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Nov 8, 2013 03:25 PM

Burnt ends in Toronto?

Where can I get this tasty BBQ delicacy in TO?

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  1. I don't think you can... I have never seen it on a menu..

    1. dude...Buster Rhinos has been serving burnt ends since the summer.
      They're a frequent Friday or Saturday special. Darryl announces it on Twitter or FB.
      they're doing a tap takeover thing today (Sat) and i'm pretty sure i read that he's serving them.
      i still haven't had them. hope you enjoy.

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      1. re: atomeyes

        Buster Rhino's is great, but I don't think Whitby or Oshawa are in the GTA by even the most generous definition of the term.

        1. re: Michael N

          25 min from my east york house to the Thickson location. and yes, it is part of the GTA (pretty sure it is by definition)

              1. re: justxpete

                Except OP asked for Burnt ends in "TO" not GTA.. and Busters is not in TO by even the most generous definition of the term.

                Buster: I thought there was talk of a Toronto location? any update?

                1. re: pourboi

                  I was just confirming what defined the GTA. You may want to direct your response @ AE.

                  1. re: pourboi

                    we should also exclude the former burroughs of East York and Etobicoke as well, since it can take me longer to drive to Paul&Sandy's than it does to Buster Rhinos.

                    hope you guys spend as much time chewing your food as you do nitpicking the symantics of a CH post.

                    1. re: atomeyes

                      I will never consider Etobicoke as part of Toronto..

                2. re: atomeyes

                  That's great that you can get to Buster Rhino's in 25 mins from your "East York" location. But not everyone has a personal jet-pack. On Sunday at 10:50am, Google Maps on my phone is telling me that in current traffic, it would take 42 minutes to drive the 48 km to the Thickson Rd location. I am going to check what it says on Monday around noon time and post that here. Perhaps it gets down to 25 minutes during the week days.

            1. "Burnt ends" is a recently made up term in the BBQ biz. You might have better luck searching by the more traditional name, "Mr. Brown." (As distinguished from the inside, which was called "Ms. White.")

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                1. re: evansl

                  How recent? The term "burnt ends" appears to have been used over 10 years ago. Mr Brown, that is a good one. Is he related to Mr Hankey?

                  1. re: foodyDudey

                    Actually, foodydudey you are completely right about over 10 years. Burnt ends mentions have been found as far back as slave trade times. It's not new, I remember eating them 20+ years ago in SC at my families house.. That's why I said.. wah?

                    1. re: BusterRhino

                      Hi BR,

                      yes I figured they were around for many decades, but when searching for them I could only find some reference saying that they disappeared from menus in the USA around 1996, so I figured they were there at that time.

                      Now I just have to wait till you open a location in Greektown where I live.

                      Google Maps says it will take 41 minutes to drive there at 10:25 am, l have to wait till I get a Ferrari like atomeyes to get there in 25 mins.

                      1. re: foodyDudey

                        Can we stop nitpicking the logistics? It's annoying, and adds no value to the discussion. I find Google often over-estimates trip time by 25-50%, myself.

                  2. re: evansl

                    Huh? Burnt ends are a traditional American BBQ product. It's been only recently that they've been appearing on menus but they've been around for decades, at least. Never heard or Mr. Brown or Ms. White. Maybe a Canadian term?

                    1. re: evansl

                      Mr.brown and Ms.white refer to the different portions of pork found in a bbq butt, burnt ends are the point of a brisket, cubed and smoked a second time until crispy.

                      1. re: elrik

                        Incorrect. The term Mr. Brown, as the name implies, refers to the outside portion of BBq that has become dark brown and through smoking. The inside being lighter is Mrs. White.

                        This is very old time traditional black BBQ terminology. I heard it used many years ago in ordering the original Arthur Bryants in the little house in KC, which was BBQ central in the US.

                        1. re: evansl

                          Which is what i said, i just didn't get into the detail as to what the difference between the two portions of pork on the butt are (which as you pointed out are the outside bark and the inside meat). And as i stated, burnt ends is a dish that involves a special preparation of the point on a brisket, while mr.brown and ms.white are just ordering terms used in reference to pork. The two terms have nothing to do with each other, which was my main point and something you failed to pick up on in your attempt to try to show people how much bbq knowledge you have.

                    2. Electric Mud BBQ has rib ends on the that the same thing?

                      1. what about Phils BBQ? you could always ask them for some burnt ends with your order. i have done this at other BBQ joints since it wouldn't be placed on a menu because they couldn't make enough to serve everyone who wants them...

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                        1. re: youdonut

                          I was in AAA last night and I asked the owner. She said same thing.. that they do not put them on the menu but they usually have them and will serve them to you if you ask.. "Secret Menu Item".. but Shhh don't tell anyone... :-)

                          I learn something new everyday...