Though barbeque sauce can be used to power tractors or grease slip ‘n' slides, it’s best for making beans sing and chickens dance. Start a party on the tongue's floor with today’s Groupon. For $15, you get $30 worth of barbeque at Highway 61 Southern Barbeque, located on Bayview Avenue. Voted best ribs in Toronto by postcity.com in September 2009, Highway 61's expansive menu bonds a carefully crafted sauce, classic dishes of the American South, and a light-hearted attitude to create a convivial compound that pays tribute to all things barbeque. A calendar stacked with local music acts further fuels feelings of fun, like a jester doused in lighter fluid.
- Make no bones about it: these two culinary tastemakers [chef Michael Bonacini and restaurateur Peter Oliver] know that succulent BBQ flavours, tender meat and a sweet, sticky sauce are key to the perfect rib. Highway 61’s offering comes closest to the mark. – Malcolm Johnston, Post City
- But 61’s take on the diner classic [onion rings] are the real deal, thick rings of super-sweet Vidalia onion encased in remarkably crisp buttermilk fritter batter ($4.49 à la carte). Available as an optional side with every main, they’re not to be missed. – Steven Davey, Now
1620 Bayview Ave.
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