Poutine may have been invented by Canadians (Quebecois, really) as a way to soak up excess Molson between hockey games. But topping our northern neighbor’s single greatest culinary invention with Pennsylvania’s favorite regional meat is Philly’s goddamn genius.
Canadian-inspired poutine is the jumping-off point at this Rittenhouse fast-casual, offering a dozen varieties that range from classic curds and gravy to creamed chipped beef and a breakfast-y scrapple and egg option. Sliders and shakes round out the decadent menu, all served in a cozy, subterranean space lined with reclaimed wood.
Shoo Fry – Poutine, Philly style is the name of the game at this belowground build-your-own fries bar. Fries come covered in cheese curds and gravy, slathered in steak and Cheez Whiz, topped with scrapple, cheddar and an egg.
Shoo fry is taking French fries to the next level making them the main course. Melissa Magee digs in at some new Philly favorites.
"Being in Philly and part of the larger US poutine trend in itself, the menu comes with some creative flourishes to reinvent the classic Canadian dish into something distinctly…"