Tuesday evening doesn’t have to mean cheap night at the movie theater anymore.
For those who enjoy a little Bingo daubing without the stress of multi-card repetitive strain injuries and lofty ideas that the next big pot is only one number away, should head over to Queen Street West for some triple B; Burgers, Beer and Bingo at Lisa Marie Restaurant. This Parkdale gem, owned and operated by Matt Basile; the epically creative mastermind behind Toronto’s beloved food truck Fidel Gastro‘s (and their dream inducing Pad Thai Fries) offers you, every Tuesday, a night of ungodly innovative burgers, cheap brews and 6 rip roaring rounds of low stakes bingo.
On Tuesday nights only, Lisa Marie unveils a special menu, on top of an already stellar choice of burgers to devour. Past burgers have included a triple stack with Canadian bacon and a St. Patrick’s Day chimichurri sauced handful. The massive slab of meat I enjoyed recently was a bison burger with marrow butter aioli and crisp onions so juicy I could hardly get enough napkins to contain it. A couple of side dishes, like the aforementioned Pad Thai Fries and a couple desserts are all that’s needed to feed the regulars and frequent walk by’s that fill the restaurant each time Bingo night comes around.
The Bingo itself is incredibly low brow, with single card rounds and tongue-in-cheek, dollar store prizes. Big Rock Brewery, the current in house sponsor offers up $5 pints and the occasional beer swag for the prize pool, while some nights the restaurant will collaborate with outside sponsors, like the people behind the new Beach Boys movie Love & Mercy or Big Gay Ice Cream who will sweeten the pot with some delicious treats, movie tickets or DVDs. Despite the meager winnings, the atmosphere is still loud and ruthless helped along by a sassy resident DJ aka Bingo caller.
If you want to spend your Tuesday night fighting the crowds to see the latest super hero movie go ahead. However if you want to do something just a bit different swing by Lisa Marie’s for an evening spend with like-minded and equally hip adults indulging in the Triple B.