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Recent Examples of poutine from the Web
The inventive menu, created with beer pairings in mind, includes starters such as escargot, beer cheese, duck confit nachos and roasted bone marrow, as well as pub fare such as poutine and steak and frites.
To turn around the brand’s image, Tim Hortons has invested in digital integration, experimented with limited rollouts of novel offerings such as poutine doughnuts, and is remodeling restaurants.
Uneeda’s fries are a paragon of the golden-crisp, potatoey-tasting, mid-gauge style (skip the poutine, as the gravy is lackluster).
On the menu: Bites like dirty chips and poutine fries. Greens like pork belly Cobb and Caprese.
Add beans and slaw and they are called BBQ Machos, or sub fries for chips, poutine style, and they are called Soul Potatoes.
The truck parks next to the brewery to serve up might-tasty tacos, brisket-stuffed Yorkshire pudding, poutine, and more hearty eats.
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.
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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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