Saturday afternoon in the city and Yonge Dundas Square is a smoking room only! As in Smokes Poutinerie! All though, there was another aroma in the air as well. It smelled like a victory if victory smelled like bar garbage from Jack Astors on a Saturday morning.
Bottom line, Smoke’s Poutinerie held the World Poutine Eating Championship last weekend and DeanBlundell.com was there for the ENTIRE show. If it’s free, it’s for me, PLUS, I’ve never been to a food eating competition.
Two birds meet one stone.
The arctic blonde gentleman on the right who looks like a snack is Dean. Relax, older smoke. He’s taken
The line up for free poutine was a large one but kept on moving steadily throughout the day. They fed a very happy bunch of poutine lovers and displaced peoples wandering around Yonge Dundas Square. Thank’s to our friend @brocksteetbrewing, @duchamps1887, @heinz_ca, @skipthedishes and @monsterenergy, who gave out free Monster drinks and haircuts. There was also a KISS cover band, Destroyer who rocked the afternoon away complete with chains and free nipples at 10 am in minus 20-degree weather.
Our own Jimmy the Prince was nice enough to assist our Norweigan friends with a pre-warm-up rub down. We had some Norwegian comedians in attendance, ‘El Gordo’ Nickolay Ramm and ‘The Stomach’ Espen PA Lavaarg.
Funny fuckers. Nickolay and Espen host Norway’s biggest TV Show called NRK Sport. They travel the world partaking in the weirdest shit they can find and Smokes Pountinerie’s ‘World Poutine Eating Championship’ qualified. They joined us for the podcast to break down strategies.: Training VS Drinking.
Jimmy the Prince, always a class act, did not turn down the nipple rub!
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JTP warming up El Gordo and The Stomach all the way from Norwegia to compete at today’s #wpec #wpec2019 Not sure why you would want your nipples warmed for a poutine eating contest, but maybe those Norwegian bad asses do it differently over there?🤔 @deanblundell.com_podcast @ryansmolkin @jimmy_theprince #deanblundell @nvision #podcast #toronto #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #shatterizer #perfectclouds @smokes_poutinerie #food #travel #eatingcontest
It an pretty action-packed day as Mayor John Tory made an appearance. The event had 39 CEO’s and exec’s take place in an eating challenge for Friends of We Care managing to raise over $153,000 for @friendsofwecare. That’s why the event takes place, don’t you know.
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Poutine, KISS, Dean Blundell and John Tory at #WPEC #WPEC2019 Maybe a future guest? @deanblundell.com_podcast @roooooookie_ @jimmy_theprince @ryansmolkin @brad____brolo #deanblundell @nvision @smokes_poutinerie #kissarmy #torontofood #torontocannabis #cannabiscommunity #cannabis #behindthescenes #shatterizer #perfectclouds #johntory #behindthescenes #eatingcontest #toronto
The food competition was intense. I had no idea this was such a dedicated group of people. It was truly impressive. I was standing maybe 6 feet away, taking video and I swear to god, there was a flurry of cheese curds and sauce flying through the air as the competitors stuffed their faces.
The stage floor looked like a clinic floor after 10 hours of free skin tag removal’s and Joey Chestnut was crowned the winner setting a new world record eating 28.5 pounds of poutine in 10 minutes flat! Not an easy accomplishment my friends. Neither is pushing it out the next day and Joey was kind enough to stop into the DeanBlundell.com studio’s to discuss the process of moving his bowels after an event. All I heard was ‘A series of 3-pound dumps’ but the rest is terrific.
Next year’s event is already in the planning as Smoke-A-Palozza promises to kick off the summer of 2020, “Plaid Nation” style!
Shout out to Ryan for letting the Dean Blundell Crew join you for the day!