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Nov 8, 2009 01:05 AM


Recent thread on Show Dogs drifted into poutine discussion and its infiltration into the Bay Area. Found this link in the right hand column irresistible.

Show Dogs
1020 Market St, San Francisco, CA

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  1. So reportedly they have poutine at Oh My Dawg in Oakland. Anybody tried it?

    Salt House in SF has something they call poutine on the menu, but it's made with cheddar, not fresh curd.

    Salt House
    545 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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      1. re: wolfe

        Just had to try the Oh My Dawg version. Their's is a fun rendition with the requisite salt, grease, and calorie overlaod. The owner explained why and how its not a pure pedigree Québécois Poutine - the gravy is sweet, the cheese is jack... to which I say, Poutine should never have a pedigree. it is a mongrel mashup. And this one is delicious. Took me no time to polish it off.

        O My Dawg- CLOSED
        463 2nd St, Oakland, CA

    1. Going to Flora next week - saw it's on the menu under starters, cheese curds included. If we try it, I'll report back.

      1900 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

      1. OK, I'm obsessing. Since few people here will have any idea what poutine is, I've dug up some links. Feast our eyes on this: Which was posted in this thread:

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        1. Just went to Salt House today for lunch and they had poutine as an appetizer. It was okay, not necessarily something I'd get again but good to try.

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          1. re: skwid

            Speaking as a Canadian, you really need to be drunk to enjoy your first poutine. It's only then that the combination makes sense, after that initial one though you will crave it no matter what state you're in. So I really want to try some of these bay area one's, but I just don't know if I can set myself up for that kind of disappointment, but the craving is strong.

            1. re: Piperdown

              I speak as a Canadian and I heartily disagree. I thoroughly enjoyed my first Quebecois poutine absolutely sober.


          2. In the new issue of the New Yorker, Calvin Trillin does a pretty exhaustive "research" piece for anyone who wants to read before they try. Maybe this should be a media post but it seems to fit here for this topic.