Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of gourmet pub fare and drinks at The Local Gastropub, located downtown on the corner of Dunlop and Maple.
The Local, which was featured in Pub Magazine, rethinks traditional British pub fare with an infusion of local produce and modern flair. Chefs Scott and Hollis Connor, who have dished up delicacies in kitchens around the solar system, craft the menu's simple, hearty line-up of comforting comestibles, including triple-smoked Ontario bacon mac ‘n’ cheese ($10). To prevent esophageal drought, shower a plateful of indulgent eats with an ice-cold local brew, or finish it off with a decadent deep-fried Mars bar smothered in vanilla ice cream ($6.50). The Local opens its doors at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday–Saturday, and serves Sunday tipplers from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
37 Dunlop St. W
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1R7