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Canadian Poutine Restaurant Coming to Wrigleyville; Doesn't Win Poutine Fest

Those who attended the second annual Poutine Fest yesterday got a taste of poutine that's actually from Canada. The Big Cheese Poutinerie, a Canadian mini-chain opening its first U.S. location soon in Wrigleyville, competed—and came in second.

The Gage won the judges' choice for the second year in a row, and Le Bouchon won the popular vote. Check out Time Out Chicago's recap for photos of the poutine and crowds at Haymarket Pub & Brewery yesterday.

The Big Cheese Poutinerie, who has two fast-casual locations in Calgary, hopes to open within a month inside the former El Jardin space on Clark Street. They serve a wide variety of poutines, sectioned by different meats (or vegetarian). It will be open for lunch, dinner, and late-night amidst the stretch of Cubs bars near Wrigley.
· The Big Cheese Poutinerie [Official Site]
· Poutine Fest recap and photos [TOC]
· All Poutine Fest Coverage [-ECHI-]
[Photo: The Big Cheese Poutinerie]

The Big Cheese Poutinerie

3401 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 (872) 206-8749 Visit Website

The Gage

24 South Michigan Avenue, , IL 60603 (312) 372-4243 Visit Website

The Big Cheese Poutinerie

3401 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

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