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In search of poutine

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zach272 Sep 9, 2008 04:24 PM

I have a fierce craving for good poutine. Where can I find some in Boston/Cambridge/etc.? (Is there anywhere other than All Star? (the only metro Boston option I can find in previous threads) Must be accessible by T.

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    Dan J Sep 13, 2008 06:45 PM

    Mmmmm, Duckfat.

    Try this (Harvest):

    http://thephoenix.com/boston/Food/284...

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      voodoocheese Sep 13, 2008 09:04 PM

      Have you had it there recently? That article is a little old, and their website doesn't list poutine... Oh, I hope they have it! I work so close by!!

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        Kat Sep 14, 2008 06:46 AM

        There is a family type restaurant in Nashua, NH that serves it; I found out about it on this board and went. Not too bad; but it did the trick until I could make it back to Montreal. I can't remember the name, but if you google poutine and Nashua, NH it might come up.

        1. re: voodoocheese
          Boatrocker Sep 14, 2008 08:00 AM

          If I recall correctly, it was removed from the menu at the Harvest about the time the current chef arrived. I was hoping they would offer it again if they received a lot of requests, but perhaps I was kidding myself. The good news is that The All Star Sandwich Bar still serves it.

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            Dan J Sep 14, 2008 02:09 PM

            Sorry, I have not.

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          stoptime Sep 9, 2008 07:57 PM

          Townsend's in Hyde Park has a decent version at the bar - sharp cheddar rather than cheese curds, though.

          http://www.townsendsrestaurant.com

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            firewrx612 Sep 14, 2008 01:56 PM

            agreed, love Townsends version. If you're looking for authentic this isn't it, but it's a great interpretation.

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            gutman Sep 9, 2008 05:21 PM

            All Star Sandwich in Inman square serves a version. It's not bad, but the fries aren't crispy enough for my taste.

            1. MC Slim JB Sep 9, 2008 05:08 PM

              The Beehive used to offer it as a $10 side dish; not sure if they do any more.

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              1. re: MC Slim JB
                voodoocheese Sep 9, 2008 09:47 PM

                I was there a little while ago, and poutine was still on the menu. It was fabulous- different than other poutine because the fries are so flat and thin, but so good!

                1. re: voodoocheese
                  MC Slim JB Sep 9, 2008 10:44 PM

                  Sounds like the same "frites" that they serve with their burger. I have to say I don't care for them; they remind me more of kettle-cooked potato chips than french fries, too thin and crisp, no starchy interior at all.

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                BeverlyCY Sep 9, 2008 04:55 PM

                See if you can hitch a ride to Montréal Fries on Route 106 in West Bridgewater. It's the only source of authentic poutine in the area.

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                  cannedmilkandfruitypebbles Sep 10, 2008 05:55 AM

                  The poutine at Montreal Fries is pretty close to authentic but it lacks the rich flavored gravy that you get when you're within Montreal Proper. I was disappointed on when I tried it.

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