After about five years of fish and veggies rolled up in rice, Kingston seems to be leaning a new direction for it’s food. Over the next few weeks we’ll see at least four new places open downtown that want to become known for their Poutine! Is this just an attempt to catch up to the average size of our neighbors to the south? Or a way of leveraging the nostalgia of the night’s that finished at Bubba’s when you were in school? Our friends at the Kingstonist provide a little more info and a cool online poll for you at http://www.kingstonist.com/2010/08/16/the-burger-poutine-wars/
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It has come up once again. The age old questions “what are the greatest chip truck fries in Kingston”? I’m putting this question out there and I am taking entries, suggestions, even samples!?
A co-worker had heard the chip truck at KGH were the bestest, so three of us set out to taste test this rumour and decide for ourselves. The trip there as always was entertaining, it was a beautiful sunny day, I saw the nice new soccer (football for those Brits reading) field at Queens, a lot of very attractive Queens students (side note, what is it with Queens kids, they are all beautiful. And smart, I wish I had a been a Queens kid), saw a couple construction guys relaxing on the front lawn of someone’s house…but let’s skip ahead to the chip truck experience. There were about five other people milling about, and the guy inside the chip truck was taking orders – not writing anything down – calling people by names and handing out fries and burgers. The idea, as mentioned off the top, was to find the best fries in Kingston, so the plan to get a small fry quickly turned into a meal that could last me four meals, the deal was so ridiculous deal that you couldn’t afford not to buy it: $5 for a cheeseburger, poutine and drink. McDonalds cost more than that, unless you get the happy mean then you also get a fun toy. I like greasy food. So bring on the cheeseburger, poutine and drink. It took us longer to decide (or for me to be convinced) than it took for the food to arrive.
$5! Look at all that poutine and yummy burger just waiting to be enjoyed. And that we did (after I drowned my poutine with vinegar…mmm).
We took our massive lunch over to the park and sat while a seagull enviously gawked a few feet away as we were stuffing our faces with this yummy greasy goodness. Luckily an attractive Doctor walked by, as if he were there keeping an eye on all the chip truck dinners. I say “luckily” but there was luckily no need for him except for entertainment value.
Not surprisingly our friend Dan finished his lunch first, and I decided shortly after that I should stop before we needed the attractive Doctor to come back, although that wouldn’t have been sooo bad, but I saved half of the burger and poutine for later even though it was damn tasty. Matthew didn’t finish all of his either, but he ate in record time for him, which was shocking, but later that day I guess he felt it – the greasy goodness sitting in a ball in his tummy didn’t feel so good, but, and I don’t want to quote him, but I believe he said it was worth it.
The conclusion I came to from this chip truck at KGH: it was good. Not the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be (is that trademarked?), but still good.
As I said before, please post your favourites! In Kingston ideally (I already know the best in Niagara Falls: Jake’s in old downtown…mmm you’ll thank me for the drive).