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Last night the Lord and Lady braved the chilly Boston weather to go see the Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse. The show was great, very entertaining. As soon as we took our seats one of the production staff came over and asked if I wanted to participate in the show. It’s funny, I purposely chose the balcony seats because I thought people up there would be least likely to get drawn into the show. Oh well, I was a good sport and did my part, it was a lot of fun. I don’t want to give away too much for those who haven’t seen the show but I did end up having a giant jello cake on my head. Good times.

We’d never been to a Blue Man show before but I was expecting a lot of musical numbers involving the group banging on things. As it turns out there was some of that but it was interspersed with a lot of whimsical performance art type pieces. It was a fun time, check it out if you have the chance.

After the show we went to the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery which was conveniently located just up the street from the playhouse. Neither of us were starving so we ordered a couple appetizers and some beer. I started out with the North Star Amber Ale and the Lady had some girly light beer that I can’t recall. For appetizers we ordered the Asiago cheese dip and the Titan Toothpicks. The dip was okay but the Titan Toothpicks were definitely the crowd favourite. For desert I had another pint of beer, this time the Munich Gold. A very tasty beverage and a very pleasant evening.

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Noriko checks in from glorious Newfoundland to gush over the Hot Shoppe fries…

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Hello Fry Fans, Noriko here, reporting from the Rock.. With the Christmas season coming up, I’d like to try to give a little christmas cheer from east island yonder of the treasure trove I stumbled onto as I hungrily foraged for food after a hectic level of the zoo that was the mall. The shop is within the food court located at Village Tree Mall, one ofthe two malls at St. John’s, Newfoundland. It is called the Hot Shoppe, and as you can see from the sign and the busy-ness of the place, the popularity of the place, as img_0465_3_1.JPGthey serve fresh turkey and home fries, and my, these fries are surprisingly good. Prices and the amount of the servings are very reasonable, especially for the price. They don’t skimp on the fries, or any of the side dishes offered withthe fries. I ordered the small poutine for 2.86 dollars, and althoughvery filling, I still wanted more, and more! It sent me to levels of heaven I could not believe..neither actually could my mom, who watched me with a look of slight concern of a parent for a possible addict as I swooned over the hot home made gravy and melting cheese. But let me tell you about the fries. The outside was crispy and quite well done, but not oily, and the potatoes themselves, you could tell they were fresh, since it actually did not have that starchy powdery quality that sometimes constitute fries but actually like mashed potatoes, deep fried. It melted in your mouth, and it was hot! I’m going back for more next week, and this time, I’m taking people with me. I really recommend it if anyone has a chance to visit this place.

Till later then, cheers
Nor

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poutine-at-harvest.jpgSo the Lord and Lady were out shopping in Cambridge on Saturday and we decided to try out the poutine at Harvest.
I blogged about these a while back and I am very glad we decided to finally try them out. Quite simply put, these may be the classiest fries you’ll ever have. Harvest itself wasn’t quite what we expected, a little more up scale than anticipated but the people were friendly and the atmosphere was sophisticated and very comfortable. We sat at the bar since we were only going to order the fries and a beer. I had a frosty pint of Cambridge Amber while the Lady had a Stella and we waited for our poutine to arrive. You might think these fries a little too expensive at 9 bucks a pop but let me tell you, they are worth every penny and there are enough for two people. These are some seriously high class fries. Its hard not to imagine yourself in a tux and top hat with your pinky finger extended while you eat these fries. So how did they taste? Fantastic! They are hand cut fries topped with cheese curd, chicken velouté (a French gravy), and chopped scallions. Both the Lord and Lady agree that the scallions really took these fries up a notch. Bam!

Seriously, if you like fries, and I can’t imagine why any self respecting person wouldn’t, you should treat yourself to an order if you are ever in Cambridge, MA.

Harvest
44 Brattle Street (on the walkway), Harvard Square, Cambridge 02138

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Another hard hitting exposé from veteran fry reviewer Cuzzy.

Rogues Roost

located at 5435 Spring Garden Rd in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

French Fries $2.95, With Gravy $3.95
A generous basket full of our lightly seasoned, golden beefeater fries

I have to say that the fries at this place made up for everything it was lacking. I am not saying it was not a good place to eat, it just did not fill me with the joy it could have. I also had wings that were subpar and there was not return service to get any water or another drink. But those giant, crispy, golden beefeater fries were great. I ate an entire basket and picked off more from my girlfriends plate. I think I could have eaten more, they were just that good. A side dish of ketchup was just what the doctor ordered for this venture. There slogan is “Come for the beer, stay for the food”. Clearly that has to change to “Come for the beer, stay for the fries”.

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Today’s Special Guest Reviewer: Cuzzy!

bud_the_spud-halifax.jpg Bud the Spud, voted best fries in Halifax for 2006. Located on Spring Garden Road at Brunswick. It was also voted best restaurant on wheels. I have had these tasty fries a few times and I have to say they rock. Golden and crispy right out of the deep fryer and into the classic cardboard tray. The smell of vinegar is always in the air as well as the occasional seagull scavenging for crusties. Sadly Bud does not stay for the winter so Haligonians need to get their fry fix elsewhere until the spring. Bud the Spud I salute you and your tasty vittles. I will have to make due with pricey Fries & Co. until you make it back to your curb side haunts. Maybe next time I will try the hot dog or burger but really when you visit Bud the Spud there is only one reason why it is the best!

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From Best of Citysearch Boston

as voted on by the people for the people…

2006 Winner: Boston Beer Works

Here’s a peak at their Fries, Fries, Fries menu:

FRIES, FRIES, FRIES:
Overflowing buckets of rough-cut, skin-on fries.

Classic Frie
Seasoned with a special blend of salt & spices. $3.95

Sour Cream & Chive Fries
Seasoned & served with ranch dressing for dipping. $5.95

Fiery Fries
Kicked up a notch & served with ranch dressing. $5.95

STEAK Fries
Hand-cut, potato wedge fries. $5.95

Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries served with raspberry vinegar. $6.95

AND MORE FRIES, FRIES, FRIES:
Rough-cut, skin-on fries smothered with cheese, chili or gravy.

Cheese Fries
With melted jack & cheddar cheese. $5.95

Chili Fries
Smothered with Beer Works® chili. $5.95

Gravy Fries
Smothered with golden gravy. $4.95

The Lord of the Fries has never been to this place but is planning a trip soon. What a great selection of fries!

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Eponymity

Lord of the Fries, the restaurant. (no connection to Lord of the Fries, the blog)lotf_store.jpg

Melbourne, Australia

Looks like a fun place, tasty looking fries with gourmet sauces.

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