‘375 Degrees’ Opening its Hell Square French Fries Joint Tomorrow
Starting tomorrow, 124 Ludlow Street is hereafter the self-proclaimed “land of the frite, home of the crave.” In other words, Hell Square’s newest late night snack shop. (Hell Fries?)
Already a year in the making, 375 Degrees (stylized 375°) is a new French fries dispensary at 124 Ludlow Street. (It occupies half the old Via Tribunali pizza joint.) Word of its arrival first leaked on the block back in March 2016, with an initial launch date set for that June. Construction delays sidelined any noticeable progress until last fall, when the new neon marquee was installed.
Nevertheless, 375 Degrees is finally ready for the drunken masses, and should open tomorrow, according to owner Stephane Lemagnen.
“Our goal is to make the perfect fries, and we’re going the extra mile to do that,” Lemagnen previously told us. “The thrice-cooked french fries will be served in different sized cones with a dozen original sauces for the customers to pick from.” The menu will also “explore globally-inspired toppings” such as Kimchi and Fried Egg, Banh Mi, Carne Asada or Pastrami, and Sauerkraut.
There will be limited seating for customers to dine, mostly countertops with cone holders. 375 Degrees will reportedly explore the option of beer-wine privileges sometime in the near future.
(Also, it’s normal if you’re having flashbacks of T-Poutine, which sputtered seven years ago.)
Lemagnen is the co-founder of Culianary Concept, a food service industry firm that specializes in helping restaurants execute strategies for growth. Clients include Lower East Side businesses like Russ & Daughters and Pop Karma.