Why doesn't Seattle have GOOD poutine? Fries, cheese curds, gravy. It's not hard! Yet, it's impossible to find a decent plate of the stuff anywhere outside of Canada. Especially good vegetarian poutine.

Here are two plates of poutine from La Banquise in Montreal.


The top plate: Vegetarian poutine with cheese curds, and really rich, salty, and amazing gravy. The bottom: Vegetarian poutine with the same gravy and cheese curds along with tomatoes, guacamole, and sour cream. It is SO GOOD. This place is open 24 hours and poutine is the perfect thing to eat when it's snowing and 16 degrees outside (with a wind chill of about -10). It'd also be the perfect thing to eat when it's raining and 40 degrees outside, like it often is in Seattle. And I can't speak from experience, but I'd imagine poutine would be the perfect meal at 2 am when you need to soak up some alcohol before passing out. So why doesn't this sort of magic exist in Seattle? Why is all of Washington's poutine inferior?

Someone, please, MAKE GOOD POUTINE. Or I am never coming home.