Ma Poule Mouillée is actually just a corner over and across the street from La Banquise. Now Banquise is great, but MPM is even better and more unique imo - and way cheaper. That huge pile of poutine you're looking at is $8 tax-in. And that's a small!
The large is dinner plate size at $13 ($11 when they opened). They had so many requests for half-sizes they finally added a 'small' to the menu.
btw did you go to school here? I saw you mentioned Busty & the Bass on the music thread. I've seen them couple times at Jazzfest.
@Ryan - Yep, Portuguese poutine. It's got their chicken and chorizo, both skin-on and charcoal-grilled. Delicious on their own. They use St. Joao cheese, it's a little softer and milder than cheddar. The extra touch is piri sauce on the gravy, so it's spicy. It was invented at MPM (which was opened by the former head cook of a famous Montreal Portuguese take-out spot, Romados), and now Romados and other Portuguese fast-food type places copied them. But none are as good because they just have one ingredient, chicken or chorizo, although Romados also has a version with chopped-up bifana.
It's amazing and totally unique to Montreal - unique to the Plateau and Petite Patrie 'hoods probably. The ultimate poutine. I'd also say Ma Poule Mouillée is making better chicken than Romados, too.
Here's a pic of Romados' grand re-opening almost 4 years ago. They had a fire and closed for 6 months, that's when Tony left to open Ma Poule Mouillée.
Here's Tony on the grill at Romados
And here's what Montreal's most famous for... think I'm gonna have to go later today, it's been a while.