“A big heart’: Smoke’s Poutinerie founder Ryan Smolkin dies at 50”

Ryan Smolkin, the visionary entrepreneur and founder of Smoke’s Poutinerie, passed away at the age of 50. Hailing from Smiths Falls, Ontario, Smolkin made a name for himself with his innovative approach to serving poutine, a Canadian delicacy. The popular restaurant chain gained widespread recognition for its endless array of mouthwatering toppings on the classic dish. Smolkin’s entrepreneurial spirit and determination were evident in his successful venture, which has attracted a loyal customer base around the world. He will be remembered as a passionate and driven individual, whose dedication uplifted the Canadian culinary scene.