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Shoo-Fry | Rittenhouse The subterranean poutine specialist never got off the ground.
Menu hits include pork cheek poutine; bison tartare with Huitlacoche purée, bourbon, cured egg yolk and brioche; and beer can mussels.
The menu will offer burgers, tacos, poutine and other contemporary pub fare, with a brunch to be added.
Dishes come buried beneath them, the way the poutine in Montreal comes covered with cheese curds.
The brewpub features a menu of gourmet hamburgers, sandwiches, sweet potato tots and poutine.
Break for cocktails and poutine at the Lakeside Lounge, then head back out to skate under the lights until 10 p.m. The lake stays frozen through much of April.
Paper liners in wire baskets just won’t stand up to the challenge Digging into the poutine, I was reminded of one of those old TV ads testing the tensile strength of paper towels.
For cheap eats, Whistler has everything from poutine to nanaimo bars.
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Did You Know?
Although the earliest evidence of the word poutine in an English publication is from 1982, historical accounts of the dish itself date to several decades earlier when someone had the brilliant idea to add rural Quebec's much-loved fresh cheese curds to (also much-loved) French fries. Whether the gravy came a few years later or was present ab ovo is disputed. Also unclear is the origin of the word by which the dish is known. Some assert that poutine is related to the English word pudding, but a more popular etymology is that it's from a Quebecois slang word meaning "mess." The dish has in recent years been making inroads on American menus.
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