Trying to sort out dinner? What can you make and really feel that you’re taking it from the kitchen to the table with love?
Living in Barrie
The delight of living in Barrie on a Friday can be questionable; especially if you work to the south. The trek home is often filled with thoughts of 2 things, dinner and traffic. Making plans in your head while driving usually include shopping lists, weekend activities and that bone-weary cheer of TGIF.
Making Your Dinner Plans
One thing Barrie has in quantity is really excellent restaurant choices. But what if you’d like to laze around and eat well but not have to go out? There’s a place for that. Italian pizzerias and bakeries are number one for fresh food, a bit of shopping and delectable treats.
Ah! The thought of dropping in on the way home and picking up something starts to loom larger-doesn’t it?
So Many Ideas
Walking in, the first noticeable moment is the wafting aromas of enticing eats; then your eyes feast on the trays of delectable Italian pastries. OMG…it’s so good.
Wandering a bit more you end up by the deli with its wide assortment of meats and cheeses, noticing the hot table. That’s even better. Maybe you should get a pizza for the kids and a more grown up choice for the adults…so many ideas.
The staff are busy, you see trays of ooey gooey goodness coming out of the oven, while yet another customer is picking up their take out. This is a family run business and you can tell right away that the love of food, family and fun is first and foremost.
From the Kitchen to the Table with Love
You make your decisions on dinner – deciding to combine pizza with some family favs from the hot table and settle in with a cup of espresso after your long day.
Thinking about the weekend, there’s a moment of clarity; pick up dinner for tonight, a bit of shopping in the grocery section, meat and cheeses for lunch tomorrow and pastries for sharing over the weekend. It’s all found under one roof while you enjoy your coffee. This whole scenario could really become habitual.
Such an Easy Decision
Then you become even more enamored by the though. You had driven up the 400 and taken the Dunlop Street exit. Arriving at your destination had been so easy with no inner-city traffic because you had decided on Paezanos in Cedar Pointe.
Paezanos is such an easy choice being just off the highway with great access. Their newly expanded business provides Barrie with fresh homemade meals using the best of ingredients – and really decent prices. The menu is filled with family favorites and no MSG.
Now, with the expansion, there’s also the hot table, deli and bakery as well; so many bases covered.
It's Worth a Visit
It’s really worth a drop in to check out the new digs, enjoy the family atmosphere and take dinner home. TGIF really does become better.
Written By: Jane Laker
Photo Credit: Veronika Kovecses