Fast Food Restaurant Review: World’s Largest and Original Poutinerie is right here on South St!
Smoke’s Poutinerie (411South Street) World’s largest and original…what now?!! In Philadelphia?!! On South Street?!!! Wait a second…Where are we….Quebec, eh?!!!
My relationship with Poutine is like that of a distant Uncle you hear fond things about through family members, but you’ve never had an opportunity to hang out with yourself. I may follow Poutine on social media, see Poutine pop up on my timeline, but I’ve never actually liked or commented on any of Poutine’s post. Then one day I receive a direct message from my dear Uncle Smoke’s informing me that he’s set up his Poutinerie in town and we should finally connect with each other. And then we met!! Now…onto some Poutine basics….
Fries, Gravy and Curd are the three main pillars upon which Smoke’s Poutine is upheld in all its glory. Without these three pillars… fries, gravy, and curd you ain’t eatin’ Poutine.
Thank you, Smoke’s Poutinerie for choosing the “birthplace of liberty” as a destination spot for this delicious delicacy. Legit, Philadelphia is the only spot on the east coast, besides Tampa Florida, where you can get your Poutine on (you could buy your very own franchise, but we’ll come back to that a little later). Here’s what makes Smoke’s Poutinerie even more unique and special….
Uncle Smoke’s ain’t even lyin’ about this one. Smoke’s Poutinerie offers so many variations it will make your head spin (in the best way possible, though). #thisiswhatyourPoutinedreamsaremadeof
Smoke’s Poutinerie is located on 411 South Street. You can’t miss this location because it’s now decked out in Holiday swag…Lights, trees, tinsel, red plaid and most importantly Uncle Smoke’s welcoming smile warmly asking you “ How do you like your Poutine”(top pic).“You’ll think you’ve died and gone to Canada” (bottom pic)!
The interior of Smoke’s Poutinerie, is like walking into a warm Canadian space filled with fun touches of Philadelphia (top pic) the city of “brotherly love and sisterly affection.” The Holiday decorations are a rad touch to an already rad place. The general manager, Lonnie (who is super awesome by the way) informed me that they keep this spot on theme and decorated for all occasions. The seating is a good fit for the space, but when it’s crowded—its crowded. Lonnie and Matt (right pic blue cap) work diligently to keep the orders comin’. This inspirational picture quote spoke to me (left pic) “Trust The Process”— solid words of wisdom from Uncle Smoke’s.
“How do you like your Poutine?”(left pic) is not, I repeat, is not an exaggeration. The menu is chock full of options, options, and more options found on the LED light board menu, as well as a paper pamphlet menu (top pic) where you can make your Poutine dreams a reality. Smoke’s Poutinerie have three main gravy trains: chicken, beef and vegetarian. Choices on choices on choices….you could literally keep comin’ back and they’d keep offering you more options and choices. Most of the Poutine options are under $10.00 (with a great portion size), and you can make it into a combo for only $1.99(right pic) that’s one heck of a deal!! I can still hear Lonnie yelling “Order Up” when your Poutine is ready for consumption. Matt is a Poutine Ninja, churning out multiple orders of Poutine like an Olympic gold medalist, even when it got super crowed inside. Since this was my first Poutine experience, I solicited Lonnie’s help with the menu options and choices. What I tried is only the tip of the Poutine iceburg. Buckle up your seat belts—you’re in for a wild ride.
Korean BBQ Poutine –Smoke’s Signature Beef Gravy, Quebec cheese curd, Flat iron steak, sambal, Korean BBQ Sauce, green onions
This thang right here is an explosion of food excitement inside my mouth (right pic). I dip my fork inside this Poutine pillow (bottom left pic) and ask myself how deep does this thang go?! The flat iron steak is tender and moist, and you discover some really hearty chunks inside your box. The green onions are crisp, creating a delightful balance with Smoke’s Signature Beef Gravy and Quebec cheese curd. The Korean BBQ sauce has a smokey sweetness to it and the sambal gives you just enough heat to keep you comin’ back for more. So, what’s the secret to Smoke’s Poutinerie firm and crispy fries? The Korean BBQ Poutine (top left pic) each bite a magical phenomenon, is like doing the tango with your taste buds. #thereposadoofPoutine
Veggie Deluxe Poutine – Smoke’s Signature Veggie Gravy, Quebec cheese curd, caramelized onions, mushrooms, green peas
This Veggie Deluxe Poutine (top pic) is comfort food to the MAAAAAAAAAAX!!!! The caramelized onions are like a sweet savory candy, dancing perfectly with the green peas, while the mushrooms are sponges soaking in all the savory goodness of Smoke’s Signature Veggie Gravy—(left bottom) a swimming pool of robust gravy!!! The main attraction for me is how all of these ingredients support the star of the dish—the Quebec cheese curd (right bottom)….can we all focus our attention on the hang time of this cheese curd! I went deep sea diving in the Veggie Deluxe Poutine and pulled out this pearl of delight. When it’s cold outside and you want something to stick to your bones and fill you with a warmth that lingers for days, this Veggie Deluxe Poutine will do just that. Stock up on this Veggie Deluxe Poutine for those wintry snow days when all you want to do is to snuggle up in your PJ’s, binge watch your favorite tv shows and eat comfort food. #thegoldofPoutine
Eagles Poutine – Your choice of chicken or steak, grilled onions, bell peppers, White cheddar sauce on top of the Traditional Poutine (Smoke’s Signature Gravy, Quebec cheese curd)
Uncle Smoke’s got love for the Eagles and you will too (if you ain’t already bleedin’ green) after dippin’ your fork into this Poutine touchdown. Eagles Poutine is like homemade Chicken Alfredo meets Poutine— coming together to create a love child in honor of Philadelphia’s own Eagles (right pic). Cue the music … If the fries are the field and the ingredients in the Eagles Poutine are the offensive players then Smoke’s Signature Gravy is the fullback, Quebec cheese curds are the wide receivers, the bell peppers are the tight ends, the white cheddar sauce is the running back, the chicken pieces are the offensive line, and the grilled onions are the quarterbacks. IT’S A WINNER (bottom left pic)!!! Bonus perks…each time you order the Eagles Poutine you automatically receive a green ticket that places you in a raffle to win a football autographed by Carsen Wentz (top left pic)!! #theEAGLEofPoutine
Smoke’s Poutinerie is a gem on South Street that is authentic to its name, its style and its concept; whether you’re eatin’ in or take out; Uncle Smoke’s Poutine will have you comin’ back for more. #comfortfoodcosmos
If you’re a fan of Poutine and you want to “get on the gravy train”, franchise opportunities are available (right pic) you can get FREE POUTINE FOR LIFE! Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!
“Don’t get Poutine the Naughty list; get your buds a Smoke’s Gift Card” (top left pic) they won’t be disappointed.
Smoke’s Poutinerie also “wants to cater your Holiday party, Eh” (bottom left pic) “Oh what fun it is to ride the Poutine Gravy Sleigh HEY!!!”
Smoke’s Poutinerie (bottom pic) is open till 1AM Sunday thru Thursday and open till 3AM on Friday’s and Saturdays. #latenighteatsspot
For more information, call Smoke’s Poutinerie (215) 351-0292 or visit http://smokespoutinerie.com/menu/
Reply to this review and tell me how you liked your Poutine. May the force of Smoke’s Poutinerie be with you! “See you soon, Eh (top pic)! This has been #blackmzfrizzleonthamove!
Christina May aka #theblackmzfrizzle is a Lover, Artist and Educator who lives to Love, Create & Inspire.