National Poutine Day 

Split Rail Winery, Thursday, April 11

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Though it's likely just over 50 years old, poutine has already become a food of Canadian legend. One tale has it that the combination of cheese curds, fries and gravy originated in Quebec's Le Lutin Qui Rit restaurant in the 1950s, when a customer requested curds atop their fries. The restaurant's owner replied, "Ca va faire une maudite poutine," which loosely translates to, "That's going to make a dreadful mess." Messy or no, poutine has been absorbed into the Canadian lifestyle, and Americans love it, too. So on Thursday, April 11—aka National Poutine Day—Garden City's Split Rail Winery will partner up with Boise food stand Crisp to craft a poutine and wine pairing. For $18, Split Rail says you can "do your part to brownpapertickets.com">show poutine how much you love it."

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