As you walk into the restaurant at the corner of Manning Avenue and Harbord Street the strong aroma of smoked meat immediately hits you. Grab a table along the giant windows overlooking the street, and take your pick at the selection of starters, entrees and sampler menu options to share with smokehouse favourites such as Pulled Pork ($12), St. Louis Style Ribs ($16), Corned Beef Brisket ($15) and more. You’ll most likely be surrounded by area locals who frequent this neighbourhood-friendly spot with family and friends for a no fuss, savory meal.
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I attended the grand opening party for the restaurant last month (full disclosure, the chef is a relative!) and enjoyed a healthy sampling of almost the entire menu. The ribs and wings were smoky and succulent, and we enjoyed them paired with the house-made sauces and on their own. Although it was a little too spicy for my liking, the Pulled Pork was the undisputed favourite at the party. For me the four-cheese Mac ‘n’ Cheese ($3.50 on its own) was the definite winner and could have been my dinner itself.
Smoke Bourbon Bar-B-Q is open for lunch and dinner everyday, and does take-away too.
291 Harbord Street
--- Daniela DiStefano