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Old 02-15-2018, 09:43 AM   #41
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Tim Horton's is building a couple of their stores in Minnesota to test the waters so to speak . Supposedly Tim Horton's agreed to not serve poutine in their Minnesota stores so they could comply with Minnesota's EPA standards and secure building permits.
This maybe a urban legend but it does have a ring of truth to it.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:15 AM   #42
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We had a Tim Horton's in Oswego, and as far as I know, they never served poutine. They lasted about 2 years before closing. Coincidence?

By the way, Rudy's, our most popular fish stand does serve poutine, and is still in business!
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:18 AM   #43
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I can get poutine here in Catskill (actually Leeds) at Gracie's Luncheonette (https://www.graciestruckny.com/). $8 for a plate I cannot finish!

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Old 02-15-2018, 10:53 AM   #44
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I can get poutine here in Catskill (actually Leeds) at Gracie's Luncheonette (https://www.graciestruckny.com/). $8 for a plate I cannot finish!

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I would believe that most normal people could not finish their plate of poutine or for that matter start it.
Poutine looks like something you would eat after a night of heavy drinking knowing full well that it would be coming back up a little later in that same evening.
For us south of the border White Castle hamburgers were the food of choice after a long day of imbibing. The grease helped them go down as well as come up.
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:37 AM   #45
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I would believe that most normal people could not finish their plate of poutine or for that matter start it.
Poutine looks like something you would eat after a night of heavy drinking knowing full well that it would be coming back up a little later in that same evening.
For us south of the border White Castle hamburgers were the food of choice after a long day of imbibing. The grease helped them go down as well as come up.
I do not drink much Steve, and am very rarely "drunk." I have to be in the right mood for poutine, as it is very filling. Friday is usually my day out for lunch, and I think tomorrow it will be spaghetti at an Italian restaurant in Catskill. I can't finish that either!

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Old 02-15-2018, 11:43 AM   #46
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I feel sorry for those that cannot appreciate a well made poutine, but that is their loss. While rich and filling, it is still a tasty dish. I know a ton of folks that enjoy it once in a while, always finishing the serving. We have even shared if the serving is quite big.

Go to a music festival, and the poutine food trucks always have a long lineup. Not a lot of heavy drinking there either.
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Tim Horton's is building a couple of their stores in Minnesota to test the waters so to speak . Supposedly Tim Horton's agreed to not serve poutine in their Minnesota stores so they could comply with Minnesota's EPA standards and secure building permits.
This maybe a urban legend but it does have a ring of truth to it.

I think Id have to throw the flag on this one. After all, there are restaurants that serve lutefisk in Minnesota and if you can get away with preparing food with lye, gravy and cheese curds dont sound very serious to me. Also they make SPAM in Minnesota within a few miles of the Cardiac unit at the Mayo Clinic.
Im not a very good judge of fine cuisine, Im more of a volume guy but I never miss a little poutine at Bettys at the end of the Niagara Falls Wine Escape. I drive from the Falls to Fort Wayne, Indiana on a couple sodas and some M and Ms after that breakfast and have a half of a pizza about 8 PM that night. That gravy will stick with you.
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:42 PM   #48
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I feel sorry for those that cannot appreciate a well made poutine, but that is their loss. While rich and filling, it is still a tasty dish. I know a ton of folks that enjoy it once in a while, always finishing the serving. We have even shared if the serving is quite big.

Go to a music festival, and the poutine food trucks always have a long lineup. Not a lot of heavy drinking there either.
I totally agree Jim. I have it maybe once a month, but never have anybody join me for it.

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I'm sure this qualifies as "fake poutine", but in the Bay Area last month I shared fries with cheese sauce and big chunks of pastrami. It was sublime. Maybe I'll get to try the real thing when I'm at Osoyoos?
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:51 PM   #50
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I love poutine. I think its my #3 favorite thing about Canada, as I give Canadia full credit for the dish, not knowing or caring about any historical truth or falsehood of that assumption

Living (just barely) south of the border in Washington State, I still consider myself fortunate that here in Port Townsend we are home to a delightful and respected eatery, The Old Whiskey Mill, where you can find a variety of tasty poutine offerings, along with the normal array of Star Spangled offerings. My favorite is their curry poutine. Served over sweet potato fries. Yum
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never eaten it will have to try it someday all the ingredients sound good except gravy not a big fan of gravy
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I think Id have to throw the flag on this one. After all, there are restaurants that serve lutefisk in Minnesota and if you can get away with preparing food with lye, gravy and cheese curds dont sound very serious to me. Also they make SPAM in Minnesota within a few miles of the Cardiac unit at the Mayo Clinic.
Im not a very good judge of fine cuisine, Im more of a volume guy but I never miss a little poutine at Bettys at the end of the Niagara Falls Wine Escape. I drive from the Falls to Fort Wayne, Indiana on a couple sodas and some M and Ms after that breakfast and have a half of a pizza about 8 PM that night. That gravy will stick with you.
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Best bumper sticker I have seen in the last month said "If you don't talk to your children about lutefisk, who will:?" I have only seen it at church suppers and Sons of Norway halls.
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Hi Leon
I worked for a fellow with the last name of Holstad. He grew up on the Iowa/ Minnesota State line. He would go up home in the winter for a holiday and bring back some lutefisk and some lefsa. We would have it as a snack at work for break. Which around the holidays usually lasted about 90 minutes. Wasnt all that bad. I like to try the ethnic specialties when I get a chance. 23 and me means twenty three different things on my plate.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:53 PM   #54
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Poutine is more of a cultural identity dish than an actual culinary dish. Much like Vegemite, grits, haggis etc. It can be found elsewhere in the world, but as a novelty dish that attracts expats and the curious. It's popularity climbs exponentially as you approach its place of origin. That's my theory at least... and I was born in Quebec.
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