My Poutine-Lust Was Fully Satisfied in Canton Recently
Have you ever had Poutine? You might have had a version of the dish, some variations are commonly known as 'Disco Fries' in diners and restaurants around Connecticut. It's basically French fries and cheese curds, slathered in brown gravy, and I'm always on the hunt for it at street fairs, and especially restaurants. Well, I found it in a cool, locally-owned restaurant over the weekend, and I'm so happy.
Poutine is relatively new in the big scheme of food things, it emerged in the Quebec region of Canada in the 1950's. It's taking a long time (by my standards) of making its way down here to Southern New England. I found a poutine food truck at the Garlic Festival in Bethlehem a few years ago, and now I look for it everywhere, I'm in love.
One of my favorite places for poutine is Little Pub, they have locations in Fairfield, Greenwich, Stratford, Old Saybrook, and Wilton. But on Sunday, Mrs. Large and I decided to check out a new place (to us) in Canton. It's called Jefferson Fry Company, and it's located in the Shops at Farmington Valley in Canton. Jefferson Fry Company also has locations in Cromwell, Hartford, and Vernon.
If you're a decadent French fry fan overall, you should go anyway, but Jefferson Fry Co has poutine on their everyday menu, and it's really good. Dark brown gravy, nice hunks of fresh cheese curd, and their fries are awesome. Burgers are great too by the way.
Thanks for a great meal Jefferson Fry Co, if you see me camping on your sidewalk, just throw some cheese curds my way, I'll shuffle along eventually.
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