Barrelhouse 101: Come for the Fries, Stay for Everything Else
You’re looking at skin-on, crispy, golden, delicious french fries from Barrelhouse 101 generously coated with roasted garlic, parsley, and truffle oil and served with a chipotle aioli dipping sauce. Notice I said “generously coated” and not “drenched” or “soaking” because they aren’t. There’s just the right amount on each one so it soaks into each fry and infuses it with that rich garlicy flavor while still maintaining crunchiness. No soggy mush of potatoes here.
This place is also known for The Wellfire Wing Challenge. It started in July 2012 and has been making the brave souls that choose to tackle it sweat, cry, curse, scream, and otherwise hate life for a little bit. I myself have not done it, but I have tried the Wellfire sauce and it packs quite a punch. Try it if you dare, but be warned: it is really, really, ridiculously hot and will cause you and your insides to curl into the fetal position and rock back and forth if you cannot handle spicy food.
Oh, and one more notable thing about this place, their pastry chef puts beer in the desserts.
Barrelhouse 101, 545 E. Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 643-0906