The brisket sandwiches are so good here, they disappear in under 5 minutes, despite taking 5 days to make. Beef from the Butcher Shoppe is left to marinate in a sweet spice rub for 3 days, before it’s slow-roasted overnight for up to 14 hours. The sloppy mess—best when swimming in the house molasses BBQ sauce with a pile of caramelized onions—is well contained by the Portuguese bun. The bun must be magic: it sops up the sauce without every getting soggy. Although the brisket and the pulled pork often make best-of blogger lists, all seven of the sammies on offer at this tiny shop are stellar. Cheerful service.
4 Crescent Road, Toronto
Our Rating Neighborhood Midtown Hours Mon–Fri 7am–8pm; Sat–Sun 11am–8pm Transportation Subway: Rosedale Phone 416/929-7518 Prices Sandwiches $7.50–$10; sides $2.20–$5.75 Cuisine Type Sandwiches Web site Black Camel
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