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Hurry to Hopdoddy for the Poutine Burger

Skip the side of fries and have them on your burger instead.


Austin import Hopdoddy Burger Bar is known for indulgent fare—massive, juicy burgers and thick, rich milkshakes are all staples at this Union Station spot. But Hopdoddy’s latest special, a poutine burger, takes the decadence factor to the next level. Hopdoddy has managed to fit the Canadian gastropub tradition of poutine—typically fries, cheese curds, and gravy—between two buns. I set out to sample the special and see if the overwhelming display could be conquered.

When my server delivered the behemoth burger, I mumbled something along the lines of “oh my word.” The bamboo toothpick didn’t stand a chance at holding this monster together. Hopdoddy’s creation involves a beef patty, melted Tillamook cheddar, caramelized onion, a sunny-side-up egg, lettuce and tomato, steak and sassy sauces, and, of course, a generous handful of fries.

Once broken, the egg yolk ran together with the other sauces to create a smooth, slightly sweet flavor. The Kennebec fries added a slight crunch, and their saltiness balanced the caramelized onions. Only occasionally did I taste the tomato and lettuce.

The burger was served with a fork and knife, utensils I urge you to use. This is one very messy burger. After eating, I surveyed my plate: four crumpled paper towels surrounded me, but the massive poutine burger was mostly gone.

Try it soon! Hopdoddy’s poutine burger is only available until February 7.

1747 Wynkoop St., 303-446-2337

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