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Zombies dine on poutine

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

The self-proclaimed inventor of the “poutinerie” — poutine with lots of toppings — arrived in Vancouver Tuesday, bringing with him a zombie-themed competition to see who could finish their cow-brain-topped boxes fastest.

Smoke’s Poutinerie CEO Ryan Smolkin said Vancouver’s the 17th city he’s hit since starting on a “poutine-eating tour” more than two weeks ago in Halifax.

Each city had its own theme — during a stop to the wine country in Kelowna, for example, they made poutine wine.

“They got right into the wine barrels, crushing the fries, curd and gravy into a beautiful wine, nice and tasty, and they drank it afterwards,” Smolkin said.

Vancouver’s theme was zombies — chosen for our popular “zombie walks” — and featured professional eaters “Furious Pete” Czerwinski and Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti chowing down on the aforementioned brains. Czerwinski won.


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