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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

Get a Bevvy This Weekend in the Coziest Coffee Shops in Barrie

The Weekender: 5 Things To Do in Barrie

What time is it?  It’s COFFEE time, of course.  Actually, it’s always coffee time, right?  But weekends in particular are a great excuse for a java. Barrie has some of the coziest coffee houses that you may not have visited yet.  Time to find out where to get a bevvy in the coziest coffee shops in Barrie.

Read moreGet a Bevvy This Weekend in the Coziest Coffee Shops in Barrie

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!

The Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie Aug. 17th

The Week That Was in Barrie Aug. 17th

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. 17th

Even though we had to say goodbye to alot of festivals and foodie events this year, it was terrific to see Ribfest return this weekend! The parking lot of Georgian Mall was awash in BBQ’d treats and grilled greatness.

Speaking of great food, it was a fantastic evening of samples and songs at Dosti Eats and the Simmering Kettle on Saturday where the talented Kat Chabot serenaded diners.

Did you know that the 400 Market is open again? Be sure to check out the local vendors for some socially distanced vintage shopping!

We never get tired of sharing awesome pics and videos of the sights in and around Barrie, but this might be the most cinematic shot of the Spirit Catcher we’ve ever seen!

And finally, it’s great to see new businesses and new retail locations arrive in town, despite the troubles we’ve all had in 2020. Welcome to Barrie Global Super Market!

What did you think of the The Week That Was in Barrie Aug. 17th? Be sure to use the #barrieuncovered hashtag and we might feature you in our next recap! And be sure to reach out to us if you are a business looking to get 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!