one of the best fast food chains in the province of quebec does not have any presence in montreal.
its name: chez ashton.
its specialty: fantastic poutine.
[chez ashton in lower town, québec city]
(for those not in the know, poutine is a popular french-canadian dish consisting of french fries with cheese curds and all doused in delicious gravy.)
[poutine piquante régulière = best $7.95 you'll ever spend.]
ashton uses local potatoes from île-d'orléans for their golden frites, and fresh curd cheese (fromage en grains)... the kicker is the homemade sauce. they also have a few poutine varieties: regular (with or without sausages); spicy; dulton (with ground beef), with or without sausages; and galvaude (with cubed chicken and peas), with or without cheese.
so if i were to rate ashton on their poutine, it would probably break down to something like this:
total: 19 on 20
next poutine stop: louis, in sherbrooke...
note to mr. ashton: m. ashton -- je vous conseille fortement d'ouvrir une succursale à montréal. on attend toujours après une bonne poutine ici...