ISO - Buns for Smoked Brisket in GTA
I'm watching this one with interest.
My current faves are the long rolls at Nino D'Aversa bakery, which are good but not perfect - but I've only ever found the perfect rolls in the US italian bakeries & sandwich shops, not yet in Canada :-)
I'm still in search of the perfect roll - for me - ideally very soft inside, tight crumb with not too much air, so it can absorb meat juices, and outside has a nice crisp, crackly crust that will stand up to a little sauce or au jus, but not too chewy either.
If it was also a little glossy, 8 or 9" long and with sesame seeds I would be in heaven! ...here's an example of a great one from Philly:
Got to agree with Toronto Tips. I've searched long and hard to find those buns and can't! For me the best are the portuguese buns that you find in the west end. They're soft but the crust is somewhat chewy and hold in all the juices. I don't care how much of a tradition it is I hate it when my bread disintigrates before i get to eat my sammy!!