Monday, June 29, 2009

The Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder restaurant review

Posted by Josh

This new bbq place is literally smoking! I went on Friday June 12th and had virtually everything on the menu and what I couldn't get, because it wasn't available, I went back and had the next day!

So what do they do really well?
The 6 hours smoked meat pastrami is very good, but is not as good as Caplanski's at its best. Their version of a BLT(called BAT) is made with deep fried green tomatoes, lemon aioli and smoked bacon, is novel and very good. The grilled burgers are good and arrive medium rare but this is not why you go to a smokehouse. There is even southern fried 1/2 chicken for which your wait 25 minutes. The chicken is marinated in buttermilk and is made with a very tasty buttermilk fresh herb batter which is perhaps the best fried chicken that I have tasted in Toronto, not overcooked, but again this is not why one goes to a smokehouse.
They also make a wonderful fennel and garlic scented porchetta sandwich made with the pork loin, belly and cracklings served on a ciabatta roll with a lovely garlic aoli.
There's also a very good smoked chicken and an interesting home made fennel sausage.....but what they really excel at is perhaps the best smoked pork ribs I have tasted in Toronto.

Go before the crowds start if you really like bbq!

Posted by Josh

The Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder
669 St. Clair Ave. West