New BBQ Joint “Sizzles” in Northumberland

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A taste of some of the menu items from Sizzle BBQ in Cobourg.
A taste of some of the menu items from Sizzle BBQ in Cobourg.

Great news for BBQ fans in Northumberland County!

There’s a brand new smoked meat joint in town – and they’re serving up some killer grub.  Owner/chef of Sizzle BBQ, Gord Burdick, brings unique flavour profiles to standard Southern cooking, offering jerks and curry alongside more “traditional” fare.

Unable to resist a good smokehouse, the Farm to Table family swung by the Grand Opening of Sizzle a week ago – and were pretty darned impressed with what they were serving.

Taking a quick tour around the menu, we tried some ribs, pulled jerk chicken, and beef brisket.  While each was delectable in its own right, the ribs truly stole the show.  That’s probably because Burdick is a rib connoisseur, having judged rib competitions in the past.

And he’s no newbie around the smoker.  Before launching the restaurant, Burdick was marketing his own brand of specialty rubs and sauces.  They’ve been available across the Ottawa area for the past year and a half.

Sugar free and made with all-natural ingredients, these rubs and sauces marry his slow-cooking technique and make for a great smoked meat experience.

And while the meats will get your attention, don’t forget to slow down and enjoy the sides.  The mac ‘n cheese, baked beans, and slaw are all able to hold their own.

Sizzle BBQ is located at 994 Division Street (just north of Elgin) in Cobourg.  Check our their Facebook page.  Better yet, drop them a visit.

Tell ‘em Donald sent you.

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As an added bonus, it was great to see my buddy — longtime Peterborough/Northumberland cook/picker of stringed instruments, Clayton Yates — slinging ribs and brisket in the kitchen.  His food always gets my seal of approval.