French Fry HeavenJessica | December 8, 2011
Now nearing its 2 month anniversary, the French Fry Heaven kiosk in the Town Center serves different & delicious varieties of “Angels” (regular fries) and “Saints” (sweet potato fries). Due to a number of restricting regulations in the city, this is about as close to food trucks/street food as we’ll get in Jax for the foreseeable future:
We visited FFH’s soft open and have been back many times since. On our first visit, we tried a flock of three cupid-sized Angels & Saints (you see what they’re doing there?), GarlicParm Angels, French Quarter Angels (Cajun spice & remoulade), and Breakfast Saints (with maple syrup):
I love the texture of FFH’s Belgian-style fries, which are fried to order in a cool-looking hoodless, ventless auto fryer inside the kiosk. The sweet potato fries are especially nicely done–you won’t end up with any limp or soggy stragglers in your cone. The Breakfast Saints are our favorite Saint variety thus far; the maple topping is really not that sweet and highlights the fries well.
Along with the many sauce/spice combinations that can top your fries, FFH also offers gourmet sea salts for an extra $1. Cowboy Angels (topped with BBQ sauce) with “bonfire” (smoked) salt? GarlicParm Angels with black truffle salt? Yes please. At the soft open we tried that GarlicParm/truffle salt combo, and hit the French Quarter Angels with some ghost pepper salt. Yum! Fun fries + the very friendly staff make for a nice ordering experience.
My only complaint is the apparent transformation the popular GarlicParm topping has gone through. See that creamy garlic parm-y goodness on top of those fries? We’ve ordered those twice since, and the sauce is now more like a ton of minced garlic and grated Parmesan in melted butter (which just ends up pooled in the bottom of the cone). I asked through FFH’s Facebook page why they made the change, but supposedly there was none made. *shrug* There are many more varieties to try and love. Plus, they take suggestions for the flavor of the month. December: Baked Potato (ranch, bacon, & cheese).