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Poutine from Burlington to Niagara

foodiemommy Nov 2, 2007 06:07 AM

Our friends, originally from Northern Ontario (specifically, from a serious poutine town), are moving to the Horseshoe area from Montreal. To make them feel welcome (and to get our own fix), we'd like to go for some good poutine. Can anyone recommend a place from Burlington to Niagara that makes a really good poutine? No frozen fries, and no grated cheese - curds only please! Thanks.

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    goodcookiedrift RE: foodiemommy Nov 2, 2007 11:04 AM

    i hate to be the bearer of bad news but you're pretty much SOL. I once lived in montreal, and my gf is an Ottawa ex-pat, and we've been on an exhausting search for poutine thats at least a 7 by Ottawa Valley/Quebec standards. And its been thoroughly disappointing.

    but the silver lining in this gloomy poutine cloud is...and i kid you not...New York Fries. cheese curds? check. Fresh cut thick fries? Check. decent gravy? check. its by no means orgasmic, but its average.

    Also, thre's a blue chip truck on Queen (in front of Nathan Phillips Square) that has pretty good poutine.

    oh how i miss good poutine.

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      foodiemommy RE: goodcookiedrift Nov 2, 2007 12:16 PM

      thanks goodcookiedrift. i also spent a few years in montreal, and am from up north. seems to me that you "get" what constitutes good poutine! i'll try new york fries, and you're right about the blue chip truck.
      as for our friends, maybe i'll just have to cook for them myself...
      i miss the good old days of having poutine DELIVERED at 2 a.m. in montreal...

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        goodcookiedrift RE: foodiemommy Nov 2, 2007 01:41 PM

        ..or having the options of going to Le Banquise, la Frite Doree, or Monde du Frite.

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          rbcj RE: goodcookiedrift Nov 2, 2007 03:17 PM

          Chez Paul's in Magog - artery clogging goodness!

          Must concur with goodcookiedrift's assessment of the poutine situation here in Southern Ontario. Pretty grim.

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            foodiemommy RE: rbcj Nov 4, 2007 05:05 AM

            Well, at least we have our poutine memories...

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              goodcookiedrift RE: foodiemommy Nov 5, 2007 09:19 AM

              I always wondered why good poutine was so hard to get here in Toronto, and after the Royal Winter Fare this weekend, I kind of clued in why. $6+ for a bag of cheese curds? are you kidding me? thats absolute robbery.

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