All things should be enjoyed in moderation – including moderation itself. Here, Toronto’s fattiest, richest, most indulgent dishes, sure to bring your inner fat kid to his knees – and have him begging for more.
1. Black Hoof: Bone Marrow
If you stick only to charcuterie – Black Hoof’s reputation-making cured meats – you may as well go vegan. Real carnivores dine on bone marrow, which they spread on a baguette and finish with a pinch of salt. $16, 928 Dundas St. W., 416-551-8854.
2. Smoke’s Poutinerie: Triple Pork Poutine
If regular poutine leaves you unsatisfied, then crank things up an artery-clogging notch with chipotle pulled pork, double-smoked bacon and Italian sausage. $9.95, five locations plus one truck, 416-599-2873.
3. The Lakeview: Deep-fried Mars Bar
If haggis wasn’t an important enough culinary contribution, the Scots also gave us the deep-fried Mars bar, a delicacy that The Lakeview knows is best enjoyed with vanilla ice cream. At 3 a.m. $7.35, 1132 Dundas St. W., 416-850-8886.
4. Reggie’s Old Fashioned Sandwiches: Fried Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Also available at 3 a.m.: Deep-fried mac ‘n’ cheese sticks, packed with cheddar, Swiss and mozzarella. $5.53, 571 King St. W., 416-979-9992.
5. Globe Bistro: Ontario Rib Eye Burger
This Danforth resto makes gluttony classy: Their rib eye patty is fried in clarified butter and topped with cheese curds and pancetta. $15, 124 Danforth Ave., 416-466-2000.
6. Dangerous Dan’s: Big Pig
For a cheaper death-defying burger, get the Big Pig, beef blanketed by six slices of bacon. $6.79, 714 Queen St. E., 416-463-7310.
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