Poutine, that unholy trinity of French fries, gravy, and cheese curds, is one of Canada's great gifts to America. In Detroit, a city that's located right across the river from our benevolent Northern neighbors, it sure did take a while for the poutine trend to take root. Luckily, Detroit's come to realize that crossing the border for some late-night eats isn't really practical, which is why we've started making it everywhere. Here are the eight best spots to get it:
The best poutine in all of metro Detroit is at Rock City Eatery in Hamtramck. And that's not just because Nicole's Poutine is, in the interest of full disclosure, named for the author of this article. It's also because it features an outright decadent combination of duck confit gravy with cheese curds and an optional (but basically mandatory) fried egg over fries, and is exactly what poutine is supposed to be -- a bunch of really delicious slop on a plate.