Vancouver Poutine Festival 2013 Announced: More Poutine plus rock bands

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It seems like Vancouver just can’t get its fill of poutine.  On the heels of a wave of new poutinerie openings, details on the 2013 Poutine Festival have just been announced.  And if you love fries, cheese curds and gravy, this may just be the event of the year.

Highlights include something called an “experimental poutine tasting” and a poutine-inspired rock concert.  Attendees at last year’s inaugural Poutine Festival (where supplies of poutine ran dangerously low and crowds were much larger than expected) will be relieved to know that organizers have booked more poutine and a bigger venue this year. The event poster itself (below) is a work of art: cheering crowds raise their forks, while a sloppy plate of poutine takes centre stage.

The second annual instalment of the Festival de la Poutine de Vancouver is set for March 9 inside Main Street’s stately Heritage Hall, the century-old post office on the corner of Main and 15th.  It’s held in collaboration with La Belle Patate, which – as confirmed by  yesterday’s post on where to find the city’s best poutine – ranks among Vancouver’s most revered poutineries.  The festival also doubles as a celebration of Francophone culture (fitting, of course, since poutine is a Quebecois innovation).

Here’s how the event is shaping up: Continue reading:
Vancouver Poutine Festival 2013 Announced: More Poutine plus rock bands

Come Hungry to The Festival de la Poutine Nov. 19

The annual Festival de la Poutine takes place Nov. 19, at the Hellenic Cultural Centre to the delight of Van’s poutine connoisseurs. The first time I ever heard of edible cheese curds was in nursery rhyme wherein little Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating her curds and whey. But I know better than to underrate the appeal of this Canadian staple. As Remy’s post on Vancouver’s best poutine demonstrates, poutine is a passion, not a passing trend like the bacon cupcake.

The Festival de la Poutine by Francouver celebrates this gravy and cheese curd smothered French fry dish. Read on to get the event details, from Poutine Crawl to poutine contest. Continue reading:
Come Hungry to The Festival de la Poutine Nov. 19