The Canadian in me cannot help but rave about my discovery of poutine in New York City. Poutine is a fast food dish that originated in Quebec ; a handful or three of fries smothered in gravy with fresh cheese curds.
The name was extracted from a rumoured statement by a local: ça va faire une maudite poutine (it will make a damn mess). Of course, in Canada you can find it at McDonalds Velveeta-style cheese and supersized.
Try a more refined, and incredibly delicious, poutine at Mile End Delicatessen in Borerum Hill, a Jewish Montreal inspired deli, where I was treated to a smoked meat rendition of the original. A damn delicious mess. Best consumed early in the AM, after (or with) pints of ale.
New York food truckers get smart and vend poutine this Fall! Fingers crossed they get fancy on it; think caviar, lobster meat or truffles amongst the grease.
Mile End is at 97 Hoyt Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 and in Manhattan at 53 Bond St, New York, NY, 10012