BBQ joints in TO - not just southern... looking for Other options.
I'm looking for new and intriging BBQ choices. from all ethnicities.
Places I've tried to date.
Phil's BBQ - College St. I thought it was a little overated
Back Alley Grill in Kensington. - Smokey Goodness! silk road BBQ dishes.
What else is out there. What did you like and/or dislike about it.
This topic has been discussed many times and the only honest response is that nothing in Toronto rates anywhere near the best in North America.
Personally, I haven't been back to Phil's - once was barely OK but not worth a repeat visit.
My favourite is the dry-rub ribs at Universal Grill (Dupont and Shaw). They also have 'wet ribs' that my nephew (a chef) prefers.
Both served with Yam fries and about $23 for a serving (with taxes).
Great neighbourhood place.
Dipamo's was quite lacking. Phils is ok. Universal Grill is ok. For the most part TO lacks a real rib joint. Though if you are ever in Paris, Ontario (or feel like a road trip) check out Camp 31. Great ribs for this side of the border.
Baton Rouge has great ribs - very meaty, tender and falling off the bone. And their frites are also quite tasty - thin and crispy with an addictive spice/salt mix generously applied. Mashed potatoes are also good - these taste very rustic, with lots of lumps, and real bacon bits added in for extra flavour (it works). Portions are massive - you will get a rack and half for dinner and a full rack for the lunch sized portion. The North York location (on Yonge north of Sheppard) has better decor and service than the downtown/Eaton's Centre location - and even provides free parking, which is rare in that neighbourhood.
Prefer Baton Rouge to Phil's Original for ribs - but Phil's pulled pork is fabulous, and the closest thing you will get to authentic southern BBQ in Toronto.