4 places to celebrate National Cheddar Fries Day

By Kaylyn Zielinski

April 20 is National Cheddar Fries Day. What better way to celebrate this holiday than with a basket of cheese fries? Here are four of my favorite places to get cheese fries around the DeKalb area. If you think of any places to get great cheese fries that I missed, tweet @NIUNorthernStar with #NationalCheddarFriesDay and the DeKalb restaurant that has great cheese fries. 

1. Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway  Indulge in one of Fatty’s pre-game warm ups: loaded buffalo fries, which are fries topped with melted cheddar jack cheese, buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, onions and ranch.

2. Portillo’s Hot Dogs, 1780 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore  Spice up Portillo’s already delicious fries by ordering their cheese fries, which come with a side of cheddar cheese to dip the fries in. 

3. Twin Tavern, 1028 4th Street  This hole-in-the wall place serves fantastic fries, so why not treat yourself and get their side of cheese with them?

4. Steak ‘n Shake, 2380 Sycamore Road  A classic for 24/7 quick eats, Steak n’ Shake are known for their steakburgers and milkshakes. Their unsung hero? Cheese fries. The shoestring  fries slathered in a cheese sauce brings paradise to taste buds.