Tuesday, June 22, 2010

College View

This review just in from my friend Jen and her boys Jacob and Joshua who live in Prescott, Ontario.

College View is a little ice cream shoppe across from Kemptville College, Kemptville. I wish I could say we were pleased and excited to share however that is not the case this time.

For one, the fries, although fresh, were heavily coated with some kind of batter. I personally don't much like coated fries as I believe that a properly cooked potato will stand just fine on its own. The container was close to tiny for a "small" and made of cardboard. Your fingers were not protected from the hot contents and nor would they stay hot for long in thin cardboard.

Joshua's first words after his first bite were "salty gravy" -- strike three. There was not an abundance of curds either. So, all in all it was a most disappointing poutine experience. One out of five curds.

Thanks for the review, Jen. Onward and upward!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Gage

In Chicago, right across from Millennium Park is a restaurant called The Gage.

It's actually directly across the street, so close that you can see the park reflected in its front door. I had Googled "poutine in Chicago" and The Gage popped up with glowing reviews.

And they were all right! Elk ragout poutine, delicious, creamy gravy making the curds, still squeaky in their freshness, melt a bit, all served over very good fries.

Richard loved it...

...and so did I! A definite, hands down, 5 out of 5 curds. Fantastic!

The Gage, 24 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312.372.4243
Open late, 7 days a week. Click on their website: The Gage.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cheese Fries at Neil's

While in New York City last week, we asked a few cops where we could grab a cup of coffee -- that wouldn't cost $5 a cup -- and they pointed us to Neil's.

It was only a few blocks away so we hopped over and found the joint. Great spot.

My niece Sylvie and I split an order of cheese fries. Not exactly poutine...

...but as close as we got on this visit. Yum!