Burned edges poutine
A restaurant with a meat smoker offering a poutine with curd cheese? I'm in. I'd say that it's way greener than what a poutine should look like and that the red onion is also distracting but that poutine was incredibly good. It was also expensive but the brisket was real good, the cheese was on point (would have taken more), and all the other toppings worked together for something super tasty. The waffle fries were also very non-traditional but logical here.
Is it a pout?
It's a real opinion of a real meal bought in a restaurant but not all restaurants labelled the meal as being a poutine and it's all in the spirit of discovery and fun. Some labelled the dish as "loaded fries" or simply with the ingredients "Chips, Gravy & Cheese". I wish everyone would try every poutine and all the close variations. For any chef or worries restaurant owner the best solution is still to do more research on poutine, its origin and the existing variations in Quebec. Otherwise the "loaded fries" label is a very polite way to tell that you're not going to have curd cheese, for example, even if it won't prevent a Quebecois from thinking about poutine while eating loaded fries.