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Old 05-10-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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...or cornbread, anywhere. I love cornbread.

Yeah there doesn't seem to be as much "down home" food in restaurants as there is in the U.S. I am sure people eat it at home but I don't see it much in the more popular restaurants. People eat more modern and ethnic food here in the GTA but I am sure that those "down home" restaurants would do well in smaller places with older and more anglo populations.

Other food things I notice:

Nachos- in the U.S. it the cheese was more of a liquid on top of the chips, here it is more of shredded cheese that has been melted on top. Both are good but I slightly prefer the shredded cheese melted.

BBQ sauce- in chains such as St. Hubert and Swiss Chalet the sauce wouldn't really be a typical American barbeque sauce but more of a dipping sauce.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Yeah there doesn't seem to be as much "down home" food in restaurants as there is in the U.S. I am sure people eat it at home but I don't see it much in the more popular restaurants.
I've never had things like grits or collard greens in my life. That's "down home" food, right?
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Yeah there doesn't seem to be as much "down home" food in restaurants as there is in the U.S. I am sure people eat it at home but I don't see it much in the more popular restaurants. People eat more modern and ethnic food here in the GTA but I am sure that those "down home" restaurants would do well in smaller places with older and more anglo populations.

Other food things I notice:

Nachos- in the U.S. it the cheese was more of a liquid on top of the chips, here it is more of shredded cheese that has been melted on top. Both are good but I slightly prefer the shredded cheese melted.

BBQ sauce- in chains such as St. Hubert and Swiss Chalet the sauce wouldn't really be a typical American barbeque sauce but more of a dipping sauce.
I've only had St. Hubert a couple of times so I can't comment on the sauce too much, but I don't remember thinking it as BBQ sauce.
As for Swiss Chalet they don't call it a BBQ sauce. From their website.

"We hand-baste our chicken and slow-roast it to perfection in our rotisserie ovens. Enjoy it with our Chalet dipping sauce, a white or multigrain roll and your choice of side."

As for real down home southern U.S. BBQ there are a couple of places here in Vancouver that do a great job, at least according to my taste buds and other who have actually had U.S. southern BBQ.
There are a lot of really bad pulled pork sandwiches out there, and once you've had one made properly all others fail...OK now I"m hungry
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I've never had things like grits or collard greens in my life. That's "down home" food, right?
But people in Vermont can't get them, either. It's not a Canada culture shock.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I've only had St. Hubert a couple of times so I can't comment on the sauce too much, but I don't remember thinking it as BBQ sauce.
As for Swiss Chalet they don't call it a BBQ sauce.
I like the BBQ at Bofinger's. They have sauces in Kentucky, South Carolina, Memphis, Texas and Alabama style. The chicken is great (I don't eat mammals) and my son loves the ribs.

Bofinger BBQ Smokehouse
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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I like the BBQ at Bofinger's. They have sauces in Kentucky, South Carolina, Memphis, Texas and Alabama style. The chicken is great (I don't eat mammals) and my son loves the ribs.

Bofinger BBQ Smokehouse



Wow that looks really good! Do you think they will ever expand further West to Ontario? That would be awesome.

My apologies to the OP to food hijacking his thread.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Wow that looks really good! Do you think they will ever expand further West to Ontario? That would be awesome.

My apologies to the OP to food hijacking his thread.
It really is good...they're usually very busy. I don't know if they'll expand further west.
They also sell the sauces in bottles to take home.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Peckinpah in Vancouver has collard greens on the menu, although I've never tried them.
So kind of pushing the thread back on track, an American who likes southern BBQ may have a little less culture shock looking for BBQ than say if the moved to France....

Peckinpah Restaurant - Carolina Style Barbecue


Memphis Blues BBQ Restaurant

Hog Shack Cook House | Steveston's first and ONLY BBQ and Casual Cookhouse!
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Moving from California to Nova Scotia was a pretty big shock. It was a positive experience though.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Canada
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They do? I've travelled a lot, but have yet to explore my own country. I don't think they dress very casually in Montreal, though. It's all hipster chic. You wouldn't catch women wearing jogging suits or pyjamas out in public.
Come visit the west coast in summer if you want to see Canadian casual in public. Anything from PJ bottoms with old T-shirts to jogging suits to hippy tie-dyes and sweats to sequins and glitter to cowboy jeans and boots with biker jackets and even the occassional woman going topless while grocery shopping or riding her bike down the street. Power dressing seems to be reserved mostly for the 9-5 Monday-Friday crowd in the downtown business core of Vancouver city.

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