500BestSquarePommes Frites @ La Petite Grocery

The widening arc of restaurants where freshly-cut fried potatoes can be had is both very welcome and troubling. Nothing will fatten you up much faster than eating French fries. But you must give yourself a pass for these, which I’d nominate as the city’s best. They’re always perfect: never too brown, always hot, crisp, served amply. Perfect with a cocktail. I can’t help but get them at the start of every meal here.

Fries at La Petite Grocery

Fries at La Petite Grocery

La Petite Grocery. Uptown: 4238 Magazine. 504-891-3377.

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