Paul & Sandy's Real BBQ in Etobicoke
So I returned again today to grab a take out order for me and my brother.
We got a hand-cut beef brisket sandwich, a pulled pork sandwich, home made coleslaw, and fresh cut fries.
Nice and creamy, no real vinegar kick or "miracle whip" flavor which is a little more uncommon. Heavy on the black pepper flavor (I'm a fan of pepper) so this is enjoyable. A good side dish, and a hefty portion for a "small"
No picture for these actually, but they are hand-cut. The problem is, I don't know if they were undercooked or just steamed too much in the take-out styrofoam but they were soggy and had a bit of the raw texture on the inside. However, you can tell the potential is there.. real potatoes & peanut oil, would have been great if just well done.
The hand-cut beef brisket sandwich (yep, not machine sliced):
Very tasty. Some good spice rub from the outer edge, and clearly hand sliced. Tender, and just the right amount of fat. And not "too tender", it still has a good texture to it. Smoked brisket is almost ALWAYS one of the things I'm unhappy with at GTA BBQ joints, so this is a winner in my books. Especially love the bites of the sandwich with the "bark" or rub from the outside on it.. yum
The Pulled Pork sandwich with homemade BBQ sauce: (not great pictures, I know.. stupid phone camera)
This is the reason I re-visited a second time in a week after my first visit.. What's to say.. Wonderful smoke ring on the outside edges, even if not totally visible in my pictures. Big hefty portions of the bark from the outer edges are great, and the homemade sweet BBQ sauce just pulls it all together. Not dried out, but moist. Another winner.
The proprietors, Paul and Sandy both seem like very nice people and are plesant and social.. The kind of people you want to succeed, that is for sure.
They're closed Sunday; and they don't keep regular hours. When they're out of meat, they close. Which can be early, unfortunately. Sandy told me that for the last 2 days previous to today they were sold out by 7PM and had to turn people away, so I'd suggest calling first.
4925 Dundas St W., Etobicoke
edit, another visit 02/04/10: ahh, the beauty of the edit button new pictures for you
good news, they fixed the fries. nice and crispy today, fresh cut. very similar to Caplansky's
ribs (only ~$14 a full rack! (this is not a full rack))
drizzled with their kansas-style vinegar based BBQ sauce
So there you have it, after all the questions about ribs, as you can see, they're really good