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Apr 15, 2007 06:18 PM

Poutine In Calgary???

So where would a fabulous dish of authentic Quebec style Poutine be hiding in cowtown.. * if one such place did exist?
Do i need to fly to Montreal to fix my Craving?

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  1. I've heard good things from Quebecois friends about Alberta King of Subs (10 - 7196 Temple Dr NE).

    1. I went to Alberta King of Subs last week for the first time and the poutine was excellent! I thought my MSM sandwich was OK , nothing spectacular, but the poutine was great!

      1. As FF has stated, the poutine is excellent. It's no Au Pied du Cochon, but it's a good, classic, hearty Montreal style Poutine.

        I think the MSM is a bit inconsistent. Sometimes a bit too mushy. But it's pretty good for what you find in Calgary. Their subs themselves i really didnt like.

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        1. re: yen

          I agree with yen. The MSM is inconsistent, but I always ask for the fatty parts of the brisket. It's probably the best poutine in town though.

          1. re: yen

            I don't understand why everyone raves about the poutine there. I don't know if it's just me not appreciating authentic Montreal style poutine, but I've been there twice, and both times the whole thing was soggy and lukewarm. I like my fries crispy and hot, and the gravy hot. The MSM there is probably one of the best places to go in Calgary though.

          2. The Costco stuff is actually pretty decent. Will I be booed off the board for admitting that I eat at Costco? It seems they use real cheese curds and the fries and good gravy are hot. Is cheap too.

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            1. re: sharonanne

              Costco.. yes they use real cheese, it's the fries at Costco that I can't stand.

              As for MSM, haven't ever really had a great one in Calgary and I have tried several locations. and IMHO it's not the meat to's the buns everyone is serving them on. They suck. I mean I can do just a good of a job making them since they sell Dunn's smoked meat right at costco.

              1. re: kritafo

                Buns? I've only seen MSM served on rye in Mtl. I've only been to cafe metro and they serve it on rye too.

                As far as poutine goes, you can get it anywhere that has good fries and gravy, just ask them to put some mozza on it as well, it's not real curds but close enough IMHO.

                1. re: hsk

                  I just don't find any of the buns here in Calgary to be overly good. In general I find the bakeries in Calgary to be hit and miss.

            2. Just a could try a homemade version using white cheese curds from Sylvan Star, St-Hubert poutine gravy from the Quebec booth at CFM and your fave fries.

              Otherwise, it's been awhile but I had pretty good poutine at Cafe Metro on McLeod Tr :)