When it comes down to a side-order choice between a salad, baked potato or french fries, which gets your vote?
For me, french fries are hard to pass up.
But let's be honest, they aren't all delicious. Some are soggy or burnt to a crisp, or are just too greasy or not greasy enough. These are not the types of french fries we are looking for during this week's Chowdown Showdown french fry challenge.
Let us know in our comments' section which restaurant or fast-food joint serves up the best french fries in McHenry County.
Voting will be a bit different starting this week and moving forward.
We will take comments in this article through Tuesday, March 6. Voting will stop at 5 p.m.
We will select the top finalists — the restaurants with the most comments — and place them in our finalists' poll. That poll will post on all McHenry County Patch sites the morning of Wednesday, March 7.
As has been the case in the past, we will take votes through the poll. This poll is not scientific, and moving forward, it will not be the sole consideration in choosing a winner.
The winner will be determined based on poll results, comments on this page and on ratings and reviews on Patch Places. Hint: The ratings and reviews count extra. has more information on how we will determine our Chowdown Showdown winners.
With that said, let us get the voting started. Tell us Patch readers, where is your favorite place to get french fries in McHenry County?