TGI Fry-Day: Sweet Potato Fries at Blue Smoke

TGI Fry-Day

Explorations of the frying arts.

Who doesn't love french fries? We've long been looking for New York's best, and decided that the city's fries deserved more than a post—they needed a column of their own. Here's TGI Fry-Day, your weekly dose of deliciousness. Got a nomination? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


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Blue Smoke's sweet potato fries may be a misnomer—they're incredibly substantial, more like a quartered potato than a strip, essentially like a roasted sweet potato wedge. These are so hefty that they're hard to fathom as a side; I couldn't imagine munching on these alongside a meal anymore than I would order a full rack of ribs as an appetizer. Still, if you love the soft, mellowed sweetness of a sweet potato paired with their light maple dip, they might be for you. (They certainly had fans in the office.)

Blue Smoke

116 East 27th Street, New York NY 10016 (at Park Avenue; map) 212-447-7733