New Openings: Smoke’s Poutinerie Port Credit


Published January 26, 2015 at 4:50 am


It’s no secret that everyone loves poutine and Mississauga is no different. Well, at least 90-96 per cent of people love poutine. The rest are rock-dwelling liars or people who haven’t yet had the opportunity to experience poutine (but would love it if they did) because they live in, like, the Alaskan wilderness or Saharan desert or something.

People also love late night food options, something sorely lacking in Mississauga. Enter Smoke’s Poutinerie, Ryan Smolkin’s explosively successful brainchild.

Smoke’s has been spreading like gravy-coated wildfire across Canada and is even stretching its uniquely Canadian tentacles into the U.S. market.

Smoke’s opened their first Mississauga location at Lakeshore and Hurontario in Port Credit this weekend and the response was immense (just look at the pictures). Literally hundreds of people showed up for complimentary poutine and pics with Smolkin himself.

It’s the start of something decadent and delicious, and Smolkin told Insauga’s Khaled and Jackie that Sauga can expect to see more locations popping up shortly. 

So, what’s cool about Smoke’s? Let us break it down. 

Unique For…
Going wild with poutine, a dish typically comprised of fries, cheese curds and gravy. The brand also boasts a funky backstory about a mysterious 80s and Lego aficionado named Smoke whose passions include Cabbage Patch Kids and poutine. The owner and founder, Ryan Smolkin, is also known for dressing like a winter-ready lumberjack. 

Traditional poutine, bacon poutine, pulled pork poutine, perogy poutine, chicken peppercorn poutine, chicken fajita poutine, Nacho Grande poutine, chili cheese chicken poutine, steak stroganoff poutine, Veggie Deluxe poutine and more. 

Pop, water, Monster energy drinks and Jones Soda 

Why Mississauga?
Because all Canadians love poutine and Mississauga deserves late night dining options. Smoke’s will more than deliver on that front, staying open until 3 am on Thursdays and 4 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Judging from the line-up of eager poutine enthusiasts, the thirst for high-cal comfort food has never been stronger in a city desperate for local after-hours (and regular hours) treat options.

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