electric mud bbq toronto

Popular Toronto barbecue joint is closing

For six years, this Toronto establishment has been churning out delicious peanut-topped ribs and crispy fried chicken, among other smoky offerings.

Unfortunately, that will come to an end this winter.

Electric Mud BBQ, the southern barbecue joint from the owners of the beloved Grand Electric, will be closing on December 23.

But fans of the Grand Electric won’t have to hold their breath for long. Owners Colin Tooke and Ian McGrenaghan teased a “new project in the works” coming to the same space in 2019. 

Judging from their other restaurants, one could expect that this next project will also offer tasty bites and more playful, colourful decor.

In other local barbecue news, Smoke Signals on Dundas West is no more. The restaurant announced their closure on the weekend.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Man quits job after 9 years to open one of Ontario's most unique candy stores

Huge Asian night market is coming to Toronto's waterfront

Farms for pick-your-own peaches have begun opening in Ontario

Toronto bakery known for its donuts and custard tarts opening new location

People are obsessing over a sandwich at a restaurant in Ontario

Italian restaurant and Toronto bar located in historic venue are permanently closing

Thief breaks into Toronto restaurant just to steal a single tub of ice cream

The Toronto Islands are getting another cafe before the end of summer