A poutine is a Canadian dish made with french fries and cheese curds topped
with a light brown gravy.
The word poutine apparently appears in 1957 in Warwick,
Quebec,(no proof of that) at restaurant Le Café Ideal, when restaurateur Fernand
Lachance exclaimed "ça va faire une maudite poutine" ("It will make a damn
mess") when a regular customer ask to put in a bag some cheese curds mixed with hot french
But, the poutine meal as we actually know with french fries, cheese curds and gravy, is originated from Drummondville, Quebec. It was created by Jean-Paul Roy in 1964 owner of Le Roy Jucep restaurant on St-Joseph blvd. of the city.
You can eat poutine in some states in the United States, specially in the North East near the canadian border, like Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine where many canadians go in summer vacations. Some Burger King, McDonald's and other national fast-foods chain have it on their menu. In other place in U.S. is still hard to find a good poutine but some place had it.