South Fork takes pride in their shoestring fries

South Fork Public House garnishes their fries with "everything" seasoning, a special mixture of herbs and spices.

DENNIS FARRELL | Evergreen reporter

When it comes to the best place to get your French-fry fix, WSU students chose South Fork Public House as the ultimate destination for fries in Pullman.

South Fork, owned by Pullman locals Jim Harbour and Wade Dissmore, has been serving the Pullman community since 2010. The restaurant has won several best-of categories for the Students Choice Awards in the past, including most affordable dining, best overall restaurant and, of course, best fries.

Harbour said what sets South Fork’s fries apart from other restaurants is their thin, shoestring cut and the “everything” seasoning. He said the “everything” seasoning was the creation of the executive chef from the WSU School of Hospitality and Business Management, Jamie Callison, and is a mixture of several kinds of herbs and spices.

“We use a seasoning that makes everything slightly magical,” Harbour said.

Harbour said he believes South Fork’s popularity lies in its variability as a restaurant, as the venue is nice enough for a date night but approachable enough for a casual night out for beers.

He said he is flattered that students chose the restaurant as the best place to get fries in the area.

“I think more than anything,” Harbour said, “it’s nice to be recognized for giving the consumer what they want.”