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Sep 9, 2008 04:24 PM

In search of poutine

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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  1. 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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    1. re: BeverlyCY

      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.

    2. 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

        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

          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.

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

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


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          1. re: stoptime

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

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