“O Canada! [Not] our home and native land!”… but we’ll eat your delicious food. Our friendly neighbors to the north are celebrating Canada Day on July 1 and we’ll take any excuse to indulge in French fries, cheese curds, and loaded tater tots while we’re at it.
In alphabetical, here are some local restaurants that offer the Québécois favorite along with fried cheese curds and loaded tots.
HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery
266 E. Congress St.
It’s not poutine, but it’s a dang close second. These Wisconsin cheddar curds are flash-crisped and served with the Hub’s own sriracha ketchup. Caution: These curds are so squeaky you may need earplugs.
For more information, visit hubdowntown.com.
Maynards Market & Kitchen
400 N. Toole Ave.
Poutine at Maynards Market & Kitchen (Photo courtesy of Maynards Market & Kitchen)
This Iron Chef Tucson worthy poutine is no ducking joke. With double-blanched pommes frites, this bad boy is topped with cheese curds, duck confit, roasted duck gravy and cracklins. You can add pan-roasted Hudson Valley organic foie gras for $6 per ounce.
For more information, visit maynardstucson.com.
May’s Counter Chicken & Waffles
2945 E. Speedway Blvd.
Totchos at May’s Counter Chicken & Waffles (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Go for the chicken n’ waffles, stay for the Totchos. Their A.M. tots are loaded with bacon, sausage crumble, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, cheese sauce, and green onion. Or if you struggle to get out of bed early enough for breakfast, their O.G. Totchos are covered with pulled chicken, cheese sauce, sour cream, jalapenos, and black olives.
For more information, visit maystucson.com.
870 E. University Blvd.
Popper Loaded Tots and Buff Loaded Tots at No Anchovies (Credit: Jackie Tran)
No Anchovies has a menu dedicated to Loaded Tots or Fries. There are 6 options, but the Buff is a favorite with grilled chicken, mild wing sauce, blue cheese & ranch.
For more information, visit noanchoviesaz.com.
6453 N. Oracle Rd.
House-Made Fries at The Parish (Credit: Theresa Delaney)
You can’t really go wrong with poutine, especially if it’s at The Parish. Check out their Late Night specials for the Parish Poutine and $1 off craft bottles, $2 off specialty cocktails, and $3 wells & infusion shot.
For more information, visit theparishtucson.com.
3750 S. Old Spanish Trail
Saguaro’s Curds of Amazingness hold true to their name. Try their fried battered white cheddar curds, with the signature Saguaro Corners dipping sauce or branch out and try them buffalo style with ranch or blue cheese.
For more information, visit saguarocorners.net.
Sentinel Peak Brewing Company
4746 E. Grant Rd.
Sonoran Poutine at Sentinel Peak Brewing Company (Photo courtesy of Sentinel Peak Brewing Company)
Sentinel Peak will be hosting a Canada Day Celebration on Sunday, July 1 starting at 11 a.m. They’ve brewed a new batch of specially brewed Canadian Style Beer (49th Parallel) and will be serving Sonoran Poutine all day!
For more information, visit sentinelpeakbrewing.com.
Surly Wench Pub
424 N. 4th Ave.
In the event that you’ve got a hangover, the Surly Wench’s tots will surly bring you back to life. Aptly named, the Hangover Tots are topped with swiss cheese, poblano sauce, and a fried egg. Fried food on fried food cures hangover, dontcha know?
For more information, visit surlywenchpub.com.
600 N. 4th Ave.
The semi- new kid on the block is serving up some deliciously loaded tots. This fan-favorite is served with 2 eggs over medium, cheese, green Chile, bacon smothered in chipotle cream and pesto sauce topped with pickled onions and avocado.
Union Public House
4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Here’s an idea: Go to Union for Whiskey Wednesday (½ off all whiskey, bourbon & scotch) and sop it up with their Poutine Fries. Their gravy is made in-house!
For more information, visit uniontucson.com.
902 E. Broadway Blvd.
Good at any time of day but only available after 11 a.m., welcome their poutine into your life. The menu version has French fries, chorizo gravy, and cheddar, but every now and then they’ll whip up a daily special version.
For more information, visit welcomediner.net.