Best of the City 2013: Electric Mud’s nontraditional slow-smoked ribs
Everyone seems to be a barbecue purist today, with adamant opinions about regional rub variants, applewood versus hickory, saucy versus dry. This Parkdale smokehouse isn’t for everyone. It’s run by the nonconformist pair behind Grand Electric, the neighbouring taco and bourbon den. Their sticky pork ribs are tender from a long spell in a Southern Pride smoker, and glazed with chili and tamarind. As a final unconventional touch, they’re sprinkled with scallions and crushed peanuts. $14.50 for a half-rack.
Electric Mud, 5 Brock Ave., 416-516-8286