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Dunn’s Famous Poutine Festival

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 1:46pm PDT
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Dunn’s Famous is currently hosting a poutine promotion, showing off its 6 flavours and poutine styles. From now until March 21, 2012, diners can enjoy any 3 poutines for $9.99 or all 6 selections for $17.99. You can also enjoy a full size poutine Quebecois and draft beer for $9.99 after 10:00pm.

Dunn's Poutine

Poutine options: Quebecoise (cheese curds & Dunn’s special gravy), Dunn’s (cheese curds, Dunn’s special gravy & chopped Montreal smoked meat), Peppercorn (cheese curds & peppercorn sauce), Italienne (cheese curds & meat sauce), Dunn’s Italienne (cheese curds & meat sauce with chopped Montréal smoked meat), Vegetarian (cheese curds, vegetarian gravy).

I stopped by for lunch with my mother to try their 3-poutine special, choosing the Dunn’s, Italienne, and Peppercorn. She preferred the simplicity of the Peppercorn while I enjoyed the multitude of flavours mixed together in the Dunn’s.

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Dunn's Poutine

To promote the poutine festival, or “bonanza” as our server called it, I have 4 gift cards up for grabs, each loaded with $50 to spend at Dunn’s. I will award the gift cards to 4 different winners so they can try out Dunn’s smoked meat sandwiches and poutine combos with friends. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming your ideal poutine topping (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win 1 of 4 $50 gift cards for @DunnsFamousBC from @Miss604

I will draw four winners who will each receive a $50 gift card at 10:00am next Thursday, March 1, 2012. Dunn’s is located at 827 Seymour and is open every day from 10:00am until midnight.

The winners are Jonathan, Amman Hirji, @winniekwan83, @b_yasmin – congratulations!

Current contests on


  1. Amy says:

    Yummy, bacon for sure!

  2. Jamie says:

    Poutine “Michigan” with bolognese sauce. Holla!

  3. Stephanie S says:

    Ideal poutine topping is cheese curds of course! But I would also add chipotle peppers to them ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Marlis says:

    duck confit

  5. Gracey says:

    Anything meaty! Pulled pork, bacon, steak, or butter chicken ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Dave says:

    Lamb sausage!

  7. Maryanne says:

    Pulled pork or bacon!

  8. Michael Kwan says:

    Montreal style smoked meat. And make sure those cheese curds are squishy!

  9. tyler says:

    i love meat-free gravy sometimes,
    or green peas are delicious too…

  10. Gary says:

    Pulled pork!

  11. DB says:

    It’s cheese curds for me!

  12. J says:

    Cheese Curds and Vegetarian Gravy!

  13. Ruth Hartnup says:

    I reckon it would be good with blue cheese (as long as there’s still gravy)

  14. SW says:

    Cheese curds and good gravy please!

  15. luc says:

    cheese please

  16. Emma says:

    I love poutine with pulled pork on top….

  17. Montreal girl says:

    Leave poutine to Quebecers. Other than traditional the rest of those ideas sont dรฉgueulasse!

  18. David says:

    Braised beef!

  19. Amman Hirji says:

    Awesome peices of chicken with green peas !!!! Now that’s a Poutine

  20. Andy says:

    Real Montreal cheese curds, gravy and lots of pepper!

  21. Karl says:

    Grilled onions!

  22. Maria says:

    Mamma says ceese curds & meat sauce.

  23. Michaela says:

    Any kind of sausage!

  24. Kelly says:

    Pulled Pork nom nom nom

  25. Trammie says:

    Cheese curds and BBQ duck

  26. Pulled pork here too.

  27. christa says:

    #1 – pulled pork
    #2 – bacon

  28. Amman Hirji says:

    Topped with peices of chicken and peas …. With extra curds and gravy of course.

  29. Sherry says:

    pulled pork……now I am hungry!!!!

  30. Jeremy says:

    bbq’d beef brisket or porchetta poutine…yum!

  31. Meat-free gravy and Daiya cheese curds. Vegan style.

  32. Cat M says:

    the smoked meat topping sounds wonderful!!! YUM!

  33. Brian says:


  34. Katie P says:

    mmmmm Pulled Pork!

  35. Allie says:

    Sausage! Nomnomnom

  36. P Zapasnik says:

    Pulled pork

  37. Shaunna says:

    Tabasco sauce!

  38. wono99 says:

    i have yet to try dunn’s poutine. yes please!

  39. Lisa says:

    The Dunn’s version sounds delicious!

  40. HarjitCh says:

    I’ve never been at Dunn’s~ the pictures look yummy! Bacon is my fave!!

  41. Julie A. says:

    Cheese curds and veg gravy! Those pictures made me hungry…I could go for some poutine right now!

  42. Tony says:

    My ideal poutine topping would have to be curry chicken.

  43. Aileen says:

    I love chilli toppings!

  44. Archana Aggarwal says:

    Lamb with cheese curds and gravy would be amazing!

  45. Anju Aggarwal says:

    Blue cheese!

  46. Teresa says:

    Classic poutine, but gluten-free, so my partner can have some, too.

  47. Debbie says:

    Bacon, bacon and more bacon!

  48. Jeannette says:

    I love poutine and I while I like the sound of that peppercorn sauce, I’ll go for the classic with cheese curds. Mmmmm!

  49. Vince says:

    Pulled pork would work wonders….!

  50. brian hooles says:

    the Smoked meat poutine rocks

  51. Dee says:

    Mm I would like to see what ginger soy pulled pork on top would taste like!

  52. Nancy says:

    Pull pork!

  53. Robyn says:

    Mmm, bacon!

  54. Amanda says:

    Chives and bacon!

  55. Pattie c. says:

    I would say candied bacon!!

  56. I’ve never had poutine…so I’d like to try it the classic way first…with cheese curds.

  57. Aaron says:

    extra cheese curds!

  58. Joanne says:

    Peanut butter……

  59. Andre says:

    more curds and gravy!

  60. Christine says:

    I love the classic cheese curds (must be squeaky!) and gravy. Mmm!

  61. Ricky says:


  62. Shmoo says:

    Chicken gravy!

  63. Daniel says:

    Pulled pork

  64. Roberta says:

    Pulled pork and poutine is a winning combo ๐Ÿ™‚ All of Dunn’s sound yummy too.

  65. I’d like to try it with roast beef and yorkshire pudding on top!

  66. tracy says:

    braised beef with green onions!

  67. rick says:

    BACON!………..yes BACON!

  68. Brenda says:

    Gravy and green peas!

  69. Cliff says:

    Cheese curds, bacon and gravy.

  70. Donna L says:

    meat and meat! Preferably bacon, which comes from a magical, tasty animal.

  71. Chelle says:

    My mouth is watering just reading this…gotta have a good tasty gravy!

  72. Mary says:

    Ideal poutine topping-BACON!!!!!!!

  73. Samantha says:

    Bacon – always

  74. Viv says:

    My ideal topping is bacon!

  75. Paulo says:

    Steak bites

  76. Katie says:

    cheese, bacon. Can we pick lobster?

  77. amfriesen says:

    I would totally go for the 3 poutine special – pics look amazing – we have poutine parties for lunch at work via la belle patate on davie – gotta try this

  78. Natalie says:

    I love just the regular topping on cheese curd and gravy. YUM!

  79. Kenley says:

    Spring onions!

  80. Olivia says:

    My mouth is watering from the “Dunnโ€™s” (cheese curds, Dunnโ€™s special gravy & chopped Montreal smoked meat) yum!

  81. Brandon says:

    Cheese curds with gravy and bacon

  82. Carol says:

    Everything’s better with bacon!

  83. Christine says:

    Italian, def italian.

  84. Devon says:

    Veal. Boom.

  85. Linda says:

    Cheese curds and veggie gravy!

  86. Siobhan S. says:

    The cheese does it for me!

  87. Caroline says:

    Pulled pork or montreal smoked meat!

  88. Martin says:

    chunks of toulouse sausage

  89. Tiffany L says:

    Lobster and cheese :p

  90. Charlene says:


  91. belinda says:

    Maple cream, Lobster and Pull Pork together.

  92. lor says:

    cheese curds…bacon…gravy….heart attack!

  93. Jeff says:

    pork belly!

  94. Tooth Fairy says:

    My kiddo loves poutine, but I am not so familiar with it. I believe that the Quebecoise cheese curds & Dunnโ€™s special gravy looks like a classic favourite!

  95. Teresa K says:


  96. Tina says:

    bacon for sure

  97. Aggie says:

    The four cheese topping I used to enjoy at the Elgin Street Diner in Ottawa: curds, mozzarella, Swiss, and cheddar.

  98. chao says:

    maple syrup? :3

  99. Cindy KS says:

    Chocolate… Why not?

    RT @CksCindy

  100. Curtis says:

    Bacon….and mushrooms!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. Nicole says:

    Bacon, bacon, and bacon!!!!! Oh. And bacon!

  102. Zachary J says:

    This is a tough call but I’d have to say a nice beluga caviar with quail egg.

  103. Erin says:

    My ideal topping would definitely be Dunn’s, with a little bacon for good measure!

  104. Chinamanroll says:

    Cheese Curds, Bacon, and a truffle oil infused gravy mmmmm

  105. Brian says:

    Poutine with Bearnaise sauce!

  106. natalie says:

    Mmmontreal smoked meat!!!

  107. Cecilia says:

    BACON! Thinking about it is making me hungry!

  108. Brenda says:

    good cheese and gravy!

  109. Marianne says:

    garlic sauce!

  110. Kaka says:

    Mushroom ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Megan says:

    bacon, a few different cheeses, maybe some pulled pork? Mmmmmmm!

  112. Albert C says:

    Veggie gravy

  113. Andrew says:

    Pulled pork

  114. Linda says:

    Peppercorn. Mmm-mmm!

  115. Bernadette says:

    Cheese curds, bacon, ground beef, and lots of gravy! Definitely hits the spot of and don’t forget the green onions.,,hehehe

  116. Angel L says:

    Lobster or pulled pork are the best poutine toppings ever!! With cheese curds of course! Mmmmm

  117. Gord says:

    Pulled pork would be amazing!

  118. Isaac says:

    After a full day of skiing….Quebecoise! : )

  119. Kody says:

    How about favourite item that Poutine is a topping on?

    Yes, we ate poutine pizza. And it was good.

  120. Karina says:

    My ideal poutine topping is actual, proper chicken gravy. So many places do beef and it’s just wrong, but finding good chicken gravy is hard. We’re going to Dunn’s on Sunday, I hope they got it right!

  121. BRITTANY says:

    I just had poutine topped with king crab…. best thing of my life…..

  122. Adam says:

    Poutine is a food group – I’ve missed it so much! Having Dunn’s here is all kinds of awesome!

  123. Chris McGrath says:

    Pulled Pork…I lived in Memphis and had the best Poutine of my life down there…all because of the Pork!!!

  124. Eunice says:

    classic curds and gravy!

  125. rhyean says:

    the original: Quebecoise of course

  126. Alex says:

    roast beef chunks. or… hmm.. shredded chicken

  127. Lumen Photo says:

    to be back in Montreal…. this sounds like it will get me half the way there ~

  128. Marina says:

    You can’t go wrong with bacon!

  129. James presnail says:

    I need poutine!!! With smoked meat!!!

  130. Beesem says:

    I love poutine! And I’ve been wanting to try Dunn’s since I heard they opened.

  131. Kathy says:

    This could be family feud but I’ll say Quebecoise

  132. Ron says:

    Ideally bacon AND pulled pork!

  133. Danna says:

    No need to mess with it– cheese curds and GRAVY baby ๐Ÿ™‚

  134. Belinda says:

    peppercorn sounds yummy!

  135. I’m all about the gravy-just keepin’ it simple, though the smoked meat looks delicious. I’ll try anything once!

  136. Jason O says:

    I think pepperoni and extra cheese with a tomato style sauce.

  137. Sophie says:

    Jamaican jerked pulled pork

  138. Puck says:

    Bacon. Hands down.

  139. Rachel says:

    Cheese curds and meat sauce!

  140. Michelle says:

    Dunn’s Italienne is amazing!

  141. Sharylin says:

    fresh squeaky curds!

  142. Irene says:


  143. rino says:

    Cheese curds

  144. lisa says:

    i like bacon bits sprinkled on top!

  145. Hora says:

    Wow, tons of people love poutine! My favourite topping is nice, thick gravy!

  146. Amrit says:

    Everything’s better with bacon! Mm cheese curds, gravy and bacon!

  147. pip says:

    ChEese curds+mushroom gravy, even if I don’t win, I will still go to Dunn’s!

  148. ashlee says:

    Cheese, cheese and more cheese but I’ll try anything once ๐Ÿ™‚

  149. Barbara says:

    Bulgogi!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  150. Maggie says:

    deep fried sweet potato and eggplant with cheese curds and gravy

  151. Vince says:

    Merguez sausage!

  152. Andrea says:

    pulled pork!

  153. Parker says:

    Bacon – love bacon in the gravy. But I have had scrambled eggs on top and it was a fabulous breakfast!

  154. Tony says:

    Although I acknowledge that most commenters will state their preference in mentioning some type of meat, either smoked, cured, fried, baked, or otherwise prepared, I will take a moment to argue that the best toppings on a poutine are unquestionably the spices. For some, the only spice required is salt (which is strange, considering the gravy is quite salty). Connoisseurs will opt for freshly cracked pepper on top. Different restaurants have provided varied poutine styles, including curry, guacamole, and greek (feta, Mediterranean vinaigrette, etc). I prefer adding one particular spice that stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of flavour-enhancement, sophistication, and classiness: Smoked Hungarian Paprika. If you can get the real stuff imported, then you’ve got a real winner. North American paprika is often quite mild, but there are a bunch of different kinds in Hungary. There’s a hotter kind that really kicks you in the face and brings tears to your eyes. It’s quite simply my favourite poutine topping.

    TL;DR: Paprika

  155. icitea/Clare says:

    bacon bits… pleeease

  156. Amn Johal says:

    sweet sweet nourishing poutine!!!!!!!!!!!

  157. Donna says:

    The classic cheese curds

  158. Jan says:

    loving the sounds of their Peppercorn – cheese curds & peppercorn sauce

  159. Carrie says:

    The peppercorn topping sounds intriguing. And delicious.

  160. Jarrod says:

    Mmmmmmmmm! Short Rib Poutine!

  161. Judy says:

    Garlic mayo with white gravy… YUM!!!

  162. Caitlin says:

    Anything meaty!

  163. chrissy says:

    truffle oil! mmmm

  164. Katherine says:

    Dun’s please!! Looks delish.

  165. Donna says:

    Tasty tasty peppercorns would be my ideal topping

  166. Jennifer says:


  167. Aimee says:


  168. Rafaela says:


  169. Christina says:

    Cheese curds and lots of it, and gravy!

  170. Andrew C. says:

    When it comes to poutine, I’m curdish

  171. Iz says:

    Mmmmm Dun’s!

  172. Natalie says:

    I’m a poutine purist – gravy and curds for sure! But, since this is Dunn’s and I am so excited they are in Vancouver, perhaps I can bend and go with the Dunn’s special.

  173. Kevin says:

    Canadian bacon for sure.

  174. Kathleen says:


  175. vincent says:


  176. maryanne says:

    shredded chicken, green peas and BBQ chicken gravy poutine. OMG YUM.

  177. Heather says:

    j’aime un poutine avec butter chicken!!!

  178. Carol says:

    Mmmmm….sounds yummy

  179. shelly says:


  180. Laura says:

    Maybe I’m boring, but I love cheese n gravy the best. ๐Ÿ™‚ mmmmmmmmm poutine!

  181. Kristin says:

    So hard to decide! Dunn’s please.

  182. WJ Lin says:


  183. Jen says:

    Definitely CHEESE CURDS……of course with gravy. Absolutely Divine ๐Ÿ™‚

  184. A.J. says:

    Breakfast! As in eggs, bacon and sausage over poutine.

    Dig it!

  185. Cherie says:

    Gravy, tons of cheese curd, and bacon

  186. Connie says:

    pulled pork and i’d say bacon but that sounds extremely salty.

  187. Erica says:

    Shredded chicken would be amazing!

  188. Angela says:

    Butter chicken would be interesting!! But yes can’t go wrong with just the classic.

  189. James says:

    Mhmm.. Poutine… Even more drool worthy? Poutine with bacon *drools*

  190. Liam says:


  191. Ceci says:

    I love bacon with my Poutine!

  192. pulled pork sil vous plait..not sure if that is spelled right

  193. Nabila Harjee says:


  194. Arshad says:

    Cheese Curds, TONS of them!

  195. Davina says:

    Definitely the cheese!!!

  196. Mary says:

    i could never get enough of any sort of yummy food

  197. Jane says:

    smoked meat of course

  198. janice says:


  199. Anne says:

    cheese curds all the way

  200. Mike L says:

    Wasabi and salmon.

  201. Mike L says:

    Wasabi and salmon, for asian flavours.

  202. Rebecca says:

    pulled pork

  203. May says:

    Cheese curds & gravy — the classic combo!

  204. Carmelle says:

    Classic cheese curds and gravy! Smoked meat topping might be my new favourite though.

  205. Amanda says:

    i like it with seaweed/ dried pork floss =P

  206. Dilara says:

    Having lived in Montreal, I’d have to say that the perfect topping for poutine is cheese curds and gravy. Anything else is just unnecessary in my opinion

  207. Ro says:

    Every kind of cheese.

  208. Angela Griffin says:


  209. Mike Gismondi says:

    My topping would be cheese and gravy!

  210. Teresa L says:

    Classic Quebecois!

  211. Marianne says:

    My ideal poutine topping (in addition to the traditional cheese curds & gravy) would have to be bacon. Because everything is better with bacon ๐Ÿ˜€

  212. Jenn S says:

    My ideal poutine is cheese curds and Dunn’s special gravy, Then top that off with bacon.. Yummy

  213. Nat says:

    Cheese curds and CHILI!

  214. Stephanie says:

    Cheese curds and gravy of course.

  215. isha says:

    I am always happy when there is a vegetarian version

  216. Valerie C says:

    my favourite is Cheese curds, Dunn’s special gravy & chopped Montrรฉal smoked meat

  217. Karen Larson says:

    Curds please!

  218. Tiffany says:

    My favorite is classic! My new years resolution is no fries for the year though. D’oh!

  219. Connie L says:

    I’d love to try braised short rib and a mushroom gravy poutine. Nom nom nom!

  220. Meline says:

    Montreal smoked meat !!! nyummm

  221. Yudi says:

    avocado & sour cream

  222. Samuel says:

    Italian sausage, bacon & ground beef… heaven on earth!

  223. Yasmin says:

    Cheese curds & gravy!

  224. Matt says:

    Brisket. Just seems like a natural fit.

  225. rachel says:

    bacon all the way !

  226. sharon says:

    Just a classic cheese and gravy topping ๐Ÿ™‚

  227. alex says:


  228. Amber says:

    Ideal topping Potato n Cheese + Gravy

  229. Renfrew says:

    smoked meat is perfect on top of poutine.

  230. Donald says:

    Dunn’s smoked meat is yummy!!!

  231. Jen says:

    Classic poutine with cheese curds and gravy is my favourite!

  232. Jeremy says:

    Dunns smoked meat, cheese curds and lots of gravy is the best poutine topping ever ๐Ÿ™‚

  233. Michelle says:

    Bacon added to a quebecoise is delicious

  234. Gigi says:

    Would love to have pulled pork on my poutine!

  235. Paula H says:

    Pull Pork with lots of cheese!!

  236. Jen says:

    That peppercorn version sounds amazing! I’ve never been a big fan of poutine as I’m not a gravy lover (sacrilege, I know) but the peppercorn sauce really appeals to me!

  237. Sanaz says:

    I love pancetta on my poutine, a bit unusual but very tasty:)

  238. Dawn says:

    Cheese and fried crispy onions and smoked meat

  239. Debbie F says:

    cheese curds and bacon.

  240. linda says:

    extra cheese ๐Ÿ™‚

  241. Tom says:

    The original cheese curds and gravy of course.

  242. Erin Maher says:

    I sometimes put bacon and truffle oil on mine. With gravy and cheese curds still, definitely.

  243. Jonathan says:

    The original gravy with cheese curds is my all-time favorite!

  244. Gary says:

    Mini steak bites

  245. TY says:

    nothing like a little pulled pork on top!

  246. Darren says:


  247. ming says:

    I’d have to favor the Dunn’s topping.

  248. Nicole says:

    Pulled Pork and spicy pickles!

  249. Rory says:

    Mmm! Pulled pork.

  250. Karen says:

    Bacon and squeaky curds!

  251. Sue says:

    Pulled pork and cheese! yes please!!

  252. Missy says:

    Roasted Portobello Mushrooms!!!!!

  253. Darwin says:

    Bacon bacon bacon

  254. Jeannie says:

    cheese and smoked meat

  255. Danielle says:

    You had me at “poutine” but I’m drooling over the thought of smoked meat thrown into the mix.

  256. winnie says:

    my ideal poutine will consist of cheese curds, flavourful gravy, thick-cut and crispy fries, black olives, banana peppers, and green onions on top.

  257. Yvonne says:

    My ideal poutine would probably be topped with meat, chili peppers and arrabiata sauce. I LOVE arrabiata pasta so why not on a poutine? ๐Ÿ™‚

  258. richard w says:

    Pulled Pork!!!

  259. maria says:

    I love mango chutney mayo on top!

  260. Buddha Girl says:


  261. Stotes says:


  262. Lloyd says:

    Pulled pork sounds great.

  263. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    The classic all the way… squeaky cheese curds and piping hot gravy.

  264. Eliza says:

    Good ol’ fashioned curds and gravy!

  265. Tracy says:

    Classic curds of course

  266. Ritchie says:

    Butter chicken. Yup. Cardiac arrest on a plate but what a way to go!!

  267. Christine says:

    Cheese curds! mmmm

  268. Gina G. says:

    Pepperoni, bacon, salami – meat lover! =)

  269. Vaughan says:

    Veal! Mmmm

  270. Grace Cheung says:

    I would loooove to try a lobster poutine!

  271. Julia E says:

    I’m excited that they have a vegetarian option! Yum!!!

  272. Tricia says:

    Foie gras (from Pied du Cochon in Montreal!)

  273. Mia says:


  274. Jackie says:

    bacon and chocolate or maple syrup ice cream if they ever make that

  275. Gary T says:

    mmm, bacon!

  276. Cyndi says:

    I love fried onions on most anything!

  277. Amber N says:

    Topping anything with protein is good.

  278. Joanna Wu says:

    yumm..just started following your blog! Thanks for sharing all your awesome adventures! I am definitely up for a classic Quebecoise poutine right now… ๐Ÿ˜›

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