Bobbie Sue’s, a mac-and-cheese spot from the owners of Poutini’s and Hawker Bar, is coming to Ossington
If there’s one thing Poutini’s House of Poutine does well, it’s (obviously) poutine, and at their newest take-out concept, Bobbie Sue’s, co-owners Nicholas and Frederic Laliberté have taken another comfort food favourite to its extreme. Scheduled to open in early October, the restaurant will serve gussied-up mac and cheese, cooked to order using ingredients prepped at the owners’ other Ossington spot, Hawker Bar. “We love the idea of making one thing and doing it well,” says manager Katie Laliberté. “If there’s one thing we learned from Poutini’s, it’s you’ve got to get the sauce right.” The team has made their traditional version of the dish using a classic béchamel base (also featured in Poutini’s New Year’s brunch poutine). The plain mac can be spiked with extras like smoked hot dogs or—you guessed it—poutine. The former Philip Sparks space, now a colourful shack, will have two levels: a main floor with a take-out window and a basement with a few tables (which will come in handy when the real mac-and-cheese weather hits).