If you want to see how Philly does poutine, tomorrow’s your chance. On Thursday, October 20, after close to nine months of waiting, Matt Baiada will finally open his poutinerie, Shoo Fry, at 132 South 17th Street, in the old subterranean Underdogs space.
The menu includes the always-classic curds and gravy topping, and then branches off in all sorts of creative directions: PB&J, buffalo chicken, BBQ, etc. But more importantly, Shoo’s offering regional versions of the Montreal delicacy. Take for example "Shoo on a Shingle", a riff on cream chipped beef, or the fries topped with steak, whiz, and fried onions (cheesesteak poutine), or the Scrapple Jawn, with, you guessed it, fried scrapple, cheddar and a fried egg. The rest of the menu is made up of four types of sliders plus ice cream shakes courtesy of Little Baby’s.
The shop will open at 11 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. This weekend, though, they’re frying until 3 a.m.