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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Blue Canoe in Tupelo, MS

I have explained in past posts that we stop in Tupelo all the time on the way back from Daytona Beach cause it's basically halfway.  This last time we went through, we looked online and saw the highest-rated restaurant in Tupelo (The Blue Canoe) turned out not only to be a block from our hotel, but also had 35 or so craft beers on tap.  Win!  I was not expecting anything great fry-wise (cause I never do in Tupelo).

The building looks like it used to be an auto shop.

Here's the view from the front door.  It basically looks like a tavern inside.  And it is VERY dark.  Everyone loved the flash from my camera.

What caught our eye on the menu was the appetizer called "Crack Fries", which are fries covered with their signature "Crack Dip".  The concierge at our hotel had given us a coupon for a free appetizer, so we went for it.   BTW, it's $7.  Yikes!

These are the Crack Fries.  The dip is basically rotel/velveeta cheese dip with spicy breakfast-style sausage mixed in.

It's great, but at $7 it's not an amazing situation.

I got a burger that was 1/2 ground bacon and 1/2 ground beef.  It was AMAZING.  Amy got a burger that was 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 crawfish!  Incredible!  I made sure to get "regular" fries with my burger, though so I could do a proper review.

Fresh-cut for sure, but not double cooked.  Overall, the fries are weak.  6 out of 10.

It's a shame too, cause this place is DEFINITELY the best joint in Tupelo for everything else.
The Grunion was similarly unimpressed with the fries.

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