Rick Harrison of TV’s “Pawn Stars” is expanding his brand of visitor attractions beyond the family-run shop in downtown Las Vegas.
Pawn Plaza, Harrison’s new strip mall, recently opened along Las Vegas Boulevard just south of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. The store sometimes draws thousands of visitors a day thanks to the popularity of the History Channel TV show filmed there.
Poutine — a uniquely Canadian dish of French fries slathered with various toppings — is now available at the Sin City outpost of Toronto-based Smoke’s Poutinerie.
The restaurant offers a 20% discount on Sundays and Mondays to guests who flash either a local gym membership card or, as a statement says, “those raging biceps.” If that requires further explanation, call (702) 823-4555.
At Rita’s Italian Ice, snag a free kid’s-size ice with any purchase of $5 or more. The treats are made fresh daily in a variety of mouth-watering flavors. Info: (702) 954-4646.
Harrison himself can sometimes be found behind the bar at Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ restaurant.
During all football games through the end of January, there’s an all-you-can-eat-and-drink special priced at $40. It includes ribs, sides and beer. Info: (702) 836-3621.