Fritz is a Downtown institution on Davie Street conveniently located at the end of a string of bars and clubs on Granville street serving up fries to the hungry, post-clubbing masses or for those possessing the late night wandering munchies.
This European sanctuary is anonymously bookended by a produce store and a flower shop in a generic two-story block building. Inside, a makeshift European oasis. The wood beams and neatly lined cobblestone floors are a stark contrast to the standard issue pavement sidewalk just meters beyond the door.
And the fries? The fries are hand cut and bathed in pure vegetable oil, served up in paper cones that sit conveniently in a hole custom cut into wrought-iron like tables. Your hands are then free to dip the fries into any of the more than a dozen homemade sauces like Cajun Ketchup, Indonesian Peanut Sauce, or Dutch Mayo.
Case and I share a medium sized poutine: a generous heaping of crisp, golden fries carefully layered — not just topped, mind you — with squeaky cheese curds and smothered in a thick blanket of gravy.
At just over $8 including taxes and tips, the medium poutine is a fair size snack, that perfectly quells any late night snacking tendencies. What pray tell, though, does the bucket size look like?
Perfect for: Late night Poutine run.