Poutine (poo-teen). For those of you who haven't been to Montreal, it's a Quebecoise mess of 1. French fries, 2. cheese curds, and 3. gravy. If that doesn't sound like the kind of greasy dish that can set you right after a long night, well, we don't really know what will. We swear the salty, fatty mix will cure you down to your platform-busted toes. For those of you less inclined to nosh on something drizzled in (fantastic) brown goo, there are also bagels and schmear, smoked whitefish salad, and the "Mish-Mash," which is comprised of eggs, onion, greens, rye, and salami or lox.
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