Who’s lining up for Adamson Barbecue at 10:30 on a weekday morning?

Who’s lining up for Adamson Barbecue at 10:30 on a weekday morning?

These meat seekers don't mind standing around if there's brisket involved.

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Before adding Saturday hours this fall, Adamson Barbecue was strictly a workday proposition. That didn’t stop these meat seekers—hungry for a taste of pitmaster Adam Skelly’s brisket, ribs and sausage—from lining up outside the industrial Leaside smokehouse ahead of its 11 a.m. opening.

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Aruran Sakthikumar

Supply chain manager
“My colleagues and I like to treat ourselves by coming out here once a month. We’ll usually end up waiting around 40 minutes. If you come after 10:45, there’s a long lineup.”
 
 
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Mahesh Baboolal

Supply chain manager
“When I checked the reviews online, there was a comment that said it was just too much food. So that sounds good to me. I’ll get a lunch plate for myself, and a brisket sandwich for my wife for later.”
 
 
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Nerissa Pereira

Underwriter
“My manager told me about this place and said I have to go. So about every two weeks I come here and pick up food for the office.”
 
 
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Ed Cheung

Aviation technician
“I’ve been to Dallas and I compare everything to the barbecue there. So far, this is the closest I’ve found in Toronto. And the no-frills setup is pretty similar, too.”
 
 
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Susan Ivimey

University employee
“Friends had been coming here and taking pictures and talking about it, and it looked frigging amazing, so we came and checked it out about a month ago. And now we’re back for the second time.”