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Alliance Billiards – The Best of Both Worlds!

Do you enjoy playing billiards?

The History...

The game certainly has a long and rich history!

Beginning around the 15th Century, it’s believed to have evolved from lawn croquet played outdoors.

The play moved to an indoor table covered with a green cloth to simulate grass for better year round play.

In 1600 Shakespeare even mentioned it in his play, Anthony and Cleopatra.

The first rules were written in 1675 and have been revised as the game modernized.

Snooker is an off-take of the original British game of English Billiards.  Those in the know tell us that the British appetite for snooker is akin to the North American love of baseball!

There have been times throughout history that billiard tournaments received even wider coverage that some wars!

The Comeback!

The game died off somewhat in the 50’s until Paul Newman starred in “The Hustler”, bringing it back full force.

At Alliance Billiards, owner Georgia Makrygiannis let us know that both the CPA and House Leagues are up and running!

If you’re interested – you should hurry and make the call!

Best news of all is that her patio should be open for the 1st of April – so let’s cheer the good weather on!

What a Deal!

Alliance Billiards is also running a REALLY COOL SPECIAL!

Spend $25.00 

Receive 1 of 15 Balls

Once you’ve earned

All 15 Balls


Wow!  Great food and now an even better reason to eat it!

And...Even More!

Actually Alliance billiards has also upped their game by adding their great menu to Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes as well!

You sure can’t go wrong with the great food and a friendly game of pool at Alliance Billiards.

They really do offer the best of both Worlds!!

Written By: Jane Laker

Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott

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What’s Happening @Grillicious?

Even if the day is cooler, what’s happening @Grillicious is HOT!

Order dinner on the heated patio where it’s comfortably warm to enjoy everything new and exciting!

Patio Opening Soon!

The staff hopes to have the extended patio open by April 1st with a celebration for that!

In the meantime the new pizza oven offers mega great taste!

Gourmet Pizza Now Available!

Bringing exquisite gourmet pizza to our city – there’s just so much to try!

We happened to discuss the new Bulgogi Beef pizza with Colleen.

Just What is Bulgogi Beef?

Bulgogi beef is crazy tender and juicy.  One of the most popular Korean Dishes, its tender thinly sliced caramelized beef cut from some of the choicest cuts.

Marinated with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame and scallions along with an Asian pear, – it’s slightly sweet and savory.

Bulgogi means fire and meat, traditionally grilled on a barbeque or griddle.

Sliced paper thin it’s a wonderful addition to top off a gourmet pizza.

Even Great Vegan Options!

The Bulgogi Beef Pizza at Grillicious, baked in the new oven on a traditional stone, the pizza comes in both Vegan and Regular gourmet styles.

Starting with a tomato sauce it’s layered with spinach, mozzarella cheese, spinach, kimchee sauce and of course Bulgogi beef.

The vegan style has a Bulgogi Tofu that tastes incredible!  Vegan cheese along with all the other ingredients gives us the best of both worlds!

Wanna' Play Pool?

Colleen let us know that the pool tables are open again and they’re excited to be seeing the regulars once more.

With all the options Grillicious offers we can dine on the patio overlooking the bay; order for home or even cater our group.

Want to taste gourmet in Barrie?  Try out the new menu at Grillicious Gourmet Tap and Grill!

Written by: Jane Laker

Photo Credits: Stephen Elliott

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Get Behind the Eight-Ball with Alliance Billiards – Open!

And we’re off!  Alliance Billiards owner, Georgia Makrygiannis, was right behind the eight-ball to welcome you back!  However with our area being in the grey zone again…

Once patrons are able to come back in for pool…..  Alliance Billiards wants to let us know that if your team or group of friends wants to beef up their skills – they’ll take reservations for groups of 10.

It couldn’t get much better than that!

For those of us not that into the game – we’re still able to get the same great food and alcohol for eat in or pick-up and delivery.

Georgia was so thrilled at being able to welcome everyone back. She still wants you to know just how important you are! 

Alliance is cleaning everything (Tables/balls/cues/etc.) with Microban, and will continue to do so once they’re able to re-open the tables.  Your safety is their first concern!

Alliance is still running their daily specials, has family sized trays and does catering as well!

Alliance Billiards - Daily Bar Specials

12 Noon – 6pm Daily

Domestic Bottles $4.50

Domestic Tallboys $5.50

Flat Rate Pool or Darts $7.00

Alliance Billiards - Daily Meal/Drink Specials


Philly Steak .n Cheese $9.00

Domestic 14 oz. Draft $5.00


Nachos for 2 $10.00

Whiskey Wednesday (any 1 oz. Whiskey shot) $5.00


Poutine $7.00

Baked Potato Poutine $9.00

Wine $5.00


Bud Draft ‘n Burger $12.00

Sunday Caesars (a meal in a glass) $4.50


½ Price Wings $7.50

Domestic Mini Pitcher $7.00


2.4.1. Appetizers

Domestic 20 oz. Pint $6.00


Chicken Caesar Wrap $6.00

Cooler ‘n Shots Buy 1 get 1 ½ Price

Special of the Month

Alliance Wheel with side $6.50

Alliance Billiards - Family Sized Dinners and More!

Greek Salad                                                Small $5.00              Large $10.00 

Spanakopita                                                   Small $6.00         Large $20.00

Cabbage Rolls                                            Small $6.00             Large $20.00

Stuffed Peppers                                          Small $6.00            Large $20.00

Lemon Chicken/Potatoes                          Small $6.00             Large $20.00 

Greek Meatballs                                         Small $6.00             Large $20.00

Dolmadakia                                                 Small $6.00              Large $20.00

Gyros Pita and Fries $8.00

(Small is single serving/Large will feed 4-6 people)

Just make sure to Call for your larger orders!

Remember – there is no line-up at Alliance Billiards!

Written By: Jane Laker

Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott

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Two Can Dine @ Dosti Eats – Great Specials

Do you wish it was easier to travel right now?  I sure do!  Everyone seems a bit edgy!  This time of year many Canadians are usually thinking of getting away; this year we’re really not able to.

Two Can Dine @ Dosti Eats – Great Specials!


To bring a memory of your past travels home, try the Two Can Dine Menu at Dosti Eats.

Dosti Eats is one of Barrie’s best restaurants for ethnic food!

This month alone, they have specials from 6 countries!  Tastes from India, Pan Asia, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean and North America!

Two Can Dine @ Dosti Eats - Great Specials

Dosti Meal Deals for 2

Each Menu Choice $39.99


3pk Samosas

Butter Chicken w/rice and Garlic Naan & Masala Fish w/cumin rice

2 Mango Lassi

Pan Asia

Spring Rolls

Banh Mi & Chicken Stir Fry

Brownie & Carrot Cake


Mexican Poutine

Chicken Burrito & 2 Fish Taco

4 Churro Donuts



Italian Meatball Melt & Greek Chicken in a Pita

Sticky Toffee Pudding & Carrot Cake


Jerk Chicken Poutine

Jerk Chicken w/cumin rice & Caribbean Fish Wrap

2 Churro Sundaes

North America

Quebec Poutine

Hawaiian Sandwich & Pulled Pork on a Bun

Dosti Cinnamon Roll & Lemon Butter Cookies

What to Choose from the Two Can Dine menu?

I’m really considering Europe!  Some of my favorite dishes are there for sure; but Mexico looks great too!

Even better, ask the kids!  Maybe they’d like to try something new. It’s a great time to really check out different cuisines.  The price is right – and options are great!

Diversity AND Catering!

Shalu Persaud, owner of Dosti Eats loves offering such a diverse menu!

Everything possible is made in house; in fact sauces and preserves are available for purchase separately!

The coolest thing is that Dosti Eats caters with those same great choices as well…

Imagine the variety you could have the next time the gang’s over?

Fun and healthy menu choices!  That’s what the best restaurants are all about; and Dosti Eats is one of Barrie’s best restaurants!!

Check out Everything Here!

I suggest that you check out the website – there are so many ways to order from Dosti Eats.

If you are having a group in, they can either cater from start to finish, or you can pre-order family sized trays of your favorites.

Check out the takeout and delivery options as well.  Shalu has even set up a basic grocery service for those that dislike the big box stores!

Its well worth a call to Dosti Eats for dinner……..

Two Can Dine @ Dosti Eats – Great Specials!

Written By: Jane Laker

Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott

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A Month of Love at Simmering Kettle

Simmering Kettle at 531 Bryne Drive has an offer for you that is absolutely heart-felt!

Shalu Persaud, owner did ask us to; “Please tell our guests how much we appreciate them supporting us through these crazy times!”

                Saying Thank you to everyone individually is difficult so Shalu came up with a fabulous idea!  She’s introducing the new    

February - "Month of Love Menu"

Here’s what Simmering Kettle is featuring for the month of February…


(for the entire month!)

Menu Package #1

Starters:  Garden Salad and Soup du Jour

Main:  Steak n’ Mushroom Quesadilla with succulent steak, portobello an button mushrooms, caramelized onions, cheddar and mozzarella served with horseradish sauce.

Dessert:  Sticky Toffee Pudding

Menu Package #2

Starters:  Garden Salad and Soup Du Jour

Main:       Jambalaya – shrimp, chicken and Italian sausage in our tomato basil sauce loaded with red and green peppers and red onions, served with basmati rice.

Dessert:  Triple Layer Carrot Cake

Menu Package #3

Starters:  Artichoke Dip with Naan and Soup du Jour

Main:       Liver and Onions served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables

                 (add bacon for an additional $2.99)

Dessert:   French Vanilla Cake with Caramel Drizzle

Each Menu has been carefully thought out with both our hearts and tummies in mind.  The staff at Simmering Kettle certainly know how to tantalize our taste buds!!   But wait!  There’s even more!!!

Since February 14th is truly Valentine’s Day, Shalu has created a….

“Sweet & Spicy Love Deal!”

Choose 1 of 2 Cakes

and receive

A jar of Homemade Strawberry Jam as well as a jar of Jalapeno Cream Sauce

Cake Choices

A small Delightfully Divine Devil’s Food cake


A small French Vanilla Caramel cake

Choose either one for $19.99

 With these deals on Meals – we can really treat our loves the whole month long, thanks to Shalu and the staff at Simmering Kettle.

Check out the website for many tray service items, as well as grocery bundles. 

Simmering Kettle makes it easy to be well-fed!

Written by: Jane Laker

Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott

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