Hosting and blasting kickass music for almost 30 years means our ears our pretty much done for. But hey, we’ve still got a killer taste for food and talent.
Let’s headbang through memory lane shall we?
2013: Lights and us sealed the deal on our bromance by creating a custom nacho platter together, “Cactus In The Valley,” also a solid lighter-in-the-air track from her record Siberia. The missus said it best: “This is the coolest collaboration I’ve ever done. Screw everything else.”
2012: Our Kings Crown rocks. The Balconies rock. It was only natural their fierce frontwoman Jacquie O stepped up to the plate to demo the sexy making of our signature dish. Drooling yet? Ya should be – we’re now officially blogTO ‘s Best Nachos in Toronto.
2009: Why are so many TO bands named fuck something? Because they fucking rule. Brian from Holy Fuck stopped by to tell City Sonic TV how he grew his electronic roots through our experimental music night Wavelength. Damn right do something different.
As if any of you needed a list to know we’ve got the hottest nachos in the 416; but in case you haven’t heard, we’re were recently voted #1 on blogTO‘s Best Nachos in Toronto list. Oh, what a feeling! Of course the Kings Crown (see the drool-inducing video at the bottom) is our most popular platter, but you can’t be named the best without offering flavour combinations for all tastes. Take a look at our nacho menu and prepare yourself for your next visit(s).
KINGS CROWN (pictured above) crisp corn tortilla chips covered with salsa roja, piled high with frijoles, ground beef,
tomatoes, onions, mixed peppers, jalapenos, melted cheese, topped with guacamole & sour cream 17.50
CACTUS IN THE VALLEY crisp corn tortilla chips covered with salsa mole, melted cheese, rice, beans, sauteed peppers & onions (Sneaky Style Sauce), topped with pico degallo, guacamole & sour cream steak 24.00 chicken 22.00 vegetable 18.00
*CACTUS IN THE VALLEY Launched in 2012 to celebrate the release of Canadian recording artist Lights’ new single (of the same name), the Juno award winner herself would describe this dish as “hearty as hell.”
HAWAIIAN NACHOS crisp corn tortilla chips covered with salsa roja, melted cheese, ham, bacon & pineapple 15.75
Of course, our selection would not be complete without an option for all picky eaters, and those who prefer to “choose their own adventure”!
NACHOS crisp corn tortilla chips with salsa roja & monterey jack cheese 9.00
*ADD onions, mixed peppers, jalapenos, black beans, frijoles, lettuce, black olives,
tomatoes, ground beef, chili or mixed veggies. Each item 2.00
*ADD guacamole, feta cheese, mushrooms, bacon, cheese, chicken, pulled pork, tofu, or daiya cheese. Each item 4.50
There you have it! Read up and impress our waitress with your vast knowledge of our Nacho platters next time you come in. Thank you for letting us fill you up with the best early-morning / late night eats in Toronto. See y’all soon!
We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting Another Round Trivia every Wednesday night from 7:30pm-9:30pm upstairs (doors @ 7pm). We will be kicking things off next Wednesday, April 2nd and you won’t want to miss it.
Another Round Trivia is nach-o regular trivia night, it will test your knowledge on categories including sports, music, and history and pop culture. Not challenging enough you say? Well wise guy, Quiz Master and Shake-a-Tail creator Terrance Balazo is running this thing. His reputation for his challenging Q’s will have you scratching your head throughout the night.
Every Wednesday, trivia enthusiasts can gather a team and work together to come up with the correct answers to Balazo’s ever-so-challenging questions on sports, music, history and pop culture. There will be three rounds and all scores will be tallied at the end of each round.
So come down for the VERY FIRST Another Round Trivia Night on April 2nd and #EatThinkDrink ! Oh and don’t forget to stick around for What’s Poppin’ afterwords! There’s really no point of leaving anyways.
The JUNO Awards are this weekend, and of we’ll be watching closely of course. Why? It’s time for The Flatliners to take their spot on the throne as kings of Canada’s Metal/Hard scene, and we want to b. We’re still feeling a bit sour that Cancer Bats didn’t win last year for “Dead Set On Living”, but we have faith that our boys from TO are going to bring it home this year.
In the meantime, check out their new video for “Birds Of England”.
Join us on Twitter and show your support for The Flatliners on Sunday night!
It’s time the true ruler of Toronto takes their place on the throne, all hail the mayoral wonder that is Kings Crown.
It’s time for a badass mayor that isn’t afraid to be a little wild, but still has those classic ingredients that we rely on… Like beef and cheese (mmmm cheese). King’s Crown shows love for all colours of the rainbow and whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or none of the above, there’s always a place for you at the table with King’s Crown. It’s time for someone to take the reigns that has no dark secrets to hide underneath all that guacamole and sour cream. King’s Crown warms your heart, and your stomach anytime you need it. And seriously if a town can have a cat as mayor since ‘97, we definitely think Kings Crown is up for the job. Vote Kings Crown for Mayor, it’s nacho typical mayor.
Show your support for King’s Crown by taking to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using #KingsCrownforMayor
It’s been 7 years since our good friends, and Toronto’s own, The Cheap Speakers hit the scene, and it’s all coming to an end on March 21st (say it ain’t so!). The band is calling it quits for good, but not before one last hurrah. They’ve already posted a heartfelt letter to all their fans and supporters thanking everyone who has helped them throughout the years. The Cheap Speakers are here on Friday March 21st for their final show, so come out and give them the Sneaky Dee’s sendoff (which includes copious amounts of beer and nachos).
For now here’s a little Q&A we did with the band; looking back on good times, the Toronto music scene, and of course their memories of Dee’s.
Q: This is your last show ever, what made you guys decide that this is it, and what is next?
A: We always had a “take it as far as it’ll go” attitude and it just seems like we’re there. Interpersonally, musically, it feels like the time. “Next” is supporting bands, friends like always.
Q: Why did you decide to play such a monumental show at Dee’s?
A: The sound’s great, awesome people working the board, and it’s a fun room. It’ll feel right, and that’s about all you can ask for when it’s your last one.
Q: What is your favourite part about Toronto’s music scene?
A: The huge variety of bands and influences. There’s nobody you have to sound like to “fit in”, you just do you.
Q: Which other local bands are you listening to right now?
A: The last Papermaps LP “Darker Lights” has been one crazy slow burn, so good. Also PUP’s massive breakout LP, we love those guys. Lots of Dilly Dally and Hollerado. With Beth In Battle Mode reuniting for our last show, their stuff’s been back in the rotation too.
Q: What was the best live performance you’ve seen at Dee’s?
A: It was during that righteous Beatles vs. Stones covers night a few years back. Carleigh Aikins was up there with the Balconies, everyone sweaty and letting completely loose, it was something else.
Q: If you had to pick any menu item, which would you say is your favourite?
A: When Nat and Brennan started the band, their Tuesday practices on Bathurst kicked off our half-price Dee’s fajita night tradition. We’d plan meetings around it, the band was literally powered by fajitas. But come last call, it’s King’s Crown all the way.
Q: What are you drinking to wash it down?
A: Pitcher of Buzz, round of Jameson.
Q: What’s the coolest thing you have ever done as a band?
A: For a couple years we’d contact a mix of bands playing CMW, some huge in TO, some with no profile at all, and do seamless DJ style mix tapes. Everything from singles barely even released that we’d have to clear with people’s managers to old demos from bands we still wished would break big. It ended up introducing us to amazing international acts that we met up with during the fest, we’re still pals now. We also once did a set in a gallery window for Nuit Blanche, and on our first tour we pulled gear out of the van at Peggy’s Cove and played to nobody out on the rocks.
Q: Best Sneaky Dee’s Memory?
A: Playing there in 2011 with Ketch Harbour Wolves for Papermaps’ debut LP release. That record’s kind of monumental for us, it’s a night we won’t forget.
Q: What do you think you’ll miss most about being in a band together?
A: The strange mix of personalities we had as a group, how strongly we supported Toronto’s music scene together. Being known as people who would go to the wall for the acts we backed. If we were rooting for you, you knew.
Thanks to The Cheap Speakers for seven great years. Make it out to the show, and why not grab the band a couple shots of Jameson. It’s going to be a great night!
Here at Sneaky Dee’s, we love live music (obviously), and we love hosting shows here as often as possible. We get countless e-mails from artists inquiring about potential booking opportunities, and I must say… some of you just don’t have your shit together. But it’s okay, we’re here to help. This article by Noise Collective’s Damon Bodine and Jason Desiderio will give you the tips on how to book and promote your band’s next gig. You work hard on crafting your songs and making them tight. It’s time to learn how to fill a room. Here’s just a preview of what Damon and Jason recommend, yes they are speaking of New York but it is all relevant for Toronto….
“New York City is a place where the possibilities for ways to spend an evening are seemingly endless, making promoting a show in the city feel like a difficult and daunting task. While it certainly takes time to build your network of friends and colleagues, there are several ways to improve your band’s draw in the short term. The steps listed below serve as guidelines for allowing your band to perform in front of more people, which is infinitely more fun than playing to an empty room “