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Sep 11, 2007 08:21 AM

Poutine in DFW area?

Just wondering if anyone knew a place to get some good fries and gravy with cheese curds!
Some places in New England call it Disco fries. I'd love to try and find a good old school diner, open late that has good milkshakes too, milkshakes go great with poutine!
Thanks, and Cheers!


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  1. I wish I knew where to get some, but I don't think anyone has even heard of it down here...Though you did, tangentially, make me hungry for some Timbits.

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    1. re: LeftyRodriguez

      Macchu Pichu serves something that may be similar, french fries, cheese, and chili, or something like that. Bit of a Peruvian national dish. But I've never tried it, gotta watch my girlish figure and all.

      1. re: luniz

        The Peruvian national dish is the lomo saltado. It's fries, red onion, tomatoes, and strips of steak mixed together. No chili, cheese or curds.

    2. I wish! I just got back from eating some great poutine in Quebec. The problem is that an authentic poutine absolutely depends on fresh cheese curds. Up there, you eat cheese curds that were made the morning of. It's crazy how you can walk into a gas station / convenience store and buy a bag of freshly delivered cheese curds.

      As far as I know, there is no place to get cheese curds around here. If anyone has a source, speak up!

      1. The only thing I could think of would be to buy cheese curds at Central Market (in season I believe mid winter) and then go to The big easy in Plano. The big easy will gladly do fries and gravy and put your own curds on them. I will have to try them next time I am visiting the NE.

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        1. re: irodguy

          Intriguing... I did not know you could get cheese curds at Central Market. I don't understand how cheese can be "in season," though.

          1. re: interference

            Central Market only has yellow curds. Poutines are typically made with the white version.

        2. Just wanted to say thanks for the great recommendations, we love big Easy and I have seen cheese curds at both Central market and at super target. I guess I will have to be adventurous and try it!!
          Thanks again!

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          1. re: ginger7949

            FWIW, I have never seen mozzarella curds at Central Market, only the cheddar curds. They're in a little plastic container like Gladware. The cheddar curds still make pretty good poutine, however, but the stuff I had in Canada was a white cheese that tasted like mozzarella. At Sprouts they have this mozzarella that is little balls in oil... I haven't tried it yet, but that might work. Not really curds, though.

            1. re: mamarati

              Ah okay you can get Mozzarella curds at the Mozzarella factory on Elm no problem. All though I don't find the curds to have much of a taste.

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