The Search: The Smoking Apple

I think I’m getting closer to finding the best fries on the planet . . . really. We’ve been to the Smoking Apple (a local restaurant–sorry to those of you who don’t live in my neck of the woods) a couple of times, and, let me tell ya–the food is excellent. Everything we’ve tried has been delicious, but I think I might have found two of the best french fry flavors . . . EVER!

The Philly cheese steak sandwich ain't bad either!
The Philly cheese steak sandwich ain’t bad either!

The Smoking Apple offers a two-flavor option for the fries: half regular and half sweet potato. Both of them were delicious. The regular fries were crunchy with a soft center and were dipped in a great batter. The sweet potato fries had a brown sugar topping on them that really brought out the flavor of the sweet potatoes. Everything was so tasty (much better than that other place, so if you’re ever in town, check them out!

As always, if you know of any great fries I should try, shoot me a  message!

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The Search: Johnny Rockets

Johnny RocketsRight before the holiday, the Engineer and I had the misfortune of eating at Johnny Rockets. It was the only restaurant at the the outlet mall that we went to, so we figured why not go there for dinner? The burgers were okay–nothing special, but not bad.

Just. . . . blah
Just. . . . blah

The fries, however, were the least remarkable of all. They had good texture but no flavor at all– even with salt. They were a bit better with ranch or ketchup, but still not my favorite. They are definitely not in the running for Best Fries on the Planet. Not even close.


The Search: Smashburger

The search continues . . .

The search for the best fries on the planet continues with . . .  Smashburger. Smashburger offers a few choices for fries: regular, sweet potato, and the “Smash” variety of each–which means they are drizzled with olive oil and rosemary. I’ve had the regular, smash regular, and sweet potato.

We went to Smashburger last night and had the normal sweet potato fries (and I had goat cheese on my burger–try it! It’s super good!). They’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and have a good texture. While they’re good, they’re not amazing (which they have to be for the honor of “best fries on the planet”).  They’re just your average sweet potato fries, and I’ve had better elsewhere.

Bottom line: Good, not great. But that won’t stop me from ordering them the next time we go to Smashburger.

Sweet potato fries