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Frite Street Is a Fry-Lover’s Heaven in Avondale

Get basically whatever topping you can imagine at this BYOB spot.

Angelica Apodaca at Frite Street
Angelica Apodaca at Frite Street   Photo: Anna Knott

Have you ever dreamed of a world where calories don’t matter? Where your lunch consists of bacon-topped cheese fries? Where tiny burgers come as sides and vegetables are used solely for garnish? You can live that dream at Frite Street.

At this real-life BYOB fry dive—conceived of by the chefs behind the Slide Ride truck—hefty hand-cut, twice-fried fries serve as the base for a range of hearty toppings: house-cured bacon strips, rich cheese sauce, and scallion confetti in the Original ($6); crisp pork belly slabs, tangy kimchi, and garlic aïoli in the Korean ($7). Add a fried egg to any concoction for a buck. For $3, toss in a slider side, such as the burger with provolone, horseradish sauce, and sticky Guinness-caramelized onions on a petite sesame bun.

Fries and sides arrive in handy takeout boxes but are best eaten onsite so you can grab seconds of sweet housemade banana ketchup. Enjoy the dream. Diet starts tomorrow. 3006 N. Elston Ave., 312-925-1911

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