Barrie (and area) Food News & Reviews
- Give the gift of local food: Costco promotions get two $50 gift certificates for $79 – features various local restaurants
- Saturday, Dec. 13-14th 10am-5pm 8th Annual Dickey Bee Honey Inc. Christmas Open House – Tour the honeyhouse, teaching facility, shop & museum. Visit Santa. Complimentary Refreshments & Baked Goods. Christmas baskets available.
- I made it to Collingwood’s Olive Oil Co. the tasting bar has 40 oils and balsamics it’s worth a visit. Make sure your stomach is ‘happy’ before going here as you will be sipping oil and vinegar! The staff that work there will walk you through cooking with and the processing of all their different types of oils, fruity & savory fused or infused, extra virgin, gourmet and their dark or white balsamics. Their mini bottles make great stocking stuffers!
- Renowned National Food Writer Deborah A. Rankine is speaking at the Writers’ Community of York Region this Sunday, December 7th at 12:30pm. Pre-register and pay $25, at the door pay $30. Learn more about this event here.
Restaurant recommendation of the month
Chavo Crepes I used to have a chavo crepe at the farmer’s market every morning when I worked a Saturday. Now they have a store front shop instead. My go to favourite is the Parisian Style Ham & Cheese, I also recommend the Turkey & Cheese. The Lemon & Sugar crepe was a great desert option.
Island Vibe – The Ultimate Caribbean Cuisine – 63 Dunlop St. W. Open Monday – Saturday 11am-9pm, closed Sundays. This is one of our library regulars family business. The curry chicken Roti is delicious and filling. The curried goat comes with rice, beans and potatoes, bring an appetite!
Cravin the Flavin – serving-up Peruvian and Caribbean meals (a two minute walk from the Downtown library). I recommend their baked then grilled wings, they taste home-made. Large portions, when they say half jerk chicken meal with rice and potato salad they mean it! Don’t forget to say yes to their hot sauce it’s got a nice heat and flavour.
Fresco Café and Catering – Fresco’s Pumpkin Soup recipe was recently featured in the Barrie Advance. Chef Paul has a blog that you can follow. All items on their menu are fresh. I really enjoyed their half soup and sandwich combo. Don’t forget to try a butter tart, they aren’t too rich, the top is nice and crisp and there aren’t too many raisins! Order your individual or group Christmas dinner today.
*Under construction – Coming soon…* Gibby G’s All day breakfast restaurant. This restaurant is still being renovated and is beside the Aldergrove Animal Clinic on Yonge St.
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