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.
Shoo Fry Adds Breakfast in Rittenhouse
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.
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.
"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,"
"It's Philly's first poutine shop, and they did the city right with regionally-inspired fry toppings…"
"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…"