A new exciting franchise: Friitz Belgian Fries!
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A new Belgian Fries franchise was recently launched. It is named Friitz (with double i, pronounce as
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Vlaamse Friet – Seattle, WA (closed) [updated]

Submitted by mich on Tuesday, 8 January 2008No Comment - 16,211 views

Antony Falco opened his fry shop in Seattle in Feb. 2004. Sadly he had to close in 2007.

Website (now closed): http://belgianfrites.com/

From his old website I archived the following:

I was living in Holland in the summer of 2002 when I discovered frites. I was working in the tech biz and got a chance to really absorb European culture that year. Living in Holland you learn to ride a bike everywhere and frites are your fuel.

My favorite frituur was literally a hole in a wall off of the Spui in Amsterdam, called ‘Vleminckx Sausmeesters’, and has been in business since 1887. It had a simple sign reading Vlaams Frites Huis. There would always be a line, even in the perpetually rainy Amsterdam winters. The frites were always perfect, hot, golden, lightly salted, crispy but not greasy.

Standing there with my cone of frites I realized I was dealing with potato perfection. When I returned to Seattle a year later, I became a man obsessed with a dream: recreating that perfection.

Today I am happy to say you don’t have to travel halfway around the world to have perfect frites.

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