Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal are about to get a little more cheesier.

The four cities will be participating in this year's La Poutine Week from Feb. 1 to the 7. Over 100 restaurants across the country will be creating their own version of poutine for $10 or less, while through a voting process, Canadians will get the chance to choose their favourites.

"It can be argued that it's our national dish, so why keep it all in Quebec? That's not fair. This one week is dedicated to our favourite comfort food — we can burn the calories later," says La Poutine Week co-founder Na'eem Adam.

For those who are not familiar, poutine is traditionally made with cheese curds, fries and gravy, and is one of the country's most iconic dishes, made popular in Quebec as a post-drinking indulgence.

And while some restaurants haven't shown off their secret poutines just yet, several joints have already put their menu items online. Some highlights include a Toronto sushi bar with a caramelized kimchi, beef tongue and Japanese mayo poutine, and an Ottawa pub featuring a poutine made with pulled pork, pork meatballs, cheese with bacon bits, topped with a Jack Daniels sauce. And yes, there are a few veggie options as well.

In August, the same organizers and several of the same cities participated in Le Burger Week, featuring some of Canada's most over-the-top burger creations — including a Montreal version of the cronut burger.

Adam says he plans to involve other Canadian cities in the years to come and hopes Feb. 1 can officially become Canada's National Poutine Day. Think about it, a day off to eat poutine? We dig it. So, will you be participating this year with your bellies? Let us know in the comments below.

LOOK — What you can eat at Poutine Week this year

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  • Did Someone Say Doughnuts?

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://www.chezboris.ca/" target="_blank">Chez Boris</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Montreal <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Poutine made of sliced doughnut "fries", duck fat gravy, and fresh cheese curds <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • The Breakfast Poutine

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://www.tonresto.ca/restaurant-quebec/petit-champlain/53-restaurant-le-cochon-dingue.html" target="_blank">Le Cochon Dingue</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Quebec City <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Browned potatoes, Hollandaise sauce, cheese curds, mix of red and green peppers, onions, bacon, sausage, ham and an egg <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • The Pountine Made For Dinner

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://poutineville.com/" target="_blank">Poutineville</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Montreal <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Roast beef poutine with vegetables, gravy and cheese curds <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • Poutine Inspired By The Sea

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://www.rocklobsterfood.com/" target="_blank">Rock Lobster Ossington</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Toronto <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Hand-cut Yukon fries, Quebec cheese curds, Nova Scotia lobster and lobster bisque gravy <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • Chipotle On Your Poutine?

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong><a href="http://lapoutineweek.com/www.LeGourmetBurger.com" target="_blank"> Le Gourmet Burger</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Montreal <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Crispy fries, topped with "squinch-squinch" cheese curds, gravy, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, smoked bacon and garnished with sweet and spicy chipotle sauce and fresh thyme <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • The Drive-In Poutine

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Uniburger" target="_blank">Uniburger</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Montreal <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Chili, cheese and onions topped on fries <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • The True Canadian Poutine

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://zaksdiner.com/" target="_blank">Zak’s Diner</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Ottawa <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Home fries topped with Alberta's cheese curds and Hollandaise sauce <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • The Posh Poutine

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://www.lequai19.com/" target="_blank">Le Quai 19</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Quebec City <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Roasted cipollinis, bacon brisket, smoked pork, beef juice, peppers, finished with a Scotch Ale. On potatoes, of course <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • Extra Bacon, Please!

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://www.toma-burgeraddiction.com/" target="_blank">Toma Burger Addiction</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Toronto <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> House fries, truffle olive oil, double smoked bacon, caramelized onions, cheese curd and homemade gravy <strong>PRICE:</strong> $8

  • Poutine With A Mexican Kick

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://www.restolabanquise.com/" target="_blank">Resto La Banquise</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Montreal <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> French fries, cheese curds, Banquise gravy, ground beef, cubed tomatoes, guacamole and spicy peppers <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • The Classic Poutine

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://www.tonresto.ca/restaurant-quebec/lac-beauport/25-restaurant-archibald.html" target="_blank">Archibald</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Quebec City <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Fries, pork confit, cheese curds and gravy <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • A Hint Of Duck

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://www.hintonburger.ca/" target="_blank">Hintonburger</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Ottawa <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Fresh cut fries topped with local cheese curds, covered in a sour cherry duck-based gravy and duck confit crumble <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • Pork On Pork

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://www.loudawgs.com/flash.html" target="_blank">Lou Dawgs BBQ</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Toronto <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Fries, cheese, gravy and pulled pork <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • The Steak Poutine

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://www.brasseursdutemps.com/" target="_blank">Les Brasseurs du Temps</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Gatineau, Que. <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> House cut fries, cheese curds, homemade gravy topped with tender thin slices of Angus roast beef, sautéed peppers and onions, seasoned with Montreal steak spice and finished with a rich pepper jack cheese sauce. <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

  • Another Round Of Poutine For Breakfast

    <strong>THE JOINT:</strong> <a href="http://dukesrefresher.ca/" target="_blank">Duke’s Refresher + Bar</a> <strong>CITY:</strong> Toronto <strong>WHAT'S IN IT:</strong> Crispy fries, sausage, bacon, pulled pork, gravy, cheese curds, two eggs and TJ sauce. <strong>PRICE:</strong> $10

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