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DT Barrie Talks – Episode One

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Episode 1 | Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Guest Speaker : Grilled Cheese Social Eatery, Randy

The DT Barrie Twitter Talks series interviews downtown Barrie personalities, capturing the candid, the vibrant and the spirit of the downtown core.

Downtown Barrie: Thanks for joining us for our first #dtbarrietalks series. Let’s start the conversation by asking you “why Barrie”?!
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery Are we talking metaphysically?
Downtown Barrie: However you want to take the question. Really, what is it about Barrie that made you want to open the Eatery here?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery Probably because I like standing out and in Barrie I can do that, and be noticed.
Downtown Barrie: You certainly do a good job of standing out!
Downtown Barrie: Can you describe your perfect day in Downtown Barrie? Where would you go, what would you do?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery: Hmm let’s see – yoga, book, coffee, grilled cheese, movie, beer, dinner, music, wine. I’ll let you fill in the blanks.
Downtown Barrie: What is your favourite #barrieunexpected thing about Downtown Barrie?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery: When I opened the eatery I had very little expectations. No expectations – no disappointments right?! The community of people downtown that are concerned with how the City of Barrie matures is something I never expected.
Downtown Barrie: What is your favourite place to snap a photo in Downtown Barrie?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery : The cliché answer would be at the base of the Spirit Catcher at sunrise! But I guess sticking with cliché I say anywhere I have my phone and I am enjoying family & friends.
Downtown Barrie: We’d have to agree, it’s a pretty epic view!
Downtown Barrie: What is your favourite Downtown Barrie event?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery: No brainer! The Songwriters Series at Donaleighs Pub sponsored by Downtown Barrie & Tyger Shark
Downtown Barrie: That’s a great series! Can you elaborate more and tell us why you love that event?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery: It’s musical, super cultural, it has this random energy about it that I really love. And Brett & Chas are just great people that are truly invested in exposing local talent.
Downtown Barrie: Which restaurant in Downtown Barrie is still on your to-dine list?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery I really try to get to anything and everything that is new ASAP, to say hello and have a bite. I still haven’t had a chance to check out Tian Ya BBQ or Bite And Go Italian Bistro though.
Downtown Barrie: What should every Downtown Barrie visitor do at least once?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery: Come to the eatery for a grilled cheese!
Downtown Barrie: How would you describe Downtown Barrie in one word?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery : LOVE is the word and the vibe I so wish for all of the Downtown Barrie neighbourhood to embrace and radiate
Downtown Barrie: What business would you love to see join the Barrie love train?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery : Well, I like to think of it as more of a love bus. Speaking of buses, how about converting the bus station into a market place? So much potential. It’s time!!
Downtown Barrie: We love it! You can fill out this survey here if this is something you are interested in
Downtown Barrie : Our last question is who would you like to nominate for our next #DTbarrietalks conversation?
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery:I would love to listen to Scott from the Local Gastropub talk his version of Downtown Barrie speak!
Downtown Barrie: Thanks so much for joining us today! We had a blast chatting about Downtown Barrie with you
Grilled Cheese Social Eatery:You’re welcome, always. When will the next #dtbarrietalks happen?
Downtown Barrie:Stay tuned for the next #DTbarrietalks conversation happening at the beginning of March!