Fulcrum's own Michael Knowles, a foremost expert in french fries, spent years searching Seattle for the best fries people could make. He tried regular, single fry, double fried, truffle, cajun, crinkle, Shoestring fries, Steak, dipped, waffle, curly, chili cheese, poutine, blue potato, garlic, yucca, sweet potato, paprika dusted, and blue cheese fries. In the process, he kept coming back to the simple, well executed double fries, where both the purists and the connoisseurs could relish in the food-gasm that french fries can deliver.
The top five for Michael, in order, is:
Katsu's Nori fries (Katsu has fantastic fries but Michael admits they are "not for everyone")
Lowell's made the top of Michael's list, because "the cooking was perfection. The process was simple-but-well-executed. Right amount of salt. No sugar on coating (so common nowadays)
Really - nothing special with them, just very simple-done-great!"
For sweet potato fries, Michael recommends Smiths.
For truffle fries, its Canlis.