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The Big Cheese – poutine in Kensington

Montreal Smoked Meat poutine from The Big Cheese in Kensington

Montreal Smoked Meat poutine from The Big Cheese in Kensington

A few weeks ago I was walking home really late and popped into The Big Cheese for a bite to eat – I was really far from home still and there were very few (non-bar) places open, so it might not have been my destination of choice, but it was a good option.

The menu of The Big Cheese in Kensington

The menu of The Big Cheese in Kensington

I ordered the Montreal Smoked Meat poutine, in the smaller size rather than the larger one – and it was really way too big. Not just the quantity of the food, but also once the fries and gravy cooled off – they were kind of icky. I’d rather split this with someone else and get it while it’s hot and tasty.

The meat was good, the fries were good, the grainy mustard was super good and I will NEVER turn down a pickle.. yum. So overall, I’d definitely have this again – though I think I’d rather go with a friend and split an order. (And then maybe go next door for dessert… hehe)

What about you – where’s the best poutine in Calgary in your opinion? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2017 in North-West Calgary

 

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Return of Calgary’s Food Trucks: Family Fry Guy

Traditional poutine from the Family Fry Guy

Traditional poutine from the Family Fry Guy

Now that the calendar tells us it’s spring (if only the weather would cooperate too) it looks like Calgary’s Food Trucks are back!

They were gone for winter near where I work (near Mount Royal University in Calgary’s SouthWest) but on Monday, March 24th I saw the first (of many, I’m sure!) tweets announcing the return of Food Trucks. They visit the campus, and in the past one truck has visited per day, around the lunchtime to add variety to the lunchtime offerings at MRU (and area) now that the university’s main cafeteria has closed.

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Posted by on March 31, 2014 in Downtown Calgary, Food Trucks, South-West Calgary

 

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Poutine on 17th

Donair poutine

Donair poutine (iPhone photo)

Poutine isn’t exactly a staple food in my diet, though I’ve had some good stuff (hearty potatoes, plenty of cheese, flavourful gravy) and some terrible poutine too (floppy fries, runny gravy, too much salt) over the years. Even McDonalds is now serving poutine. (I haven’t tried it yet, but heard it’s more of the later than the former….) The Big Cheese on 17th Avenue has been on my ‘yeah, let’s go there some day’ list for a while, but honestly there are so many amazing places to eat on 17th Avenue, that I just didn’t get there.

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Posted by on February 13, 2014 in South-West Calgary

 

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