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The Drake to open a BBQ pop-up shop

Posted by Robyn Urback / September 30, 2010

Drake BBQThe Drake is switching from ice cream to BBQ.

Drake BBQ is set to open October 22 just east of the hotel (at what was formerly Drake Scoops + Tees) to satisfy those midnight cravings for...beef brisket and sour pickles.

The menu offers three main dishes; Carolina Pulled Pork Shoulder ($6.95), Texas Chopped Beef Brisket ($7.95) and the 60/60, which includes three ounces of each ($8.95). Also on the menu are sour pickles, Ontario-grown peanuts, Covered Bridge potato chips from New Brunswick and retro glass bottles of Coke.

The d├ęcor will include a wall of hot sauces and Drake rubs, a chalkboard menu, a wall of wooden tea crates and a "rustic" eat-in counter. Because nothing says "hoedown" like West Queen West.

Drake BBQ will open Thursday through Saturday from 6 p.m. "until the beef runs out."

Check out a copy of the menu below:

Drake BBQ menu



roncesvaller / September 30, 2010 at 08:35 pm
Yeah for Covered Bridge potato chips! NB represent.
The CJM / October 1, 2010 at 02:18 am
Are they going to flip back to the ice cream shop next summer.

Also, I'm from North Carolina and still haven't found a BBQ joint in Toronto that makes authentic Carolina-style pulled pork. I'll have to test this out.
FOOTSIE replying to a comment from The CJM / October 1, 2010 at 08:29 am
There's a place in Oakville (I know, I know..) ironically called The Big Smoke that does a damn good Carolina-style sandwich.

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