Poutine around Phoenix
By Daisy Finch
Hungry for Canadian cuisine? There are plenty of joints around the Valley to try our northern neighbor’s signature dish: poutine! Not sure what that is? It’s French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds—and a few interesting twists. These five places are serving up plates of it that are sure to please. Want more Canadian dishes—and beer—after reading this? Check out the Great Canadian Picnic at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 3, at South Mountain Park in Phoenix. Visit canadianpicnic.com.
The American Poutine Co.
The American Poutine Co. serves classic poutine and those with flair. Get the original ($9), or try Philly cheesesteak poutine ($12), bacon poutine ($10) and more.
The American Poutine Co., 1395 E. Warner Road, Suite 100, Gilbert, 480.434.3982, americanpoutine.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Short Leash Hot Dogs
This place has gourmet hot dogs down to a science, and poutine is part of the formula! If you prefer the traditional dish, they have loaded poutine fries ($10). But, if you want to really see what this lively little restaurant can do, try its premium poutine dog ($9). Located on Roosevelt, the atmosphere and the grub are sure to leave you satisfied.
Short Leash Hot Dogs, 110 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, 602.795.2193, shortleashhotdogs.com. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
French Fry Heaven
French Fry Heaven is a great place to try this Canadian cuisine in the heart of ASU’s campus. They have traditional poutine ($8.49) to satisfy those cravings, and they have several other types of loaded fries that are packed with flavor! Try the chicken garlic parmesan ($8.49) or the chipotle chicken taco fries ($8.49)!
French Fry Heaven, 681 E. Apache Boulevard, Suite 103, Tempe, 480.625.3358, frenchfryheaven.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily.
Angel’s Trumpet Ale House
Poutine is meant to be messy, right? Angel’s Trumpet embraces the flavor within the fries with its version of poutine dubbed “The Mess” ($8). The dish gives diners a delicious sample of traditional poutine with warm gravy, soft cheese curds and crispy fries. Try its other menu items like sandwiches and pizza, too.
Angel’s Trumpet Ale House, 810 N. Second Street, Phoenix, 602.252.2630, angelstrumpetalehouse.com. Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Tuesday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.
In need of a late-night fix? Welcome Diner invites guests to join them and check out its full menu, complete with those cheesy fries. Its poutine ($9) is offered as an appetizer, so grab a plateful before you dig into their burgers and sandwiches!
Welcome Diner, 924 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, 602.495.1111, welcomediner.net. Hours: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
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