Best of Denver

Denver's ten best French fries

We're hedonists here at Café Society, and there are few things we love more than fried food. So we eat fries all over the city, delighting in both the pure form -- tubers fried crispy and expertly salted -- and the fancy kind that feature special dippers or smother the spuds in something delicious.

Jonesy's EatBar The crew at Jonesy's makes excellent versions of both: We'd stick the golden-brown potato strips right in our arteries if we could, and we're equally enamored of the mac & cheese fries, which drowns those same fries in a creamy, savory roux, then adds grated cheddar, bits of smoky bacon and chives. That delight earned Jonesy's the Best French Fries award in the Best of Denver 2011.

But those aren't the only excellent fries in the Mile High City. Here are nine more favorites for your artery-clogging pleasure:

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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