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Soup’s On: 4 Places To Ladle Up in Barrie

Barrie Soup


The best soup in Barrie is like a big hug in a fuzzy sweater.

Comforting, warm and perfect to shake the colder weather blahs. And with the temperatures taking a decided downturn later this week as October approaches, it’s a good idea to get the spoons ready.

And if Seinfeld taught us anything, it’s that mastery of even a simple soup is essential for chefs everywhere.

Here’s 4 spots to ladle up in Barrie!


One of the coziest spots in Barrie, the Lazy Tulip is a prime destination for a bowl of deliciousness.

Using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, the lunch menu offers a daily soup (served with foccacia)

And if you opt for Tapas, you get a shot of the good stuff.


“Simply Good Food” is the motto of Scotty’s, located in Painswick.

You could add “simply good soup” in brackets, as this independent restaurant produces a hearty and tasty house made barley.

If you are feeling more international, they also put together a nice french onion option.


Also in the south end, and with two locations, the Simmering Kettle presents a couple of choices for soup lovers.

First is the hearty, homemade Soup du Jour. Second is the mouth watering seven onion soup…with bacon. Proving the old adage that the key to all good cooking is adding bacon.

Uncovered Tip: Pair the soup with something from their cool sister joint Dotsi Eats! Located on Bryne Drive, Dotsi offers savoury flavours and street food of Italy, Greece, Mexico and India to foodies in Barrie.


Another of Barrie’s coziest spots, Bohemia’s menu is a trip through hotness. Oh get your mind out of the gutters…we mean the coffees and teas!

Beside the terrific assortment of java, there is a daily delectable soup pick. Prepared fresh, it’s the perfect antidote to a chilly day.

Bohemia’s gone to a Covid friendly menu, so everything is being offered as take-out only. But when the restrictions allow, we can’t wait to get back into this cozy corner for a coffee and a chat!

Where do you get your soup on? Let us know if we missed your favorite soup joint in Barrie! 

Photo by Naim Benjelloun from Pexels

The Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie Aug.31st

The Week That Was in Barrie Aug. 31st

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…



Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you!

Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

The Week That Was in Barrie Aug.31st

Summer is winding down, which is bittersweet. But even as the beaches and patios close down for another season, there is plenty to look forward to in the Fall, including everything Pumpkin!

It’s been a great month for all of the local restaurants and eateries around town as eat in and patio options are available for patrons. And it’s been even better in the joints that offer live music!

Speaking of the local music scene, congrats to our friend @meganannemusic on the release of her new single, Flavour of the Month! Find her stuff and loads of other Barrie artists on the Barrie set list!

Have you checked out the Local Goods market? They run every week with tons of wares and tons of great local vendors.

Next time you are on a walk, check out the cool street art around town. Whether it’s inspired graffiti or something flip like this!

Don’t forget that the library is open! For the kids and…any thing from the Jurassic era who might be living with you!

What did you think of The Week That Was in Barrie Aug.31st? Keep using the #barrieuncovered hashtag and we may feature your “stuff” in a future blog!

And if you are a local business, reach out today! We will help get you Uncovered!

TGIF: The Beer Behind The Myth

Flying Monkey’s Mythology Lives Up To It’s Name

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…



The initial pours is a translucent golden yellow with a substantial, fluffy white head that retains well. The first sniffs bring a lot of bread, even before your nose gets near it. When you do get closer, it’s complimented by hints of grass, pepper and lemon.

You’ll definitely notice the crispness, which is ideal for a pilsner. There’s a welcome balance between the bready malts and the floral hops. As you push on through the sitting, some spice lingers, but it finishes strongly and cleanly.

Some might find it a bit thick for a pilsner, although it does not detract from the overall refreshing timber.

If you are looking for pairings, Pilsners are a great balance to spicy foods. However if you are a sweet tooth aficionado, Mythology might go well with a dessert. Because beer and ice cream CAN mix.

At 5.3% ABV, it’s right on the edge of being too much, so you can easily stick with it through the entire night.

Intrigued? Thirsty? Learn more about Mythology at Flying Monkey’s website!

Have a beer review you’d like to share? Or an idea for our next TGIF? We want to hear it!

Kat Chabot Live at Simmering Kettle & Dosti Eats!!

With phase 3 now in place, it allows us to have some fun and listen to music and have a meal with family and friends, all under the guidelines of the present day.

The Simmering Kettle and Dosti Eats in conjunction with Barrie Uncovered have arranged to put on a show for you. So if you are bored and looking for something to do, why not swing by and enjoy some great food and live music with Barrie’s own Kat Chabot? The event will be held at 531 Bryne Drive on Saturday, August 22, between 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event will take place outside in between the two restaurants. So you have plenty of food to choose from!

Kat Chabot is a very popular local singer-songwriter from Barrie Ontario. Pre-pandemic days you could catch her performing all over Ontario’s Farmers Markets, local festivals, bars and restaurants, either performing solo or with Cardinal Street, a five-piece rock band. Spending her youth working in greenhouses, and growing up in a family band covering RUSH and Journey songs.

At Simmering Kettle, you will find comfort food at its finest. They have all-day breakfast options as well as other hearty meal options. Dosti eats is a mix of food from all over the world! They serve food from Mexico, pan Asian food, north American food, and some tasty dessert options and you can even have a cocktail.

So come along sit back and relax, have a great meal and listen to music, how good does that sound? All the food will be brought to your table by their friendly staff. Food will be available from both locations.

Please remember to bring your mask as they are mandatory if you plan on going inside to use the washrooms. Other COVID measures will be in place during the event so you can feel safe!

Patio Files: Last Level & Chavo Crepes

Freakshow Crush - Flying Monkey's

Ninja turtle shots, purple drinks and crepes. What else does a Millennial need for the perfect summer day or insta post ?!

Hit up Last Level Lounge and Chevo Crepe patio this summer friends! With options of non alcoholic and one of the most beautiful collections of alcoholic drinks we’ve seen in a while, you’ll be happy you did!

Not to mention the absolutely delish crepes you can choose from, and bonus, they have other food too! Of course you’ll have to visit to see what else they offer but trust when we say, check it out!

This spot is perfect for snapping some sick photos and what a fun thing to do mid August!

What’s your fave hangout spot and why? 

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