Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No. 26: Those fabulous french fries from LC's Bar-B-Q

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 9:45 AM

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LC's makes a fantastic beef sandwich and, even better, world-class fries
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To whet your appetite for The Pitch's annual Best of Kansas City issue, we're counting down our favorite Top 50 dishes each weekday until October 7.

Fabulous fries? Yes, we're sounding a lot like like native Kansas Citian Calvin Trillin -- that's right, the legendary Trillin of the grand pronouncements (he once famously called the cheeseburgers at Winstead's "the best in the world," which was great for promoting hometown Winstead's, but not true -- ever), but in Fat City, there are no french fries quite like the crunchy golden potato sticks fried up at the iconic East Side barbecue joint, LC's Bar-B-Q at 5800 Blue Parkway.

And don't even suggest that these greasy, glorious fried aren't friggin' pommes frites. No one wants pommes frites with ribs or brisket. It's un-American!

We love the fact that the fried spuds at LC's are not uniform little potato sticks. Some are fat, others are skinny and there are lots of crunchy fried bits mixed in. The fries are hot and crunchy on the exterior, soft and fluffy inside. They're so good that ketchup or barbecue sauce would be gratuitious. They stand on their own.

  

Our list so far: 

No. 50: Chocolate Malt from Fox's Drug Store

No. 49: Il Parma from Bella Napoli

No. 48: Italian sausage and eggs from Cascone's Grill

No. 47: Orange Roll from Clock Tower Bakery

No. 46: Tacos de cochinita from Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine

No. 45: Barbecued pork bun from 888 International Market

No. 44: Tableside fresh mozzarella from Jasper's

No. 43: Gyro Sandwich from Mr. Gyros Greek Food & Pastry

No. 42: Apple strudel from Grunauer

No. 41: Rice noodle bowl from dim sum at Bo Lings

No. 40: E-Crush from Hi-Hat Coffee

No. 39: Flight of Freshness from Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones

No. 38: Curried chicken salad from Cafe Provence

No. 37: Apple fritter from John's Space Age Donuts

No. 36: Pollo con limone e olive from Lidia's Kansas City

No. 35: Wedding-cake cookie from LattéLand

No. 34: Stroud's cinnamon rolls

No. 33: Smoked Polish from Werner's

No. 32: Burger and frites from Westport Cafe & Bar

No. 31: Paletas from Paleterias Tropicana

No. 30: Goat korma at New Cafe Tandoor

No. 29: Lemon cake from Cafe Europa

No. 28: Chocolate Mousse Torte from Napoleon Bakery

No. 27: Spring rolls from Vietnam Cafe 

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