Location: 267 Burnside Avenue Lawrence, NY 11559
Description: The hand-cut oblongs, served in a paper cone, are fried to a deep golden brown, ... More »
It didnt matter that Id already eaten lunch. Hunger has nothing to do with the craving for really good fries. And Belgian fries, at that.
Thats the specialty of Burnside Deli & Belgian Fries in Lawrence, whose fries have to be experienced firsthand. If youve ever had the fries at European Republic in Huntington, you may know the quality of which I speak. As it turns out, owner Herman Hotaki is related to the owners of the decade-old Huntington spot. The family, with origins in Afghanistan, has relatives in Germany. Thats where the fry idea originated.
The hand-cut oblongs, served in a paper cone, are fried to a deep golden brown, lightly crisped on the exterior, creamy and potato-sweet within. Get them with one or several dipping sauces. I'm curiously partial to the Thai-inspired peanut sauce. But ketchup works well, too. Or nothing.
Like European Republic, Burnside Deli serves a changing roster of house-made soups (like lentil, split pea and carrot) daily. Theres also the usual deli menu.
Me, I'll skip right to the fries.
Burnside Deli & Belgian Fries is located at 267 Burnside Avenue, Lawrence, 516-792-6842