One of my best friends from college used to dream about opening her own restaurant. In her fantasy restaurant, she would serve nothing but French fries and a mind-blowing array of dipping sauces. When she'd talk about her dream restaurant, I always thought what a genius idea it was...and right before we left for New Orleans, I went to a similar restaurant and finally experienced a taste of my friend's dream.
Saus, located in Faneuil Hall, serves up Belgian-inspired street food in a casual (and tiny) setting. The star of the show here are their crispy, perfectly salty Belgian-style fries, served with your choice of dipping sauces. Other menu options include lighthearted fare that pair well with fries (and are greasy enough for optimal late-night snacking), including waffles and sandwiches.
Z and I started with a "Big" order of Belgian-style fries ($7) (if you order the Big size, you get a free dipping sauce...and the Big was the perfect size for two people to share). For dipping sauces, we tried the Green Monster ($0.75), made with jalapenos, habaneros, fresh cilantro, and garlic, as well as the Ole Chipotle ($0.75), made with spicy chipotle, lime juice, cilantro, and homemade mayo.
The perfectly fried, surprisingly non-greasy fries were dangerously addictive on their own, but after trying them with each of the spicy dipping sauces? Incredible. If I had been drunk, I would have ordered at least eight more "Big" servings.
Since we didn't want our dinner to consist of just fries - although we easily could have - Z and I both ordered one of the few vegetarian entrees on the menu, the Veggie Croquette Pocket ($6.95).
In addition to the food, Saus also has some really impressive beers on tap, that seem to change often (I was hoping they'd still have Southern Tier's Creme Brulee on tap, but unfortunately, it was long gone). I'd love to go here before and/or after a night at the bars, or even just for another dinner out.
Have you ever had a "restaurant fantasy?" I've always dreamed of opening my own bakery, despite the fact that I don't bake that often....