Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Brampton: August 3 - 9

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Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Brampton for the week of Aug. 3 to Aug. 9, based on the number of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inbrampton.com.


5. Food Fight Barbeque Bar 

Now we get into the higher levels of smoked meat. You can smoke any type of meat, and when you do, something beautiful usually happens. The team at Food Fight Barbeque Bar understand this concept beautifully! Smoked chicken, smoked turkey, and the classics like pulled pork and beef brisket, help make this restaurant a smoked meat lover’s delight! While their meat could probably hold its own in terms of taste, they add some extras to keep the flavour buds entertained. If you’re an adventurous soul like me, or you just aren’t sure which one to get, try their sliders to get a good taste of their options. The beef brisket here is succulent and tasty, I highly recommend it!


4. Paranthe Wali Gali

A new, unique Indian restaurant boasting traditional flavours and a specialty opened recently in Brampton, and readers are a-buzz. It’s called Paranthe Wali Gali - which means “the lane of parantha-makers” - and it’s located at Clarence and Kennedy. A parantha is an Indian flatbread that’s popular in different styles in South Asian countries. The flatbread is typically flaky and can be stuffed with different ingredients. Paranthe Wali Gali serves a whopping almost 60 different kinds of paranthe (plural of parantha), including butter chicken, beetroot, and chicken biryani. Some of the paranthe are inspired by different South Asian regions, like Chennai (parantha with potatoes and southern-flavoured herbs) and Kashmir (parantha with kidney beans and Indian herbs).


3. Portas Do Mar

Quick service, large portions, and possibly the best hot sauce on this list - Portas Do Mar took Martin's BBQ's place in a plaza on Main St., and while we miss Martin's, Portas Do Mar is a pretty awesome spot itself. At this Portuguese bar and grill, you get a choice of white or dark meat, plus rice and potatoes, for a steeper price of $12 compared to other spots on this list, but the food is delicious. The hot sauce is tangy and has an incredible kick to it, so make sure you pour that stuff over everything, the potatoes have a thin outer layer that just melts when you pop them in our mouth, and the rice have a unique lemon flavour to them. As for the chicken, the skin is flavourful and and the meat is tender. The best part? Service here is very quick, especially for take-out. You could be in and out in well under 10 minutes.


2. Green Bites Dumplings & Tea Bar 

If you love dumplings, tea, chicken wings, and Asian-inspired dishes, a brand new restaurant just opened in Brampton and you'll want to check it out ASAP! Green Bites Dumpling & Tea Bar has officially opened its doors at 35 Resolution Drive, in the same plaza as Walmart at Rutherford and Steeles. Green Bites is serving up homemade everything, but its focus is - of course - on dumplings and tea. Here, you'll find fresh dumplings in a ton of varieties with unique wrappers, meat and vegetarian options included. Tea is a huge highlight on the menu. Green Bites features organic loose leaf tea such as dragon well, spring green, high mountain oolong, wuyishan black, iron Buddha and yunnan pu-er. We tried the iron Buddha and it will definitely keep you coming back for more - this place serves tea traditionally on a wooden block, steeped in a pot, with traditional small cups to boot. Go here for an awesome tea experience, and don’t forget to try the shrimp dumplings.


1. Oscar's Roadhouse

There are two types of people when it comes to Oscar's: you've either driven past this place a thousand times without giving it a second look, or you're a regular on the weekends for their live music nights. Regardless, this casual spot with a southern vibe at Queen and Bramalea deserves your attention! With regular karaoke nights on Sundays, specials on beer and wine throughout the week, and live music on Fridays and Saturdays, you can show up in a hoodie or your best jeans and fit right in at this bar and grill. As for food, they have some epic chicken wings and succulent ribs, breakfast options like french toast and a cheese-filled breakfast wrap, a special "Roadhouse Chop" salad topped with a house dressing, steak, and blue cheese, three different kinds of poutine, plus burgers, pizza, and more. You can keep up to date with all of the casual happenings at Oscar's here.

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