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Has it ever occurred to you how hard it is to get poutine downtown?

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Air Canada is opening a short-term poutine place at 267 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing on Oct. 3. For ten days, Bostonians will be able to try Montreal and Toronto versions, as well as Japanese and Brazilian examples.

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That sounds like a fun place, actually.

How hard is it in Boston to get short term food permits? Do they need to go through the same approval process? Have they confirmed their dairy delivery trucks are using a Gothic font?

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I'mma go get in line now

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There was a great place called Saus on Union Street that specialized in poutine...not sure if its still there.

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And it's real good, the problem is they only have like three tables.

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QC at Saus is really bad. Some days the fries seem like they've been in the fryer for a year before serving. They don't have a clue how to salt them either. Always too much which takes away from the other toppings.

But sometimes they get it right and it's decent.

They'd lose their pants if a Smoke's ever opened up here in Boston though.

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the FULL montreal poutine experience is eating this glorious dish in a filthy restaurant, where the chef is openly smoking a cigarette, while ignoring the hookers propositioning you first in french, and then in english as you eat.

ah, st. Catherine's street - the last bastion of depravity north of Tijuana.

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You stumble off the Metro stinking drunk at 2am and find that magic window in a grimy trailer at the edge of a parking lot and leave with a container of pure bliss.

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@JohnJosephCromag, et M. "anon,"respect! Enfin, c'est apparent qu'il y a ceux qui comprend exactement la vraie expérience poutinesque à Montréal! Vive la rue Sainte Cat!

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You got that far?

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Love poutine and get it every time I go up North. Look forward to trying the different kinds. Thanks for the heads up, Adam.
Now if only they sold ketchup potato chips.

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Have ketchup potato chips. Excellent. Use to get him here when I lived across the street from a Tedescis. Haven't seen them in metro Boston in more than a decade.

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Humpy Dumpty who are Maine/Canadian Brand make Ketchup and All Dressed Chips and I have heard tell that most Hannaford down here Stock them.

Of course the only one inside 128 is in Waltham so its only barely metro.

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Lincoln Tavern in South Boston serves a poutine dish during their brunches, both weekdays and weekends. It's the only poutine I've ever had, so I can't claim to be an expert. However, I found it enjoyable.

under "Appetizers"

Suldog

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The tater tot poutine at the Lower Depths was still a strong contender. Sorrey, not sorrey to all Canadian friends who may be reading.

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Yeah, they had good tots, but they closed recently: https://www.universalhub.com/2019/kenmore-square-bar-shuts-down-tonight

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To me, the charm was lost when they swapped the menu from tots to tacos.

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Cafe du Pays (formerly Hungry Mother) in Kendall has excellent, if slightly fancy, poutine.

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Tater tot poutine @ Bostonia on State St. Exceptional. Bon appetit!

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I like to hear myself talk. I really do.

So I dated this girl on and off for almost 40 years. Last year she asks me to pick up some gravy fries on the way to her place. I do. She complains they forgot the cheese and I was like, "Oh, you wanted Poutine". She is like "What?". Now mind you, she is a VERY proud French-Canadian girl, so proud that she forsook her very colorful, sexy (and insane) Italian side.

Long story short, we fought for a month straight over the existence of such a Canadian dish with the sticky point that her gramma never actually called it Poutine.

It was not the first, or last, time that a woman uttered the words "Your precious internet" in an argument.

I blame myself though. I used to stick cat food labels over deviled ham and eat cans in front of her. Then there was the time I told her that Benjamin Franklin crashed his 18 wheeler full of pigs just south of Boston and they named the town Deadham because of that.

Then there were the dragon squirrels......

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That's because poutine is garbage eaten by raccoons. Gravy and mashed potatoes is okay but spare me the gravy on the fries. Again those two ingredients only should meet in the dumpster behind a restaurant.

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Chez Vachon may be 1+hr away in Manchester, but if you're looking for something closer to the real deal it is worth the trip.

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There is really only one way to eat French Fries or any potato for that matter -- douse it with some good tasting acid such as Malt Vinegar [Acetic Acid +misc flavoring compounds in minute proportions]. Indeed -- The reason for Ketchup on French Fries is to get the Vinegar in play.

However -- The absolute best acid to use is Lactic Acid. When the Lactic Acid is combined with some proteins and fats -- A Miracle Occurs -- i.e. -- Cover the potatoes with a huge mound of "fresh" Sour Cream. Everything else fails in comparison to the acidic kick from the right types of Lactobacillus eating the lactose sugar and excreting Lactic Acid all the rest of the stuff in the milk goes along for the ride.

Sorry but Poutine is a pale imitation of the real stuff

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Is this something out of the Cthulu Mythos? The horror, the horror...

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serves up a tasty poutine. But new entrants to the market are always welcome.

(In related news, Canary Square in JP serves fries with hollandaise and poached eggs -- "brunch fries" -- on weekends, and it's a wonderful dish.)

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