Foodies at the Fringe: Specialty menus on the lawn - including poutine today! - through the end of Fringe Fest

Oh, poutine! It's Canada's national dish, but the delectable combination of crispy steak fries, squeaky cheese curds, and rich brown gravy is hard to find in Orlando, where cheese curds are not easily available. (Though you can find versions at Smiling Bison and on the Coop's breakfast menu.) But today you're in luck, because thanks to the Foodies at the Fringe program at Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, you can get yourself a plate of poutine today only on the Fringe Lawn.

Brian Sikorski, Fringe Board member and Executive Committee secretary, tells us, "The Fried Cheese Curds vendor on the lawn, after getting so many requests last year, is offering poutine for one day only. You heard right ... Saturday the 16th."

Hustle over — the weather is oddly nice today — and get some. But if you miss today's poutine, there are other treats on the horizon (see the Foodies at the Fringe schedule below), in addition to the usual suspects — barbecue, wood-fired pizza, fair fare like funnel cakes and fresh lemonade — and some new ones, like pastries, cheese plates and kombucha on tap from Brindle Southern Farms

Saturday 5/16 Maxine’s on Shine (all day in support of the Swamp Sistas La La on the outdoor stage)
Brunch Menu 11am-4pm
Fresh Fruit Cups $3
Hummus cup w/ celery, carrots $3
Charcuterie Skewers $3
English muffin, ham, egg, cheese cilantro aioli $4
Ham & spinach quiche $4
Chicken and waffle cone, sausage gravy $6

Dinner Menu 5pm-10pm
Hummus cup w/ celery, carrots $3
Charcuterie Skewers $3
Baby shrimp stuffed tomato $6
Meatball Wellington $5
Chicken Maxine's $6

Sunday 5/17 Sushi & Seoul On the Roll (without the truck) (noon-?)
$4 4pc California roll - krab, cucumber, avocado
$5 4pc Spicy Tuna Roll - Spicy tuna, cucumber, sriracha and scallion
$5 4pc Philadelphia Roll - Fresh salmon, cream cheese and avocado
$6 Mini Avocado Tower - a stack of rice, spicy krab, spicy tuna, avocado, topped with spicy mayo, sriracha and eel sauce then lightly torched.
$4 seaweed salad
$2 1pc Salmon Nigiri
$2 1pc Tuna Nigiri

Thursday 5/21 The Porch (6pm)
Spinach, Kale & Artichoke Dip (Homemade recipe with freshly sautéed spinach, artichokes, kale and love, served with fresh tortilla chips) $4
Sombrero Speeders (House ground mini sirloin burger topped with pepper jack cheese and pico de gallo) $5
Superfood Salad (Red & white quinoa, grilled asparagus, house made mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, red onion, red pepper, spinach, basil and a touch of champagne vinaigrette) $5

Friday 5/22 The SwedeDISH Food Truck (without the truck) (6pm)
Swedish meatballs on the stick
Beef Burger sliders with tons of fried onions

Saturday 5/23 The Smiling Bison (noon)
Pulled pork sandwiches, chorizo tacos, watermelon basil salad and more

Sunday 5/24 Dixie Dharma (noon)
Vegan Mac & Cheese and other vegan goodies