North by North Dee’s

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NXNE extravaganza is back, and once again, Sneaky Dee’s will be your hub for late-night grub and wicked bands. But you already knew that, didn’t you? When you’re sore and stiff from hopping venues and schmoozing speakers, we’ve got your late-night nacho prayers answered. Maybe it’s an early breakfast you’re after? Not a problem our full menu and bar is open all night until way past your non-NXNE bedtime. Gotta love those extended licenses right?

Have a peek at our NXNE showcases on June 20 and 21! – Doors at 8:30PM for both nights. And for you Tigers Jaw fans, they’re here on June 19. Whachu waiting for? Tickets right here!

There’s a little special something on the pipes for devoted Dee’s fanatics. You may have noticed #NachoBill floating around… and if you’re smart enough to put it together, you already know that each night, one lucky table will have their entire bill taken care of.  Keep your shit together and stay on top of our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see what it’s all about. Better yet, come hang with Dee’s during the festival and you might just find out first hand.

Gob Hears You Calling!

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Few things are more Canadian than pairing pop-punk legends Gob with a live album preview at  Sneaky Dee’s. If the summer sun ain’t hot enough for ya, come get sweaty in a crazy tight crowd on June 26 at 8 PM. Note that there are LIMITED TICKETS available – if you miss out, sorry not sorry. We have a building cap, y’know. Tickets will be on sale starting June 12 at 10 AM right here on Ticketfly. The boys will be playing new tunes from Apt. 13, due for release through New Damage Records on Aug 26.

 

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A couple of years back, we asked Gob to play our 25th Anniversary Concert Series. Get down on your knees Wayne’s World-style cause you’re sure as hell not worthy.

Local hard-hitters Seaway and Like Pacific will be sharing the stage with Gob. They’re no stranger to Dee’s either, having last played here during Canadian Music Week. For those on the fence, you can preview their current single on Exclaim.ca. Take our advice: put down $20, bring some friends, and share a Hawaiian nachos & 60 oz. pitcher special before the show. You’re in for a damn great night.

 

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/754886517866699/

Tickets http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/603153?utm_medium=bks

Bring on the Brunch!

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Here at Sneaky Dee’s, we never understood the concept of confining certain types of food to specific times of the day. Nah, the words that make more sense to us are ALL DAY BRUNCH. Why limit that magical time when unborn chickens and breakfast meats roam free? For health fanatics, we’ve got light options like Fresh Fruits & Yogurt with granola and honey that are sure to keep you snacking. We even have a Vegan Tofu Scramble for you people who aren’t into eating once-sentient food.

If you’re still hungry and/or hungover, our Gringo Style Breakfast menu is yours to conquer. Traditionally, going “gringo style” means to not wear underwear. Now, we don’t really care if you ditch your johns, but please, cover yourself with SOMETHING before you stop by. We know summer is on its way, but we don’t need you freaking out everyone east of Little Italy. You can order Two Eggs with your choice of bacon, ham or sausage. Or if you’re a real beast of a person, try our 8oz N.Y. Steak & Two Eggs. Oh, and on the board, we have the Pulled Pork Benny, and the Avocado Benny. Definitely wash it all down with a world-class Ceasar. Now you’re satisfied and lounging just as our bud #Brunchcat does..

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We’re open at 11 am on weekdays, 9 am on weekends, and sure as hell serve brunch well past your bedtime. So, it doesn’t really matter if you’re soothing a hangover or greasing up your insides before a long night out. We’ve got you. Scram upstairs for our weekly events and concerts after your meal to work it all off!

Don’t Miss Fat Girl Food Squad’s Plus Size Pop Up Shop This Sunday!

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Founded in the spring of 2013, Fat Girl Food Squad has developed into more than just a blog – it has developed into a community, focused on the intersection between food, fat, and feminism. Fat Girl Food Squad is about people of all shapes and sizes eating good food and feeling good in their bodies, in every way possible. This Sunday, FGFS are hosting a plus size pop up shop upstairs at Dee’s, and we’re super happy to be involved. We spoke with founders Yuli and Ama about their beginnings, event details and of course their thoughts on some Dee’s staples.

Tell us – what is Fat Girl Food Squad? Give us a brief background and history.

Ama: Founded in the spring of 2013, Fat Girl Food Squad started with Yuli & myself having a desire to speak frankly and openly about what mattered to us. In the one year that we have been around, Fat Girl Food Squad has developed into more than just a blog – it has developed into a community, focused on the intersection between food, fat, and feminism. We are fundamentally about people of all shapes and sizes eating good food and feeling good in their bodies, in every way possible.

What (or who) was your inspiration in starting FGFS up?

Ama: One day, we sat down and decided to register a domain and commit ourselves to posting five times a week. Both of us were “seasoned” bloggers, but we decided it was time to step up and speak openly and candidly about issues surrounding people each day and the stigma surrounding food and the body. We wanted to do more with the voice we had been provided and Fat Girl Food Squad gave us that opportunity.

What are your thoughts on the feedback and support you’ve received since your launch, and why FGFS has been so successful?

Yuli: Fundamentally, the feedback we get is on the community FGFS has created. Every Squad outside of Toronto, like Denver or Winnipeg, has come about because those individuals came to us. They felt the need like Ama and I did. Also, it’s just fun. We have fun with our writing; we’re real, honest, and fresh. We also make everything look darn good in photos.

What do you have planned for Dee’s on June 1, and what kind of treasures can we expect to find at this weekend’s pop-up?

Yuli: The pop-up is going to be a great way for people to get their hands on those hard-to-find plus size vintage clothing items. But we can also officially announce we now have Jessica Biffi (of Project Runway Canada fame) on board. Plus, Erin from US vintage and modern retailer Re/Dress is sending us pieces from her personal collection. And of course, FGFS Fashion Team member and local designer Amarina Norris will have pieces from her line Ursa Major+ available. Oh, and there will be food.

Ama: All too often as plus-size individuals, it is harder to find really rad clothing. We wanted to have this pop-up so that we could bring sizes 14 and up, altogether in one room and give them choice. Beyond the amazing ‘friends’ we will have showing (whom Yuli mentioned), attendees will be able to shop the closets of most of our GTA Squad members including everything from accessories to clothing. Plus, we will be donating some of the plus-size clothes (not sold at the event) back to the women’s shelter Sistering.

What makes Dee’s a good fit to host the event?

Yuli: I can’t think of another place in town with a more relaxed environment. It’s not going to be some church basement sale, that’s for sure.

Your first thoughts, go!

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Ama: Get in mah belly.

Fresh jams come with the arrival of summer. What do you have spinning on repeat?

Yuli: I lean heavy on local and electronic everyday but Trust’s new album is getting me pumped right now.

Ama: I can’t stop spinning Iggy Azalea’s new album, The New Classic with the new BadBadNotGood album (III) coming in a close second. I am all about hip-hop and electronic music and these two albums are serving up some fierce summer realness.

Your first ever concert attended! Give me those details.

Yuli: At the Multicultural Center in Calgary. I was 13 or 14 and went to my first punk show to see the Corta Vita. Life changing.

Ama: Growing up in Mississauga, I use to always go see a band named Pezz at the Masonic Lodge. I was probably 13 or 14 at this time and just really discovering music and myself. Pezz ended up becoming Billy Talent. I still have one of their tapes I bought at my parents house.

Kings Crown, or Cactus in the Valley?

Yuli: Cactus in the Valley. I’m a sucker for pico degallo.

Ama: King’s Crown. I am a sucker for the original.

Share your most memorable/inaugural moment at Sneaky Dee’s.

Yuli: NXNE last year upstairs at Dee’s, I photographed a showcase that included Mac Demarco. It got weird and I loved every second of it. That’s all I will say.

Ama: JD Sampson of MEN played at the upstairs of Dee’s for Canadian Music Week and the show was everything I wanted it to be and more. Hot, sweaty, loud and everything. I remember I had been looking forward to that show all week and their performance was nothing short of great.
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Make sure to head upstairs on Sunday pre/post-brunch to check out Fat Girl Food Squad’s Pop-Up Shop! Second-hand and vintage clothing will be for sale, sizes 14 and up, along with shoes & accessories of all sizes. Amarina of Ursa Major+ will also be showcasing a selection of vintage plus size items from her shop, as well as hand-made jewellery. Of course, snacks will be provided by yours truly and the bar will be open upstairs. A suggested donation of $5 to support Fat Girl Food Squad’s endeavors is greatly appreciated! We look forward to seeing you there!

Links
http://fatgirlfoodsquad.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1447491258830722/

The Lazys vs. Sneaky Dee’s

We’re pretty sure Aussie rockers The Lazys made their first trip to Canada to stuff their guts with the most legendary nachos around (a.k.a. OURS). Oh, and something about playing Canadian Music Week. The hard-hitters chugged backed brews and mumbled some nonsense before getting their saucy goodness on.

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Frontman Leon Harrison tipped us off to a shitty flaw on this side of the world. “Splash back in North America can RUIN you!” If that wasn’t visual enough for you, he compared doing businesses in Canadian toilets (we have more water in there or something?) with dropping rocks in a pond. We should’ve sent him out by the tree.

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Guitar-slayer Mat Morris failed at changing the channel with his phone. Preeeetty sure we don’t have a TV in that corner, bud.

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Let the plate destruction begin! Bass man Glenn Williams, self-proclaimed bogan (Australian for “hillbilly”), wasted no time downing mouthfuls of perfectly blended nacho heaven. It obviously took some deep thinking to truly grasp our explosion of flavour.

Chew on, mate.

If we ran a speed nacho-eating competition, these guys would kill it. Guitarist Liam Shearer put up a triumphant up-yours to the challenge.

RIP.

Drummer Jay Braslin said among all the CMW action, the band hoped to take a trip to “Viagra Falls.” A Google image search turns up some strange shit. We’re sure our new buds will swim back over when their next Dee’s craving is too hot to handle. See you next plate!

LINKS

www.facebook.com/thelazys

www.twitter.com/thelazysband

www.instagram.com/thelazys

 

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Bring on the Brunch!

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Here at Sneaky Dee’s, we never understood the concept of confining certain types of food to specific times of the day. Nah, the words that make more sense to us are ALL DAY BRUNCH. Why limit that magical time when unborn chickens and breakfast meats roam free? For health fanatics, we’ve got light options like Fresh Fruits & Yogurt with granola and honey that are sure to keep you snacking. We even have a Vegan Tofu Scramble for you people who aren’t into eating once-sentient food.

If you’re still hungry and/or hungover, our Gringo Style Breakfast menu is yours to conquer. Traditionally, going “gringo style” means to not wear underwear. Now, we don’t really care if you ditch your johns, but please, cover yourself with SOMETHING before you stop by. We know summer is on its way, but we don’t need you freaking out everyone east of Little Italy. You can order Two Eggs with your choice of bacon, ham or sausage. Or if you’re a real beast of a person, try our 8oz N.Y. Steak & Two Eggs. Oh, and on the board, we have the Pulled Pork Benny, and the Avocado Benny. Definitely wash it all down with a world-class Ceasar. Now you’re satisfied and lounging just as our bud #Brunchcat does..

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We’re open at 11 am on weekdays, 9 am on weekends, and sure as hell serve brunch well past your bedtime. So, it doesn’t really matter if you’re soothing a hangover or greasing up your insides before a long night out. We’ve got you. Scram upstairs for our weekly events and concerts after your meal to work it all off!

Canadian Music Week is Here – Introducing the “CMW Cheap Eats” menu!

Every year, thousands of stuffy music executives intermingle with riled up concertgoers at Canadian Music Week. This year is no different, and of course, we’re proud to be a part of the festivities. It all happens this week, so it looks like you’ll be spending all your time grooving to wicked bands and drowning (not literally, though it would be amazing) in the city’s best nachos.

Of course as CMW hits our fine city, so do thousands of hungry, broke-ass musicians and delegates. This year,  we’re happy to throw all CMW passholders a lifeline. We’re proud to introduce the special CMW Cheap Eats menu. Show your wristbands between 11AM – 7PM each weekday during the festival to stuff your faces with food, in exchange for pocket change. Jalapeño poppers, regular nachos, avocado spring rolls, the mexi-dip platter and poutine will be offered for only $5. Of course, we know you need to quench that beer thirst too, which is why we’re also offering Pistonhead Kustom Lager, Amsterdam Blonde, and Amsterdam 416 for only $3. So even when your wallet is worth more than what you have in it, you won’t leave hungry. The kitchen is open late (4am!), so we expect to see you all for some well-deserved post-show eats.  Check out the full menu below!

 That’s only half of our Canadian Music Week excitement. We’ve got three UNREAL nights of music lined up from Thursday to Saturday that includes something for everyone. So who’s playing? Amnesia Rock Fest and New Damage Records will put on a showcase featuring our boys The Flatliners on Thursday, and  M for Montreal, Bonsound, and Audio Blood are back  is back for their annual showcase on May 9, which kicks off at 7PM with a poutine party. A POUTINE PARTY. Finally, Travis Porter presents a showcase of Sneaky Dee’s and The Hard Luck favourites that promises to be an amazing way to finish off the festival. See the full line-ups below!

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