Review: Duke’s Québec-style Poutine at the Minnesota State FairPosted: September 3, 2012
First mentioned here.
Today is the last day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and if you are planning to go today you owe it to yourself to try Duke’s Québec-style Poutine. Their stand is kitty-corner from the Coliseum, right next to All The Milk You Can Drink For $1. (Last time I was at the fair it was All The Milk You Can Drink For 25¢. I gotta get out more.)
Served quickly by a friendly smiling young’un, despite the noon-hour rush of customers. The fries are perfectly-sized: bigger than McDonalds’ skinny little fries, but not quite as thick as steak fries. The gravy seems to be beef-based, lightly salty, and flavorful. The cheese curds are fresh, and squeaked like they were supposed to between my teeth.
The top of the bowl was good, but as I worked my way down it became AWESOME. The gravy and fries perfectly melted the cheese curds, and about halfway through the bowl became an absolutely flawless blend of ingredients. I tucked into the bowl, and seriously contemplated getting a second helping, but we had to move along.
Grade: A+. Well done, Duke; well done.
Again, if you’re heading off to the State Fair for its final day today, do yourself a favor and save room for something NOT served on a stick: Duke’s Québec-style Poutine.