Frietkoten Belgian Fries & Beer
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Taps: 2 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by emerge077:
3.93/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
When Frietkoten opened a few years back, it was hard to classify for Beerfly, it's essentially a market stall in a train station. However they serve Belgian beer on tap and carry around 50 bottles. Modeled after street vendors in Belgium, this pomme frites stand brings that traditional Belgian flair to Chicago.
When they opened, their house taps were DuPont Avril and Cuvée des Trolls, currently they serve two Belgian-style beers from the US, Allagash White and Prairie Path on draft. Bottle highlights included Tripel Karmeleit, Witkap Pater and Tripel, Dupont, Paulaner Oktoberfest, and an obscure hoppy Belgian pale I've never heard of. American crafts like Metro Krankshaft, Cane & Ebel, and Lagunitas were nods to the local craft scene. A fair amount of Dutch & Belgian macros rounded it out (Amstel, Heineken, Stella). For a pomme frites stand, this is a great selection, though it could use more Orval, saisons, or Trappists. I think the idea was to serve more light food-friendly beer.
The stand is decorated with laminated Belgian beer posters, Witkap, Dupont, and the like. A couple of small binders listed beer styles and BA scores which was a nice touch.
Frites here are great, Steve Dolinsky claims they're top 5 in the city. They're served up hot in a checkered paper cone in a wire stand, with a number of dipping options, but the aioli and curry mayo are the best. They also serve a short list of creative burgers. Service was quick and friendly.
Overall this is a fun stop if you're riding the metra out of Oglvie. Pastoral is also located here and they serve a few bottled crafts to-go along with hard to find cheeses.
12-29-2013 20:58:54 | More by emerge077
Frietkoten Belgian Fries & Beer in Chicago, IL
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