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Best Pulled Pork Sammy

Hey guys!
I have a serious craving for pulled pork. I've tried Lou Dawgs...it was delish! I was wondering how it compares with Reggies and Black Camel?

Thanks!

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Black Camel
4 Crescent Rd, Toronto, ON M4W1S9, CA

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  1. Sweet Smoke in Oakville, Blue Sage in Mississauga, Buster Rhino's in Whitby, and Paul & Sandy's in Etobicoke are my usual picks per city.. I might be leaving someone out

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    Buster Rhino's
    2001 Thickson Rd S, Whitby, ON L1N, CA

    Sweet Smoke Barbecue and Grill
    3420 Rebecca, Oakville, ON L6L6W2, CA

    Blue Sage Catering & Event Management
    980 Eglinton Ave E, Mississauga, ON L4W1K3, CA

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    1. re: duckdown

      Thanks for the list Duckdown. Stopped in at Busters on my way back to Peterborough today. Soft tasty tender pork, light smoke, and loved the original sauce. Very good sandwich. Just wish the bun was a little crispier, but definately be stopping here again.

      Tried a bite of the brisket too and it was equally good.

      I've been to Phil's Original BBQ at 838 College really liked his pulled pork. It had a heavier smoke flavor which I generally like.

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      Phil's Original BBQ
      838 College St, Toronto, ON M6H1A2, CA

      1. re: PoppiYYZ

        The thing about Buster's, or anywhere else that re-heats the pulled pork or lets it steam in a hot tray, is that it loses that smokey essence once you start re-heating it..

        What I mean is, if you got to Buster's at a time where the pork was coming fresh out of the smoker, I bet it would be beautifully smokey.. but if there's nothing freshly made, and they make the re-heated packets, it's not as smokey. But this isn't a gripe against Busters -- it happens with everyone, I've found

        I'm with ya -- smokier is better :)

        PS: Buster's also has great fresh cut fries! Surprisingly (and sadly) becoming rare to find. Paul & Sandy's does too. Blue Sage does not

        1. re: duckdown

          Thanks again Duckdown. Next time I'm at Buster's (which will be soon), I'll ask for the fresh stuff off the smoker AND fries. Sweet Smoke, Blue Sage and Paul&Sandy's are also on my "To Do" list...

      2. re: duckdown

        Thanks again Duckdown. Stopped in at Blue Sage. Nice clean place with good selection. Pulled pork sammy was very tasty. Very tasty indeed. I really like slaw on a PP sandwich. Ain't cheap ($11 and change with one side) but a definite west end destination.

        Next stops, Sweet Smoke and Paul & Sandy's...

        1. re: PoppiYYZ

          Hi PoppiYYZ! Thanks for the comments and feedback -- I am glad you enjoyed Blue Sage! This is one of the places that gets very little mention of when others are discussing southern style BBQ on the boards, I almost tend to think of it as a hidden "gem" at times, since it seems to always be quiet when I'm there. The food has always been good to me on every visit, so I do hope the place gets some recognition.. As with any place, my one gripe would still be the amount of smoke in the product (I say bring it on), but it is definitely not for everyone..

          Let us know what you think of Sweet Smoke if you ever make it there -- it's more unique than any other pulled pork sammy in the GTA, especially since it has an orange-infused BBQ sauce.. But oh man, it's delicious. Gotta try their Cuban sandwich too.

          Cheers :)

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        1. Lou Dawg's is delish. I love Black Camel but it's not smoked. Stockyards also has a good one. But I think my fave in the city is at Beer Bistro.

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          1. re: MeMeMe

            I don't see it on the menu! Maybe it's not avail anymore?
            Hmm...well I'm going to try Black Camel and report back :-)

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            Black Camel
            4 Crescent Rd, Toronto, ON M4W1S9, CA

            1. re: ekim256

              Oh - it's there - it just has a fancy name.

              Berkshire Pulled Pork Primanti beer-braised, house-smoked with coleslaw, gouda & potato ~ $14.50

              1. re: MeMeMe

                I thought Lou Dawgs was okay and Stockyards excellent. In fact, everything I've had at Stockyards has ranged from very good to excellent.

                1. re: catmanchu

                  Since you're such a big fan of the smoked flavour your recommendation for Black Camel is a little weird to say the least.

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                  Black Camel
                  4 Crescent Rd, Toronto, ON M4W1S9, CA

                2. re: MeMeMe

                  So at Lou Dawg's, a sandwich with cole slaw and fries is $14.50? Really? Do they charge by-the-word?

                  1. re: Googs

                    LOL! Wow. $14.50, these guys sure don't play around

                    1. re: duckdown

                      Pretty sure the poster was referring to Beer Bistro's pulled pork sandwich. I certainly didn't pay tat at Lou Dawgs.

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                      Beer Bistro
                      18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA

                        1. re: jamesm

                          So they were. Well at least you get decor for the price. So Beer Bistro charges $14.50 at lunch time for a sandwich?!?!? They must be carving Wilbur.

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                          Beer Bistro
                          18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA

                          1. re: Googs

                            Well - it's the business district...however, the sandwich to me is a piece of food heaven...it's quite gourmet. Worth every penny.

                            1. re: MeMeMe

                              I dunno... one of the first pulled pork sandwiches I had was that $14 one at BeerBistro and while I liked it, I just wasn't impressed. Kinda pricy for what you get. And overly sweet for my taste.
                              I've since made fantastic slow-cooker pulled pork at home and every time it's been great results with relatively little effort.
                              Been following this thread and will have to try out some of the suggestions to check out if there is something better than what I can make at home.

                      1. re: Googs

                        Wow...takes the origins of BBQ being poor mans food and throws it out the window.

                3. The Reggie's pulled pork is always recommended by the cashiers whenever I ask for a recommendation but both times I've tried it (about half a year ago, back when I ate meat!), the pulled pork was stringy and tough and not very flavourful at all...I much prefer The Stockyards and Black Camel.

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                  Black Camel
                  4 Crescent Rd, Toronto, ON M4W1S9, CA

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                  1. re: pinkprimp

                    I've been to Reggie's three times now, based on recommendations. Each time I paid $9 for a mediocre sandwich.

                    The pulled pork tasted like it was drenched in high fructose corn syrup.

                    1. re: madhatt

                      I had the same experience at Reggies and items were missing - major ingredients like cheese were forgotten or wrong. I asked for swiss but got goat cheese there once! Service there is super friendly but there's a 420 issue which isn't so good for getting orders correct. I much prefer a savoury pulled pork to the sweet stuff so this didn't work for me at all.

                      My friends rave about the pulled port at The Parliament House. The quality of the meat is excellent but too sweet for my tastes.

                      My fave in the city was at Cluck, Grunt & Low but alas it clucks no more.

                  2. only tried Black Camel, and it rocks my world every time. Just caramelized onions and bbq sauce. Maybe some pecorino. Whoever they buy their rolls from, I need their number. Love their pulled chicken and brisket too.

                    A hefty pricetag, but always an unforgettable sandwich.

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                    Black Camel
                    4 Crescent Rd, Toronto, ON M4W1S9, CA