I think I have a problem.
I can’t stop eating truffle fries. I had them THREE TIMES this weekend without even meaning to. This can’t be good.
For a while in Wichita, sweet potato fries were all the rage. Everyone was making them, from bars to fast-food restaurants. They’re still a thing, as evidenced by Sonic’s new sweet potato tots.
In Wichita, truffle fries are the new trend.
I had them Friday at lunch at AVI. I had them Friday night, where they were among the many fabulous things being served by The Flying Stove at Botanica’s Blooms, Brews & Bloody Marys. And I had them again Saturday night in the Hyatt’s bar. Mike’s Wine Dive has them, too, only theirs are SWEET POTATO TRUFFLE FRIES, a heart-stopping mash-up of French fry trends.
Truffle fries become truffle fries when they’re tossed in truffle oil, an incredibly aromatic ingredient that’s hard to mistake. The smell and taste both are earthy, almost mushroomy. Nothing is worse than a dish doused in too much truffle oil. Nothing is better than a dish doused in just the right amount of truffle oil.
Anybody know of any other local restaurants with truffle fries? It’s been more than 36 hours since I last had some, and I need a fix.