The Inn LW12 (short for Little West 12th St., in Manhattan's Meatpacking District) trundles out four versions of the infamous Québécois comfort food, which builds on a sturdy base of crisp fries and cheese curds. The classic poutine wets it all down with gravy; for a few dollars more, this version ($17) substituted the drippings of lightly spiced pork belly, piled on in slabs, shreds, and gobs.
Though the fries themselves were unexceptional, they remained crisp enough, at least until I reached the bottom-dwellers that were awash in porky juices. By that time, so was I. Though the poutine with pork belly can be put away singlehandedly, better to tag-team it over a drink or two.
The Inn LW12
7 Ninth Ave. (at Little West 12th St.)