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Poutine In Calgary???

CookieGal Apr 15, 2007 06:18 PM

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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    aktivistin RE: CookieGal Apr 15, 2007 07:44 PM

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

    1. formerlyfingers RE: CookieGal Apr 16, 2007 08:21 AM

      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!

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        yen RE: CookieGal Apr 16, 2007 09:08 AM

        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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          jdelcorro RE: yen Jun 27, 2007 02:52 PM

          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.

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            charliel RE: yen Feb 23, 2008 02:19 PM

            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. sharonanne RE: CookieGal Feb 23, 2008 02:50 PM

            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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              kritafo RE: sharonanne Feb 23, 2008 03:56 PM

              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 blame...it'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.

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                hsk RE: kritafo Feb 23, 2008 04:49 PM

                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.

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                  kritafo RE: hsk Feb 23, 2008 05:58 PM

                  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. maplesugar RE: CookieGal Feb 23, 2008 07:34 PM

              Just a thought...you 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 :)

              1. fmanning RE: CookieGal Feb 23, 2008 08:58 PM

                I haven't tried it myself, but I have heard many people vouch for the poutine at the Laurier Lounge. According to their website it's a little on the pricey side, especially if you go for one of the specialty ones.

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                  morefuuud RE: fmanning Feb 24, 2008 06:46 AM

                  Speaking of 'speciality' poutines ... Tommy Burger on MacLeod has a blue cheese poutine that's more like ... "Would you like some fries with your gravy and blue cheese?" I'm not fond of anything much in that place, but I've never felt so guilty eating a poutine - in a good way. Crispy fries, drenched in too much gravy, but the blue cheese really came through and drowned me in heaven for about two seconds.

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                    kritafo RE: morefuuud Feb 24, 2008 07:59 AM

                    ooh I am not a fan of Tommy Burger either. But the poutine I may try!

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