The New Best Fries in Memphis?

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 18th 2011 26 76

Look out, Young Ave. Deli – the Brass Door has only been open for a few weeks, but I think they’re already trying to claim your “best fries in Memphis” honors.

Check out this paper cone full of tastiness that I got at the Brass Door:

Fries from Brass Door Tavern, Memphis, Tenn.

The fries – excuse me, chips – are salty perfection. They’re crispy on the outside and light and mushy in the middle. They’re generously sprinkled with sea salt flakes, and they come with a side of curry dipping sauce. They’re also good with ketchup. They’d probably be good with just about any dipping sauce. Or on their own. Whatever.

Behind the fries, you’ll see a sandwich. It’s a wee tiny Cuban and it was the “slider of the day” when I was there. The daily special comes served in sets of threes.

The Brass Door is open daily from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. If you stop by, be sure to explore the extremely pretty building (it used to house a tobacco shop). If there aren’t any seats on the first floor, head up to the mezzanine or to the “Cavern” – aka, the basement – big room with a stage for live music.

Go There:

The Brass Door

152 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. I totally agree. Great flavor, texture, and the salt they use is special somehow.

    Also – the Irish Breakfast… delicious.

  2. Don G says:

    Pardon, but have you had the fries at Fuel??

  3. Erin says:

    Looks so delicious! I want to go! Thanks for posting

  4. Matthew Brown says:

    A great place for a pint, with great food also– how can you go wrong? The proprietor, Seamus is also a great guy. Good Luck to the Brass Door!

  5. Josh says:

    Eat them with malt vinegar. They are certainly stiff downtown competition for the fries at Majestic.

  6. warning veggies! says:

    It wasn’t until the second time I ate them that my waiter told me (AFTER I ate them) they are cooked in duck fat and lard! I’m vegetarian. Oops. This should be stated on the menu. They are fantastic though =) Love The Brass Door!

  7. Jan says:

    I agree; these are some of the best fries — well, chips — I’ve ever eaten. I’ve already been to the Brass Door three times since it opened. Nothing I’ve had there has been anything short of delicious!

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