The Fyre Festival might have been a complete failure, but the Frye Festival certainly seems to have the potential to be a resounding success. True to its name, the event is a festival about French fries — a genius idea, if you ask us. French Frye Fest, taking place in Tallahassee, Florida, is a celebration of one of America’s favorite foods, and includes a menu featuring four different types of French fries from three separate restaurants. Each restaurant will specialized in a different style of fry (i.e. straight, curly, and waffle).
Local Tallahassee restaurants Madison Social, Centrale, and Township will be taking part in the festival, and they’re producing some pretty unique fry dishes. According to Bustle, one particularly inventive plate will be called Spiral Okra, curly cut okra fries served with house Russian dressing. Another will be the Rosé ranch fries, which are classic straight fries drizzled with a Rosé ranch sauce. Dessert won’t disappoint either. Madison Social is serving up s’mores fries — waffle fries drizzled with chocolate, and sprinkled with graham crackers and marshmallows. There are also the more traditional garlic parmesan curly fries, and of course, poutine.
The festival will take place on Saturday, July 13, between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Advance tickets for the festival cost $20 each, and include unlimited French fry samplings. For an extra $5, you can get a T-shirt.