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Old 03-11-2015, 10:38 AM
 
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Not sure poutine has been around in the West for ''ages'' as some say.

I grew up in eastern Canada outside Quebec in the 70s and 80s. It only started becoming common in the mid 80s and then really took off in the 90s.
I'm thinking there might have been a few places that sold it in the West early on, but I don't think it really became a pan-Canadian thing until the 90s. If it already was by 1983 I'm pretty sure Bob and Doug McKenzie would have eaten some in Strange Brew, but they didn't.
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I'm thinking there might have been a few places that sold it in the West early on, but I don't think it really became a pan-Canadian thing until the 90s. If it already was by 1983 I'm pretty sure Bob and Doug McKenzie would have eaten some in Strange Brew, but they didn't.
I grew up in Vancouver and the first time I heard of it was in 1992 on a trip to Montreal. It was never on the menu of any of the restaurants I went to in Vancouver. Places like The Aristocrat, Scott's Cafe on Granville then on Seymour, White Spot, Woodward's department stores restaurants etc.Gravy on fries, yes, that was common, but not cheese curds.

I'm sure Zoiste isn't dreaming, but the place they went to must have been one of the few places that served it.
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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isnt it essentially fries?

I failed to see the need for a different name. It is like no matter what funny stuff you add in an icecream, it is still an icecream.
Sundaes, Banana Splits, Milkshakes, etc etc.
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:17 PM
 
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The fact that Canadians seem proud of poutine and constantly tout this nondescript food is embarrassing.
Proud? No, just a dish that people ( some ) seem to like. It's spreading...they even serve it in Australia now, but I hear the curds are not up to par.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Canada
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When I was a little girl we had fries with gravy at Eatons whenever my grandparents took me shopping with them. That would have been in the late 60s, early 70s. No curds though and we called it fries with gravy.
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