Where do you go when you're craving the best fries around? If Hyde Park Bar & Grill in Austin is your answer, you and Food Network magazine are on the same page. The foodie publication's new list of America's 10 Best French Fries pays homage to the Texas favorite.
Owner Bick Brown is "fanatical about french fries," says Food Network, and over the years, Hyde Park's fries have become just as iconic as the restaurant itself. Dipped in buttermilk, then breaded and fried, these fries are a rich, decadent treat.
Don't forget the "special sauce," an original blend of mayo, jalapeno and dill. It's so popular, says Brown, that "if we don't bring it out with their order, people holler, 'Where's my special sauce?'"
Only one dish rivals these famous fries: Hyde Park's amazing avocado fries, served with a tangy pepper lime aioli.
No Houston-area establishment was on the fries list, although other Food Network lists have been kinder to us. The channel's Top 5 Restaurants show recently named Killen's Barbecue the No. 2 smoked meat purveyor in the nation and Pappas Bros. Steakhouse as No. 3 on its list of "Top 5 Steaks in America."