Subject: Fontaine's Onion Rings
Date: 10/14/2020, 8:44 AM
On 10/14/2020 2:21 AM, Philip wrote:
If my memory is correct, Fontaine's Topsy's was originally part of a franchise
called "Topsy's". I don't know if they were only in Mass or connected to the
place you mentioned in NY.
What I remember hearing is the franchise failed. When it did, George Fontaine
who owned the Roxbury place renamed it to "Fontaine's Topsy's". I don't know
the timeline, sorry.
My comments come from what I heard from my dad who was George's CPA. I can't
confirm this with my dad since he passed away many years ago.
Now, I have a recipe request: George's chicken was excellent, but his onion rings
were to die for. Light and cripsy. (And VERY oily.) Do you have his recipe?
Sorry, no luck with this. There are a lot of mentions on various message boards of how good
Fontaine's onion rings were, but no recipes.
Fontaine's has a Facebook page. It's a private group,with 848 members.
See: Fontaine's on Facebook
There may be some former Fontaine's employees in that group, and someone there may have the
onion rings recipe. I'd say that your best bet for getting the Fontaine's onion rings recipe
would be to join that group and ask for it - if you are accepted as a member.
You have to apply for membership.
See also: A Tale of Two Topsy's