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June 27, 2012


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Smoke’s Poutinerie

Smoke's Poutinerie Smoke’s Poutinerie is the one and only Poutine Restaurant. Smoke’s Poutinerie brings the authentic Quebec classic to the rest of the world and now it is now coming to Waterloo.

You’ve had Poutine but you’ve never had the unique Poutine like the poutine at Smoke’s Poutinerie. The fries, the seasoning, the gravy, the curds, the toppings, the finished product…it’s an unbelievable taste experience.

The story goes that once upon a time, someone came up with the idea to mix Fries, Cheese Curd and Gravy, and serve it as a dish. They called it “poutine” and it spread across this vast country of ours like a wildfire. Many years later, someone else came along and decided to add Double-Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Sauteed Mushrooms and Pulled Pork. This person was either drunk, or was some kind of nut (likely both), but he stumbled upon a gastronomical creation that started the second wave of poutine popularity. This person was “Smoke”.

Not much is known about Smoke. Legend is that he lives in a penthouse cabin made of Lego deep in the woods, far up north by the Quebec border. He’s a gastronomical genius who who spends his days conjuring up new mouth-watering poutine recipes. At night, he can be seen flying off in his crop-duster, only to return home in the morning (by parachute).

Smoke’s Poutinerie has taken the traditional poutine of fries, curd and gravy, and has added fresh toppings making unique, custom poutine meals. Whether your preference is beef, chicken, veggies, pork or simply just a different type of sauce, Smoke’s Poutinerie has the recipe for you. Choose from over 20 poutine menu items or create your own.

All Poutine dishes on Smoke’s Poutinerie menu include daily Hand-Cut Yellow Fleshed fries, custom unique seasoning, fresh Quebec cheese curds and our signature rich homemade gravies…plus the added ingredients specific to each dish.

Besides regular poutine, (made with Quebec cheese curds), Smoke’s has some awesome specialty poutine including: Bacon Poutine, Hogtown Poutine (made with double-smoked bacon, italian sausage, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions), Curry Chicken Poutine, Montreal Poutine, Italian Poutine, Veggie Poutine, Nacho Poutine…to name a few.

Smoke’s Poutinerie has its own signature rich homemade gravy. Not unlike traditional Quebec gravy, it is a bold, rich, aromatic sauce and is complemented by additional homemade sauces on the menu, including vegetarian brown gravy, peppercorn gravy, curry sauce and homemade meat sauce to name a few.

Where: 255 King Street North, Waterloo

When: Opening August 2012

Time: 11am – late

For more information please visit website.

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(2) Readers Comments

  1. M
    June 13, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Honestly, i big fan of poutine historically, and this shit was soooo was mush and tasted like a baby shit in a diaper and i paid 9$ for that shit, pun intended. stear clear

  2. kdmarshall
    June 13, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I've had Smoke's Poutine twice (once out of the food truck at Kitchener City Hall and once at their new store in Waterloo). Both times I thought it was excellent. I'm not a poutine expert, nor an expert in baby diaper contents but I think your review is a little harsh. Where would you recommend getting great poutine?

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