‘Fry Madness’ is a fry bar in Los Angeles, California, dedicated to making fries the main course rather than the side dish. And with the flavorful variety of specialty fries, plus the fact that everything on the menu is based off of fries, it makes it hard to keep it on the side.
Located on Spring Street, it is a small shop that shares a kitchen with Springtime in NY (a Mediterranean-influenced cafe). By partnering with the neighboring store, Fry Madness came into fruition and, “pushed every delectable boundary of culinary acceptability.”
After checking this place out, I never knew how versatile a fry entree could be. It is fairly simple to pair something with fries, however, the harmonious flavors of the toppings are what matter more. And with each specialty fry we tried, it really did not disappoint. From the Buffalo Chicken Wing, Hawaiian BBQ Chicken to the Caribbean Jerk Shrimp fries it was all packed with savory punches. Yet, none of the elements from the sauce to the seasoning were overwhelming.
One or two plates of the fries could definitely stuff a group of two or more. But, if you’re trying to avoid a large amount of carbs and meat there are other options.
In a smaller portion, they have float fries. Essentially it is a trio of fries, distinguished by the glass of sauce they are submersed in. The sauces range from spicy to sweet: Chipotle Mayo, Spicy 1000 Island to Lemon Basil Aioli and Chutney Mayo.
The completion of a dinner or lunch always ends with dessert, and they offer fry-based dessert concoctions as well.
With the dessert fries, the base changes to sweet potato. From there, there are 3 options: Nutella, S’mores, and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. At this point, it gets a bit intense, so really loving sweets is a requirement for these desserts.
All of the entrees are monstrous, and with all the carbs, meat and toppings it is always good in the moment but a little regrettable after (but worth it).
Fry Madness is the perfect place for a cheat day — where you can be a shameless glutton with gourmet fries and a beer. Despite the gluttony, it is a quaint spot to enjoy fries on another level, all while observing the bustling foot traffic of Angelenos in Downtown, Los Angeles.