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New Poutine Chain above Burrito Boys

Opening next in November. http://smokespoutinerie.com/ Looks interesting enough. Anyone have any info on this place? Could we be getting real poutines in Hog town??? The rapid expansion of the chain shakes my confidence in the quality. All in all it sounds like I may need a new belt. OMG butter chicken poutine, thats just evil. The cottage poutine makes me want to vomit. Will this be what we've been waiting for or the ultimate poutine sacrilege?

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  1. Awesome news, let's just hope they actually have fresh squeaky curds like they have in Montreal!

    When this place opens make sure someone posts about it, I want to try it :)

    Thanks for the heads up :)

    1. Considering it appears to be a new chain, with no shops in Quebec, and one set to open in Ottawa, I doubt their ability to bring real, good poutine to Toronto.

      I'm not sure what to think; firstly, they state their gravy is a combination beef/chicken gravy, which is certainly not a traditional poutine. If they have fresh curds though, the gravy is not quite as important. Of the many menu options, some of them are classic, others are a bit strange, but hey, even poutine in Montréal has numerous variations.

      Poutine + hot dogs = pretty common though.

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      1. re: tjr

        I had no idea Poutine + Hotdogs was common. I guess I should shut my yap and try it.

        1. re: mlukan

          Steamies, usually Lester's.

          The point about quick expansion as a new franchiser is well taken. The menu shows good attention to detail, but that may be hard to deliver consistently, with several places starting at the same time.

          1. re: jayt90

            They're only opening one location to start. All of the other locations listed on the website seem to have disclaimers saying "if we can find a good spot" or some such thing. Hopefully, they'll be smart enough to get it right in one place before expanding too quickly.

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        1. Does anyone have an idea of what kind of hours they'll operate??

          DT

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          1. re: Davwud

            Hopefully late hours, I hate travelling around rush hour

            Also, the chicken/beef gravy combination sounds kind of... weird.

            1. re: duckdown

              Isn't poutine most popular when the bars are closing? ;)

              1. re: duckdown

                It would have to be a lunch destination for me. I live in Aurora.

                DT

            2. Doomed to failure within a year I'd say.

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              1. re: Googs

                Consider your words marked. :)

                1. re: Wahooty

                  I'll try it! Makes a good side to my burrito :)