There are many permutations of the French fry: The lightweight shoestring, the hefty steakhouse wedge, the French-by-way-of-Belgium waffle variety. On November 7th and 8th, you can behold fries of all types at the Fries of New York exhibit, curated by New York-based ketchup experts Sir Kensington's.
Free to visit and open to the public from 11am to 8pm at 168 Bowery, the exhibit features 100 individual fries collected from chefs and restaurants throughout the city, including Balthazar, Katz's Delicatessen and P.J. Clarke's. And don't worry about spoiling—each crisp is preserved in a special resin and displayed in glass cases like the fine deep-fried art they are.
Alas, the fries aren't available for tasting but you can satisfy your French fry craving by eating your way through the best fries in the city, including nearby purveyors like Pommes Frites and Northern Spy Food Co. (hello duck-fat fries!).