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Manneken Frites

October 24th, 2011

There’s a little slice of heaven up in Old Town Arvada, and it’s name is Manneken Frites. This Belgium-inspired fry and beer shop is the perfect answer to, “where should we have a snack right now?”

I accidentally stopped by this place while meeting a friend in Old Town. I walked by and saw the fries on their logo, and knew I had to swing by and at least check out the menu. And by check out the menu, I mean have a beer and an order of fries.

With hot, crunchy, fresh french fries, 16 different house-made sauces, and a stellar list of Belgian brews, this place is a no-brainer. I honestly don’t really think I need to write much more. But I did take this fancy picture for you. And you say I never do anything nice for you.

I also had a chance to catch up with the GM and ask him a few questions. Check out what he said below.

IE: Where’s your favorite spot to grab Indie Eats?

MF: Highland Tavern

IE: One of my personal favorites as well. Ok, other question is, what’s one tip for the at-home fry cook?

MF: You have to fry your fries twice. The first time you fry it you will get the inside to a baked potato consistency. The second fry is in a hotter temperature, and is meant only to crisp the outside.

Manneken Frites was pretty much awesome. The entire staff was warm, friendly, and inviting, and the fries and brew were top notch. Take a trip up to Old Town Arvada, and check it out.