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Brunch: When the Smiling Bison added brunch to its repertoire, local foodies clamored. Why? For breakfast takes on its rich, creative offerings and brunchy takes on cocktails, of course. French toast here, for example, consists of a cinnamon bread pudding, laden with vanilla butter and peach maple syrup (a lovely condiment for the ginger-maple sausages with which it is paired). Candied hibiscus flowers grace early morning lager pints and the refreshing watermelon gose cocktail, with its basil companion, could replace the Bison's popular watermelon salad – with a kick – but fortunately it doesn't have to. Fans will find in available on the long menu of sides, which also includes stone-ground grits, sweet potato pancakes and gravy-slathered biscuits.

Late Night: This Bennett Road gem began its life as a food truck and while the fare is admittedly more sophisticated than the average plastic-fork venue, its late night menu pays due homage to its roots while upping said culinary ante. Open 'til midnight most days, later on weekends, the Smiling Bison's chorizo Scotch eggs and provolone-slathered burgers sandwiched between thick Texas toast will surely do the job of satisfying wee-hour cravings – or soaking up all the great beer you enjoyed earlier in the evening. With live music several nights a week, it's not at all unlikely as a one-stop-shop for drinks, dinner, entertainment and a Hobbitesque "second dinner" if you're so inclined.

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Local Expert A.D. Thompson Says:

Brunch: "SB's brunch poutine allow diners to make real the fantasy of having fries for breakfast. Oh, the gravy...."

Late Night: "Live music is a regular thing at the Smiling Bison; Jazz Tuesdays are a phenomenal excuse for weekday date night. Go."

Best for Brunch Because: Brunch classics are available here but each is imparted with the Smiling Bison's innovative and oft decadent touches.

Best for Late Night Because: From crispy wings to gooey poutine, the Smiling Bison's late-night menu is a pleasure post-midnight.

Dinner Menu

Salads - Salad Enhancements
Pizza & Pasta
From The Grill

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