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Planete Poutine in mtl plateau corner of rachel and Clark

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maj54us Aug 6, 2012 04:46 AM

Don't ask me why but I was dragged to another poutine place.

Altough I don't agree on another Poutine joint in the area. I have to say that with their fries and their "spicy gravy" it was a very good poutine. Good fries, good gravy and real poutine cheese. Actually it was the one that would win the title of the tastiest one in the area if we put Poutine en folie, Pitarifique, and Patati Patata in the contest.

The negatives: 10$ for a basic burger that comes with fries or 12.50$ with a poutine, is insane when you can have for 10$ just accross the street 2 that is two bifanas sandwichwes and fries. They need to adjust or have an item that can compete with their neighbours.

If you want quantity with no quality processed food there's pitarifique
Poutine en folie is a sad sad place for poutine. I hated their gravy and fries.
Patati Patata is an experience with its own little charming atmosphere.

I wish planete poutine, and ohh yeah the name is horrible. What were they thinking?

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    Ghostquatre Aug 7, 2012 09:33 AM

    >If you want quantity with no quality processed food there's pitarifique
    Man people will use the word processed to describe any foods they don't like these days.

    The only item that is obviously "processed" is the chicago gyro. Didn't feel like I was eating any meat at all, just more bread to go with the pita.

    There's a bunch of items I don't like from pitarifique, but the subs, chicken pita, pork souvlaki, authentic gyro and fries are not so bad. Especially the fries, they always come out caramelized and crispy everytime. So much better than the frozen yellow crap they use in bad shish taouk and arab pizza/burger joints.

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      maj54us Aug 7, 2012 02:29 PM

      That's a first caramelized fries.

      What i don't like about them is that most of their food is frozen food bought. By processed I mean the stuff you buy frozen and the chemicals can make them last for a few years ion your freezer ;)

      At least if they would by some frozen stuff that had taste in them. I'm still having nightmares about their tasteless souvlaki. I'm sure we could find a few good items but I will never go back to that joint again.

      Pitarifique is not great at all but great for a cheap eat. Altough If they would be near a club at 3am they would do a killing if you get my drift.

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        Shattered Aug 20, 2012 01:36 AM

        Pitarifique has a great poutine, actually. Ditto their subs.

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          Ghostquatre Aug 20, 2012 07:06 AM

          the fries are great, the gravy's okay, but i dunno what's up with the cheese. Last time i tried it which was 2 years ago, they didnt' seem like cheese curds at all

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            Shattered Aug 20, 2012 10:52 PM

            I had it twice in the last month, solid fries and gravy (brown gravy, not that runny orange sweet juice) and generous with the cheese, which was definitely real curds. They've stepped up their game since they took over the corner spot where Steve's used to be. Give 'em another shot.

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              Ghostquatre Sep 1, 2012 10:16 AM

              Went back to Pitarifique recently, the cheese might be curds but they are definitely not fresh. Maybe it was because I went at night, but they felt real grainy and not squeaky at all. I believe that back in the old location, they used to store the stainless bowl with the cheese in the drink fridge.

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