Tum Cohl and Evan Goldberg are Canadian natives who moved to Los Angeles to start their careers in the movie and music industries. After moving from Canada, they missed a special part of their college days in Montreal – poutine. Poutine is a Canadian comfort food consisting of fries, gravy, and cheese curds. A light bulb went off! With many Canadian transplants in California, they decided to start a stand on movie sets to cater to the hungry production crews. They became so popular, that in March 2012, they made a move to the gourmet food truck world.
The Poutine Sliders are two mini all-beef burgers topped with hand-cut fries, fresh cheese curds, and choice of gravy on sweet Hawaiian rolls. These were amazing! The hand-formed, plump patties were juicy and flavorful. Having poutine actually in the slider added a crunchy texture from the crispy fries, velvety texture and porky flavor from the gravy, and creamy saltiness from the cheese curds. The sweet Hawaiian roll gave it a little sweetness to bring it all together. These giant sliders were served with even more crispy fries and sprinkled with a little sea salt. This was so good - a meal in itself! Thumbs up, way up!
The Traditional is hand-cut fries, fresh cheese curds, and signature brown gravy. Their gravy was different than your normal brown gravy. With bacon as the base and a little cinnamon, it made this more than just gravy; it’s an experience! It was smooth with a velvety consistency. The cinnamon gave it a slight sweetness unexpected from gravy. The cheese curds were perfect and added the creamy saltiness that poutine is known for. The fries were hand-cut and made the Belgian way, some were super crispy and some were tender as the gravy started to soak in. Thumbs up!
The Veggie is hand-cut fries, fresh cheese curds, creamy garlic gravy, sautéed mushrooms, and grilled onions. This was da bomb! The garlic gravy (more like a veloute) was creamy and luscious. The grilled onions and mushrooms added a tangy, sweet flavor to the mix. Again, the cheese curds were the best, all melty and gooey. The mushrooms gave it a meaty texture without meat! Perfectly executed dish! Thumbs up, way up!
If you looking for comfort food, look for The Gravy Train Poutinerie. Try it and you’ll love it!
- New menu items coming soon!
- Celebrating Canada Day on July 1st. Check out their website, Facebook, and Twitter pages for more information.
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Gravy Train Poutinerie
Trucking around Southern California