When Travel + Leisure magazine recently came up with its list of "100 Places to Eat Like a Local in 2013," the Boise Fry Company made the cut.
Reporter Laura Kiniry lavished praise on the shop's wide variety everything from yam fries to blueberry ketchup: "With a slogan that reads 'burgers on the side,' you know this is a place serious about its spuds. The potato reigns supreme in this state, and between the vast selection of sauces, seasonings, and spritzers, it's possible to never try the same thing twice."
Boise Fry Company shares the praise with fry experts across the U.S., including the Breslin Bar & Dining Room in New York City with its "thrice-cooked chips," and Duckfat in Portland, Maine, offering fries cooked in, you guessed it, duck fat. (Boise Fry Company also offers a duck fat option, with truffle salt, no less).
Fry Company General Manager Brad Walker said he and the other staffers hadn't realized Kiniry was in town reviewing their wares, and only found out after Travel + Leisure contacted them with the good news.
The shop is adding what Walker calls "a couple holiday surprises" to the menu in about two weeks. He was cagey about the details, but said the chefs would be taking the word "fry" to "a whole new level," and that a new burger topping would help "warm people up in the cold winter months."
Boise Fry Company has already racked up numerous awards, including Best Fries in the Idaho Statesman's annual Best of Treasure Valley issue and been recognized nationally by the Food Network, Sunset Magazine and many others.
Boise Fry Company has two Boise locations, 111 Broadway, St. 111 and 3083 S. Bown Way.
Read more about the nation's best fries: