Update: Fats has closed.
I had high hopes for the poutine at Fats, a relatively new NE Portland gastro pub.
Fats has received plenty of press; it’s the latest creation of one of Portland’s most celebrated restauranteurs: Micah Camden, the man behind Yakuza, Beast, and D.O.C. (all of which are within a block of Fats).
The Red Fox promises cheap food lousy drinks and over 2 beers on tap, and boy do they deliver (though the Bärenjäger hot toddies 3/4s of our party drank were far from lousy). I went with a cold delicious beer – a Lagunitas Czech Style Pilsner, I believe, but I can’t recall for certain.
After an early afternoon last Sunday sampling the wares at the Great American Distillers Festival, we needed something substantial in our stomachs. And I don’t know about you, but Gumbo Cheese Fries sound awfully substantial.
Update: Also read the review: Breakfast Poutine at The Original: A Dinerant.
Despite the horked up name of this establishment (dinerant? really?), The Original: A Dinerant, cooks up crispy fries, stirs up an interesting gravy, and hides orange cheddar cheese curds beneath it all.