Smoky, saucy, messy and meaty are all words that come to mind when I think about BBQ. I’m talking about the real down south home cooking type of BBQ and lucky for us we can find it right here in Toronto. Lou Dawg’s at King and Portland is not like anything else in the area. Its casual country vibe pulls you in like an over bearing friends mother who won’t let you leave the table without having seconds of her delicious home cooked grub.
It was a Tuesday when we hit up Lou Dawg’s, just in time to enjoy their weekly blues night. The underground location does a great job of taking you away from what the rest of the cities restaurants offer. It’s one of those places where you never know what will happen next when the JD starts flowing and you hear that first bass line from the blues band on stage.
The menu is big, offering a wide range of southern inspired fare and BBQ. I like the ordering process here – have a look at the menu, decide what you want and walk up to the counter to order. Then feel free to pick a seat inside or out on their small street front patio, your food will be delivered with a smile and 2 bottles of their smoky thick BBQ sauce and hot sauce…
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