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Cheap Eats: The Fry Guy

posted on February 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

Whether it’s a lunchtime taco on a random Buckhead street corner or post-show scoop of local ice cream in the Tabernacle’s parking lot, street food officially has a presence in Atlanta. The Atlanta Street Food Coalition and the events at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market have done wonders for our mobile food businesses, and lately it seems like a new one sprouts up every month. North Highland Avenue is quickly becoming a destination for portable meals. Last year’s breakout star, King of Pops, is just a block or so away from cult-favorite chef Hector Santiago’s weekend burrito stand, El Burro Pollo.

Chef Andrew Long loves the trend so much that he’s started slinging Belgian-style frites at his new stand. Located close to the entrance of Café di Sol — where Long works — the Fry Guy (www.facebook.com/atlfryguy) is the latest addition to this quirky slice of street life in Poncey-Highland.

Long had the idea for a roadside french fry stand for a while, and a trip to Pommes Frites, a Belgian-style frites spot in New York, cemented the notion. A few months ago, the Fry Guy was born.

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2 comments

  • Re: Cheap Eats: The Fry Guy
    posted by: A Denihan · February 4, 2011  11:25 AM

    I can’t wait to try out the fry guy. i run to Pommes Frites every time i am in NYC and am so excited to hear we have something similar in Atlanta. Thanks for covering this one!

  • Re: Cheap Eats: The Fry Guy
    posted by: Adman · February 8, 2011  12:08 PM

    Cheap Eats??!! At 5 bucks for what appears to be about 10 fries—I think not.

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