|LC's makes a fantastic beef sandwich and, even better, world-class fries|
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. 49: Il Parma from Bella Napoli
No. 42: Apple strudel from Grunauer
No. 40: E-Crush from Hi-Hat Coffee
No. 34: Stroud's cinnamon rolls
No. 33: Smoked Polish from Werner's
No. 27: Spring rolls from Vietnam Cafe