Handcut Fries at Shake Shack | Photo by Evan Sung
The Shake Shack at 20th and Sansom may have been Philadelphia’s first but it is the last to offer non-frozen fries. But that’s over today as Center City’s Shake Shack is on the fresh-cut bandwagon.
And in honor of the changeover, Shake Shack Center City is giving away free fries with the purchase of a Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister Ale.
The offer runs until the keg is kicked.
Shake Shack – Center City [Foobooz]
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 [Foobooz]
Thrillist lists some secret menu items that you can order that don’t appear on any menu. Did you know you can get a dill pickle juice glaze at Federal Donuts? Or a nutella pizza at Osteria? How about Welsh rarebit chips at Victoria Freehouse? Check out the full article to see who offers foie gras-stuffed lobster tails.
Know any other secret menu items around Philadelphia? Share them in the comments.
Secret Menu Items- Hidden Menu Items at Restaurants in Philadelphia [Thrillist]
From Pat’s to Ponzios, Victor Fiorillo revisits some of the most notable Best of Philly winners from 1974.
Forty Years Later, Are These Philly Favorites Still the Best? [Philadelphia Magazine]
French fries are deeply embedded in our nation’s culinary palette. From greasy fast food side dishes to the ultimate snack at baseball games, it doesn’t get much more all-American than a bucket of fries.
But Shoo Fry, which just opened last week in the King of Prussia Mall transforms the ordinary side-dish into a full-fledged meal. Some of their wacky (but awesome?) combos include Pig & The Giant Peach (pulled Pork, Apple-Carrot Slaw topped with Peach-Ginger Sauce), Bad Apple (diced Granny Smith apples, caramelized onions, bacon & cheddar cheese) and Shoo Fly Pie Fries (fresh Pie Crust crumbles topped with super “Sweetie” sauce). Or you can go traditional “naked” fries (clothes are optional).
And this Thursday you can celebrate Christmas in July with a FREE chili cheese fry giveaway from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (no purchase necessary). If you do check them out, please report back on how strawberries and potatoes go together.
Shoo Fry [Facebook]
Shoo Fry is located on the 2nd floor of the Plaza at King of Prussia Mall, near the Sears.
One of the most wonderful food trends of the past few years has been the genius idea of adding meat to French fries. Here are six of our favorite fry dishes topped with meat.
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Though sweet potato fries can be a sometimes divisive food, here are our picks for six of the best sweet potato fries in Philadelphia.
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Okay, so here’s the thing. We could make it through Potato Week without ever mentioning the humble sweet potato. We could gleefully thumb our noses at the thugs from the Sweet Potato Defense League and all their starchy ilk and completely ignore the most recent few years of culinary development in which the sweet potato has played a minor (though vitally important) role. We could ignore the pies, the fries, the waffles and pates, the mashes and smashes and stuffings and all the other things that are being done with sweet potatoes today and, in an iron-clad commitment to genetic purity, only lavish our Potato Week attentions on the solanum tuberosum end of the tuberous plant spectrum because, after all, the sweet potato (or ipomoea batatas), is only a distant relative of the potato, linked taxonomically at order solanales but then diverging rather markedly into the family of morning glories and other poisonous leafy things.
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In honor of the most American of holidays, National French Fry Day (July 13), Foobooz is declaring Potato Week from July 9th-13th. Each day we will be bringing you coverage of the most potato-y dishes in Philadelphia, from skins to poutine, culminating in the reveal of the best fries in the city on Friday the 13th.
To crown this crunchy golden glory we need you to let us know your favorite place to get French fries. (We’re talking to you, most voracious and opinionated commenters).
What will we do with this fine information? Well, that is for us to know and you to find out during Foobooz Potato Week. So leave us a note and maybe your favorite fries will be deemed the crowd favorite. Or maybe Foobooz commenters will come after you with a proverbial pitchfork-and-torch mob. Either way, this is going to be a lot of fun.
Okay, so they can’t seem to get anything else done, but the minute an Obama-endorsed proposal to limit the amount of times in a week school cafeterias can serve french fries comes to the floor, nothing can stop the Senate from voting that sum’bitch down.
It was a voice vote accepting an amendment by Republican senator Susan Collins that killed it. President Obama’s proposal was that schools only be allowed to serve french fries twice a week. The amendment says that Obama can go screw and that no limits put on the serving of potatoes shall be allowed at any time by anybody.
For a full blow-by-blow of yesterday’s exciting potato action, check out the Washington Post‘s version of events right here.
But wait, there’s more…
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