Poutine is still on the menu at the Crackhouse, an eggs-centric restaurant that replaces US Fries poutine eatery. The restaurant is open a few hours a day to cater to Tucson High students and late night on weekends to serve the downtown bar crowd. The full opening date hasn't been announced.

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The Crackhouse, an eggs-centric restaurant, will open in the North Fourth Avenue space that was home for three years to the late-night poutine depot US Fries.

Crackhouse — the reference is to cracking eggs, not drugs, owner Jon Sutton is quick to note — is taking baby steps toward fully opening.

It's open now from 2 to 4 p.m. weekdays to cater to the students from nearby Tucson High School and from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays to serve downtown's late-night bar crowd.

Poutine remains on the menu alongside omelettes, egg sandwiches and burgers, Sutton said.

The restaurant is a first for Sutton, who owns the building at 340 N. Fourth Ave. and was US Fries landlord, He admits it's still a work in progress and plans to announce full-time hours once he has the staff in place.

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at cburch@tucson.com or 573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch

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