I always love it when different types of restaurants open up in the east end. Downtown is spoiled with new restaurant openings weekly, but it doesn’t really happen much up here. So when I finally found a chance go to Pig Out BBQ, (my Dad’s birthday) I jumped on it.
The decor is pretty casual. Seat yourself, and your meal is brought to your table. The menu is pretty typical for a BBQ joint. Pulled pork, smoked brisket, ribs and pulled chicken are all on order here. They also have some unusual items, like handmade burgers, smoked sausage and BBQ tacos.
I had the Pulled Pork platter. You can choose to have it with spicy or sweet sauce. I chose a mix of the two, and wow, was it spicy. Since I’ve gone back, I just stick with sweet. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised when I bit into my sandwich.
The pork was tender and full of flavour, with a spicy bite thanks to my sauce choice. The bun was bakery fresh and quickly became soggy from the saucy pork. This didn’t bother me because I love fresh bread. All dinner platters come with 1 side, coleslaw, pickles & dipping sauce. The sides include mac n cheese, french fries, baked beans, cornbread, coleslaw and more. I stuck with the french fries, and they weren’t that good. (McCain fries). I’d skip the fries. Leaves more room for meat!
Pictured above is the half chicken ($13.95) and brisket sandwich. ($10.95) My mom was impressed with her brisket but wished her bun was toasted. I stole a bit of the half chicken and it was amazing with a deep smoky BBQ flavour.
If you are looking for a good place to get BBQ the next time you venture out of Toronto, check this place out. The friendly service, fresh food and tasty sauces makes this place a winner.
Pig Out BBQ at 780 Kingston Road, Unit #6, Pickering, ON