Bluegrass Brunch in New Toronto

You don't normally consider your local billiard hall when thinking about brunch, but I was intrigued by the Sunday morning bluegrass brunch I saw promoted at NTB Lakeshore. NTB Lakeshore is on Lake Shore between Fifth and Sixth Streets.

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A live band played cool bluegrass music while we enjoyed all-you-can-eat bacon, eggs, sausage, french toast, hashbrowns and fruit salad. I couldn't afford to do this every week with a family of six (even though the baby didn't partake), but it was very cool.

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NTB calls itself Toronto's best kept secret, and it might just be. We were one of three groups there this morning. I recommend checking this out while you can.

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The bluegrass brunch is every Sunday at 10am, and despite the monkey giving you the finger, it's definitely kid-friendly.

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Rob J

Fun!! New Toronto seems like a place that would only exist in fantasy literature. #jealous

November 13, 2016 @ 1:59 PM

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@Rob J

It's definitely unique...

November 13, 2016 @ 3:28 PM

Broni

I've been to that place once, to play pool one Friday night. It seemed like one of those places to avoid, but after a decade of living in Mimico we checked it out. It turned out to be open-guitar night and every half-hour or so a different person would get up on stage, plug in his guitar, tell the rest of the band what half-dozen songs they wanted to play, and let 'er rip. I was pleasantly surprised.

And on a side note, I remember they had Great Lakes Beer on tap.

I have not heard of this bluegrass brunch concept, but it sounds worth a try.

November 13, 2016 @ 8:59 PM

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@Broni

I did note a Pompous Ass sign on the wall.

November 13, 2016 @ 9:01 PM

Ryan G

When I was in Las Vegas with some friends a few years back, one morning about 9am they all went to breakast, complete with bacon, eggs and the lot....at a strip joint. They even washed it all down with beer and tequila.

Vegas also has a lot of busker types who rent expensive costumes (batman, spiderman,etc) and then get photos with tourists for dough, and I guess they do ok. My one friend decided to give his money to a different type of busker though. There was one plainly dressed dude holding a sign advertising his service. For $20 you could kick him in the nuts. So sad, but I gotta say.. one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life.

November 14, 2016 @ 11:24 AM

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