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Poutine in Vancouver: can it be done?

grayelf | May 27, 200911:40 PM     98

cvhound stumped me on Tuesday with a request for poutine. I shuffled my feet a bit and used the "well, it's really a back east kinda thing" but surely there must be a decent rendition hearabouts. I saw it on the lunch menu at Salade de Fruits but didn't think their frites would hold up to an onslaught of gravy so didn't try it there. I've had it at that fries place on Commercial but it was horrid and clumpy. I've heard tell of versions that (shudder) sub in grated cheddar for curds but will speak no further of them.

Then tonight on my way home from another doc film, I stopped in at Fritz on Davie for a bowl and I must say it was rather nice -- peppery gravy, melty curds and screamin' hot crispy fries -- what's not to like for $4? But I have no real gauge for what's good in a poutine. Anyone got the goods on this Canadian treat?

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Salade de Fruits
1545 7th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J1S1, CA

Fritz European Fry House
718 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6Z1B6, CA

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