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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 is a journalist, copywriter, ghostwriter, and the author of more than a dozen books. His most recent is “12 World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths”, published by Zephyros Press. Learn more at
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