I met a friend for poutine in what he claimed was the best spot in Ottawa. S & G Fries & Burgers is a small shack on a strip-mall boulevard in the outer burbs. Unfortunately, my friend only remembered when we got there that the place had no indoor seating. This had not been an issue the last time he’d been since it had been a nice summer day, and there are picnic tables outside on which to enjoy your poutine while looking at the traffic whizzing by. Those same tables are there year-round, but seem a less welcoming option in mid-February subzero temperatures. Today, they were surrounded by 4 foot snowbanks, but it was a relatively mild -5C and the tables themselves had been kindly shovelled off, so we decided to eat there anyway.
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Word on the street is that Toronto, for all its multiethnic gourmet offerings, hasn’t quite mastered Québecois poutine. This may be due to a cheese curd problem – although Ontario produces cheese curds, mostly in the vicinity of Ottawa, they’re hard to find in the GTA. Nevertheless, the poutine at Gilead Café came heartily recommended, so I decided to check it out.