Wednesday, November 17, 2010
#36: Buffalo Fries at Blueberry Hill
By Ian Froeb
on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM
I do like the burger here -- more, I suspect, than many of my fellow burger aficionados do. But I wouldn't classify it as one of my favorite burgers in town.
What I do love, without reservation or shame, are the Buffalo fries. So called because they pack some heat -- though they don't, to me at least, taste anything like traditional Buffalo wing sauce -- the fries are just a terrific snack, starter or side dish: crisp, salty, spicy and, yeah, a little greasy.
Because I'm a patriot, I order ranch dressing on the side.Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City
$3.50 (small), $6.50 (large)I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.
Previously:#37: Tom yum gai at Pearl Café#38: Cassoulet (and Sweetbreads) at Franco#39: The "Papasan Roll" at Miso on Meramec#40: Lasagna at Mama Josephine's#41: The "Bucktown" Pizza at Pi Pizzeria#42: Pla song kruang at Basil Spice Thai Cuisine#43: Chori pollo at Mi Ranchito#44: Pizza at La Pizza#45: Fried chicken at Young's Restaurant & Ice Creamery#46: The Philly Cheesesteak at 9th Street Deli#47: Smoked chicken wings at Flavors BBQ Sports Bar & Grill#48: Coffee and a pastry at 222 Artisan Bakery#49: The torta ahogada at Taqueria Durango#50: The "Morganford Mediterranean" Sandwich at Local Harvest Café & Catering
What? You thought I'd make it through this list without a stop at Blueberry Hill? My office is right down the street. I've probably eaten here more often than at any other restaurant in the seven and a half years I've lived in St. Louis. The only surprise, I guess, is that I didn't pick the burger.