Late Night Eats in Manhattan: Pommes Frites
The fact that the potatoes are thrown in the fryer twice, like they do it in Belgium, makes them extra crunchy, extra brown, and extra decadent. The shop also thinks outside the ketchup-and-fries box. Dozens of sauces line the counter -- including mustards, mayo, curry sauce, and peanut satay. You can sample every topping until satisfied, a policy many a drunk has probably exploited. The fries are served in a paper cone, with holes in the tables where patrons can hold the snacks in place and eat with two hands.
[Photo: Pommes Frites]