It may not be photogenic, but there's nothing not to like about poutine, Canada's official dish for stoners and drunks. French fries alone are one of the greatest foods on Earth, and when topped with cheese curds and gravy, they're practically a religious experience. Being an eatery inspired the cuisines of Montreal, Mile End Deli regularly dishes up meat-topped versions and next week, they're upping the ante with Poutine Week, offering five extra poutines for your gut-busting pleasure.
Both locations are participating in the special, which runs February 2nd to February 8th. During that time, gorge on Philly Style Roast Pork poutine (fries, roast pork, broccoli rabe, cheese curds, gravy), Italian Poutine (fries, smoked meat bolognese, fresh mozzarella) or a "lighter" Chilaquiles Poutine (fries, fried egg, red onion, cilantro, cheese curds, salsa verde, crema).
To truly test the limits of your Levi's, opt for their special addition this year: The Fat Jewish Poutine. A mound of french fries are topped with the traditional cheese curds and gravy plus a meatfest of beef tongue, hot dog, salami and bacon. Best to make that cardiologist appointment in advance.
53 Bond Street, 97 Hoyt Street and inside Threes Brewing at 333 Douglas Street