An ode to bar­be­cue ar­rives on St. Clair West

Plus the city’s hottest new pizze­ria just opened in Summerhill

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Thank the heav­ens it’s De­cem­ber, not Jan­uary, ’cause mow­ing down on a plat­ter of meat isn’t frowned upon ’til res­o­lu­tion sea­son. EARLSCOURT BBQ BY PORK NINJAS, found at 1278 St. Clair Ave. W., is the work of pit­mas­ter Ja­son Rees, who has done pop-ups all over the city prior to open­ing his own shop. Try the plat­ter: a mound of pulled pork, ribs, brisket and more.…

OK. We’ve got lotsa good­ness un­der one, well, fancy roof. Chef Rob Bra­gag­nolo bringeth us

CAMPO FOOD HALL, found at 433 King St. W. This spiffy Span­ish mar­ket is open from sun­rise to af­ter sun­set and in­cludes a regional Span­ish resto with a fo­cus on seafood, cold pressed juices from Elxr, and a bodega pop­u­lated with goods from Drake Gen­eral Store and the Cheese Bou­tique.

Summerhill has a new pizza joint, which hails from none other than Dart­mouth, Nova Sco­tia. YEAH

YEAHS PIZZA at 1210 Yonge St. These busy bees are sell­ing mad ’za like the Boss (pep­pers, sausage and feta) or the White (Parm, mozza, fior di latte, ’shrooms and limone). Go early be­fore they sell out!

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Canada star, Christo­pher Siu, has fi­nally opened DAANGO. Found at 3380 Mid­land Ave., Unit 11, his cake lab is a par­adise for lovers of Asian sweets. Siu does ev­ery­thing from a black se­same rare cheese­cake to a miso tart to his sig­na­ture char­ac­ter mac­arons.

MARY BE KITCHEN, the work of self-taught chef Sarah Hug­gins, is now open at 21 St. Clair Ave. W. Her menu lets din­ers cre­ate their own meal with build­ing blocks of veg, grain and grilled pro­teins, sa­ti­at­ing those look­ing to eat healthy and get their greens.

West end fans of North York’s beloved All­wyn’s Bak­ery can do a tiny dance of joy. ROYWOODS, at 198 Oss­ing­ton Ave., is not only run by a huge All­wyn’s fan (Regis Jay) but has a for­mer All­wyn’s chef in the kitchen (Don­ald Simp­son). Ja­maican eats like plates of curry goat and jerk chicken stuffed in a home­made coco bun will please even the judge-iest of All­wyn’s en­thu­si­asts. Any­one who’s been to Am­s­ter­dam may not have the city’s cui­sine top of mind. But for those who can re­call, deep-fried snacks were big. Thanks to BORREL, a new­bie at 1333 Dan­forth Ave., Dutch fare like kaas­souf­flé (Gouda housed in a deep-fried wrap), frikan­del spe­ci­aal (a deep-fried sausage-on-bun sitch) and the non- deep-fried boerenkool (stewed kale and tater mash with smoked sausage) can be eaten this bit­ter win­ter.

Some call Park­dale “Ve­gan­dale” (oth­ers, erm, do not) due to the glut of ve­gan busi­nesses. MYTHOL

OGY, at 1265 Queen St. W. is the lat­est ve­gan joint to join the wild west. Beloved chef Doug McNish is putting his plant-based spin on diner faves like Sal­is­bury steak and the Reuben. Sounds like a great way to get a beefy fix with­out adding more of that pesky meth­ane to the at­mos­phere.…

North York’s foodie haven North­town Way re­mains an un­touched loot­bag on lo­cal food­ies’ radars. GO

TOPOKI, at 5 North­town Way, has joined the glut of wee busi­nesses

dish­ing out Korean topoki/ddeok­bokki — com­fort­ing rice cakes given some oomph thanks to savoury top­pings. com­ing soon Noth­ing more than a cou­pla BUCA restau­rants headed up­town. Chef Rob Gen­tile’s resto dish­ing out Ital­iana shall grace both Yonge ’n’ Eg (Bar Buca) and Yonge ’n’ St. Clair (clas­sic Buca) come 2018.

When they’re not mug­ging for In­sta­gram in their Supreme garb Levi and Kai Bent-Lee — Susur Lee’s kids — are ready­ing them­selves for the open­ing of KID LEE.

It shall grace First Cana­dian Place and serve … slaw? TBC… no­ticed in the nabe OLIVA, at 4679 Yonge St., is grab ’n’ go done well. Fresh san­dos and sal­ads are the ticket for lunch. Lazy peo­ple: they also do UberEats! SU­GAR MIR­A­CLES, at 2674 Yonge St., is a fam­ily-owned patis­serie dish­ing out flo­ren­tines, Parisian flan and more. It’s del­ish.

Clock­wise from left: the Pit­mas­ter Plat­ter at Earlscourt BBQ, the cheer­ful in­te­rior at Yeah Yeahs Pizza, brekkie at Mary Be Kitchen

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