You already know about the hunt for poutine – DLS‘s favorite savory snack – so I told him a while back that I’d take him to the only place I personally know in NYC (well, Brooklyn) that has a long list of poutines available: Corner Burger.
This time, I did get the Monkey Milk Shake I wanted last time – vanilla ice cream, milk, bananas and honey. It was really good – and when I couldn’t finish it but we wanted to leave for our next activity (mini golf, finally!), they put it in a to-go cup for me. The honey flavor was pronounced though the overall effect wasn’t cloyingly sweet, and the banana made the whole thing very filling.
Having learned his lesson, DLS opted for the classic poutine and was rewarded with crisp fries, squeaky curds and savory gravy. I think he liked this, though when I asked him to rank his favorites of the poutines we’ve tried, this ranked pretty low. I guess the trip to Brooklyn won’t be necessary next time…
I didn’t feel like eating a messy burger, so I chose the chili poutine – listed under “American style poutine” – and was rewarded with basically chili cheese fries. I was only able to eat about half of this before I had to give up – between the shake and the heavy dish, it was just too much.
Yvo says: I’m glad I was able to go back and try the classic poutine, but now I honestly feel that I have no reason to return. If I were in the area – it would be Chip Shop next door, no question. Ah well.