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Poutine at Redondo Beach Cafe???

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kevin Jun 6, 2012 06:09 PM

Has anyone tried it here? What do you think?

Also, on another separate note, what do you think the poutine at Soleil in Westwood?

Thnx.

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    bulavinaka Jun 6, 2012 08:55 PM

    Funny you ask - a Québecor was discussing this with me the other night, and he said this was the place he goes to when the urge hits him. He says that the gravy is right, but the curds are very hard to duplicate. He personally hasn't seen the curds here. One can find them fresh in so many places in Canada - even on counters at convenience stores and gas stations, pretty much sold like snack food. But they don't keep. After a day, the texture gets mealy so are usually tossed by the end of the day.

    1. DrBruin Jun 7, 2012 12:27 AM

      I've never had it there... if you're a montreal smoked meat fan, they serve it there. I used to be a regular for breakfast but the last three times I went, the service was mediocre, the orange juice quality went down, and the food was just blah. So, for breakfast, I go eat down the road either at Norm's, the Good Stuff or at the Original Pancake House.

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        Servorg Jun 7, 2012 06:04 AM

        Speaking of Norm's I had breakfast at my local branch on Pico near Sepulveda a couple of months ago and the waitress asked me if I wanted cheese on my hash browns. I must be out of touch as that was a new menu item/offering to me. I did try it and the already greasy food rose to a new level of "grease-ability" (I probably should have mopped the plate with a few hundred napkins and then had the oil converted into bio-fuel afterward).

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          DrBruin Jun 7, 2012 07:42 AM

          Oh, you have to try the loaded hash browns. They add bacon, cheese, salsa, and sour cream. It's essentially shredded potato skins. It's a real "healthy" delight.

          The Norm's location (South Torrance) I referred to generally doesn't have a grease problem (which I've encountered at other locations, particularly those on the westside).

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            kevin Jun 7, 2012 11:27 AM

            I stay away from Norm's. I guess in hindsight Pann's is basically the type of food done right that one would wish to get at Norm's.

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          jeffandnat Jun 8, 2012 09:19 AM

          I hit RBC often with a Montreal native, to crave her need for poutine. Their version is very close to what you would find in Canada. Like bulavinaka states, the curd is the hard to duplicate part, but I think this is as close as you will get in LA. RBC is pretty basic fare, but with poutine, smoked meat, hockey on the tube, and all things Canadian on the walls, my ex-pat Montrealian(?) is very happy here.

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