Signage promising House of Frites is "coming soon" has been up for weeks at the Campus Village retail center across from UNLV. But now there is at least a hint of what to expect when the only local spot fixated on Belgian frites debuts later this year.
Taking over a ground floor corner space once occupied by Mr D'z Fish House, the Maryland Parkway site is close to Harmon Avenue and sits next door to Moondog Records.
House of Frites’ motto of "so classy, so saucy, so naughty," was also the tag line of a local project called Pierre's Pommes Frites, which had attempted a GoFundMe approach to raising money last year.
This new venture has a similar mission, to devote themselves to one simple task, serving up Brussels-style French fries and offering a huge number of sauces.
An early menu posted online expects the fries to range in size from small to extra large, priced between $4.50 and $7. The fries can be cooked in canola oil or lard and can be prepared "naked," with the potato skin off.
Among a long list of sauce options, "simple" toppings like "Worcestershire aioli," onion gravy, pesto, marinara, mushroom gravy, cheddar cheese, Thousand Island, ranch and salt and vinegar. Sweet choices include "butter and sugar," chocolate, "whiskey sauce," "blueberry ketchup" and "chocolate gravy."
For "spicy" upgrades, choose "lava cheese," saffron, creamy wasabi and curry, or for "foreign" flavors, "currywurst," "smoky beer Cheddar," "Bordelaise," "Bourguignonne," and the mysterious "Cafe de Paris."
Posted opening hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. An exact debut date has not yet been announced.