Montreal's iconic food? Poutine. Philly's iconic food? Cheesesteaks. Sometime this fall, you'll be able to order yourself a pile of cheesesteak poutine at Smoke's Poutinerie, replacing Subway at 411-413 South Street.
According to the Philly.com, the Quebec-based poutinerie signed a franchise deal with South Jersey's Imperial Restaurant Group, led by Raj Rana and Balrup Hundal. After South Street, IRG hopes to expand the Smoke's brand to Temple University, University City, and Manayunk, because of course they'll put fries topped with 30 styles of gravy and cheese at an arm's reach of a hungry and drinking student body.
Don't forget, Philly's getting its own fry shop in Shoo Fry, opening two locations sometime this summer. And not for nothing, Shoo Fry's cheesesteak poutine (right) looks way more accurate than Smoke's version (left).