Here in Vancouver, there’s a chain of eateries called New York Fries.
“Authentically New York,” goes their motto, on a poster featuring
yellow cabs emblazoned with the NYF logo navigating the streets of The
City, and I believe it, because certainly when I think of New York, I
think of … poutine.
[…apologies for the horrible cameraphone photo.]
While these people have obviously never set foot in the two-one-two,
poutine does seem to be ascendant in the States these days. We’re not
likely to see Carrie Bradshaw handling messy gobs of gooey goodness on
the silver screen anytime soon, but there are no less than three hip
eateries in Seattle serving it at the moment, a number that will no
doubt rise in the coming months. Combining comfort food with upscale
dining’s a road fraught with peril, but it can be done (cf. the late and
’s lobster corn dogs) but, still, given a choice between Feenie’s
or this food court fare, I’d probably choose this. Besides, you’re allowed to get your hands messy at the mall!