May 6th, 2011
When it comes to most things in life, the general rule is you should never mess with a classic, but sometimes, a little tweaking is a lot of fun.
The Big Cheese Poutinerie, the new 17th Avenue hot spot where you’ll spy plenty of young hipsters with high metabolisms hanging out, serves up over 20 different kinds of poutine, and that’s not including the custom-built options. You can’t go wrong with the classic concoction of potatoes, cheese curds and gravy (from $5.49) but if you’re feeling adventurous, or gluttonous for that matter, opt for the Notorious P.I.G. (pulled pork, double smoked bacon and Italian sausage, from $7.99) and for your daily serving of veggies (it counts), the Loaded Veggie has mushrooms, caramelized onion, roasted peppers and peas (from $6.49).
Rolling to your car not included. —MG
The Big Cheese Poutinerie, 738 17th Ave. SW, Calgary, 403-457-2873, www.mybigcheese.com