Fat-astical NYC Frites Frenzy! In Mah Belly!

Magical fries and dipping sauces at Pommes Frites.

I really hate myself at times like this. Why do I put myself in a position to be sitting in front of a mountain of hot greasy potato goodness after doing countless reps in the gym and laps on the treadmill? Why am I force feeding my face in a frenzy of delicious sauce covered fries with no end in sight? Why are my arteries screaming bloody murder? “No mas! No mas!” they scream, but I am deaf to their cries. All I want to do is sit here in carbohydrate bliss and eat my Pommes Frites!

HELLZ YEAH! Delicious hot Belgian frites and a gazillion tasty sauces to dip into! Calories be damned! This is FAT-ASTICAL!!!

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So much goodness here. Photo credit – Pommes Frites

Whether they are authentic Belgian fries or not it doesn’t matter to me. All I know is that after trying a few free samples that the cool dudes behind the counter were happy to oblige me with I was hooked. I needed to have some, nay, it was imperative that I have these at this utmost moment. Yes, I also had been out for a few drinks, but that is neither here nor there. At this point in time I needed those potatoes in me.




The place itself is small and a bit grimy looking in that classic old worn NYC way with only a few tables in the back and a small counter space against the wall. I perched myself in a private little spot on the counter and ripped open my bag of delight while hovering over it as if to protect and attack anyone trying to get near it. It was like I was Gollum greedily snatching up his “precious”. Now, get this – I just ordered a regular size and it could still feed a baby elephant. Thick and hot frites freshly made. Along with two sauces I added to it – sweet mango chutney mayo and smoked eggplant mayo – Β I knew I was instantly in frite lust and now will have to avoid this part of 2nd Avenue for the rest of eternity. Delicious deep fried potatoes dipped into those sauces were heavenly, if not orgasmic. Especially after a night of booze filled fun.

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A small spot that offers big fries! Photo credit – Pommes Frites

I felt so dirty and ashamed after eating all of this. For less than ten dollars I will never be able to look at a potato the same way ever again. It will take years of therapy to wash the stench of frites from my soul, and purge the taste of those sauces from my being.

Oh well, as I quote Billy Joel – Β “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners are much more fun.” Seems like me and thousands of other sinners who have eaten here are laughing too!

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A NYC fries icon. Photo credit – Pommes Frites





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42 thoughts on “Fat-astical NYC Frites Frenzy! In Mah Belly!”

  1. OMG, Phil. IMHO, potatoes should have their own spot on the food pyramid.

    The bottom one. Mashed, fried, roasted, baked. Four categories.

    Here is my take on your overindulgence. You had your five servings of veggies for the day wrapped and propped up on that diner’s counter. Lick your fingers. Give yourself a high five.

    BONUS! You also had eggplant, mango (fruit) and dairy. I won’t mention the salt I see on those frites. Your Mayor might put the joint on his search and destroy list.

    Put this spot on the list of places you and your significant other will take me to visit on my much-anticipated not-so-Regular NYC Guy tour of your city.

    Oh! Just had a thought. [Stop! There’s no need to applaud. It happens.] When (not if) RWA Nationals next comes to NY, I think we should add you to the list of after hour options for seeing the city. Let me know how much you’ll want to charge for The Culinary Tour. My agent’s fee? Free food.
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  2. Phil – you have this ability to make me hungry without the smell. That place looks amazing – I love fries… the best fries I have ever tasted were in France and I don;t know if it was the fries, the potatoes, or just being in France and having steak juice all over them, but they were awesome. This makes me wanna move to NYC, almost. Nothin’ personal.
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  3. I order french fries 9 out of 10 times I go out. They are vegetables…technically. These look delicious! And smoked eggplant mayo?? Oh.My.Gawd, I’d probably guzzle a gallon. I don’t know why, but I seriously love mayo of all flavors.

    I’m gross.

  4. Thank God I don’t live anywhere near this place or it would be a stop I’d have to make at least once or twice a month, if not once a week, because I love my fries and these look awesome!
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