All your French fry dreams have come true with this DTLA based gourmet style fry bar that I visited last week. What’s not to love about fries right? But wait till you see what they’ve done here at Fry Madness, taking fries to a whole other level!
French fries are always a hit – I doused mine in ketchup as a child but now enjoy more grown-up preferences such as garlic aioli sauce or flavored mustard dip - but Fry Madness presents a version you might never have imagined! Basically using fries as a base for your entrée, they offer vegan, vegetarian, and many gluten-free options for your toppings. Does that sound magical or what! And two can easily share each portion or you could do a tasting table of a few plates for a larger group – I assure you the combinations they have are quite inviting and very filling.
Some of their very creative options include gyro, buffalo hot wing, Hawaiian BBQ, pastrami fries, and…wait for it…they even have dessert style options such as sweet potato fries with Nutella. Mind. Blown! The venue can seat a small crowd but most folks appeared to be doing take away. Still, for a weekday night, they had a great vibe going. The casual spot offers a few drink options too – the Monkey red wine in a can was a surprise.
We opted for the gyro fries minus cheese and were glad we stopped at one – barely managed to finish up the entrée size between two of us, and we were hungry! The sriracha sauce provided just the ample amount of heat to the dish while the gyro meat was tenderly cooked and well flavored. This would be the perfect meal for cooler climes but considering I am a bit of a French fries fiend, I’d eat it anytime. The fact that they had dessert options with fries too was pretty ah-mazing.
I’ll take Nutella, bananas and strawberries on my crepes and pancakes and French toast, even in my yogurt but I will admit I was apprehensive about that variation on a bed of fries. The folks at Fry Madness know their stuff though. They served it on sweet potato fries and served hot like that, it’s actually a pretty good treat, and works really well on the taste buds. Their other dessert options include smores and marshmallows as well as mint chocolate chip ice cream. Wow.
A few other combos that caught my eye included Hawaiian BBQ, jerk shrimp and spiced lobster. Their sauces are pretty unique too – chutney mayo, lemon basil aioli and bell pepper spread piqued my interest. I will definitely try the spot again if in the area and if you are in DTLA, do stop by to enjoy some of the fry madness offered up here. It is definitely an experience you wouldn’t have anywhere else in the city.