When the feeling strikes, you have to give in: chili cheese fries, I’m talking ’bout you. Tru Burger (8115 Oak St, 504.218.5416) slathers thin-cut, made-in-house fries with a thin, meaty chili and a shower of cheddar cheese.
Best eaten with a fork, Tru’s chili cheese fries are not recommended by any cardiologists. My (mostly lame) rationalization: by skipping the cheeseburger and milkshake, I can enjoy the cheese fries. Feel free to find your own justification for this plastic basketed indulgence.
Jamie says this is a subject that is near and dear to his heart, and one that proved elusive when we lived in New Orleans. He suggested that we can move back now (plus, the area has also added “real” Mexican food since our departure).
Oak Street is now cheese-fries heaven: Tru Burger’s version at one end of the street, and an excellent rendition down at Cowbell (with organic, grass-fed beef) at the river’s end of Oak.
Jeeze, Celeste, now I am wanting chili cheese fries at 8:30 in the morning. Sigh.
I love your justification, I use that one a lot too since I don’t really care for desserts. I’d much rather have something like this!
What’s wrong with cheese fries for breakfast? They’re no greasier than bacon, eggs, and buttered toast.