TGI Fry-Day: Yerba Buena Perry's Watermelon Fries


[Photo: Jessie Pascoe]

We have eaten a lot of fried food in our day, but Yerba Buena Perry's watermelon fries ($7) are in a league of their own. Crunchy, sweet, and somewhat greasy, this dish proved that potatoes are not the only way to go to make fries. Not content to serve just ordinary Heinz with this unorthodox side, chef Julian Median spices up the traditional tomato condiment by adding habanero. The result? A spicy dip that plays well against the saltiness of the fried exterior and the interior sweetness of the watermelon fries. And if you are intrepid enough to dive into a new world of fry, order YB's fries trio plate: watermelon, avocado, and hearts of palm fries await you.

Yerba Buena Perry

1 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014 (map) 212-620-0808