The first time I had it was in 2012 in Windsor, Canaaaaadia… literally 5 minutes away from where I was staying in Detroit. At a little place called Frenchy’s Poutinery. I’ve heard about this creation but never had it. And when I was living in Seattle and going to Vancouver all the time, I was too little to even care about food.
Look at me, all dressed up and excited to go.
I think we ordered a few meats on here. It was messy, gooey and over-flowing. When I think of gravy, I think of Thanksgiving gravy… thick, dense and heavy…. but poutine gravy is more like a thicker jus. The fries got soggy after a bit since it got so covered with stuff…..
So, now comes the part of the review. I recently went to Ontario/Niagra Falls with family and was told by C that I had to hit up Smoke’s Poutinerie. HAD TO. I was so sick that morning from being so underdressed and cold and smoke covered at the casino the night before… but I HAD TO GO TO CANADA FOR POUTINE!
I ended up getting an original one. Simple. Crispy fries. Chunks of cheese curds and that light thin gravy I talked about earlier. It was like 4pm and my first meal of the day – the fam weren’t too into it but I loved it. I liked that the fries stayed crispy :] YUM!
And of course I left my mark! @misstiffie
So as soon as L saw me post pictures of poutine, he got poutine-envy; So for July 4th, I made a mini poutine bar for the party he threw. I make a mean double fried fries :] And in the back I had a mushroom gravy which I thinned down with chicken stock – and I added some white pepper for more of a bite.
My 40 (but not a Colt) – Bigger than K and I’s head
My first bowl. My skinny rosemary fries, cheese curds (ranch flavored but I couldn’t taste it), my gravy, pulled pork and topped with crumbled chunks of crispy bacon! I even microwaved it a bit so the curds would get super gooey!!!
I also made some fresh watermelon margaritas for everyone.
Ps. Don’t let a drunk person piggyback you while you’re drunk in a crowded area.
Pps. if that lady who wanted to hit me ever reads this. You still suck.
So yay for Canada for actually having a few cool things, even though it’s still really easy to “blame Canada” and make fun of Canada eh… HAH :]