What: YXE Poutine Week is 9 days of delicious food, fun, and competition between local restaurants in Saskatoon. Each restaurant will create a signature poutine dish that they will sell over the course of the 9 days. The restaurant who sells the most poutine will be crowned the “Gravy Bowl Champion.” The restaurant voted the most delicious by restaurant goers will win the “Poutine Choice Award” for favorite Poutine.
$4 from EVERY poutine sold during Poutine Week will go directly to
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon to create life-changing matches!
What do you have to do? Eat as much #guiltfreepoutine as possible! Try all 20 restaurants if you can. There is limit, except for your bank account.
Check out the video below to learn the meaning behind #guiltfreepoutine.
#GuiltFreePoutine Returns – Saskatoon’s Poutine Week back for a second helping
For Immediate Release (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon is excited to announce the return of Saskatoon’s premiere food event: YXE Poutine Week. Poutine Week is back this year — bigger, better, and more delicious than ever. The concept remains the same as in 2016: Local restaurants will create a signature poutine dish that they will sell from Oct 27 – Nov 5. The restaurant who sells the most poutine will be crowned the “Gravy Bowl Champion.” The restaurant voted the most delicious by restaurant goers will win the “Poutine Choice Award” for favorite poutine.
“We had a blast last year,” said Brady Figley, restaurant coordinator for Poutine Week. Last year saw Saskatoon foodies and poutine lovers eat almost 1500 poutines, with $4 from every poutine sold going to create life changing matches with Big Brothers Big Sisters. “I can’t emphasize the guilt-free aspect enough,” joked Brady.
Poutine Week 2016 was successful not only in raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters, but as a result of the increased community exposure, the agency was able to successfully match more than 30 new volunteers (including 22 men) to children and youth waiting for a life-changing mentor.
Getting involved in Poutine Week is fun and easy. People can follow the action before Poutine Week on social media to learn more about upcoming promotions and new partner restaurants. Visit @YXE.PoutineWeek (Instagram), @YXEPoutine (Facebook), and @YXEPoutine (Twitter), or go to http://www.yxepoutine.com for more information.
2016 winners include Hudsons Canada’s Pub – Saskatoon (Gravy Bow Champion) and Drift Sidewalk Café &Vista Terrace (Poutine Choice Award).
For a special preview of YXE Poutine Week, including behind the scenes access to all the restaurants and poutines, as well as an opportunity to interview Brady and our special YXE Poutine Week ambassadors, please contact:
YXE Poutine Week Coordinator
306 244-8197 (ext. 243)
2017 Participating Restaurants:
Aroma Resto Bar | Bartari Video Game Restaurant and Bar | Birmingham’s Vodka & Ale House | The Burning Beard | The Capitol Music Club | Congress Beerhouse | Drift Sidewalk Café | Fox & Hounds Pub & Brewery | Hometown Diner | Hudsons Canada’s Pub – Saskatoon |The Karma – Conscious Cafe & Eater | Leopold’s Tavern | Las Palapas Resort Grill Karma Cafe| O’Sheas Irish Pub | Smoke’se’s Poutinerie | The Hollows | The Rook & Raven Pub | Winston’s English Pub & Grill | The Yard and Flagon Pub | Vista Lounge Saskatoon