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bobertdeniro Sep 29, 2012 09:18 PM

I lived in Montreal for 20 years and often went to Mr. Patates Frites for their poutines.
It was greasy and gave you irritable bowel syndrome, but something about it tasted so genuine.
As I remember, an old Quebecois couple owned it and made my all time favorite poutines there.

Since then, I have moved to the States and long for delicious Quebec poutines.

During a recent Montreal visit,
I went back to Mr. Patates Frites to find that their poutines are completely different.
Even the fries are not the same.

Have they changed owners?
I did not get a chance to talk to my waiter, but I am very disappointed.

What do you guys think of the new Mr. Patates Frites?
and where can I get my old poutines from???!!!

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    Maximilien Sep 30, 2012 04:54 AM

    Your taste has probably changed in all those years!

    it might have probably have been bad 20 years ago.

    :-)

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      PhilTG84 Sep 30, 2012 01:11 PM

      Bobertdeniro,

      The Mr. Patates Frites you remember is gone! I went there as a kid, I remember getting a poutine and hot dog with my father when I was just a young boy. Anyhow, the restaurant was sold 7 1/2 years ago to a catering company named A La Carte Catering 2000 that wanted to establish their mark on restaurants and give them a bigger kitchen. People were really disappointed when they changed the method for preparing their specialties especially the fries. You are not the only person to complain. Apparently the fries are too soft and basically melt into the poutine while the hot dogs are dry.

      There are so few snack items available in that stretch of Pierrefonds, and fewer decent options. It's a pity they didn't keep the restaurant as-is.

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        Haggisboy Sep 30, 2012 04:51 PM

        Pierrefonds? Where is this resto exactly?

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          catroast Sep 30, 2012 05:37 PM

          it's on gouin near fredmir

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            JerkPork Sep 30, 2012 05:58 PM

            This is where Monsieur Patate Frites was located up until a few years ago;
            12680, boulevard Gouin Ouest. (corner Perron)

            No clue if it was located elsewhere 20 years ago. The name changed at some point in the last few years to, Poulet Royal or something like that but a fire hit it last year.

            http://www.coderouge.com/intervention...

            If you search for A La Carte Catering 2000, their seems to be an address of 10447, boulevard Gouin Ouest which seems to be around the location of the Haitian take out place near the train Roxboro train station.

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              Haggisboy Oct 1, 2012 04:37 AM

              That place is still boarded up after the fire. I've lived in Pierrefonds for 15 years and from the time I moved here that place, known as Mr. Patates, was garbage. About four years ago I had to work late and on my drive home got the stupid notion to stop in there and order some fish and chips. I kid you not, I watched them take the triangle wedges out of a Captain Highliner box and put them in the deep fryer. The tarter sauce came in a packet with Kraft on it. What junk. Plus, they had their young kids running around the joint sliding around on the floor on the metal pizza trays. It's one of the few places where having them burn down was probably a public good.

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                bobertdeniro Oct 1, 2012 12:50 PM

                thats what im saying
                the old mr. patate frites was absolutely delicious though
                too bad you couldnt have tasted their food

                the only other place that i can think of that
                that has decent poutines now is montreal hot dog station
                but they are no mr. palates frites....

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          bobertdeniro Sep 30, 2012 06:14 PM

          That explains it.
          Last time I remember eating the delicious poutine must have been at least 8 years ago.

          Oh well....
          Thanks for the responses guys!

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