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Looking for a place to eat? See what’s on the menu at State & Main

Looking for a place to eat? See what’s on the menu at State and Main

Are you someone who wants a nice night out to dinner? Have a drink or two with some friends and family? Do you have an ultimate dining gift card that is just sitting in a drawer? Have you gone to State & Main?

State & Main has an extensive selection of freshly made food to choose from. They not only have generous appetizer sizes, but they also have a selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options. All their recipes are made in house with their customers in mind.

Need a drink but not sure what to have? State & Main have happy hour between 2 pm-5 pm & 9 pm-close and are huge on craft beers. They also have a different feature drink daily and handcrafted cocktails for those who might be interested in other options. Let’s not forget they have half-price wine on Thursdays to make that date night a little more within budget.

Do you still want to eat great food at home and you don’t have time to cook? State & Main does offer the option for take-out so that you can order online.

Whether you just finished work and need to grab a bite to eat, need a night out with some friends & family, or you need a date night with that someone special, State & Main have a wide selection for everyone with impeccable customer service!

Head out to the Last Level Lounge for a night of laughter and fun!

Head out to the Last Level Lounge for a night of
laughter and fun!

Will Nash

Head over to Last Level Lounge for a night of laughter and fun. Will Nash will be hosting a comedy show called “Last Level Laughs”. The event will take place on September 26th, 2020 and there will be a $5 cover charge.

The event will take place on the patio and seating is limited so it will be on a first come first serve basis. In support of social distancing, all regulations will be followed. Please remember to bring your mask. Come have a good laugh with Scott Walker, Patrick Russell, Jordan Hoath, Daniel Shaw, Jeff Faulkner, Colin Brown and of course headliner Marc Trinidad.

Scott Walker

The Last Level Lounge is a fun arcade and pinball lounge with an 80’s retro vibe, great customer service and active gameplay. It’s a great place where you can relive your childhood. They also serve alcohol and are partnered with Chavo Crapes next door. If you’re wondering about food, they have pizza, nachos, and tacos! What more could you ask for?

Wondering what games to play when you go to this amazing place? We have put together a small list of games along with some interesting facts.

  1. Pac-Man
    Every adult should know this classic arcade game unless you lived under a rock as a child. But did you know this funny little fact? The arcade title was first released as Puck-Man. The name was changed to Pac-Man to avoid the machines getting vandalized. A lot of arcade operators at the time were worried about the P being changed to an F.
  2. Frogger
    This is another fun retro classic that was introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami. The object of this game is to help get frogs (one by one) across a busy road, and a river full of hazards!Β 
  3. Ice Cold Beer
    A mechanical arcade game released by Taito in 1983?. Taito released a lot of classics including Space Invaders and Bubble Bobble (also available to play at Last Level). Ice Cold Beer is a popular choice for game collectors. Speaking of ice-cold Beer, did you know the Last Level supports local draft beer?
  4. Street Fighter II
    The World Warrior, also known as Street Fighter II, is a competitive fighting game developed by Capcom and originally released for arcade systems in 1991. Street Fighter II became very popular in the golden age of arcade gaming.

Just to add a little more fun to this, we have compiled some corny arcade jokes to get you in the mood for the event. Please note that the Comedians jokes will be much funnier.

  • What happens when you put 2 Pac-Man machines together? The paparazzi show up saying “Hey, look! it’s Tupac, Man”.
  • What is the most popular Arcade game in Mexico? Guac-a-mole.
  • What is Joe Biden’s favourite arcade game? Space Invaders.
  • What do you say when you leave an arcade? See you later Simulator!

For more Arcade jokes visit upjokes.com

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TGIF: The Rainbow In The Dark

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 you try…

RAINBOW IN THE DARK – REDLINE BREWERY

The initial pour of the Rainbow is a murky, dark orange colour, capped by a half-inch of frothy white head. The hazy look is both inviting and appropriate for the fall season, mirroring the emergence of autumn colours.

The first aromas encapsulate citrus, honey and rye. That’s an uncommon approach for an IPA. But Rainbow makes it work as a malt backbone, supported by traces of tropical fruit and lemongrass. The flavours follow suit with a dank, hoppy finish and a welcoming bitterness. The textures and sensations flow through the mouth and the nose and heighten the taste buds through the first few gulps.

A creamy medium-bodied beer with medium carbonation and smooth aftertastes, it’s an overall pleasant hoppy bevy. With an ABV of 6.6, it’s a pace pint for sure, but one you can stick with for the entire sitting. Best paired with something starchy or zesty to add to the overall taste experience.

Find out more about Rainbow In the Dark on Redline’s website!

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]

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 β€˜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]

The Tradition Continues At Barrie’s Newest Smokehouse

Food, Music, and Beer make North Country a go-to, especially if you love barbecued food and country music!!!

The word barbecue comes from the language of a Caribbean Indian tribe called the Taino. Their word for grilling on a raised wooden grate is barbacoa. The word first appeared in print in a Spanish explorer’s account of the West Indies in 1526, according to Planet Barbecue.

Since then, the popularity of barbecues has spread like wildfire. The history of barbecuing in North America dates to colonial times, and it has been a part of our culture ever since. To say that North Country BBQ has maintained that tradition is an understatement.

Replete with a menu that caters both to the aficionados of zesty cuisine and those in search of lighter fare, the Brickhouse eatery oozes with energy and excitement. As a gathering place for foodies, the experiential component to meals is as inviting as the recipes. North Country taps into the pulse of downtown; offering live music and a vivacious atmosphere custom-designed for great conversation and great eating.

North Country has a lot to offer, including an amazing taste of history, friendly waitresses, and great live entertainment! You will find it all here. The history of Barbecuing is alive and well at 10 Dunlop Street East. Find out more and book a table right here!

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