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Sep 6, 2006 09:58 PM

pulled pork sandwiches in Toronto?

I'm looking for places in Toronto that'll set me up with delicious pulled pork. Eat-in or takeout, it doesn't matter. Centrally located would be nice but is not necessary. Memphis BBQ is the only place I've tried so far and I was impressed with the meat (juicy and just saucy enough) and the value ($8 for a massive sandwich). But Woodbridge is too far, and they close at 9pm. I'm not a stickler for authentic southern US style BBQ. I just want some tasty pulled pork without a long drive. Any recommendations?

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  1. I think there are a few chowhounds on this board who will agree with me when I say go to HOUSE ON PARLIAMENT which is located in cabbagetown on Parliament. Its a really great neighborhood pub, where everyones a regular, you meet alot of great other couples while at dinner, and the food in great for the price, particularly the pulled pork (the fries that comes with it are amazing too). Ive tried alot of pulled pork sandwiches, but nothing compares to this one. Try it out!!

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    1. re: hungryabbey

      The chef who made the food at The House on Parliament so much better than your standard pub stuff just left, sadly. It really was one of the best secrets around town. Not sure who's replacing her . . .

      1. re: pimentdespelette

        this is very bad news. HOP had amazing food; original and delicious. Any word on where she's going? I hope they can replace her.

        1. re: Tout Garni

          Joan Olsen is tracked on Chefdb. It still says HOP, but I suggest staying tuned to this channel:

          1. re: Googs

            EEEEEEK, NO!!!! This is my favourite pub in toronto, i am actually devestated.

      2. re: hungryabbey

        Sorry, hungryabbey, but the pulled pork sandwich at HOP is over-spiced. I was so disappointed. I really, really wanted to like it. Way too much onion, and some of the meat wasn't moist enough, but texture was acceptable overall. Just way too salty/spicy.

        Yes, their regular fries are terrific! Also, their from-frozen sweet potato fries are the crispiest I've had, which is great, as most sweet potato fries are limp. Yes, the atmosphere is fantastic and I would definitely go back for drinks. But, I'm reluctant to give the food another try even though the rest of the menu sounds tempting.

        1. re: Food Tourist

          oh really. thats too bad you feel that way. I kinda like salty and spicy things I guess. haha maybe thats why Im so taken by this sandwich. but do give it another try, i always order the sandwich, but apparently the steak and mushroom pie and the prime rib is to die for

      3. Black Camel on Adelaide @ Peter.... they only serve 5 sandwiches: Pulled pork, Pulled brisket, Pulled chicken, steak, grilled veg... Got the guys at work hooked on these...

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        1. re: OnDaGo

          There's also a Black Camel right by the Rosedale subway station. Yonge and Crescent Road; 4 Crescent Road to be exact!

          1. re: alleycat81

            Black Camel DOES so an very good pulled pork sandwich (brisket great too!), too bad it's so unfilling for the price. Perfect if you're looking for quality and not quantity.


            1. re: qtxniki

              Black Camel for sure. I agree that it's a small-ish sandwich for the price. But delicious.

        2. Another agreement on Black Camel. I visited the Adelaide location last Friday and while the pulled pork sandwich was indeed good, it is a little overpriced.

          If you don't mind paying the extra money (and you'd like a fine beer with your sandwich) then beerbistro has a really good pulled pork sandwich on their lunch menu.

            1. re: Brain of J

              Two people in our brunch group at Relish ordered and thoroughly enoyed the pulled pork sandwich. I'm not a pulled pork expert, though, so can't defend it myself.

            2. I've tried both Phil's BBQ and House on Parliament, and I prefer the House.

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              1. re: xtal

                The advantage of Phil's (over HOP) is the milder flavour. However, Phil's lacks smokiness and both Phil's and HOP sandwiches contain less-than-succulent meat.

                1. re: Food Tourist

                  hm.. Id probably like HOP more than, b/c Im not much for mildness