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Aug 25, 2008 06:15 AM

take out bbq ribs, etc for 20?

i'm doing a small gathering at my condo for the airshow next sunday.

does anyone know where i can get reasonably priced and good takeout (i'm okay to heat up in my oven) ribs and other bbq goodies?

i don't have the time to actually precook them myself that day sadly

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  1. I'm not sure but there was a suggestion on another thread to use Brick Yard BBQ. Ignore it. Unfortunately they've changed how they do things and the ribs are only just okay. Nothing to get excited about.


    1. Memphis BBQ in Woodbridge (not to be confused with the inferior, but similarly named restaurant on Yonge, in North York).

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      1. re: jon b

        I thought that most people said the one in Woodbridge is inferior??


        1. re: Davwud

          Confession: I haven't been to the Yonge/Sheppard one. I've stayed away on the advice of friends who compared the two, and much preferred Woodbridge. (They're not affiliated, by the way.)

          It's also been a year since I last ate at Woodbridge, but I can't imagine it's changed much. They really were outstanding ribs, though I perhaps should have put a caveat on my earlier message -- I'm not a big bbq sauce guy, and prefer a dry rub that lets the rib speak for itself. I get the sense that some of the more negative reviews of Woodbridge are from those who like their ribs dripping with sauce.

          If you do go, they also have awesome smoked wings (not to be confused with the regular wings -- make sure you ask for the smoked ones).

        2. re: jon b

          I disagree big time

          I've been to both and I think the one at Yonge & Sheppard is WAY better

          the place in woodbridge uses an electrical cookshack smoker, shunned in all major rib smoking competitions.. This is why their ribs never have any smoke ring at all

          The place at Yonge & Sheppard actually brought a southerner to their restaurant to come work here in Toronto.. He will introduce himself if you go to the restaurant

          And I bet you can call in advance you can tell them to make 20 fresh racks and have them call you as soon as theyre out of the smoker, to guarantee yours are freshly made

          1. re: duckdown

            Just as an FYI, that "smoke ring" isn't really there solely because of the smoke. It's kind of a misnomer. The "ring" is formed when the myoglobin of the meat is exposed to nitrogen dioxide. Now of course more smoke usually equals more nitrogen dioxide. However, you can still achieve this "smoke ring" through various curing agents and through conventional/convectional ovens as well. Many BBQ contests have removed the "smoke ring" as a judging criteria for this reason.

        3. You could pick up some pre-made ribs from Costco. They're in the freezer section and are called Kettle-cooked Ribs, I believe. You just throw them on the BBQ for a few minutes. Quite tasty too.

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          1. re: Davedigger

            I can't vouch for flavour - but whole foods offers a variety of ready cooked meats - pulled pork and ribs being two options. They also sell alot of interesting sides, etc. They are not the cheapest, but their is alot to choose from.

          2. You could always run over to the RIBFEST inside the CNE.
            All of the ribs there are pretty good and they'd be straight off the grill!

            Or you could order from Phil's at College and Ossington - they take call ahead orders!? Apparently their capachas are pretty good too!

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            1. re: MissDarling

              I'd second phils, delicious slow cooked smoked ribs. And they do take out that travels pretty well, the only problem is the hideous traffic.