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TGIF: Make An (Oat) Meal Of It

TGIF: Stand By For Transmission

TGIF: Make An (Oat) Meal Of It 

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…

 

Barnstormer’s  – Donegal Oatmeal Stout

 

Ideal for a winter evening drink, this beer pours an initial opaque dark brown. As with most stouts, there is almost no head, just a tan fringe around the edge of the glass. The same goes for the lacing. Carbonation is mild to low, with very few of the trace bubbles rising.

The first aroma wafts of sweet smells, with a touch of malt. Swirling the glass will kick up some barnyard, and a little more malt.

As your session continues, expect a main flavor of dark roasted malt, giving way to a rounded, full bodied oat and hops. This has a darker roast flavor profile than Guinness stout. That gives way to a bit of bitters in the mid and aftertaste.

Relatively mild carbonation leads to very little foaming and the heavy body remains through the drink.

Best paired with similarly dark foods, like beef or venison stews. Steak pies or anything barbecue style would fit in nicely as well.

Find more about Dongeal Oatmeal on Barnstormer’s website!

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TGIF: A Touch of Nordic

TGIF: Stand By For Transmission

TGIF: A Touch of Nordic

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…

 

LITTLE NORWAY – SAWDUST CITY

TGIF: Norway's Finest

An inviting pour of nice golden lager with a three finger head, it’s a refreshing thirst quencher that boasts hints of citrus and wheat. The lightness of the colour is backed up by a gentle lemony aroma. And like other pale lagers, the foamy head dissipates slowly while not detracting from the overall taste.

Ideal for patio sessions, but the best use of this hoppy ale might be on the dock during cottage season. It’s dryish body makes the can experience vibrant, meaning it will do well in the cooler for an afternoon.

If you are looking for a meal to join in, it’s probably best paired with lighter fare. Think salads, chicken dishes or sandwiches.

You can pick up Sawdust City’s Little Norway Pale at the LCBO. Read more about it right here.

 

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: It’s 5:01 Somewhere

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…

REDLINE BREWHOUSE – 5:01

As the legendary Jimmy Buffet reminds us, it’s 5 O’Clock somewhere. And this lager from Redline is the beer to celebrate it.

An inviting pour of nice golden lager with a three finger head, it’s a refreshing thirst quencher that boasts hints of citrus and orange. The lightness of the colour is backed up by a gentle lemony aroma. And like other strong lagers, the foamy head dissipates slowly while not detracting from the overall taste.

Although it’s a summery beer (ideal for patio sessions) there is still plenty to enjoy at any time of the year. It’s cracker-esque body makes the can experience vibrant, meaning it will do well in the cooler for an afternoon.

 

If you are looking for a meal to join in, it’s probably best paired with lighter fare. Think salads, chicken dishes or sandwiches.

You can pick up Redline’s 5:01 at the brewhouse. Read more about it right here.

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]

A GEM “UNCOVERED”

A GEM "UNCOVERED

We’ve uncovered a hidden gem at the north end of Barrie!  Alliance Billiards!! 

After speaking with owner, Georgia Makrygiannis, we realized that this is not your usual pool hall.  The billiards room has been around for 27 years, but Georgia took it over only 5 years ago.  During the past 5 years, Georgia’s passion for people can be seen, heard, felt and tasted!!

In fact, one staff says… “Georgia – You blew life into this place” –Brian Kelly, Bartender.

The staff have worked hard at making Alliance Billiards a place for not only Pool Leagues, Dart Leagues and Tournaments, but Family fun as well.  Georgia tells us,  “when children play billiards they’re playing against the ball, not each other so it teaches good sportsmanship.  Billiards also helps with concentration, eye hand co-ordination and geometry.  Besides all that – it’s just good, affordable fun!”

Opening at 9 am, she is there ready to make a breakfast for anyone coming off shift that might enjoy a game or two before hitting the hay.  Prior to COVID a standard week included the various leagues, including a youth league, ages 7-17, Karaoke, Live Music by great local artists, D.J. night and date night.

Catering Available

Alliance Billiards has a full service menu – not just bar food.  Actually we can even order trays ready to eat or to divvy up into the freezer.  Imagine – “Made by Georgia” treats like Spanakapita, Cabbage Rolls, Stuffed Peppers, Lemon Chicken or Greek Meatballs to name a few.  We can order single servings or family sizes at REALLY affordable prices.  They’ll even deliver for us!! (Just give them 24 hours notice)

COVID is not getting Georgia down!  During the summer she was allowed a temporary patio that became such a favorite spot for her patrons she’s working at keeping it.  It has also given Georgia initiative to reinvent some of her services, like the tray service and no charge delivery!

Reservations Available

Alliance Billiards will accept reservations from nine a.m. until noon for the midnight shift workers and early birds, but after that call and see if there’s space!

You can order from the kitchen any time for take-out or delivery knowing that pure passion for food has gone into your meals.

A Shout Out

Georgia would like to give a shout out to the Patrons of Alliance Billiards.  They call or text often with food orders, morning reservations or just to check in!  For many avid players, Alliance is like going to a second home.  They know they can “Play Safe and Stay Safe”, because Georgia and her staff are “there to care”.

Over the holiday make a morning date and play a game!  Call Alliance to reserve your table.  Better yet, when you’re reserving your table – order a tray of homemade deliciousness for dinner and make a day of it!

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CALLING ALL COLLEGE KIDS!!

CALLING ALL COLLEGE KIDS!!

With such a crazy start to College classes this year, I’m sure we’re all looking forward to going home for the holidays.  Keeping in tight COVID circles has let everyone become closer than usual.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a dorm dinner with those we’re close to before everyone takes off for home?

Just thinking about it makes me crave catering from Dosti Eats!  I love that place!  The word Dosti translated to English even means friendship…so appropriate!!

It doesn’t matter what my circle is craving – Dosti Eats always have us covered.  We can choose from so many different street food cuisines, even travel the world in one meal.  Especially at this time of year it’s nice to take an evening from studies and work to sit back, break bread and have some fun!

The best part is Dosti Eats caters to so many ethnic choices and they’ll deliver!  The delivery option is great giving us even more time to just kick back.

I’m thinking about a couple of salads – maybe Thai Mango Salad and Mexican Street Slaw with a tray each of Samosas, Sliders and Wraps.  Maybe we’ll ditch the finger foods and go all out with some Jerk Chicken, Souvlaki and Curry with Rice.

Whatever we end up choosing I know, as always, it will be both delicious and filling with no mess to argue about! 

I think we’ll ask the owner, Shalu, what “Christmas-y” treats she can send for dessert too.  Whatever she suggests – I know it will be great!

Restaurant Phone Number:  705 725 0101

For Catering Please Call: 705 828 2257

Just another good reason to order from Dosti Eats!!

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