Frites Street
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In 2010 Flip and Braden met at a brand new Phoenix restaurant where they had both been hired as members of the opening staff. They shared a table and, as die-hard food enthusiasts do, discussed the menu and ingredients of the new establishment. Food became their instant bond.
Over the next five years, Flip continued his career in the music industry, on-tour with a number of bands in locations all around the world. Braden travelled the U.S. working in markets from Philadelphia, to Brooklyn, to Chicago. The two kept in touch, and in 2014 they reunited in Phoenix with a goal to realize their long-time dream of opening a food truck. Discussions turned to the type of fare that they would serve, and after all the options were on the table, the answer was clear: No matter what city or country you visit, everyone loves french fries!
The friends couldn’t stop there, however, because a true lover of food would never be satisfied with your run-of-the-mill fried potato stick, so the hunt began for the perfect french fry preparation. The french fry they settled on was the classic Belgian pomme frites (pronounced kind of like “pom freet”; it’s just a fancy term for french fries). The thick cut batons are double fried to give the exterior a satisfying crunch, while preserving the fluffy goodness of the potato inside.
Once the ultimate french fry had been attained, the duo could have left well-enough alone, but they knew there was more to offer. See, the guys aren’t into fast food, so even though the preparation of their perfect pomme frites was anything but fast, they knew that people like themselves would want MORE. They set about creating a menu of french fry toppings unlike those seen anywhere else: slow braised meats, scratch sauces, pickled vegetables, and fresh produce, expertly combined, and served atop a hearty portion of their trademark “golden brown delicious” frites, to satisfy even the most demanding palate.
In 2015, the final piece of the puzzle fell into place as Flip and Braden’s custom food truck rolled off the fabrication lot and so, Frites Street was born.
We look forward to seeing you on the road, and even though the location may change, you can always find us on Frites Street

Flip Isard

Frites Master

Phillip “Flip” Isard is a Phoenix native who was raised to be a purveyor of amazing local food. When he was just 12 years old, Flip attended his first cooking class taught by local Chef Justin Beckett.  It was that class that secured Flip’s love of food and cooking and inspired him to expand his knowledge of the food and restaurant industry.  Over the years, Flip worked in a number of kitchens and restaurants in both back of house and front of house positions.  At age 18, Flip was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to work in the music industry and tour with some of the top rock and metal bands in the world.  As a food enthusiast, this provided Flip with the opportunity to explore the different culinary scenes around the globe.  After traveling the world for almost ten years, and seeing how the street food culture in other cities and countries was a respected industry, he knew that opening a food truck in his hometown of Phoenix was the perfect plan. He started serving at The Gladly upon his return, and his experience from traveling the world, combined with the amazing mentoring of owners Bernie and Andrew, Braden and Flip developed the Frites Street business model and were ready to launch their company.

Flip’s love of food and alluring personality comes together in a perfect hybrid as the front man of Frites Street!

Carly Bielecki

Catering Director + Frites Sorceress

Chef Carly Bielecki grew up in a family where everything was made from scratch with love. The Chicago native creates soul satisfying dishes seeking out and utilizing the freshest, seasonal, local ingredients.

Carly spent several years in some of Chicago’s well know kitchens training with mentor Chef Jesse Williams at Birchwood Kitchen and Floriole, as well Chef Jill Barron at Mana Food Bar and Chef Joey Beato at Community Tavern. Today Carly brings the ability to execute a range of techniques and flavor profiles to our menu.

 

Photo by Leigh Laubham

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined.

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