A view from Montreal: Fast food poutine

harveysMy friends Andy and Lynda (the couple that had us over for the a Grey Cup party last year) are in Montreal right now, just coincidentally the week of this site’s launch.

I asked Andy before he left if he could do me the favor of taking photos of Montreal poutine, if he got the chance. Well, poutine is ubiquitous in its Quebec birthplace, and he delivered the first photo yesterday, which you can see above. Nothing fancy, just fast food poutine at Harvey’s.

I boldly predict (hope?) that Burgerville will someday offer poutine, with fresh Tillamook cheddar cheese curds!

Homemade Grey Cup Party Poutine

2009_Grey_Cup-200The 2009 Grey Cup is just around the corner – Sunday, November 29th. The Grey Cup, for the non-Canadaphiles, is the Super Bowl of the Canadian Football League.

And could there be a better accompaniment to a Grey Cup party than poutine and beer?

Last year Andy and Québécoise Lynda invited us to their Grey Cup party. The game was held in Montreal, and the hometown team, the Allouettes, made it to the final. We would celebrate Canada-style: with Canadian beer and homemade poutine.

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