Down-home but not particularly traditional Southern barbecue, including peanut-crusted ribs ($13.50), pork belly ($12.50) and “duck ham” (duck that’s prepared like black forest ham, $13.50). There’s also a crispy pig’s ear salad ($10.50), shrimp ’n’ grits ($13.50) and fried chicken ($8.50). Sides, at $3.50 each, include collard greens and spicy pork rinds, and for dessert, there’s soft-serve ice cream ($3.50) and banana cream pie ($5) served in mini mason jars.
Cocktails include the Porch Crawler ($8), made with thai basil–infused gin, watermelon juice and lemonade, and the bourbon- and grapefruit-based Clydesdale ($8). There’s also beer on draught (including from Bellwoods Brewery) and by the bottle and can.
Particleboard takes the place of the usual reclaimed wood here, with picnic tables, retro pin-up posters, cheesy shark heads and a giant stuffed ostrich rounding out the Parkdale kitsch vibe. Behind the bar is a record player on which Tooke and McGrenaghan spin loud rock music and outside, the patio is itching for nicer weather.