There is a new bbq place in Woodbridge. The sign says that they have smoked ribs. I have been to Memphis TN and other places in the South but have yet to find anything here that comes close.
Upon entering, I find that they have a fairly small menu and a small eating area. One of the owners says that he used to be an owner of the Purple Pig restaraunts. The other owner says he was food director of the Pickel Barrel chains.
The Purple Pig owner says the ribs here are different in that he uses side ribs rather than back and he smokes them more than he used to at his previous restaraunt.
I ordered the 9 bones dinner. They take pre rubbed and smoked ribs out and put then on the grill. They then mop on some sauce and cook till done.
The ribs I feel are better than Camp 31 but not quite as good as the best I have had in Memphis, such as Interstate BBQ or Rondezvous. The meat was leaner than usual and well cooked, perhaps a bit too much. The smoking didn't leave any redness in the meat, so i guess it's more of a hot smoke rather than a cooler smoke. They said that they use hickory wood and smoke for 4 hours.
The sides include (in my opionion)awful creamy coleslaw, homemade but bit dry, nonetheless tasty cornbread and not too spicey homemade baked beans.
IMHO this is one of the better rib places around the GTA and I would make the trip from Richmond Hill again.
All of you authentic smokehouse experts, I would love to know what you think of this place.
8074 Islington Ave, Woodbridge 905-265-9003
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