If you love French fries get ready to get excited. There is a new restaurant in DTLA called Fry Madness and all they serve is fries, but not just traditional French fries. They have a full menu of amazing variations of gourmet fries. The concept started next door at Springtime in New York cafe where they offered up a few different French fry options. Those dishes were so popular, the idea to open up a separate French Fry restaurant was
born. DTLAexplorer.com first told you about this place back in June while it was under construction. Well, it’s finally open and worth a visit. We checked it out the other night and could not be more surprised by all the different French fry dishes.
Okay, the menu is seriously all French fry dishes: Buffalo Chicken Wing Fries, Gyros Fries, Pastrami Fries, the list goes continues. At the suggestion of the server we went for the Apricot BBQ Glazed Chicken Liver Fries ($14). These fries (pictured above) are served in a sizzling skillet with melted white cheddar cheese, crispy onion rings and chili dusted popcorn. I know chicken liver sounds kinda gross, but I thought it was really good. My husband was stuck on the word liver and didn’t really give the dish a chance.
We also tried the El Elotero Fries ($11) with blistered cut corn, cojita cheese, cilantro lime sour cream and Tajin dust. This was like eating Mexican street corn with your fries. It’s a great combo.
This was more than enough food for two, but we also ordered the Kung Pow Chicken Fries ($13) with blistered red bell peppers, zucchini and mushrooms topped with crushed peanuts and mint. I was so full by the time this dish arrived. Learn from our mistake, don’t over order. One dish per person is perfect for sharing.
Oh wait, then we ordered one of the delicious sounding dessert fries off the menu. The Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Fries ($8) were sweet potato fries topped with ice cream, white chocolate sauce and broken brownie pieces. Wow. Suddenly I was not as full as I thought I was. (Note to self: next time order the Smores Fries. They torch the marshmallow right at your table.)
Fry Madness also serves wine, beer and offers up some creative cocktails. I tried the Sage Advice ($10). It was muddled cucumber, house sage, grapefruit topped with prosecco. This cocktail was crisp and clean. It was the perfect pairing with all the flavors of the chicken liver fries.
Fry Madness is a great place to meet up with friends for drinks and shared dishes. It opens at 5pm nightly and stays open late, until 3am on Thursday thru Sunday. This place will be a hit after 2am once all the bars and clubs close in the area.
FRY MADNESS 557 South Spring Street (between 5th and 6th Streets) 213.797.2847 frymadness.com