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A Handy Guide to the Twin Cities' Best Poutine

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While it may seem like our neighbors to the great white north only ever send blasts of Arctic air our way (see today's Polar Vortex #2, thanks), we can also give them credit for bringing us something hot that's happening to fries: poutine. Originally from Quebec, the dish is typically comprised of french fries topped with cheese curds and smothered in gravy, but the Twin Cities' take doesn't always stick with tradition. Whether you like it classically Canadian, fancy with foie gras, or Korean-inspired with kimchi, we've got you covered. So without further ado, we present a handy guide to 15 of the Twin Cities' best plates of poutine, mapped in roughly geographic order, just in time for for another bout of sub-zero temps.

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1. Red Cow

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3624 W 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 767-4411
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Red Cow offers two versions of poutine. One tops hand-cut fries with braised beef and Summit beer cheese, while the other option tops the fries with apples, bacon, and blue cheese.

2. Wise Acre Eatery

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5401 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 354-2577
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It's not always on the menu but the Farm-to-Fork Poutine shows up when the ingredients are right, featuring sautéed farm vegetables, house-made breakfast sausage, Castle Rock Organic Dairy cheese curds, poached eggs, and Granny Dell's black pepper gravy.

3. Burger Jones

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3200 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(612) 746-0800
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Order the Royal Mounted Bacon Poutine at Burger Jones, and you'll get hand-cut fries smothered with beef gravy, chopped bacon, and cheese curds.

4. Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

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2933 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 872-2232
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The Uptown spot has not one, but two variations of the dish. For brunch, there's the Breakfast Poutine: home fries, mushroom gravy, cheddar curds, and an egg (ham or bacon optional). The dinner menu has Langoustine Poutine: fries and cheese curds with lobster gravy.

5. The Rabbit Hole @The Midtown Global Market

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920 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 208-0428
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Since the Left Handed Cook rolled its menu into the Rabbit Hole, you can once again get the H&K Poutine during lunch: house-cut fries topped with pork belly, curry gravy, onions, kimchi, Parmesan, cheddar, soft poached egg, and kimchi aioli. Did we mention that H&K stands for Harold and Kumar?

6. Rye Delicatessen

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1930 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 871-1200
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The Hennepin Ave deli keeps it Canadian with its poutine: crisp fries, cheese curds, and gravy, plus the option to do it "Montreal Style" by adding kosher smoked and spiced beef brisket.

7. Vincent A Restaurant

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1100 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 630-1189
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Chef Vincent Francoual serves up a very classic poutine consisting of french fries topped with fresh cheese curds and a green peppercorn sauce.

8. Devil's Advocate

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89 S 10th St
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 843-2260
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Did you know that Devil's Advocate offers more than balls these days? The downtown spot tops their fries with mushroom gravy, mozzarella cheese, and pork.

9. The Depot Tavern

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17 N 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 338-1828
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Regain your strength post-First Ave show with this classic poutine - Ellsworth cheese curds and beef gravy atop russet fries. Bacon optional.

10. Triple Rock Social Club

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629 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 333-7399
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The West Bank bar and music venue serves up a brown gravy version of the dish, but also offers a vegetarian version made with a savory vegetable-based gravy. Pairs well with PBR.

11. The Happy Gnome

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498 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 287-2018
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This Cathedral Hill gastropub's version of poutine tops french fries with andouille sausage, bacon, chili-game gravy, cheese curds, and sour cream.

12. Forepaugh's Restaurant

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276 Exchange St S
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-5606
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Indulgence upon indulgence is what you'll find at Forepaugh's with the Ultimate Truffle & Foie Gras Poutine: house-cut french fries, Eichten Farm white cheddar cheese curds, spicy pickled chilies, bordelaise finished with foie gras mousse, foie gras fingers, truffle confetti, and gremolata. Mon dieu.

13. Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub

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258 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 292-9916
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The West 7th hockey bar has the real deal with their Canadian Poutine: french fries baked with fresh mozzarella cheese curds and smothered in a homemade beef gravy. Take off!

14. The Strip Club

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378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-6247
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The current iteration of the St. Paul restaurant's take on poutine is the Sin-Sin-Naughty Poutine - fries with warm spice beef chili and white cheddar soubise. Ooh, baby.

15. Ward 6 Food & Drink

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858 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130
(651) 348-8181
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The Eastside eatery puts their twist on classic poutine by topping their fries and curds with a sausage gravy.

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1. Red Cow

3624 W 50th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410
Red Cow offers two versions of poutine. One tops hand-cut fries with braised beef and Summit beer cheese, while the other option tops the fries with apples, bacon, and blue cheese.
3624 W 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410

2. Wise Acre Eatery

5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
It's not always on the menu but the Farm-to-Fork Poutine shows up when the ingredients are right, featuring sautéed farm vegetables, house-made breakfast sausage, Castle Rock Organic Dairy cheese curds, poached eggs, and Granny Dell's black pepper gravy.
5401 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419

3. Burger Jones

3200 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Order the Royal Mounted Bacon Poutine at Burger Jones, and you'll get hand-cut fries smothered with beef gravy, chopped bacon, and cheese curds.
3200 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55416

4. Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

2933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
The Uptown spot has not one, but two variations of the dish. For brunch, there's the Breakfast Poutine: home fries, mushroom gravy, cheddar curds, and an egg (ham or bacon optional). The dinner menu has Langoustine Poutine: fries and cheese curds with lobster gravy.
2933 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5. The Rabbit Hole @The Midtown Global Market

920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Since the Left Handed Cook rolled its menu into the Rabbit Hole, you can once again get the H&K Poutine during lunch: house-cut fries topped with pork belly, curry gravy, onions, kimchi, Parmesan, cheddar, soft poached egg, and kimchi aioli. Did we mention that H&K stands for Harold and Kumar?
920 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407

6. Rye Delicatessen

1930 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Hennepin Ave deli keeps it Canadian with its poutine: crisp fries, cheese curds, and gravy, plus the option to do it "Montreal Style" by adding kosher smoked and spiced beef brisket.
1930 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

7. Vincent A Restaurant

1100 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Chef Vincent Francoual serves up a very classic poutine consisting of french fries topped with fresh cheese curds and a green peppercorn sauce.
1100 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

8. Devil's Advocate

89 S 10th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Did you know that Devil's Advocate offers more than balls these days? The downtown spot tops their fries with mushroom gravy, mozzarella cheese, and pork.
89 S 10th St
Minneapolis, MN 55403

9. The Depot Tavern

17 N 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Regain your strength post-First Ave show with this classic poutine - Ellsworth cheese curds and beef gravy atop russet fries. Bacon optional.
17 N 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55403

10. Triple Rock Social Club

629 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
The West Bank bar and music venue serves up a brown gravy version of the dish, but also offers a vegetarian version made with a savory vegetable-based gravy. Pairs well with PBR.
629 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

11. The Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
This Cathedral Hill gastropub's version of poutine tops french fries with andouille sausage, bacon, chili-game gravy, cheese curds, and sour cream.
498 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102

12. Forepaugh's Restaurant

276 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Indulgence upon indulgence is what you'll find at Forepaugh's with the Ultimate Truffle & Foie Gras Poutine: house-cut french fries, Eichten Farm white cheddar cheese curds, spicy pickled chilies, bordelaise finished with foie gras mousse, foie gras fingers, truffle confetti, and gremolata. Mon dieu.
276 Exchange St S
Saint Paul, MN 55102

13. Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub

258 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
The West 7th hockey bar has the real deal with their Canadian Poutine: french fries baked with fresh mozzarella cheese curds and smothered in a homemade beef gravy. Take off!
258 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102

14. The Strip Club

378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106
The current iteration of the St. Paul restaurant's take on poutine is the Sin-Sin-Naughty Poutine - fries with warm spice beef chili and white cheddar soubise. Ooh, baby.
378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106

15. Ward 6 Food & Drink

858 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130
The Eastside eatery puts their twist on classic poutine by topping their fries and curds with a sausage gravy.
858 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130

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