This year, La Poutine Week in Montreal is happening on February 1-7, and tons of Montreal restaurants are dishing out their best poutine dishes.
50 Montreal restaurants will be participating, and all the poutines look awesome. Our friends over at Narcity Montreal picked their 15 favourites, though, and we figured we'd give our picks for the craziest poutines this year, too.
Guys, Le Bird Bar is love - so naturally, any poutine they do is going to be awesome. Their entry for La Poutine Week has popcorn fried chicken, fried onions, wagyu pogo slices, tomato chutney, spicy mustard sauce, Frito crunchies, and pickled jalapeno and corn.
Legit, if you're looking for a poutine feast, look no further. This one features crispy coated cheese curds, caramelized onions, 18 hour applewood smoked beef, spiced pork belly, homemade barbecue and poutine sauces, and an Argentinian-style marinade called salsa criolla.
This, friends, is a poutine submarine. Featuring cheese, Angus minced meat, onions and fried mushrooms, and pico de gallo, this delicious sub is made epic by the addition of (you guessed it) a generous, delicious helping of poutine.
Tickets to this awesome event cost $60 and include brunch, a cocktail and tons of fun surprises that you'll just have to wait and see. A portion of the proceeds from their ticket sales go towards helping blood cancer research.
Soon the fall weather will kick in and we'll be wearing our cozy sweaters, taking road trips to go apple picking, and drinking pumpkin spiced lattes all day every day.
But for now, we have this final weekend to enjoy the gorgeous weather and make the most of it! So don't sit indoors all day doing nothing, choose one of these amazing events happening in the city this weekend, grab your crew and have an awesome time!
When: Wednesday, September 13th-Sunday, September 17th
What: POP Montreal is a music festival that takes place every year and highlights some amazing up-and-coming artists. They offer tons of different events from concerts to workshops to fashion shows and everything in between!
What: Montreal is hosting a huge Pizza Fest this week at all the best pizza locations across the city! Find your favourite from the list and get ready to enjoy some totally unique and delicious pizzas.
When: Friday, September 15th @ 8pm, Saturday, September 16th @ 4pm and 8pm, Sunday, September 17th @ 4pm
What: A massive amateur dance party will be taking over Places des Festivals this weekend and it's going to be crazy! It's basically a massive flash mob made up of 375 dancers for Montreal's 375th birthday!
What: Every year Montreal hosts the World Press Photo Exhibit at Marche Bonsecours in the Old Port. It's an exhibit featuring the top photographers from around the world allowing you to see into the lives of other cultures.
When: Friday, September 15th & Saturday, September 16th
What: Plantzy is having a huge 15% off their entire stock room filled with hanging plants, tropical plants, mini cacti, succulents, money trees and so much more! The space is adorable and you can walk home with your cute new plants to liven up your apartment.
What: Montreal's Glass Door Gallery is hosting a super fun Art Market this Sunday! They'll be selling tons of amazing affordable art by local artists with a DJ, projections and you can bring all the booze you want!
When: Saturday, September 16th & Sunday, September 17th
What: For the Dragon Boat Quebec Cup there will be tons of dragon boat racing taking place at Parc Jean Drapeau this weekend! There will be 200m, 500m, and 2000m races taking place that you can watch from the shore line.
What: The 35th annual apple pie festival is taking place this weekend just outside Montreal! Eat all the best apple pie that your heart desires, spend time at the petting zoo, ride a horse drawn carriage, and listen to live music!
Canada is known for the stereotype of loving poutine, and this amazing stereotype was created right here in Quebec. Stereotypes are usually considered a bad thing, but with poutine it's definitely not. Here in Canada, and especially Quebec, we DO love our poutine!
This awesome food truck makes some insane poutines like their deep fried cheese curd poutine! It's smothered in salty gravy and they definitely didn't forget about the cheese curds!
5. Charlie's Shack
Charlie's Shack is coming to bring their amazing seafood poutines to the mix this week. They serve deep fried shrimp and lobster all on tops of crispy fries with tartar sauce! Definitely not one to miss this year.
6. Greg's Diner
This insane poutine pictured above is a mac n' cheese, double cheese burger poutine! If that doesn't sound unreal to you then you're crazy. You've got to come and try this awesomely unique poutine this week.