With the opening of Clark Burger (5906 York Road) you can now enjoy a beer, burger, and authentic poutine while taking in the latest Hollywood epic at The Senator Theatre.
Adjoined to the theater (but with its own entrance), the space is owned by James Clark, a born and raised Canadian whose dream has always been to open a place showcasing eastern Canada's most famous dish: poutine, a plate of french fries slathered in gravy and topped with cheese curds. The dish has been gaining popularity stateside, but Clark felt he could offer something more authentic in Baltimore.
"I think it's really close to what I had growing up," says Clark. "We put a lot of time to get the gravy right, and double frying our fries, and make sure the cheese curds we get are never frozen so they have that squeak, and that's the trademark signature of real poutine."
But you don't have to stick with the authentic version, as Clark says. Clark Burger also has vegetarian, vegan, and "super heavy-duty protein" options. Of course, there's also the handmade burgers, which feature toppings such as Montreal-style smoked beef brisket and, if you're feeling indulgent, a poutine (whoa).
With a full bar offering cocktails, beer, and wine, and plans to open a smaller bar within the Senator—anything purchased at Clark Burger can be brought into the theater—we're thinking going to the movies just became a lot more appetizing.