Fried oh boy poutine
A food truck poutine. If you're confused by the look of it and are trying to find where the poutine is hidden under this it's because the curd cheese was served fried. It's not hallumi, it's curd cheese. It's a strange, distracting decision that was still fine for this poutine but after this one I made sure to ask for non-fried curds and got better looking and better tasting poutines. Plenty of them. It's not to say this first one was bad, it was in fact spectacularly good.
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.