Vancouver Foodster 2nd Poutine Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd annual Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their poutine into this challenge, some restaurants have their poutine on their menus and others have created a special poutine just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their poutine on their menu from February 5-28, 2013.

How Does this all Work? Well, this is a public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the poutines in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best poutine creation.

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #PoutineChallenge please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the event.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite poutine’s – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a night of it, visit 3 restaurants or more to share and taste the different poutines or go solo or with a friend – just remember to VOTE for your favourites between February 26 – March 2nd.

Watch –> Richard Wolak interviewed on CBC News “Poutine Challenge” last year.

Here are the 21 Poutine dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Sharkey’s Seafood Bar and Grille

Drunken Kenebec Garlic Poutine

Drunken Kenebec Garlic Poutine

Price: $8.99

Created by: Chef Brent Fahl

Description: Home chipped Kenebec fries steeped in wet hopped wheat ale, fried crisp, tossed in garlic and seasoning and sea salt, topped with gravy, cheese curds and chopped green onions.

Offered: Not a regular menu item, created just for this challenge at lunch and dinner!

Sharkey’s Seafood Bar and Grille

4953 Chisholm Street, Ladner

Tel: (604) 946-7793

Twitter: @sharkeyladner

Web:  http://www.sharkeys.ca/

 

Corduroy Restaurant

Chorizo and Guinness Jus Poutine

Chorizo and Guinness Jus Poutine

Price: $13

Description: Kennebec potatoes, Guinness Demi jus, Aged white cheddar, Mozzarella, Spicy chorizo, Truffle oil , Herbs

Created by: Chef Figg

Offered: Nightly between 5 pm and 1 am.

Corduroy Restaurant

1943 Cornwall Avenue

Tel: 604-733-0162

Twitter: @Corduroylounge

Web: http://www.corduroyrestaurant.com/

 

The District

Pulled Pork Poutine

Pulled Pork Poutine

Price: $12

Description: Patat Frites, curds, pulled pork in a piedmont sauce, house made beef gravy and green onions.

Created by: Paul MON-KAU

Offered: 4pm-12am daily

The District

13 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Tel: 778-338-4938

Twitter: @districtsocial

Web:  http://www.thedistrictsocial.com/

 

131 Water Kitchen & Bar

Crispy Chicken & Waffle Poutine

Crispy Chicken & Waffle Poutine

Price: $10

Description: Hand cut fries, belgian waffle, cheese curds, breaded fried chicken smothered in white pepper gravy & finished with fresh cilantro

Created by: n/a

Offered: Lunch 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

131 Water Kitchen & Bar

131 Water Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-669-7219

Twitter: @131Water

Web: http://www.131water.com

 

Pearl Urban Bistro

Pearl’s Tam Good Poutine

Pearl’s Tam Good Poutine

Price: $12

Description: hand cut fries, house made corned beef, Canadian cheese curds, grainy dijon beef gravy

Created by: Chef Josiah Tam

Available: all day

Pearl Urban Bistro

14955 Marine Drive, White Rock

Tel: 604-542-1064

Twitter: @PearlUrbanBstro

Web: http://www.pearlurbanbistro.ca

 

The Cannibal Cafe

The Cannibal Poutine

The Cannibal Poutine

Price: $9.95

Description: Spicy Spanish Sausage, Creamy Aged Cheddar and Parmesan Bechamel Sauce topped with Green Onions and Roasted Garlic

Created by:  Matt Thompson

Offered: all the time

The Cannibal Café

1818 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-4199

Twitter: @TheCannibalCafe

Web: http://www.cannibalcafe.ca

 

Red Card Sports Bar and Eatery

Poutine Italiano

Poutine Italiano

Price: $14

Description: Angus beef and Fraser valley pork slow cooked ragout, san marzano tomatoes, served on our triple cooked fries, with fiore di latte, and granna padano.

Created by: Executive Chef Nicholas Allan

Offered: all day.

Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery

900 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-4460

Twitter: @RedCard_

Web: http://www.redcardsportsbar.ca/

 

Riverway Clubhouse

Spätzle Poutine

Spätzle  Poutine

Price: $13.97

Description: Confit duck, toulouse sausage, spiced spätzle, potato straws, pickled red onions, cheese curds, duck jus gravy and nori aioli

Created by: Chefs Chris Savino & Ernesto Peralta

Offered: Served all the time

Riverway Clubhouse

9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby

Tel: 604-297-4888

Twitter: @BBY_Riverway

Web: http://www.facebook.com/riverwayclubhouse

 

Darby’s Pub

Darby’s Duck Poutine

Darby’s Duck Poutine

Price: $12.95

Description: Kennebec fries,caramelized onions, duck confit, cambozola cheese, and red wine demi

Created by: Executive Chef A.J. Jackson

Offered: Daily after 4 pm.

Darby’s Pub

2001 Macdonald Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-731-0617

Twitter: @Darbys_In_Kits

Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca

 

Dunn’s Famous

Dunn’s Famous Pulled Pork Poutine

Dunn’s Famous Pulled Pork Poutine

Price: $10.99

Description: Crispy hand cut Kennebec French fries and cheese curds, smothered with eight hour slow-cooked, succulent pulled pork and our famous BBQ gravy, topped with Dunn’s famous coleslaw.

Created by: Chef Alex Brown

Offered: All the time, Lunch and Dinner

Dunns Famous

827 Seymour Street,Vancouver

Tel: 604-682-8938

Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC

Web:  http://www.dunnsfamousbc.com

 

Falconetti’s

Sweet Smokehouse Poutine

Sweet Smokehouse Poutine

Price: $12

Description: Fresh cut Knennebec shoestring Fries, House made Chesse Curds, House made Smoked roast chicken and veggie Gravy, Falconetti’s signature Crumbled Charice Sausage, and Spiced Tomato Jam.

Created by: Chef Shaun Snelling’ and Jamie Birtwistle

Offered: Daily

Falconetti’s

1812 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: 604-251-7287

Twitter: @Falconettis

Web: http://www.falconettis.com

 

Electric Owl Social Club

Poutine Tron Limited Edition

Poutine Tron Limited Edition

Price: $11

Description: Hand Cut Kennebec Potatoes Fried in Duck Fat, Quebec Cheese Curds, Teriyaki Gravy, Braised Beef, Maple Bacon, Nori, Japanese Mayo, Parmesan Cheese

Created by: Chef Daniel Gaisford & Jon Campbell

Offered: We will be open everyday 6-8pm (After 8pm Cover maybe applied) and Mondays All Night

Follow @electricowl_ca or Website for updates on other days we don’t have shows

Electric Owl Social Club

926 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-0928

Twitter: @ElectricOwl_ca

Web: http://www.electricowl.ca

 

Spud Shack Fry Co

Porktine

“Porktine”

Price: Sm.  $7.50, Med. $10, Lg. $13.50

Description: Frites, Squeeky Cheese, Gravy, Julliene Double Smoked Bacon, Apple Rosemary Bacon Cheese Fritters

Created by: n/a

Offered: daily all the time

Spud Shack Fry Co

352 – 800 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster

Tel: 604-553-2582

Twitter: @SpudShackca

Web: http://www.spudshack.ca

 

Indochine Kitchen

 

Indochine Black Pepper Poutine

Indochine Black Pepper Poutine

Price: $7.50

Description: Crispy Fries, ground beef, black pepper gravy, cheese curds, & topped with a fried egg.

Created by: Brenda Ho

Offered:  all the time

Indochine Kitchen

1 East Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-568-0828

Twitter: @indochinelounge

Web: http://www.indochinekitchen.ca

 

Vancouver FanClub

Pulled Pork Poutine

Pulled Pork Poutine

Price: $6

Description: Smoked Pulled Pork in a Smoked Bourbon BBQ, Cheese curds and a Chicken Gravy, Garnished with shredded Mozzarella and chopped parsley.

Created by: Chef Josie.

Offered: Served all the time.

Vancouver FanClub

1050 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-7720

Twitter: @VancityFanClub

Web: http://www.vancouverfanclub.ca

 

Sin Bin Sports Bar

Gorgonzola Poutine

Gorgonzola Poutine

Price: $10.95

Description: Cajun Wedge fries topped with bacon, jalapeños, red onion, green onion and smothered in Gorgonzola sauce.

Created by: n/a

Offered: all the time.

Sin Bin Sports Bar

295 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 677-3515

Twitter: @SinBin_Grill

Web: www.thesinbin.ca

 

Max’s Burgers

“La Locale”

“La Locale”

Price: $10.99

Description: Fresh BC Kennebec Potatoes, chipped in-house and served extra crispy, layered with house-made beef gravy, fresh local cheddar cheese curds, crumbled herb-crusted local bacon, and carmelized red onions.

Created by: Chef Travis Redpath

Offered:  All the time.

Max’s Burgers

521 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-873-6297

Twitter: @MaxsBurgersVan

Web:  http://maxsburgers.ca

 

Fishworks

Halibut Poutine

Halibut Poutine

Price: $19

Description: Pan seared Haida Gwaii halibut, Salt Spring Island goat cheese gravy, garlic confit, roasted cherry tomatoes, curled scallions, balsamic reduction, Pemberton potato frites

Created by: Chef Shallaw Kadir

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Fishworks

91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Tel: 778-340-3449

Twitter: @FishworksLOLO

Web: http://www.fishworks.ca/

 

Pier 7 Restaurant

Pier 7 Shrimp Poutine

Pier 7 Shrimp Poutine

Price: $12.50

Description: Port Hardy side stripe garlic prawns, pearl onions, pickled hon shimeji mushroom poutine with lobster & shrimp gravy

Created by: the Team at Pier 7

Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily.

Pier 7 Restaurant

25 Wallace Mews Rd, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-929-7437

Twitter: @pier7restaurant

Web: http://pierseven.ca/

 

The Raven Pub

Pulled Pork Poutine

Pulled Pork Poutine

Price: $13

Description: tender smoked pork, cheese curd and mozzarella. Fresh herbs and beer gravy served on house made fries.

Created by: Chef Erick Munoz

Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily

The Raven Pub

1052 Deep Cove Road, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-929-3834

Twitter: @TheRavenPub

Web: http://theravenpub.com/

 

The Reagle Beagle

Jerk Pulled Pork Poutine

Jerk Pulled Pork Poutine

Price: $13

Description: slow braised pork, house jerk sauce, aged cheddar, country gravy topped with a poached egg.

Created by: n/a

Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily

The Reagle Beagle

2281 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-739-0677

Twitter: @RegalBeagleKits

Web: http://www.thebeagle.ca/

Make sure you pick up one of the Poutine Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourite Poutine. Remember to Vote for your favourites from February 26 – March 2 at

http://vancouverfoodster.com/poutine-challenge/

By: Richard Wolak

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