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Cover Story - Posted June 23, 2017 9:37 a.m.
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Don’t Forget the Fries

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Since burgers are rarely eaten without a side of fries, this issue wouldn’t be complete without a quick look at Amarillo’s fry scene. And it’s unquestionably a scene. We know passionate diners who choose a burger place not for the burgers, but for the fries. Here are a few local favorites:

Blue Front’s curly fries: These are not your typical fast-food frozen fries. Thin-sliced and crisp, these are what potatoes aspire to become.

Embers Steak House’s hand-cut fries: It’s hard to find a fresh, hand-cut fry. Thick-sliced with just the right amount of seasoning. What more do you want?

Blue Sky’s cheese fries: Fresh-cut beneath a pile of melted cheddar and bacon pieces. Ranch dressing makes an ideal companion.

YCSF Craft’s Animal Fries: Amarillo’s most helpless addiction. These are covered in bacon, caramelized onions, and creamy, tangy house-made remoulade sauce.

Grills Gon’ Wild’s sweet potato waffle fries: Crisp and salty on the outside with addictive goodness on the inside. After eating these, all future waffle fries from other establishments will disappoint you.

by Jason Boyett

Jason has written more than a dozen books and is the host and creator of “Hey Amarillo”, a local interview podcast. Visit and
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