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Restaurant Thu May 29 2008

Epic Fries

Epic Burger's cheery staff serves a savory portabello sandwich that's brilliant when you get it with grilled onions. But their fries are really where it's at. Hearty, with some skin still on, they're soft on the inside and a touch crispy outside. With the requisite amount of oiliness, they're the kind of fries that might be mushy and unfun cold. But who cares? When hot like I had them, they're really, really good. On the sandwich, thin slices of pickles take it a notch above just lettuce and tomatoes. I opted out of the sauce to keep vegan and then went for the P.B. Enjoy smoothie - all natural peanut butter, banana, soymilk switched in for dairy, and skipping the yogurt. It was thick enough to make drinking with a straw a little work and quite rewarding. 517 S. State St., (312) 913-1373.

Christina / May 29, 2008 2:51 PM

I LOVE those fries too! I had them for a second time yesterday and had half left over for lunch today. No fries are good cold and most don't taste that great once they're warmed up but throw Epic's fries in the toaster oven for a few minutes and it's like you just ordered them! It's a good thing too because they give you so many fries that it's not possible for me to eat more than half in one sitting.

molly / May 29, 2008 3:52 PM

Editing, anyone?!!? "Unfun".....are you kidding me?

Dano / May 30, 2008 10:27 AM

What's wrong with "unfun?" You've never heard that before? Don't be so prescriptivist.

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