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French Fry-Day: Becks Prime

I'm on a binge. Want to tag along?

Occasionally I go on food binges. I’ve never stopped long enough to try and psychoanalyze my cravings. Sometimes you just have to let it roll. A few of my cravings in the past included hotdogs, pancakes, and Pinkberry frozen yogurt. The longest and most disturbing run, in terms of calories, was my preoccupation with pancakes. I couldn’t go three days without going face down in a pile of fluffy buttermilk pillows buried in syrup. Then, one day I woke up and—poof, like a puff, it was gone. Years went by before I picked up Pinkberry. I know the reason for that, but he is long gone.

A few weeks ago, I was stuck in traffic at Preston and Forest. There was a wreck in the intersection. I rolled down my window to get a better look. The smoke from Becks Prime got my attention. I managed to maneuver my car to the drive-thru. It was mid-afternoon so I ordered fries and a chocolate shake and headed home. Five minutes later I pulled into my garage with an empty bag and a stomach full of fries. They have become my new obsession.

Why do I love these fries? Let me recount the ways. The most important reason is that the size and shape of the cut potatoes is varied. Some are long, fat-ish, and lightly brown. I can actually taste a potato. Others are thin and crispy. Some are short and crunchy. Each bite brings a different satisfying sensation. Becks gets bonus points for the paper carton with holes in the top. If you can avoid eating them while traveling, I assume they travel well and are less soggy that most.

When I confessed my habit with my colleagues, they urged me to try a different fry every week and write a report. That is a dangerous proposition, but one I will do at least twice a month.

So send me your favorite fries and I’ll do some research. In the meantime, check these out and tell me what you think.

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Comments

  • DubiousBrother

    I recently had the fish and chips at Roux Bistro on Lemon Avenue. The fries had an amazing seasoning that I think made them the best fries I’ve ever had. The rest of the food was great too.

    • NancyNichols

      Did you like the place. Two people have told me it was good…

      • DubiousBrother

        I’ve had lunch there once and dinner once. For lunch I had a red pepper soup and the fish and chips. The soup was really tasty and as I said, the fish and chips was great.
        Dinner was gumbo, oysters Rockefeller, blackened red fish and cheesecake. Everything was prepared perfect and the service was attentive but not intrusive as we were in deep discussion for some time. Good beer selection for me and wine selection for her.

  • dallasboiler

    Have always been a fan of Mooyah’s fries.

    • NancyNichols

      never tried. guess it is time.

  • Burger House! Garlic salt deliciousness…

  • Pol Pot

    Wingstop fries are better than wingstop wings.

  • Aardvark

    In no particular order:
    Capital Grill
    Mooyah
    Wing Stop
    Fuddrucker’s (Wedge cut)