Finally manage to make my way to Leslieville Pump (@LPumps) after hearing so much good thing about this and this is one of my favorite neighbourhood after all (^_^)
Once the eyesore of an old gas station has now revamp to a Wild West storefront using all reclaimed wood.
All four sandwiches look irresistible but we end up choosing the Beef Brisket and the Chicken Tights.
Corn Fritters $3.99
Made fresh, this is served piping hot and are very addictive with the slightly spicy aioli
Southern Style Beef Brisket $7.74
~ The Pumps homemade BBQ sauce, spicy sweet onions and grainy mustard
The brisket was tender and moist but I'll have to say a bit bland and all the flavors from the sandwich came from the BBQ sauce, onions and mustard... the brisket on it's own would be tasteless :(
Hickory Smoked Chicken Thighs $7.74
~ Grilled tomatoes, arugula, sweet chili aioli
The chicken was moist with a hint of cinnamon (I think) and you could really taste the smokiness.
And teh thick slice of tomato just brighten up and give it a pop of freshness while the sweet chili aioli gave it just enough of a kick. Did I mention I love the bun they use, i love sandwiches with a crustier bread instead of lighter bread that can get extremely soggy.
Will be back to tey the pull porjk sandwich, DF pickles and more of the corn fritters.
And it's a bonu that it's right by my favorite Ice Cream/Gelato place and coffee place
(aka Ed's Real Scoop adn Mercury Expresso Bar; see post here)