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Beach Hill Smokehouse

Beach Hill Smokehouse is a Southern BBQ joint that offers a simple but truly phenomenal meat menu.

It's a spot for true carnivores, serving up meats covered in dry rubs of mixed salt, black pepper, and other delicious, secret spices.

beach hill smokehouse torontoInside, the restaurant has rows of picnic benches that line the path towards the cashier in the back. You’ll soon come to realize the necessity of those benches after your meal: they’re perfect for sprawling across as your post-brisket brain fades into lethargy.

beach hill smokehouse torontoThe back of the restaurant is where you'll find the 7,000-pound smoker from Texas barbecuing away along with Beach Hill's co-owners, Buffalo-native Darrien List and Terrence Hill, a pitmaster from Dallas. 

beach hill smokehouse torontoThe two met in Louisiana on a football scholarship in University, only to find out later that they were distant cousins (yes, really).

beach hill smokehouse torontoThis place is authentic as it gets with full rolls of paper towels at your disposal per table, loads of BBQ sauce, and sweet tea.

beach hill smokehouse torontoSmoked meats here are offered by the half pound, cooked with oak wood, the most commonly used wood in Texas. Meals come with loaves of simple white bread from the local bakery Cobs.

beach hill smokehouse torontoFor family affairs, they have the Pitmasters Cookout ($100), which is 4.5 pounds of assorted meat with beans and potato salad included.

beach hill smokehouse torontoThe handcrafted sausages ($5 for one-third of a pound) are concoctions of beef and pork: simple and tasty.  The halal chicken ($7 for half) satisfies with juicy, tender meat. 

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Pork ribs ($9 for half pound) are sweet with a jerkey-esque flavour: a nice contrast to the intensely meaty palette. The brisket ($11 per half pound) is tender and moist. 

beach hill smokehouse torontoThe show stopper here is the gargantuan beef rib (around $12 per half pound) coated in a beautiful layer of bark. There's nothing like using your hands to bite meat right off the bone, especially if it's fatty meat rubbed in simple spices with a perfect pink ring. 

beach hill smokehouse torontoSide orders of baked beans ($6 for a large) mix Heinz beans with Beach Hill's own sauces to give the dish a big boost of spice. 

beach hill smokehouse torontoThe Southern mac and cheese ($8 for a large) is simple in comparison, but portions are generous.

beach hill smokehouse torontoThe poblano cole slaw ($6 for a large) is unexpectedly fresh. Bits of green pepper brighten up the veggie mix and the whole salad is creamy without being too thick. beach hill smokehouseSave room for the peach cobbler: a dessert so good it might have you speaking in a Southern drawl for the rest of the day.beach hill smokehouse toronto

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Hector Vasquez


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