Try poutine creations from dozens of Calgary restaurants and support MealShare

State & Main’s southern style poutine. Photo courtesy Calgary Poutine Week

From April 19 to 26, 21 restaurants across Calgary will be participating in the city’s first Poutine Week.

When tickets to the fourth annual Poutine Crawl sold out in 10 seconds, founder Karen Richards created Calgary Poutine Week so all Calgarians would have a chance to try some (or all!) of the city’s best poutines.

Calgary Poutine Week has also teamed up with MealShare, a new non-profit aimed at stopping the spread of hunger. For every poutine sold, MealShare will provide a meal for someone in need, so grab your friends and family and start your own poutine crawl!

Here’s a list of participating restaurants:

4th Spot Kitchen and Bar – Uptown Poutine –  Home cut Kennebec fries and Quebec cheese curds topped with homemade gravy and slow cooked BBQ pulled pork.

Bistro 2210 (2011 Poutine Crawl Winner) – Duck Confit Poutine – Slow cooked duck leg, house cut frites, poultry gravy, cheese curds and petits pois.

Big Fish – Lunch Poutine – East Coast Lobster Poutine with house cut fries, feta cheese cream and cherry tomato.

Briggs Kitchen and Bar – Newf’s Poutine – Kennebec Fries with lobster cream and chunks of lobster added by our east coast friend.

Clive Burger – Gluten free poutine sauce (made with organic marrow bone stock), Québec cheese curds, Clive burger patty (brisket and chuck), garnished with diced raw onion and parsley.

Diner Deluxe – Breakfast Poutine – Roast chicken, red peppers,onion, arugula and poached eggs on hash with Quebec cheese curds and basil hollandaise.

Henry’s Pub Sheraton Cavalier – Henry’s Chicken Bacon Poutine – Our Thick cut steak fries topped with spiced chicken, double smoked bacon and Quebec cheese curds, covered with a cabernet infused gravy.

Libertine Public House – Perogy Poutine – Hand cut russet fries, house made chicken gravy, double smoked pork belly, Quebec cheese curds, sharp orange cheddar, sour cream, scallions.

Naina’s Kitchen – Naina’s Meatball Poutine – Fries, cheese curds, Grandma’s meatballs and fried onions all smothered in our rich gravy.

National on17th – Pulled pork poutine with pork cider gravy, Quebec cheese curds and garnished with crackling.

National on 10th – Turkey Dinner Poutine –  Confit of organic turkey leg and thigh, pork sausage and sage brioche stuffing, rich bone roasted gravy, St. Albert’s cheese curds.

Oak Tree Tavern – Vegetarian Poutine -Hand cut fries, dipped in oil until golden brown, topped with Quebec Cheese curds and smothered in a rich mushroom sage gravy.

Pig and Duke Pub – Swine-tine – Pulled pork, bacon crumble, green peppercorns, pig gravy and a fried egg over top of crinkle cut fries.

Shamrock Hotel Sidetrack Stage and Grill – Home-cut fries smothered in organic cheese curds, covered with a merlot infused veal gravy and topped with pulled pork and fried onions.

Ship and Anchor Pub – Chicken Balti Poutine – Hand cut russet potatoes, topped with Quebec cheese curds, smothered in our mild chicken curry and garnished with cilantro.

Smoke’s Poutinerie – Bacon Cheeseburger Poutine – House cut Kennebec fries, cheese curds from Eastern Townships of Quebec, dark and rich signature gravy featuring a hint of rosemary, premium ground beef seasoned with onion, double smoked bacon and topped with sharp cheddar cheese.

St. James Corner Pub – St. James’ version on the classic with our home cut fries and fresh cheese curds, topped with homemade gravy and garnished with green onions.

State and Main Chinook Centre – House cut Kennebec fries, rich country-style white gravy, Quebec cheese curds, a layer of brown gravy, topped with crisp honey-drizzled chicken cracklin’ and slivered scallions.

Symons Roadhouse – Lobster Poutine –  Pomme frites with mascarpone cheese, Atlantic lobster, shellfish butter sauce & Italian parsley.

Tango Bistro – Braised Beef Cheek Poutine – Montreal cheese curds, morels, spring peas.

Waffles & Chix Food Truck – Fried Chicken Poutine – Fresh cut yellow flesh fries, Alberta cheese curds, Southern fried chicken and white gravy.

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