Little known fact, but some Canadians are actually 15% poutine — or at least my doctor said I was. If you're under your quota, however, have no fear — there's a giant Calgary poutine competition coming this weekend. Soon, you'll have more deliciousness than you can handle.

YYC Foodtrucks is hosting a massive food truck poutine cookoff called "Poutine Palooza" from Saturday, May 23 to Sunday, May 24. It's taking place between 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Calgary's Grey Eagle Casino.

This is the second poutine cookoff they've held this year, said YYC Food Trucks co-owner Jeremy Andrews to Narcity. The first one was on Tuesday, May 12, and was hugely popular, he said.

"It was an amazing response with a lot, a lot of cars. Yeah, we inundated the parking lot and there were large lines," he said. This time, they're moving to a bigger location. He estimates up to a thousand people could show up.

The event is a drive-thru, so no there's need to leave your vehicle. All you need to do is join the line in your car, order at the window, and drive to the pickup spot. Staff will then bring out your food so you can enjoy from a safe distance.

"People are encouraged to get their food and take it somewhere where they can enjoy — at a socially distant, responsible spot."

It's still early on so they haven't announced their list of food trucks yet, but Andrews said they're expecting around eight.

As for food, expect to find interesting flavours like poutine with lobster and alfredo sauce, a New Orleans inspired sausage crumble with house-made sauce, butter chicken, or refreshing Greek feta fries, Andrews said.

Andrews said he was "overwhelmed" by how many people came out to support food truck owners, which is extra important since the Stampede got cancelled.

Nothing feels better than relaxing with a heaving helping of delicious poutine, and this seems a great spot to satisfy those cravings all Canadians get.

Calgary Food Truck Poutine Fest

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Poutine

Address: Grey Eagle Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Dr., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Rediscover your Canadian heritage with loads of delicious food.


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