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.
To celebrate one year in business, Shoo Fry will offer an anniversary deal on Friday, Oct. 20, at the 17th Street location (there's also a Shoo Fry in Fishtown).
"It's Philly's first poutine shop, and they did the city right with regionally-inspired fry toppings…"
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The long-awaited replacement to Underdogs finally opened late last year, and its offering of late-night poutine and sliders does an adequate job of alleviating our sense of loss. Shoo Fry is one of several poutineries popping up over the city, this one complete with a portrait of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help you feel as if you’re safely tucked away in Canada.
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After a long night, is there any more perfect food than freshly cooked french fries? Shoo Fry's Rittenhouse Square and Fishtown locations are open until 3 a.m. on weekends with a dozen creative poutine combos, including the classic, simple version with cheese curds and gravy.
Poutine on a Pat's Cheesesteak for Charity
Poutine — the Canadian specialty involving gravy and cheese curds atop fries — will meet a South Philly cheesesteak on Thursday, Sept. 28 as part of a guest-chef series at Pat’s King of Steaks to benefit Spread the Wiz Foundation.
What could possibly make the cheesesteak — Philly’s melty, messy unofficial foodstuff — even more indulgent? How about the addition of cheese curds and gravy?
And you can taste for yourself starting at noon today, when the French fry wizards from Shoo Fry will be serving up a collaborative poutine cheesesteak at Pat’s King of Steaks.
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.
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The “Breakfast Sliders” will run you $2.50 and come in four varieties (bacon, egg and cheese; scrapple, egg and cheese; cheesesteak, egg and cheese; and pork roll, egg and cheese). The hash browns are five bucks and will be offered in three styles, rotating daily, but including options like the “Scrapple Jawn” (pretty sure you can guess what’s in that), the “Sugar Shack” with bacon, maple syrup and powdered sugar, and the “Shoo On A Shingle” with creamed chipped beef.
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.
"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…"
"Let’s face it, beach body season has come and gone. It’s winter, it’s cold, fill up your belly and warm your heart with some delicious poutine,"
"Thursday, Oct. 20 is the launch of Shoo Fry, a specialist in poutine, the Canadian-born cheese-curd-and-gravy-topped french fry dish…"
"If you want to see how Philly does poutine, tomorrow’s your chance. On Thursday, October 20…"