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In light of Food Editor Andrew Z. Galarneau's french fry post with the best of local gourmet fries, we got to thinking: Where are the best places for humble fries? You know, the kind of french fries you eat if you're out at a bar with friends, bowling or looking for a late-night snack. Plus, just because some fries may come pre-cut and frozen doesn't automatically mean …

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With Mardi Gras upon us, foodies have a hankering for hearty, classic-style gumbo. After all, gumbo was named the official cuisine of Louisiana in 2004. But there's no need to travel to New Orleans for a taste. You'll find it at least two nights a week (Thursday and Friday) at Wiechec's Lounge in Kaisertown. The tasty stew, loaded with sausage, bay scallops, okra and…

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Fish fry season is in full swing and Wiechec’s in Kaisertown has a good one. (Honestly, Wiechec’s is good anytime of the year.) My Dad grew up on Weiss Street in K-town. My first memory is my cousin’s Communion party circa 1975.Bar in front, tables and booths in back. Throwback vinyl tile floor, wood paneled walls with waitress buzzers of a time gone b…