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Poutine Alert: Tuck Shop's New Winter Menu

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The new Winter 2010-11 menu at Tuck Shop doesn't actually say "poutine," but foodies already know that fries, Gruyere cheese, and mushroom gravy amount to a Canadian cult dish that's been popping up on local menus lately.

That's just one of the new items that caught my eye on the Coronado District eatery's latest round of culinary offerings, available starting tomorrow.

There's also chicory salad with hazelnuts, winter squash, endive, and desert honey-chestnut ranch; ropa vieja chili with corn johnnycake, cotija cream, and sweet potato haystack; and Catfish Oscar with lump crab, asparagus, and mushroom barley rice.

Longtime faves like the spiced skirt steak with parmesan-lentil mashed Yukons are still in the rundown as well. Read on for the full menu:

Start

Cheese Curds -- fresh AZ dairymen curds, beer battered 4

Grilled Baguette -- creamy roasted garlic, Bariani olive oil 5

Nosh Plate -- lavosh, plum chutney, salami, havarti, spicy pepitas 7

Roasted Beets -- red and golden, spiced mustard cream 7

Finger Sandwiches -- brie, honey, and walnuts, side of root veggie crisps 8

Fries and Gravy -- herbed parsnips and potatoes, gruyere cheese, mushroom gravy 6

Smaller Plates

Chicory Salad -- hazelnuts, winter squash, endive, desert honey-chesnut ranch 8

Baby Lettuce Salad -- avocado, fennel, orange-pomegranate vinaigrette 7

Tamales ala Casa -- cuban style, beef and green olive picadillo 9

Stuffed Medjool Dates -- schreiner's chorizo, melted gruyere, dressed arugula 9

Times Mac and Cheese -- crispy prosciutto, herbed breadcrumbs 9

Add lobstah

+3

Ropa Vieja Chili -- corn johnnycake, cotija cream, sweet potato haystack 9

Shrimp Po' boys -- popovers, lettuce-tomato-pickle, remoulade, hot sauce 10

For Sharing

Red Beans and Rice -- linguisa sausage, grilled creole shrimp 16

Catfifish Oscar -- seared catfish cakes, lump crab, asparagus, mushroom barley rice 18

Pork T-bone -- grilled, garlic broccolini, savory noodle kugel, salsa verde 18

Chicken and Wafflfles -- citrus-brined, white cheddar waffles, charred peppers 17

Pine AZ Skirt Steak -- dry rub spice, parmesan lentil mashed yukons, mushrooms* 19

Vovo's Favorite -- varies daily* ask

Finish

Fruit or Pastry -- varies weekly, housemade 7

One bite postre -- cookie dough ball, chocolate drizzle free

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