Las Vegas is about to be introduced to a world of poutine, when Canadian chain Smoke's Poutinerie makes its first foray into the city. It's coming to Pawn Plaza, the container park from Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars just south of his Gold & Silver Pawn Shop that hosts the show on the History Channel.
Serving up the classic Quebec dish is all Smoke's does, presenting fries, seasoning, gravy and curds with more than 30 extra topping options. Creator Ryan Smolkin offers three sizes of the fried treat: "Snack," "Meal" and "Wow," which, when fully loaded, can weigh up to three pounds. On top of the classic combination, guests can add a wide range of toppings such as chicken, pork, baby green peas, kosher dill pickles, homemade chili, or even pierogies.
The tiny container park space at Pawn Plaza features Vegas versions of the chain's logo on the wall. Smolkin likes to keep the origin of the logo an enigmatic secret, explaining to the Toronto Globe & Mail, "he’s the man, myth and legend...He’s the sixth astronaut to land on the moon, that anonymous, unidentifiable, silent third party figure now has a cult following." However, Eater Vegas discovered last December that the company's trademark application lists the image as that of Alan Howard Smolkin, described as "a living individual whose consent is of record." Mystery solved.
Smoke's Poutinerie opens soon.