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Best French Fries

Café Hon

1002 W. 36th St., 243-1230

Posted 9/18/1996

Why do so many restaurants screw up the humble French fry? The search for that timeless marriage of potatoes and grease too often makes us feel as fussy and unsatisfied as Goldilocks: If restaurant fries aren’t too hard, they’re too soft; too thin or too thick; too roughhewn and drenched in fat, or too frighteningly uniform and flavorless. But Hampden’s Café Hon gets it right: Their shoestring taters bear the marks of a chef’s loving care, being obviously cut from fresh potatoes (and showing telltale strips of tater skin). They’re just the right mix of crunchy and mashy, great with ketchup, and even better when accompanied by a Hon hamburger, which is also among the city’s best.

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Other Awards for Best French Fries:

Waterfront Hotel, 9/19/2007

The Brewer's Art Rosemary Garlic Fries, 9/20/2006

Petit Louis, 9/21/2005

Dudley’s, 9/22/2004

The Brewer's Art, 9/16/2003

The Brewer's Art, 9/18/2002

Petit Louis, 9/19/2001

Piccadeli's, 9/13/2000

Bandaloops, 9/15/1999

Linden Deli, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Café Hon:

Best Bacon, 9/17/1997

Best Example of a Restaurant Spoiled by Success, 9/17/1997

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