We’re kind of in an Americana revival this summer. Not sure why… perhaps its our continued infatuation with House of Cards or the fact that Canadiana’s plaid calling card has left us wanting just a little something more. In any case, we’re all about American-styled eats at the mo’, and here’s where you can find us catching our fix in the Great White North…
The County General
Downright good cookin’ goes all haute edible at The County General, which also features some of the best f*ckin’ cocktails in the TDot.
Southern smoked classics get the gourmet treatment under the careful eyes of the owners who also bestowed upon this city the uber amazing Nota Bene.
Big Daddy’s Bourbon Street Bistro and Oyster Bar
You’d sort of expect to see Muddy Waters chillin’ down at Big Daddy’s bar, suckin’ back bivavles and drownin’ his sorrows in a pint (or 93).
A subtle homage to the Wild Wild West, Weslodge is Americana 2.0 for discerning Toronto foodies.
White Brick Kitchen
If Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives ever comes back to Toronto, we’re pretty sure Guy Fieri would be confused as to what city he’s actually in upon dining at White Brick Kitchen thanks to their menu of classic American comfort food.
The Combine Eatery
It’s where California casual meets Southern comfort. This laidback eatery boasts the biggest selection of bourbon on the Danforth, and a damned fine fried chicken sandwich is an homage to our neighbours south of the border.
Home of the Brave
Philly cheesesteak lovers won’t go wanting at this King West ode to all things Star Spangled Banner.
Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon
Get rowdy like a cowboy in Toronto’s Entertainment District at this nod to the Midwest on Adelaide Street.
Old school American tavern meets new school sophistication at this Bloor Street restaurant and bar.
Gumbo? Check. Cajun catfish? Check. Jambalaya? You know it. N’awlins is a taste of the namesake city (New Orleans, Louisiana for the uninformed) with a bit of bayou flair.
What are your favourite nods to Americana in Toronto? Comment below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe!