Modern art poutine
One of the best deals in the city and one of the weirdest fake poutine ever. Yes, there's a naming problem here but I love the pattern, the texture. It looks like a painting, modern art. For $7 you get yellow processed cheese sauce mixed with gravy-ish sauce and good fries. Super affordable and fills your stomach but it shouldn't be presented as a poutine in the menu. Nonetheless, I go there often and grab it nearly every time. It's like chips on their own are $6 and for a dollar more you get it fully loaded. Hard to resist.
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.