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Poutine in DFW area?

ginger7949 Sep 11, 2007 08:21 AM

Just wondering if anyone knew a place to get some good fries and gravy with cheese curds!
mmmmmm....healthy!
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!

Ginger7949

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    LeftyRodriguez RE: ginger7949 Sep 12, 2007 01:49 PM

    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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      luniz RE: LeftyRodriguez Sep 12, 2007 02:32 PM

      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.

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      interference RE: ginger7949 Sep 13, 2007 09:17 PM

      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. irodguy RE: ginger7949 Sep 14, 2007 08:27 AM

        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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          interference RE: irodguy Oct 4, 2007 01:34 PM

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

        2. ginger7949 RE: ginger7949 Sep 17, 2007 05:29 AM

          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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            mamarati RE: ginger7949 Oct 11, 2007 10:25 AM

            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.

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              irodguy RE: mamarati Oct 11, 2007 01:40 PM

              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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            dvaughn971 RE: ginger7949 Aug 4, 2009 11:21 AM

            I just stopped at Vercelli's in Krum, TX (just NW of Denton) and sampled their poutine. The cheese curds and gravy both come straight from Quebec, and the assemblage was quite tasty. http://www.vercellis.com/

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              DallasDude RE: dvaughn971 Aug 4, 2009 01:30 PM

              Make your own cheese curds. So so simple.

              As for poutine, I saw that a Garland restaurant featured in the Observer a few months back served this noxious ballpark dish. I am really suprised that it hasnt caught on in the states. For local poutine try Marlos House in Garland. All the finest places are in Garland I am sure. Buck Owens went to grade school there, so it cannot be all that bad. http://www.dallasobserver.com/2009-03...

              In Krum there is a place called Vercelli's that makes poutine.
              Their website says they charge 2 dollars for delivery, so that is a bargain if you live in Dallas. lol

              On a similar note you simply must look at foie gras poutine with horse fat fries: http://www.hungryinhogtown.com/hungry... I might note that Quebec is where I first tried the odd geoduck.

              Hi kitten, this was for you of course...

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                nastagol RE: dvaughn971 Dec 13, 2012 09:25 AM

                vercill's is not existing anymore, every time i went there i ate poutine , i was doing 40 min of car to eat poutine , lol , but its kind of sad,,, now we do it ourselves , we go buy some cheddar curds at central market and buy some fries at chilis or wingstop, than for the sauce we always get st-hubert poutine or hot-chicken sauce when we go to quebec, i know that there is a website where you can buy every thing exept the fries ,, and also you can buy aldressed or ketshup chips , which are only in canada,,, ill try to find the website and come back to you .

              2. Carrollton Foodie RE: ginger7949 Aug 5, 2009 07:52 PM

                We had poutine fries a couple times when we were in Alberta, Canada, yum!!!. The only place I've found here that serves poutine fries is this place http://www.dallasobserver.com/2009-03... Haven't tried it, but please post if you try it and it's good. I've been thinking about those poutine fries for the last 6 years!

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                  DallasDude RE: Carrollton Foodie Aug 5, 2009 10:09 PM

                  Saying 'fries' might give the uninitiated the wrong idea. They are not the crispy thin wafes you might be acustomed to in the US. More like thicker browned on the outside, creamy on the inside potato has been my experience. But in all honesty, very devilishly good. The gravy is a fairly light veal stock based gravy and the cheese curds I have had were squeeky and made that day as mentioned above. And I must add once again, curds are the easiest 30 minute trick you can make. The curds I had in Quebec were somewhat squeeky, if that makes sense. I added a picture...

                   
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