On April 18, I had the opportunity to visit the new restaurant Junction Local, in the High Park area, known as The Junction. On April 20th, their doors opened up to the public. It is a local eatery catering to those with cravings for Southern Comfort foods.
The menu features a variety of scrumptious southern comfort foods with a touch of Creole and smoke created by Chef Chris Cantrell, who has previously worked in a local restaurant on Bloor St West.
It took me some time to decide which meal I wanted to taste. I couldn’t decide between the pickerel, chicken or Beef Sampler. While I decided which item on the menu to choose, I started with a delicious Mojo Salad, featured below. I can not describe the taste, it is a need to try item, suggested by one of the wait staff.
Finally, I decided on the Beef Sampler featuring Pork Back Ribs and Beef Brisket, with a choice of different flavour sauces, which turned out to be mouth watering goodness.
It was a hard choice to decide when I also had the Buttermilk JFC -fried chicken and johnny cakes, but I will save that for my next visit. Doesn’t it look fab?
Junction Local is open weekdays at 5 pm for dinners and opens for breakfast on the weekends at 10 am, which I will be checking out when my weekends become free.
If you live in or visiting the High Park/Junction area, and love tasty foods, head on over to the Junction Local for a fabulous meal, fast and friendly service. The restaurant holds approximately 90 people, is licensed, with the possibility of a patio, hopefully in time for the warmer weather when it returns.
Stop in for a beverage, stay for a meal. Oh, and did I tell you they had desserts, that I still have to savour the taste. You will truly enjoy this flavourful experience.