That's rich: The poutine at The Blind Butcher gets the foie gras treatment.

A trip to Montreal isn?t in the cards right now? Pas de problème. Virtually everywhere you look, restaurants are riding the poutine wave.

In case you?re not familiar, poutine is basically a big plate of french fries, doused in gravy and then topped with cheese curds. And while it?s certainly not waistline-friendly, it?s definitely a hearty dish this time of year.

Here are two of the best Dallas spots serving up the Canadian dish:

The Blind Butcher This new Lower Greenville restaurant is from the guys behind Goodfriend, and after one taste of the poutine here ($21.50), you?ll be happy to make its acquaintance. Served in metal pans--not the traditional bowls--the dish comes with one of three add-ons: mushroom, pork belly or duck. You can even top the whole thing off with foie gras, should you want to go more decadent. (1919 Greenville Ave.; 214-887-0000)

Barter If you like your poutine with a little rustic charm, head over to this new McKinney Avenue spot that?s the brainchild of consulting chef Tim Love. Like many a Love endeavor, this restaurant pushes the envelope with ingredients. Here, the poutine is served with bacon and Wild Turkey-infused gravy ($11). (3232 McKinney Ave.; 214-969-6898)

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