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Holy Smokes: Smoke's Poutinerie Brings Poutine to Pawn Plaza

Plus Rita's Italian Ice and more on Rick Harrison and Rollin Smoke's new restaurant.

The future homes of Smoke's Poutinerie, aka Poutine Vegas, and Rita's Italian Ice at Pawn Plaza.
The future homes of Smoke's Poutinerie, aka Poutine Vegas, and Rita's Italian Ice at Pawn Plaza.
Susan Stapleton

Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars already announced his plans to open Rick’s Rollin Smoke Barbeque with the Rollin Smoke guys at his new Pawn Plaza, opening this summer just south of his Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. A tavern on the top floor with the potential for Harrison to serve up drinks or barbecue downstairs are also on tap.

But the dining options coming to the container park just got even more exciting. Now comes word that the very first Smoke’s Poutinerie in Las Vegas is also planning to locate there.

The home of fries topped with gravy and cheese curds out of Ontario already has massive lines at its first U.S. location in Berkley, Calif.

"Their one location in California apparently has lines until two or three in the morning We’re hoping to have that here," Harrison told Eater Vegas exclusively.

Creater Ryan Smolkin offers three sizes of fried dishes, "snack," "meal" and "Wow," which, when fully loaded, can weigh up to three pounds. On top of the classic fries, curds and gravy, guests can add a wide range of toppings such as pierogies, chicken, pork, baby green peas, kosher dill pickles or homemade chili.

Also just announced, Rita’s Italian Ice, the Philadelphia water ice shop that serves frozen custards and more.

Smoke's Poutinerie and Rita’s Italian Ice will be located on the lower level of the two-story, 11,000-square-foot Pawn Plaza. As many as two to three other tenants will take up the remainder of the first floor and perhaps as many as 10 tenants will fill the upstairs.

Rick’s Rollin Smoke Barbeque & Tavern plans to serve Arkansas-style barbecue that has become a Harrison family favorite at Rollin Smoke’s location on Highland Drive. Dishes include Southern hickory smoked barbecue meats that are "hand-rubbed." Sandwiches and smoked meats, homemade sides and competition-style barbecue ribs are on the agenda. Upstairs, the tavern plans to pour 16 beers.

Update: While Vegas Poutine is the business name, the restaurant will be called Smoke's Poutinerie.

Gold & Silver Pawn Shop

713 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 530-4959 Visit Website

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