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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!

Are you a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint?  Let us Know!  We can get you Uncovered!

EAT YOUR WAY RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

EAT YOUR WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

ARE YOU A "FOODIE"?

From one coast to another there are a lot of “foodies” in Canada.  We have such cultural ethnicity.  The other thing that we have is an extremely diverse landscape with each Province and Territory offering up their own uniqueness.  On top of that we have our local areas which have many different menus to tantalize us even further.

Starting on the East Coast we can try everything from a Jigg’s Dinner, Lobster Rolls to Screech Rum.  As we head into Quebec we all seem pretty familiar with Poutine, maple syrup and tortierre.

It’s in Ontario where things become a little different.  Here we are certainly known for our outstanding wineries and craft breweries, but our favorite foods are as diverse as the population!  We have our seasonal treats like corn on the cob or garden fresh toasted tomato sandwiches, however as food goes – I think our diversity shines in our “street eats”.

If  you were to Google the favorite food in Toronto you’d likely find it’s a veal sandwich, Ottawa – Beaver Tails, Barrie – Skewers, a Korean BBQ restaurant and so on.  We have different flavors on every corner it seems.

As we head into Manitoba it becomes very particular again.  There you’d find mouth watering pickerel most often pan-fried with a bit of butter.  Saskatoon actually got it’s name from the all-important Saskatoon berry either made into a pie or jam.  Alberta is beef, beef, and more beef, with Vancouver being salmon and of course Nanaimo bars.  In Nunavut we find the somewhat strange Muktuk (fried whale) or, surprisingly…Shwarma!  Finally in the northwest Territories we are told Artic Char and game meats such as caribou and muscox are the favorites.

Travelling through Canada is divine for “foodies”.  We have so many very unique tastes to savor.  Again though, I have to say how nice it is to be in Central Ontario – Barrie to be exact.  I love our diverse menu offerings.  There are so many exciting flavors!  One of the “favs” for sure is the Korean Street Food found at Skewers, just up from Downtown at 9 Clapperton Street.  Don’t take my word for it though – go ahead – try it for yourself!

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