Mean Poutine opened in 2011, serving up variations of the awesome comfort dish. The two co-founders were football players for the BC Lions, and it basically turned into a family business after that.
The menu has the classic poutine ($7), along with six or seven specialty poutine options.
A popular choice has been the Fried Chicken Poutine ($9), with chicken breast fried up and cut into chunks. You can get free additional toppings like diced green onions and sriracha.
|Fried Chicken Poutine|
I received a nice helping of chicken on top, and the diced onion garnish adds a gourmet touch. You can't go wrong with rooster sauce. Awesome stuff here.
Two other poutines on the menu that I'd like to try next:
1) Southern BBQ Poutine ($10): Slow-roasted pulled pork and double-smoked bacon. Yes.
2) Mama's Mean Meatballs Poutine ($9): Italian meatballs -- and I'm assuming homemade awesomeness.
There may be some seasonal poutines on the menu, depending on the time of year. For a short time around Thanksgiving, a Candied Yam Poutine (a sweet poutine version) was available.
Check out their website. They are active on Twitter and Facebook.
I would love to come back to Vancouver BC and try another specialty poutine here. Great service. 8.5/10