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Poutine in Orange County?

Any updated leads on finding poutine in Orange County?

Poutine is basically a mound of thick fries, doused with a gravy and topped with cheese curds (which should melt from the heat of the gravy and fries).

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  1. That's French Canadian, isn't it? I'm not even sure you're going to find a place on the West Coast that has it. Hopefully I'm wrong...

    1. Don't know about OC, but there's the Canadian Cafe in Monrovia. I recall they have poutine, but have never tried it personally.

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      1. re: Professor Salt

        It's good - heart attack on a plate, but good! And vegetarian!! Last time I was in there I had a discussion with one of the people about it - there are no meat products in the gravy!

      2. I stand corrected. Thank you, Prof. Their website says: "We are the Poutine and Real Canadian Bacon Capitol of California." How's that for ya?

        http://www.canadian-cafe.com/

        1. Definitely not OC but Silver Lake has Dusty's. The owner hails from Montreal and offers poutine along with a number of other specialties, including the croque monsieur and madame. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

          Dusty's
          3200 W Sunset Blvd @ Descanso Dr
          LA CA 90026
          (323) 906-1018

          1. Unless it has closed, how about Cafe Casse Croute in Anaheim on Brookhurst between Ball and Lincoln? We've never been (the gravitic pull of Kareem's fatteh is irrisistable) but they are supposed to be Canadian.

            Doctom

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            1. re: doctom

              I love Cafe Casse Croute and have been there on a number of occasions but they do not have poutine. I know the Frysmith food truck sometimes has poutine, they occasionally make it out to Orange County I think.

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              Cafe Casse Croute
              656 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92804

              1. i don't know about OC, but in on westwood blvd there's a really great place called soleil that has poutine on the weekends for brunch

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                1. re: prncsjenny

                  have you tried the poutine at soleil? if so, how was it?

                2. Sorry for bringing up an old(er) thread but I'm curious:

                  According to Wikipedia (maybe not the most accurate account), poutine only works with fresh cheese curd and cheese curd is only fresh right from the factory -- as in not even fresh the next day fresh.

                  Something about losing it's squeak, too.

                  So, is the poutine in SoCal being made with fresh cheese curd from a local cheese factory (are there cheese factories that local) or is the poutine being made with cheese that isn't fresh cheese curd?

                  I'd be curious to know which SoCal places are actually doing this dish the authentic way.

                    1. In case anyone is now re-reading this resurrected 4-year-old thread, I feel obliged to point out that the Canadian Cafe in Monrovia is, sadly, out of business.

                      Poutine is indeed a Quebec thing. I've had it at a Quebec-styled place in Vancouver called Rooster's Quarters (also out of business). It was ghastly.

                      1. I had this at Haven Gastropub in Orange. I'd be curious to know how authentic it is (it was as you described above).

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                        Haven Gastropub
                        190 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866

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                        1. re: mayjay

                          Yeah, they have oxtail poutine at Haven. I didn't care for it at all. Wayyyyyyyy too salty.

                          1. re: mayjay

                            It's tasty but not particularly authentic (and by "authentic", I mean "served the way you would expect if you simply ordered a plate of poutine in Québec). Poutine is normally fries, curds and sauce; additions of meat and whatnot are non-canonical but very common in Québec. Le Pied de Cochon in Montréal serves a foie gras poutine, after all...

                            The poutine from Frysmith is closer but is shockingly salty—due, I suspect, to the gravy being held and concentrating, a common poutine sin in je-me-souviens land as well.