DUCK FAT FRENCH FRIES
THE DISH: DUCK FAT FRIES
Is duck fat an aphrodisiac? My bet is yes. Man, duck fat is the (wonderful) path of wickedness for French fries. These have to rank among the best (let’s say top 3) French fries in San Francisco. This is the kind of snack you might fantasize about, if you enjoy heart palpitations with your cocktails, and probably worth the trip to Orson alone. The fries are fantastically crispy and slender cut, some lean and sexy potatoes to be sure. Perfectly tanned via a quick fry dip in the duck fat pool, there’s just no competition. And slipping their little starch-toes into the Manolo Blahniks of sauce—an awesome brown butter béarnaise—they are truly the beauty queen pageant winner of all fries. They make your heart race, literally and figuratively. They’re so rich, you probably won’t want dinner.
Makes you want to put all kinds of things in duck fat, though.
THE GRADE: AWESOME (5 out of 5)
THE DAMAGE: $7
THE SKINNY: ORSON, SAN FRANCISCO CA
508 4th Street (between Bryant and Brannan Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 777-1508
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: dinner menu 5-10pm; bar + lounge 5pm to close