Who doesn't love crispy fries slathered in gooey gravy, topped with chewy cheese curds? Northern Life readers recently shared their passion for poutine — a food many consider the country's national dish — on Facebook.
Readers spoke up about their favourite places to find poutine, many opting for chip stands within the city limits, while others preferred the restaurant or fast food variety.
“GP in Chemmy for sure!!!” one enthusiastic poutine fan wrote. “Best poutine in Greater Sudbury. Cheese curds and gravy are amazing and always fresh cut fries!”
Another connoisseur said, “Anything that isn't made with fresh curds, brown sauce, fresh cut fries should not be considered a poutine.”
That put “the little shack in front of the church in Chelmsford,” at the top of his list, followed by Lesley's Charbroil Grill on Notre-Dame and Vespa Street Kitchen.
Some people claimed that driving to Quebec — to the supposed origin of the poutine — is a necessary trek to find good poutine, but Northern Life thinks otherwise.
Over the summer months, the newsroom team will be travelling to great lengths to find the yummiest poutine in Greater Sudbury. The team of taste testers will leave no chip stand unsampled in the quest to find the best. Tell us on Facebook where you think the best poutine in the city can be found. We will sample the top five, rate them and share our results with all of you.
Poutine will be rated according to taste, presentation, portion size, quality of ingredients, value, artery-clogging factor (also known as the ACF), and the best cheese-to-fries-to-gravy ratio.
Join the conversation at Facebook.com/NorthernLife.
Stay tuned while we track down the best the city has to offer.
Posted by Mark Gentili
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