My favourite local chip stand is Gaetan's in Alexandria, Ontario -- a hop, skip and a jump from my home.
The place is always crowded. Can you imagine a line up in the middle of January for a place that has no seats?
I ordered a classic poutine for me and a Gaetan's special poutine for Richard.
Pretty exciting, eh?
The fellow in the truck was fast. Each order's french fries were made on the spot. He layered that with curds, then hot gravy, then back for more fries, curds and gravy. Two layers!
There's my poutine just waiting for me. But we waited for Richard's "special" to be made.
Okay, now we're ready to rock and roll...
The Gaetan's special poutine included chicken and hot dogs.
My classic was to die for!
Curds all the way to the bottom. I just had to give it a 5 out of a possible 5 curds. We both loved our poutine from Gaetan's!
Slide your mouse on the image above and click on play button to see The Secret Life of Chip Stands, a great little video about Gaetan's!
To read more about Gaetan's, click on this link at The Star.
Gaetan's Chip Stand is on Main Street, Alexandria, Ontario. It is parked in the Bank of Montreal parking lot and is open every day, weather permitting, from lunchtime onward.