Boise Fry Company is one of those places that I've been hearing about forever but never went to because it's downtown, and I hate downtown. I despise paid parking, loathe one way streets, and am flat-out sickened by people driving in circles at ten miles an hour to show off their cars, sound systems and tans. Still, I make it downtown every once in a while because, let's face it, that's where the hockey games are. And I guess the Co-op since we won't be seeing a Whole Foods around here anytime soon (sigh). Occasionally I even manage to catch a meal downtown, though it had been quite some time before my beloved suggested we swing by for fries with "burgers on the side" after a sweltering and smelly trip to the Boise Zoo. As a cheeseburger and fry devotee, I was more than happy to go along. M'lady got the Daily Special #1 for $8.79, comprised of a cheeseburger with a small order of russet fries and a pint of soda. The kids split a big order of fries between them.
|Regular-cut russet fries|
As for me, I got the bacon cheeseburger, but my real reason for wanting to visit this establishment was something they call "The Bourgeois". The Boise Fry Company is really famous for the fact that they have seven different kinds of potatoes and the like (russet, gold, white, sweet, yam, purple and Okinawa) that they can prepare in five different cuts (regular, homestyle, curly, shoestring and "po' balls"). Now they don't have all of these possible combinations available every day, but there's enough variety to keep you satisfied if that's what you're craving. To add to this, there are about half a dozen varieties of salt (smoked, rosemary, etc.) and at least as many dipping sauces (fry sauce, spicy fry sauce, sour Thai, garlic aioli, blueberry ketchup, sweet mustard, and so on).
|Clockwise from top: fry sauce, sour thai, garlic aioli, blueberry ketchup|
|Beef, cheese and bacon burger|
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