We call it brunch. They call it “That Weekend Thing” at Murray Street, and best to recall its Mission Statement before you waddle over: “Pork Fat… we put that #%$# in everything!”
Indeed they do. Come hungry and come keen, ’cause if you’re looking for cool riffs on the bacon and eggs breakfast and have no interest whatsoever in seeing anything green on the plate, Murray Street delivers with unabashed enthusiasm and no shortage of heft.
This is brunch that will stick with you all day. Maybe all week. This dish in particular — a pulled pork “potaco” it’s called because the shell is fashioned with potato. Oozing out of the crisp and gooey rosti-like pancake is a wildly rich filling of barbecue pulled pork along with Murray Street’s baked beans and aged Pine River cheddar cheese. On top, a smoked tomato relish and on the side a dollop of sour cream. Canadian comfort food at its very finest.
The post-brunch plan was to work it off with a long, hard skate. Plan B was to have a nap. As luck would have it, the canal was closed.
Open: Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.