Q+A: Smoke’s Poutinerie founder talks ‘loaded fries’ at new ‘Pawn Stars’ mall

Smoke’s Poutinerie founder Ryan Smolkin.

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Smoke’s Poutinerie founder Ryan Smolkin.

Food:
Sunday, April 26, 2015 @ 10:54 p.m.
Poutine is a Quebec–born mix of fries and cheese curds covered in gravy. There are 30 varieties of poutine, including a chili cheesesteak poutine with flat-iron steak, homemade chili-and-cheese sauce, or a double-pork poutine with chipotle pulled pork.
Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas celebrate Nick Jonas’ 21st birthday at XS on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Encore.

Celebrity preview: Nick Jonas, Naomi Campbell, Paris Hilton, Flo Rida, Amy Schumer, Daniel Tosh

Las Vegas:
Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
It’s a glorious weekend of fine food, wondrous wines and celebrity chefs as the 9th Annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit continues for three more days in the fun-and-feasting extravaganza.
Dutch DJ duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano at Hakkasan in MGM Grand.

Q+A: Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano bring ‘Sexy by Nature’ to Hakkasan

Music:
Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 5 p.m.
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano worked with each other in a sports shop; years later, the Dutch DJ duo work with each other leading parties in nightclubs across the globe.
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell take a selfie during Day 3 of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theater Owners, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Caesars Palace.

Day 3 photos: Clint Eastwood receives awards; new ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ James Bond films

2015 CinemaCon:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 7:57 p.m.
“Dirty Harry” hero Clint Eastwood made the day for socialist filmmaker Michael Moore’s haters Wednesday at CinemaCon in Caesars Palace, and the Oscar winner’s “American Sniper” became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014.
Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel, Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Graceland Holdings Managing Partner Joel Weinshanker react after cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of “Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition, The Show, The Experience” on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Westgate Las Vegas.

Photos: Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley attend first Graceland Chapel nuptials, open exhibit

Westgate Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 6:58 p.m.
Priscilla Presley surprised Kaycee Satava and Cameron Baker from Portland, Ore., by offering to be the matron of honor at the 5:40 a.m. ceremony televised on the East Coast at 8:40 a.m. and also witnessed by Priscilla and Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.
Mariah Carey performs the final stop of her The Angels Advocate Tour at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Feb. 27, 2010.
Strip Scribbles: Mariah Carey, Andy Walmsley, ‘Love Boat,’ ‘Idaho,’ Penn & Teller
Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
Diva songstress Mariah Carey is filming the video for her new single “Infinity” today in Los Angeles with director Brett Ratner. Mariah arrives on the Strip on Monday evening for a welcome ceremony in advance of her May 6 premiere.
The saber-off for the eighth-annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Venetian.
Weekend Best Bets: Amy Schumer, Vegas Uncork’d and Chicano Batman
Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
From top-notch standup to a foodie's paradise to superheros in the flesh, there’s truly a little something for everyone in the days ahead as Las Vegas kicks into high gear before the big fight weekend. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
The 2015 Vegas Uncork’d saber-off led by Julian Serrano on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his new Italian restaurant Lago in Bellagio.
Photos: 2015 Vegas Uncork’d kicks off with saber-off at Lago in Bellagio
Food:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 4:57 p.m.
2015 Vegas Uncorked, the four-day festival of food, fine dining, celebrity chefs and wondrous wines, was officially launched this afternoon at Lago in Bellagio.
Robin Leach and Lionel Richie at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Lionel Richie at Planet Hollywood? No Janet Jackson? Diana Ross to return?
Music:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 2:58 p.m.
I’m hearing that Lionel Richie will get that proposed residency on the Strip but in Britney Spears’ Axis at Planet Hollywood rather than the Venetian’s former “Phantom — the Las Vegas Spectacular” theater.
The statue of Elvis Presley at Westgate Las Vegas lists incorrect information about the number of consecutive sold-out performances The King of Rock and Roll performed in the hotel’s showroom, according to Graceland’s chief archivist.
Photos: New Elvis and Graceland exhibit at Westgate features jewelry and much more
Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 4:27 a.m.
Ahead of today’s ceremonies, Tom Donoghue and I received an advance tour of the new, 28,000-square-foot museum space to check out the Elvis Presley and Graceland collection of jewelry, artifacts, contracts and nearly half hour of concert footage.
Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Matt Bomer and Channing Tatum attend Day 2 of CinemaCon on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Caesars Palace.
Day 2 photos: Cruise, Schwarzenegger, ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Entourage,’ Theron
2015 CinemaCon:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 3 a.m.
Action hero Tom Cruise was the surprise “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” star at Tuesday’s preview of the movie to the National Association of Theater Owners’ CinemaCon meetings at Caesars Palace.
2015 UNLVino included Sake Fever honoring Don Snyder on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Red Rock Resort. Naked Sushi chefs are pictured here with bluefin tuna.
Photos: Eat, drink, be merry at Bubble-Licious, Sake Fever, Grand Tasting
2015 UNLVino:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
Eat, drink and be merry were the watchwords for the 41st Annual UNLVino with its three nights of hospitality excellence with wondrous wines, bountiful beer, sparkling spirits and sake.
Joan Severance, Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts and Robin Leach on ABC’s "Celebrity Wife Swap."
Strip Scribbles: ‘Celebrity Wife Swap,’ ‘Caveman,’ ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 5:28 p.m.
Which star’s dressing room flooded so badly that the water went all the way to the stage, ruining costumes and props, and the night’s show had to be canceled?
Nobu Matsuhisa, Frank Pellegrino Jr., Marc Sherry, Guy Savoy, Giada De Laurentiis, Francois Payard and Greg Sherry arrive at the Grand Tasting of 2014 Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Garden of the Gods in Caesars Palace.
Preview: Vegas Uncork’d returns to Caesars, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Aria
Food:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 4:29 p.m.
Now known as America’s No.1 food-and-wine festival, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit kicks off Thursday with four days and nights of feasting on the Strip.
Iggy Azalea hosts and performs at Drai's on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, atop the Cromwell.
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea in ‘epic’ duet at Billboard Music Awards
MGM Grand:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 3:33 p.m.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards producers confirmed this morning that our Planet Hollywood headliner Britney Spears will duet with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on “Pretty Girls” during the May 17 ABC broadcast from MGM Grand Garden Arena.