The Waffle’s first foray in NYF’s March Madness happened at the Carlingwood Mall location.
Feeling edgy, The Waffle ordered The Works ($7.25).
Now, despite the name, The Works is not quite the works.
They topped their French Fries with their beef chili, add cheese sauce,
topped with real sour cream, and garnish with bacon and green onions.
No cheese curds (although they offered me as an extra) and no gravy.
NYF’s The Works is a pretty good concoction. Does it qualify as a poutine, though? Kind of, I guess.
Today, the fries were freshly made to order, coming out piping hot and nicely crispy. There was a healthy amount of every toppings.
I got four laddles of beef chili. It is not very spicy, but still pretty good, a hearthy meat vs red beans ratio.
A couple of squeezes of cheese sauce, which is trans fat free. So there is that. It is close to flavour free, too! Mostly, it seems to be there for texture, adding some gooeyness to the dish.
There was plenty of sour cream, lots of bacon and a ton of green onions – perhaps it was a little too much, in fact.
Certainly, there was enough garnish to go through the dish without having to eat naked fries, which would help no one.