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Ketchup? No Way: Eight Fry Dipping Sauces to Sample

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Amsterdam Falafelshop
Amsterdam Falafelshop
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Plain ketchup for your fries? Not at these restaurants. French fry dipping sauces now range from roasted garlic yogurt to cayenne aioli to black truffle mayo.

??DGS Delicatessen tosses fries with Za'atar, a Middle Eastern spice blend of dried herbs, sesame seeds, and sumac, then serves them with a roasted garlic yogurt dipping sauce.

At Brasserie Beck, an order of frites comes with a trio of dipping sauces, like traditional or curried mayo.?

There are three house sauces—dive aioli, cayenne aioli, and spicy marinara—served with the fries at Black Jack. The fries are cut in house, blanched, and fried, then tossed in salt and parsley. 

At Bethesda's Bold Bite, start with an order of frites that are hand cut, fried, and sprinkled with sea salt. Then choose a house sauce like arugula pesto, Chesapeake, cilantro lime, hot and bold, aioli, or Cajun ketchup.?  ?

At Policy Restaurant and Lounge, the hand-cut fries are served with black truffle mayo.?

Granville Moore's crispy, twice-fried, hand-cut frites are even better when dipped into sauces like curry mayo, dijonnaise, roasted red pepper ketchup, and horseradish cream.

Those who simply order falafel at Amsterdam Falafel, are missing out. The Adams Morgan joint serves paper cones of fries that customers can dunk into sauces like red pepper, Dutch mayo, garlic parsley, tahini, and peanut.

Nando's Peri-Peri tops their chips with peri-peri salt and peri-peri mayo; both add a spicy kick.
—Amy Cavanaugh
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Brasserie Beck

1101 K Street Northwest, , DC 20005 (202) 408-1717 Visit Website

Black Jack

1612 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 319-1612 Visit Website

Granville Moore's

1238 H Street Northeast, , DC 20002 (202) 399-2546 Visit Website

DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 293-4400 Visit Website

Policy Restaurant & Lounge

1904 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 202 387 7654 Visit Website

Amsterdam Falafelshop

2425 18th St. NW Washington, DC