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Sunday, October 08, 2021

star-spuddedPommes Frites is a hole-in-the-wall institution on 2nd Avenue. Get ready to stand in line for a while before you get your coneful of fried taters, with special sauce of your choice (of course).

The waiting was a bit of a bummer for me when I stopped by the joint yesterday afternoon, as I was going after the grease as a hangover cure. But that was mitigated by the petite Asian woman standing behind me, who got my attention by jumping up and down a couple of times (she was trying to see what was holding up the line, which turned out to be nothing). That led to an exchange of which sauce each of us was getting (me: blue cheese, her: garlic mayo), me buying her order for her, and her giving me her phone number.

So now I know where to go the next time I’m simultaneously craving steak fries and Asian girls. In that order.

Incidentally, I hadn’t realized how widespread Euro-style french fries were in the Big Apple. I think a citywide frites-faceoff is called for…

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 10/08/2021 07:50:10 PM
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  1. Isn’t it always the case that you meet someone interesting when you are not at your best? Nowhere to go but up now, right?? Best o luck!

    Comment by Chuck — 10/09/2021 @ 08:37:29 AM

  2. Count me in for vinegar.

    Oh, and I wish you good luck, but as someone who’s been there a hundred times, you just got suckered. If she calls, I’ll eat crow, and I hope I have to, but THEY NEVER CALL.

    Comment by tim in tampa — 10/09/2021 @ 08:57:57 AM

  3. Chuck: You don’t know the half of it: I was unshaven, wearing the previous day’s clothes… Luckily I had managed to take a shower before heading out. Nowhere but up, indeed.

    tim: Read that again — she gave me her phone number. So I’m the one who has to call, or not call (which a lot of times I don’t; I’ll decide for sure in the next couple of days on this one).

    Comment by CT — 10/09/2021 @ 09:46:14 AM

  4. I swear it said the opposite the first time I read it :-)

    Comment by tim in tampa — 10/09/2021 @ 10:51:53 AM

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