To say I like poutine would be an understatement. That said, while the dish has become increasingly popular in Toronto in recent times, there are very few places that do it well. Could the Urban Eatery prove to be an exception?
The New York Fries Poutinerie proudly displays a sign that it’s been in business since 1989. Not at this location, obviously, though NYF is about as ubiquitous to food courts as the Golden Arches. Anyways, I opted for the braised beef poutine, which essentially substitutes the gravy for beef stew, spooned out of a tin, and not quite as appetizing as the menu makes it sound. The main problem with this, as with other food court poutine places, is that they don’t believe in layering. They simply take a bowl of fries, then stick cheese curds and sauce (or in this case, beef stew) on top, not allowing the flavours to reach the bottom of the bowl. There also wasn’t enough cheese here to make the dish complete.
In the end, the braised beef was okay, I guess, but it didn’t make me wanna dance le rigodon or anything.