Just as Eskimos reputedly have 40 terms for snow, Americans have a plethora of names for potatoes, such as tubers, taters, spuds, and majestic Idaho pearls. Delve deeper into Idaho’s starchy gifts with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of baked potatoes, fries, sandwiches, and more at Potayto Potahto in Evergreen Park.
Self-proclaimed carboholics founded Potayto Potahto, a tuber-centric eatery with sweets, savories, and snacks. In homage to the U.S. House of Representatives, Potayto Potahto represents all types of potato dishes, with twice-baked potatoes ($3), stuffed sweet potatoes ($3), potato-crust cheese-and-bacon pizza ($5.50–$10), and sweet potato pie ($2) making appearances on the menu. Like bikini bottoms and vinyl records, the french fries come in a variety of appealing cuts, such as wedges, crinkle fries, and crispy fries ($1–$2.50), and are bedecked with unexpected flavors, such as beer batter, sea salt and cracked pepper, and lemon pepper ($2–$3.50). Potayto Potahto’s tater chefs cut the fries fresh daily, never freezing them and defrosting with a hairdryer. Sandwiches come encased in bread from local bakeries and include the barbecue pork ($3.50–$6) and avocado pita ($4–$6.50).
The fries were absolutely delicious. They had just the right amount of seasoning—not too overpowering, not too bland.Kelley Lindsey, the Xavierite
2849 W 95th St.
Evergreen Park, Illinois 60805