Comerica Park debuts Poutine Dog. Is poutine now officially ‘over?’
In the old days, if Detroiters wanted to eat poutine — that delicious combo of fries, gravy and cheese curds — they had to head down south (err, north) to Canadian bars and greasy spoons. In recent years, the Québécois creation has infiltrated our borders and become something of a hipster trend in Detroit, now available at plenty of places in and around town. Soon, however, you’ll be able to add Comerica Park to that list, as the ballpark’s concessionaire, Sportservice, will be debuting the new Poutine Hot Dog this season. Selling for $7, the dog will be one of four new specialty dogs offered this year, a list which also includes the Late Night Dog (fried egg, bacon and cheese), the Pork & Beans Dog (what it sounds like, plus cheese) and the Slaw Dog (coney chili and cole slaw).
We have to pose the question, though: Now that you can get the Canadian export while watching America’s favorite pastime, is the trend now officially ‘over?’