At the corner of Dundas and Palmerston, Old School is the neighbourhood’s newest BBQ eatery. They are also open 24/7, you just have to go around back to their General Store for take-out. Using local ingredients, the team at Old School cooks everything from scratch. Having culinary experiences from Recess and School Toronto in Liberty Village, Brad Moore’s food will blow your taste buds away. The restaurant’s vibe transports you to the mid-twentieth century era with feel-good music and optimistic mentality. Neon signs and old sayings plaster the walls while funky decor and black/white diner furnishings trickle throughout the restaurant – it’s also a space with refined taste.
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During the media preview, they set up a buffet style eatery where you could go up for seconds, even thirds if you wanted to wait in line. On the menu were sliders, ribs, brisket, and baked goods. Cocktails were served on the patio and catered inside the restaurant.
The sliders were perfectly cooked and juicy, but needed some seasoning. The ribs were fall-off-the-bone, tasty and savoury. The brisket was probably the star of the show because it was insanely tender with the perfect amount of fat and smokiness.
Another item to look out for is their banana chocolate chip espresso muffin. They’ve discontinued it at School in Liberty Village and now they’re available here at Old School. So far, the meats have been spectacular and I’m excited to try their brunch items… well actually their whole menu!