Keep us up to date on this. I'm only a couple hours out, and can get the family to do a road trip for good grub.
On the fries thing, I'd say nix it. Fryers are more trouble than they're worth. Mashed potatoes are easier, and fit better with good Q IMO.
Chargriller Super Pro w/SFB, UDS (Wish I'd made this one sooner)