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Starch Madness: The 16 best places for french fries in Utah
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Spin Cafe • A new spin on curly French fries. Potatoes are cut fresh each day with a special hand-cranked machine, and then seasoned with a homemade mix of sea salt, Hungarian paprika, cayenne and a dozen other spices. 220 N. Main St., Heber City; 435-654-0251.

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Hi Mountain Drug • One of the country’s last old-fashioned drug stores with a grill inside. On the weekends, there’s usually a wait at this family-owned restaurant for a taste of the flavorful hamburgers and the crispy hand-cut fries. 40 North Main St., Kamas; 435- 783-4466.


Vertical Diner • Chef Ian Brandt takes locally grown organic potatoes and uses a two-step French technique to cook them. Order them topped with cheese or chili. 2280 S. West Temple; South Salt Lake; 801-585-8378.


Legends Sports Pub • The downtown pub puts an American twist on poutine (poo-teen), the ultimate in French-Canadian junk food. Beer-battered fries are covered in melted cheese and then smothered in brown gravy. 677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City; 801-355-3598.


Stein Eriksen Lodge • The garlic cheese fries at this Park City lodge start with meaty Yukon gold wedges, tossed with loads of garlic, seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Chef Zane Holmquist’s kicked up fry sauce is served on the side. 7700 Stein Way Park City; 435-649-3700.

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Alf’s at Alta Ski Resort • The restaurant’s massive 64-ounce bucket of fries — which hold 1 3/4 pound of spuds — satisfies an entire family after a day of skiing. Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City; 801-799-2295.


Lucky 13 Bar and Grill • No need to worry about vampires after eating these super crispy fries bathed in tons of chopped garlic and rosemary. 135 West 1300 South Salt Lake City; 801-487-4418.

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