Joe knows his fries. This is the list that needs no introduction -- except to say that we fully expect you to throw something hot and greasy at us when you see what we chose for Number 1.
Joe knows his fries.
This is the list that needs no introduction -- except to say that we fully expect you to throw something hot and greasy at us when you see what we chose for Number 1.
The trifecta of fries at Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert -- scandalously ignored when Guy Fieri visited for "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" -- are each a meal unto themselves (not that anyone's counting!). The Baked Potato Fries are topped with sour cream, bacon, onion, and chives - everything you need to simulate the flavors of a baked potato with all the fixin's, in a snack you can eat with your fingers. Chili Cheese Fries are topped with farm-made chili sauce, sharp cheddar, and sour cream. You can taste the restaurant's dedication to fresh, local ingredients, including those from the Gilbert urban farm (dubbed Agritopia) right out the back door. Last but not least, the Garlic Fries are tossed in olive oil, Pecorino Romano, fresh garlic, and herbs. There's no skimping on the garlic, so you can count on these fries to keep even pesky glittery vampires at bay.
Get the ketchup ready -- and grab the rest of our picks after the jump.
4. Beaver Choice
Poutine is comfort food taken to the max, and just like any good comfort food, it doubles as a damn fine hangover cure. We have the Canadians to thank for this artery clogging, yet crazy delicious concoction of french fires, cheese curds, and brown gravy. We trust Beaver Choice in Tempe for all of our poutine needs. Seeing how these folks started in Canada (on a college campus no less), they've got poutine down pat. So the next time you've got a five alarm hangover that needs fixing, hit up the Beaver for a satisfying mass of greasy, crispy fries dotted with fresh white cheese and smothered in soul-satisfying gravy. You're gonna need a fork for that.
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3. Four Peaks Brewing Company
A place like Four Peaks (locations in Tempe and Scottsdale) doesn't have to focus on their menu with such solid brews, but we're certainly glad they do. Of all the things on the menu we would recommend with confidence (beer bread, burgers, and brunch come to mind), it's the 7 Barrel Fries that we like sharing with friends over a couple of beers. Four Peaks takes their fries to the next level by beer battering and deep frying tater sticks to crisp perfection. Order up a platter of these and be alarmed at how quickly they disappear. Paired with the Arizona Peach Ale, it's a solid combo for any season.