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Q: Is poutine that crazy food they eat in Montreal that is french fries and sauce and everything?
Q: Does eating poutine cause you to have a heart attack?
A: Well, maybe. If you eat ONLY poutine. But we are not doctors, so we can't say.
Q: Do you have to be French to eat poutine?
A: Although this is a common misconception, no! Anyone can eat poutine, from small children to the elderly.
Q: If you can't pronounce it can you still eat it?
A: Yes! Although we suggest you cram more fries into your mouth, or call it "that delicious gravy-cheese-potato-stuff, you know, whatsitcalled?" so that no one makes fun of you.
Q: Where is the fest?
A: The fest will be held in February of 2014, with the location TBD.
Q: How much does it cost to
A: Ticket prices will be announced before tickets go on sale. This is a 21+ event. All profits from ticket sales will be donated to charity.
Q: How do I get there?
A: You can drive there, or take the bus. A cab is a excellent plan, too! If you live nearby, you could even walk. We'll get some maps together for you shortly.
Q: How long does it last?
A: We'll let you know soon!
Q: Is anything besides
poutine eating going on there?
A: Sure there is! There will be beer drinking. There will be fun. There will be voting. And a bunch of other stuff, too. We'll announce it here as we go.
Q: Can my restaurant participate in Poutine Fest?
A: If your restaurant is interested in participating in 2014, please contact us at email@example.com
Q: I have a group who wants to attend together, can we do group sales?
A: Since the response to the event has been overwhelming, we have a much higher demand than we have tickets for the event. The available tickets will be first-come, first-serve when sales are announced and there are no group sales. We highly recommend you act quickly.
Q: I consider myself a poutine aficionado, how can I be considered to judge Poutine Fest?
A: Unfortunately, we already have a full cast of extremely qualified judges- born-and-bred Canadians, talented Chefs and local food critics, among others. But everyone at the fest gets to vote for crowd favorite, so really, everyone's a judge!
Q: I'm a poutine purist and I think any variations from classic poutine are an abomination. How can I convince you to have the chefs compete with ingredients and a style I approve of?
A: We get this a lot. Sorry, guys, but this is not up for debate. The fest is a celebration of Chicago as much as it is of poutine. We are championing this delicious cold-weather comfort food and want to pay homage to it's origins, but also aim to be respectful of the creative and progressive nature of Chicago's food scene. That's why we let our chefs compete with whatever version of poutine they see fit.