Poutinefest is starting today

Taking a page from the popular Ribfest, the Sparks Street Mall is moving forward for three days of poutine eating. Outlets were getting ready to open this morning – but unlike Ribfest, the aromas weren’t filling the air.

Yet, Golden fries, cheese curds and war gravy will be served by over 20 different outlets during Poutinefest, from Friday November 15th to Sunday November 17th!

Friday afternoon is the Poutine Eating Contest – some have suggested that The Waffle should take part, but Ms Waffle has vetoed the plan.

You’ll be able to ample your classic poutine, but also all kinds of variations. Poutine Passes sounds like a great option if you wish to sample a variety of poutines. For $20.00, will you get 5 tickets good for 8 oz. poutine samples. Poutine Passes will be available at the Sparks Street office or under the Central tent.

Here is a sample of what’s on offer:

Parliament Pub: Poutine Pizza with homemade dough, vegetarian gravy, potatoes and cheese curds.
D’arcy’s McGee’s: Guiness Poutine with Keith’s braised beef short rib.
Brixton’s: Power Play Poutine – vegetarian gravy, traditional smoked meat, chicken and pulled pork.
Yesterday’s & Centretown Tavern – Italian, pulled pork, bacon and caramelized onions, Mexican BBQ chicken, Italian sausage and loaded Poutine (sausage, crushed chilli and onion).
Cock and Lion – Traditional and Jerk Chicken.

Other vendors are 73 North, L’ange, Twisted Tomato, Smoke’s Poutinerie, Big D’s Dog House and Poutine Emporium, Fadi’s Fab Foods , Vanier Snack Shack, Manhattans Hand-Made Burgers, Le Smoking BBQ, Le Snack Attack, T & T Fries, Routine Poutine, Gabriel’s Pizza, The Works, Green Papaya, Golden Fries, Tiny Tom Donuts, Fritomania and Twisted Funnel Cake.

Get your Poutinefest map here!

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