I happened on to Hogtown Smoke this weekend at their Queen East location.
Outstanding. Magnificent. Superlative.
Shared the pulled pork, the brisket and sideribs. The brisket was shockingly good- moist where it needed to be, charred where it needed to be, juicy and smoky and tremendously good. The pulled pork was beautifully moist and the ribs were just perfect. Their squirt-on sauces were fantastic (though I'd have killed for a mustard sauce for the pork... I mean, Carolina, right?). Sides were good but ultimately unnecessary since they only took up room that would otherwise be reserved for the meat.
I don't like food trucks and waiting in line for hours just so I can overpay for a tiny take-away box, which means I've never tried the food truck, and likely never will. But their brick-and-mortar location is beyond good, just short of what I'd consider "championship" Southern barbecue, but leaps and bounds over anything else I've had in Toronto, with very few exceptions.
Guys from Hogtown, if you're reading this: you're awesome and your product is good enough to be worshiped. Great, great, great job, FWIW, I'd recommend you any time, any place, to any one.
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