Eating out is my absolute favorite hobby!  When a new and unique place comes to the Jersey Shore I'm already putting on my bib.  LOL now that's an image...who wears a bib? Anyway, Kevin Newberg is bringing us a Montreal beef and poutine joint in Belmar and locals are licking their chops!

Berg's Smoked Meat & Poutine coming into Belmar is much anticipated. First things first though...what the heck is poutine?!?!?

Wikipedia says:

Poutine is a dish of french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. It emerged in Quebec, Canada, in the late 1950s in the Centre-du-Québec region, though its origins are uncertain and there are several competing claims of having invented the dish.

I've experienced this dish when I did a stint in the Midwest. Basically, it's the Midwestern and Canadian answer answer to disco or cheese fries.

Photo credit: Berg's Facebook
Photo credit: Berg's Facebook

The only problem I can anticipate here is the curd...why not mozzarella?  I want my cheese gooey not squeaky but that is just one woman's opinion.  I am willing to try it again especially since it's being done in Jersey (everything is made better in Jersey).  Can we just talk for a minute about how amazing it looks?  That meat...mmmmm...

Ok It won't open until December but it gives us something to look forward to that is for sure!

They are all in on the smoked Montreal beef so I've gotta try this!  BTW, they will serve it up from scratch. YUM.  Frozen food has no place in this spot...there are no cutting corners.

Read more about it in The Patch here.

Berg's Smoked Meat & Poutine will open at 1405 Main Street in Belmar. You'll be able to dine in and get take out.

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