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Alliance Billiards – The Best of Both Worlds!

Do you enjoy playing billiards?

The History...

The game certainly has a long and rich history!

Beginning around the 15th Century, it’s believed to have evolved from lawn croquet played outdoors.

The play moved to an indoor table covered with a green cloth to simulate grass for better year round play.

In 1600 Shakespeare even mentioned it in his play, Anthony and Cleopatra.

The first rules were written in 1675 and have been revised as the game modernized.

Snooker is an off-take of the original British game of English Billiards.  Those in the know tell us that the British appetite for snooker is akin to the North American love of baseball!

There have been times throughout history that billiard tournaments received even wider coverage that some wars!

The Comeback!

The game died off somewhat in the 50’s until Paul Newman starred in “The Hustler”, bringing it back full force.

At Alliance Billiards, owner Georgia Makrygiannis let us know that both the CPA and House Leagues are up and running!

If you’re interested – you should hurry and make the call!

Best news of all is that her patio should be open for the 1st of April – so let’s cheer the good weather on!

What a Deal!

Alliance Billiards is also running a REALLY COOL SPECIAL!

Spend $25.00 

Receive 1 of 15 Balls

Once you’ve earned

All 15 Balls

YOU WILL RECEIVE 15 HOURS OF FREE POOL!!

Wow!  Great food and now an even better reason to eat it!

And...Even More!

Actually Alliance billiards has also upped their game by adding their great menu to Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes as well!

You sure can’t go wrong with the great food and a friendly game of pool at Alliance Billiards.

They really do offer the best of both Worlds!!

Written By: Jane Laker

Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott

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What’s Happening @Grillicious?

Even if the day is cooler, what’s happening @Grillicious is HOT!

Order dinner on the heated patio where it’s comfortably warm to enjoy everything new and exciting!

Patio Opening Soon!

The staff hopes to have the extended patio open by April 1st with a celebration for that!

In the meantime the new pizza oven offers mega great taste!

Gourmet Pizza Now Available!

Bringing exquisite gourmet pizza to our city – there’s just so much to try!

We happened to discuss the new Bulgogi Beef pizza with Colleen.

Just What is Bulgogi Beef?

Bulgogi beef is crazy tender and juicy.  One of the most popular Korean Dishes, its tender thinly sliced caramelized beef cut from some of the choicest cuts.

Marinated with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame and scallions along with an Asian pear, – it’s slightly sweet and savory.

Bulgogi means fire and meat, traditionally grilled on a barbeque or griddle.

Sliced paper thin it’s a wonderful addition to top off a gourmet pizza.

Even Great Vegan Options!

The Bulgogi Beef Pizza at Grillicious, baked in the new oven on a traditional stone, the pizza comes in both Vegan and Regular gourmet styles.

Starting with a tomato sauce it’s layered with spinach, mozzarella cheese, spinach, kimchee sauce and of course Bulgogi beef.

The vegan style has a Bulgogi Tofu that tastes incredible!  Vegan cheese along with all the other ingredients gives us the best of both worlds!

Wanna' Play Pool?

Colleen let us know that the pool tables are open again and they’re excited to be seeing the regulars once more.

With all the options Grillicious offers we can dine on the patio overlooking the bay; order for home or even cater our group.

Want to taste gourmet in Barrie?  Try out the new menu at Grillicious Gourmet Tap and Grill!

Written by: Jane Laker

Photo Credits: Stephen Elliott

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TGIF: The Freak Show Comes To Town

Freakshow Crush - Flying Monkey's

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…

Freakshow Crush – Flying Monkey’s

“A bright, hazy body and pliable bitterness under an amusing head of ethereal foam. This unique IPA spectacle is animated by a plurality of succulent hops in a crushable array of melon, papaya, and spiky tropical notes.

The initial pour is a hazy, pale golden yellow, with a tower of puffy and mildly bubbly off-white head. That gives way to some random splotchy and sudsy lace around the glass as it dissolves evenly.

The first scents are of gritty and grainy cereal malt, mixed domestic citrus fruit, some pineapple and kumquat fruitiness. There is also traces of leafy, almost piney green hoppiness. The taste comes across as grainy and crackery pale malt, with hints of orange, tangerine, and lemon citrus zest.

The carbonation is average as it comes to frothiness. The body is a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes trending dry, as the hops percolate around the tastebuds

For best pairing, try Freakshow with a veggie selection. Spring greens, hummus or carrots and cool cucumbers. But hops and IPAs are great with classic pub fare like fish ‘n chips, curries or anything of the cheese variety.

You can catch the Freakshow at LCBO, the Beer Store and Select Grocers. And of course, in person at Flying Monkey’s.

What did you think of rhe Freakshow Crush – Flying Monkey’s review? Have a recommendation for TGIF? We want to hear it! Contact us, send a msg to our FB page or an email to [email protected]

Get Behind the Eight-Ball with Alliance Billiards – Open!

And we’re off!  Alliance Billiards owner, Georgia Makrygiannis, was right behind the eight-ball to welcome you back!  However with our area being in the grey zone again…

Once patrons are able to come back in for pool…..  Alliance Billiards wants to let us know that if your team or group of friends wants to beef up their skills – they’ll take reservations for groups of 10.

It couldn’t get much better than that!

For those of us not that into the game – we’re still able to get the same great food and alcohol for eat in or pick-up and delivery.

Georgia was so thrilled at being able to welcome everyone back. She still wants you to know just how important you are! 

Alliance is cleaning everything (Tables/balls/cues/etc.) with Microban, and will continue to do so once they’re able to re-open the tables.  Your safety is their first concern!

Alliance is still running their daily specials, has family sized trays and does catering as well!

Alliance Billiards - Daily Bar Specials

12 Noon – 6pm Daily

Domestic Bottles $4.50

Domestic Tallboys $5.50

Flat Rate Pool or Darts $7.00

Alliance Billiards - Daily Meal/Drink Specials

Monday

Philly Steak .n Cheese $9.00

Domestic 14 oz. Draft $5.00

Wednesday

Nachos for 2 $10.00

Whiskey Wednesday (any 1 oz. Whiskey shot) $5.00

Friday

Poutine $7.00

Baked Potato Poutine $9.00

Wine $5.00

Sunday

Bud Draft ‘n Burger $12.00

Sunday Caesars (a meal in a glass) $4.50

Tuesday

½ Price Wings $7.50

Domestic Mini Pitcher $7.00

Thursday

2.4.1. Appetizers

Domestic 20 oz. Pint $6.00

Saturday

Chicken Caesar Wrap $6.00

Cooler ‘n Shots Buy 1 get 1 ½ Price


Special of the Month

Alliance Wheel with side $6.50

Alliance Billiards - Family Sized Dinners and More!

Greek Salad                                                Small $5.00              Large $10.00 

Spanakopita                                                   Small $6.00         Large $20.00

Cabbage Rolls                                            Small $6.00             Large $20.00

Stuffed Peppers                                          Small $6.00            Large $20.00

Lemon Chicken/Potatoes                          Small $6.00             Large $20.00 

Greek Meatballs                                         Small $6.00             Large $20.00

Dolmadakia                                                 Small $6.00              Large $20.00

Gyros Pita and Fries $8.00

(Small is single serving/Large will feed 4-6 people)

Just make sure to Call for your larger orders!

Remember – there is no line-up at Alliance Billiards!

Written By: Jane Laker

Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott

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TGIF: Seeing Red

TGIF: Stand By For Transmission

TGIF: SEEING RED

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…

RED TAIL – BARNSTOMER’S

Irish red ale is a balanced, easy-drinking pint, combining a moderate malt character with caramel and toasted notes.

Moreover, the deep reddish copper color comes from both crystal malt and a small dose of highly kilned grain, such as roasted barley.

Despite a slightly sweet overall character, the highly kilned grain adds a touch of dryness to the finish. Consequently, this can add a very slight touch of roasted flavor too.

Further, the hop bitterness is evenly balanced. But the dark malt addition can make the beer seem more bitter than the IBU level would indicate.

Likewise, the hop flavor and aroma is subtle. However, there are examples of the hop character and oak touches through the tasting.

Best paired with something sharp and salty to offset the sweetness, like a good burger or steak.

Find out more about Red Tail, as well as ordering it online, on Barnstormer’s website!

What did you think of TGIF: Seeing Red?

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