When Tom Davis opened The Stockyards in 2009, he raised the bar for the Toronto barbecue scene. Today the joint is as busy as ever. Ribs still sell out during the early hours of dinner service when they’re offered (that’s Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, for the record). Don’t leave without trying the buttermilk fried chicken; it’s a labor of love, brined and marinated for 48 hours to achieve incredible juicy flavor. The pit beans are another must-order, especially after getting the nod from Canadian barbecue queen Danielle Dimovski (a.k.a. Diva Q) as the best in North America.
The Stockyards, 699 St. Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON, Canada +1 416 658 9666