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Pizza Hut Poutine Pizza? Get Dairy Belle's Italian Poutine Instead

Pizza Hut Poutine Pizza? Get Dairy Belle's Italian Poutine Instead

We've got good news, bad news...then some great news for you. First the good news:

Pizza Hut has announced the introduction of the cheesy beef poutine pizza. Deemed, "Pizza Hut's unique spin on a true Canadian classic", the pizza starts with the fast casual restaurant's pan crust, then adds shaved seasoned steak, crispy fries, cheese curds and mozzarella to make a messy calorie bomb that we desperately want to try. The pizza is part of a launch of several new pizza varieties including grilled chicken club, Asian barbeque, and smoky maple bacon. Pizzas start at $15 for a medium size.

Now for the bad news:

The cheesy beef poutine pizza is only available for a limited time -- and only at Canadian Pizza Huts. So what's a poutine-loving Italian food addict to do?

Pizza Hut Poutine Pizza? Get Dairy Belle's Italian Poutine Instead

The great news is that Dairy Belle in Dania Beach has a dish that's tastier, fresher, and requires no drive across the border -- the Italian poutine!

Basically a riff on traditional poutine, a "light" dish of fries smothered in gravy, then topped with cheese curd, the Italian poutine substitutes a tangy marinara sauce for the gravy. If you were ever curious about what happens at the crossroads of French Canadian and Italian comfort food it's this dish -- messy, fattening, and utterly addictive as you watch yourself with horrified fascination rescue the very last fry drowning in a pool of sauce to the safety of your stomach. The Italian poutine comes in three sizes; small ($7.69); medium ($9.95); and large ($12.25).

If you've just gotta have a poutine pizza, may we suggest grabbing an order of Dairy Belle's traditional poutine (small $5.95; medium $8.20; large $10.25), then making a quick stop at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza a few miles up the road for a pizza ($12.75 small; $15.75 large).

Drive home, slop the poutine onto the pizza and voila! The south Florida version of the poutine pizza -- no border crossing required.

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