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Sunday, November 21, 2010

My French Canadian boyfriend says this is the best poutine in Toronto

There are so many poutine places on Queen West now, and Poutine Plus is a late addition, taking over a formerly healthy pita type joint at 657 Queen Street West at Bathurst.
The place is packed with kitschy Canadiana and is already drawing a nice late night crowd of 100% drunk males.

My quebecois boyfriend always tries the poutine wherever we go and inevitably is disappointed. Cheese curd standards have been improving in the city of late, but the gravy is never right, he says, or there's too much, making the fries soggy. Poutine Plus is the first place in Toronto to win his favour.

The fries are good quality. The cheese, while not squeaky fresh, is authentic. The gravy is the key--dark, thick gravy in just the right quantity. If you've been there, let me know what you think in the comments, below.

Vladimir Poutine enjoying his namesake dish.

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Anonymous said...

Hi...just read your post, and yes this place is real just like a place you would find in Montreal. I dont know what all the hype is about Smokes.

Nice crispy fries with a awesome gravy with real beef chunks.

Looks like if might be a franchise not sure.

Anonymous said...

Love the fries here....they blow away poutini and smokes.

I think it has to do with the container, the others get soggy so fast.

Anonymous said...

I am from New York City and was pleased to see that this place has Nathan's Hot Dogs as well. I dont know why this place is not packed. Any place in NYC with Nathans and Fries like this place would be packed at lunch.

My office orders at least 10 hot dogs for lunch every week.

Anonymous said...

I love the photo of Putin.

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