardine Bar on Saturday, Scott Schroeder dropped a bowl of his “Hot Dog Kid Cheese Fries” in front of me. I was sure I was too full but the smoky hot dog bits, cheese and whole seed mustard proved I did indeed have room for more.

If you find yourself at either of these bars, get the cheese fries.

Resurrection Ale House [Foobooz]
American Sardine Bar

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  • Poopsmear

    You have got to be getting paid by both restaurants to write this. These are both gross.

    • Nope. Not getting paid by the restaurants, sorry.

      • fryguy

        i thought these fries looked good.

  • jason macdonald

    Of all the great things chefs in this city are doing this is what you choose to write about?

    • Yes.

      • Gastropub Isstilljustabar

        Foobooz has become a joke. If you’re getting paid off, at least do it for more than a couple of Kenzingers and a cheese burger.

        • Not getting paid off. Just found myself eating good bowls of fries recently. Thought it might make for an interesting post. If it doesn’t interest you, keep scrolling.

        • Dan

          Dude (Dudette?), have you ever actually been to Resurrection or American Sardine Bar (ASB)?

          Resurrection has been consistently the best of its ilk since it opened, even through 3-4 chef changes. This coming from someone who is not particularly a fan of Memphis taproom (please put the damn prices of your beers on the board!!). ASB has also been pretty damned good ever since it opened (same head chef as South Philly Taproom).

          Honestly, these posts appeal to me way more than the Vetri/Garces/Starr shit which is clearly aimed at the Philly Mag suburbanite fan base. Few people that actually live in Philly think those places are worth it.