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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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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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