FOOD & DRINK
04/22/2014 07:00 am ET

WARNING: Serious Poutine Porn

Flickr: Jordan Oram

If we had to pick one thing we absolutely love from our neighbor to the north, Canada, we would hands down say the poutine. The maple syrup is grand. The bacon,6 too. But when it comes to poutine, Canada's answer to late-night eats, there's no competition. Poutine is the compilation of everything we love about comfort food: it's basically a big plate of fries topped with gravy, cheese and fixins. It's the perfect formula for soaking up an excess of booze in our system. And it's the one dish that will always satisfy our need for something indulgently delicious (and decadently gross).

Poutine has made its way down to the United States and it has taken off in the best of ways. Restaurants have fully adopted it as a way to get creative with fries (our prayers have been answered). And Chicago now hosts a festival devoted entirely to poutine (must go). We are pleased. Let us show you why...

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