By this time, DLS had discovered that he preferred poutine in its classic form – that it was perfect as is, and additions tended to cloud its taste or were simply unnecessary. So he chose to get the plain here – wondered why an olive was on top – and proceeded to devour it. I know he enjoyed this one, though I believe he liked La Banquise slightly better. Crisp frites, savory gravy, and lots of cheese curds. Yum!
Since I wanted to be slightly different, I went with poutine avec viande – poutine with meat. I believe it was choice of bacon, sausage, or simply beef – I asked the counterman what his favorite was, and he said beef. Beef turned out to be a plain burger patty cooked quickly on the flat top that was then chopped up and tossed with the gravy. The burger patty was super plain – hardly any or no seasoning whatsoever – so though I understand DLS’s point about toppings just interfering with the poutine, in this case, I felt it just added a meatiness to the dish, so if you were extra hungry, for an extra $1, it’s not a bad option. It didn’t detract from my poutine, though it didn’t add much beyond an extra layer of heaviness to make me super full once we were done.
Yvo says: This is excellent drunk food – the place is super tiny and cramped, so be warned – but the menu is small, cheap, and fun. I would totally go back if I were in the area, though I don’t know if I’d go out of my way to eat here. Luckily, there are lots of shops in the immediate area!