New Smokes Poutinerie location
I just noticed a new Smokes location on Dundas east of Jarvis. Looks like it's pretty close
to opening, the front area was clean and cash register in place. The back section was
papered up. It's directly across the street from Filmores! Not sure who their targeting in this
area. Maybe Ryerson but it's a fair walk from there. Would have made much more sense to move into Leslieville.
Good to see this place opening in a location and neighbourhood that could use a little, uh, sprucing up. Someone has to make the first move! Time will tell if Smolkin is making a crazy mistake or if he's a genius. It's not that far from Dundas Square, I suppose, and the rent is probably pretty reasonable compared to a (somewhat) more gentrified area like Leslieville.
I'm really not too picky about poutine, will glady gobble up fries with grated cheese and canned gravy on it. The poutine severved at the other location is hands down the worst poutine I've ever had because ot the sketchy, gelatenous gravy. I didn't mind the fries and stopped in for some chili fries awhile back. They put the gravy on that too and it was tossed in the trash after a couple of bites.