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Duckfat french fries

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im hungry Mar 8, 2008 07:52 AM

just got back from portland and cant get those fries out of my head,is this the best thing in the world or what???Portland is an awesome place to go and feast!!Lots of great local beer too.cant wait for our next trip up there,,,,,

  1. JMF Mar 9, 2008 05:50 AM

    Duck Fat's Poutine with the duck fat frites, local farm cheese curds, and duck gravy are pretty damn good. I've woken up from dreams about it several times.

    I get duck fat from Hudson Valley Foie Gras in NY and fry with it all the time.

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      sophie fox Mar 9, 2008 04:38 PM

      You've got an Amen! from me about the Poutine! The fries themselves are great, but the poutine is ridiculously good. I really need to limit myself to once a month, but it's not easy.

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        amby48 Jun 23, 2008 06:35 PM

        FYI - If you are local to West Haven, CT Bella Bella Gourmet produces rendered duck fat.

        1. re: amby48
          Scargod Jun 24, 2008 08:47 AM

          West Haven store burned. They are consolidated in the Hamden location.
          Sells fresh chickens, rendered duck fat. ducks, foie gras from local farms farms in Sullivan County, NY.
          http://www.shop.bellabellagourmet.com...
          I know it says West Haven on their site but the # gets you the Hamden store.
          Has anyone bought their fresh fowl products?

      2. goodbyeohio Mar 9, 2008 06:00 AM

        makes me think of these fries:

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/83552006...

        i'll be there in two weeks.. can't wait!

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          djr222 Mar 11, 2008 06:31 AM

          yes your right every time in Portland its a must call, to stop and get some

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            kimfair1 Jun 23, 2008 12:21 PM

            Long time lurker, first time poster.

            We went to Duckfat for the first time this weekend and were blown away. My wife has family in the Portland area, and we love Hugo's (despite the haters), but hadn't gotten to Duckfat until yesterday. Wow! the poutine was fabulous, the fries indescribable. I may never be able to eat ketchup without truffle oil again. THe lim/mint soda was fab, as well as the churros and beignets. The duck confir panini, also a winner. We rolled out fat and happy. Can't wait to go back!

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              Ctcomfort Jun 23, 2008 02:48 PM

              The only thing that can improve on DF is getting THE MOST MOIST cupkakes from accross the street at Fat Cats Bakery!

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                kimfair1 Jun 24, 2008 06:57 AM

                We walked by Fat Cats on our way back to our car, but at that point we were having trouble walking from all the food. We'll need to check them out next time we're in Portland, as the wife loves some cupcakes!

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                chrisandbetsyc Jun 24, 2008 07:16 PM

                my family is going to be vacationing in portland next month, so i checked out the website for duckfat. is it the kind of place i can take my (very well behaved in restaurants) four year old? any suggestions of other great food/ kid friendly places in portland?

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                  kimfair1 Jun 25, 2008 07:46 AM

                  I think a well behaved child would be ok there, though it is VERY small, with mostly bar type seats, and a few high top tables. You would probably be better served with a child in tow to get the food take-out and then find a nice spot near the water to eat.

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                    delong99 Jun 25, 2008 09:17 AM

                    Duckfat has a few tables out on the sidewalk as well, but I think they are 2-tops.

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