Last Friday I wanted to surprise Mike with a walk through Dyker Heights Christmas Lights, but I got sidetracked On the way there, Mike mentioned that Papaya Dog had the best french fries in NY. I could not let him get away with such a bold lie, so I delayed the Christmas lights extravaganza for a fry off. First we went to Papaya Dog on 14th st and 1st ave, and got his lame excuse for fries (can you tell I’m biased?):
A close up:
Then we walked down to Pommes Frites and got real fries. Located on 2nd ave. between 8th and 7th st, this has long been my favorite spot for fries. Twice fried, they are crispy but they maintain the potato’s integrity. My eyes say it all:
Not only are the fries amazing, they also have over fifty delicious condiments to try. I always recommend the sweet mango chutney, but I’m also a fan of ketchup and mayo.
I was the clear victor, but Mike was stubborn and clung to his claim. Well I’m writing this post, so I won.
As we walked back to the subway, painfully stuffed with fries, we noticed a ton of Santas walking around. Apparently it was Santacon, and we did not get the invitation. It must have been very confusing for little kids to see so many Santas all at once, especially the Santa throwing up next to the dumpsters.
I guess he wasn’t invited to the party:
After another 40 minutes on the subway we got to Dyker Heights which is known for putting on quite a spectacle. I will leave you with these pictures:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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