Fast Food

This Hollywood Restaurant Has A ‘Big Mac’ Poutine


As much as some consumers badmouth the Big Mac, you have to admit they sell. The iconic McDonald’s item features two beef patties, lettuce, cheese slices, onions, pickles and McDonald’s Mac Sauce served on a sesame bun.

We kinda love it so much, we turned our Big Mac’s into Pizza. The latest item to get the Big Mac Mac Daddy treatment comes from a Poutinerie in Los Angeles.

Smoke’s Poutinerie in Hollywood is offering a new dish they call the Mac Daddy Poutine. Can you guess what it was inspired by? No, take a guess.


The poutine dish is made with freshly-cut fries and the Canadian staple of chicken gravy and cheese curds every good poutine dish requires. Here’s where it gets special.

Smoke’s Mac Daddy is then topped with lettuce, a cheese sauce, ground beef, their version of a Mac Sauce, pickles and sesame seeds. Kind of like a deconstructed Big Mac on top a bed of poutine. Here’s how they make it:

Fellow Foodbeast editor Reach had this to say:

Poutine is grown folk snacking. But with the Mac Daddy poutine, each bite took me back to stinky ball pits, Happy Meal prizes, and the awe in which my 8-year-old eyes viewed the size of a Big Mac.

You can get yourself a box for around $10. The Mac Daddy will be available through the next week.


Grilled Cheese Indulgence at ‘The Melt’ [8 Photos]


Now those of you following our adventures know that I have a pretty bad weakness for cheese. My body can’t take it, but my heart longs for it. Fortunately, I gave in to the latter on our recent excursion to The Melt’s location in Irvine.

At the moment, this grilled cheese joint is found only in California and known for their all-natural, indulgent menu. Check out the grilled cheese grub:


The Mac Daddy


A fan favorite, the Mac Daddy features aged cheddar macaroni on white and packs a super hearty taste. Plus, who hasn’t wanted to smash mac and cheese between two grilled buns and just chow down?




The Shorty


Look at this gooey mess of a sandwich. The Shorty sticks to the basics (meat and cheese) and pretty much nails it. It consists of  pepper jack  engulfing a generous serving of braised short ribs.






The Melt’s ordering system deserves a notable mention. Customers can order whatever they want online, drive out to the store, skip the line and scan their QR code. Everything is made to order as soon as the code is scanned so you get the freshest meal possible.

Lactose intolerance aside, I’m looking forward to the next time I stop by for another helping of the Shorty.


The Melt

 73 Fortune Drive

Space 105

Irvine, CA