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Chicago's First Poutine Shop Hits River North

BadHappy Poutine Shop opens Thursday



    BadHappy offers numerous twists on classic poutine.

    At first glance, poutine doesn't sound overly appetizing.

    The French Canadian delicacy is a dish of french fries and fresh cheese curds, covered with brown gravy or sauce.

    Finding it in Chicago can be a hit or miss proposition, until Thursday, the grand opening of BadHappy Poutine Shop.

    The BYOB "poutinerie" at 939 N. Orleans Street offers a number of variations on the classic dish, including gourmet takes with ingredients such as braised veal cheeks, foie gras, sweetbreads, pork belly, house made sausage and headcheese, along with vegetarian/vegan versions.

    If poutine isn't your thing, the eatery also serves burgers, house-made pâtés on toast called "smooshs," BigBadSalads, BadBurritos, and HappyShakes.

    The restaurant is open lunch through late night Tuesday through Saturday, and also hosts a southern style BYOV (Bring Your Own Vodka) Brunch on Sundays.

    Tres bien!