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Summerlicious Lunch and Dinner Menus Released

Summerlicious Lunch and Dinner Menus Released

Bourbon Barbecue Ribs with Homemade Cajun Potato Salad and Homemade Rainbow Slaw

You can now view the Summerlicious 2017 menus for Southern Accent HERE.

Southern Accent is one of the longest participating restaurants in this city wide food celebration. This year the prix-fixe event runs from July 7th-July 23rd. We are excited to announce that we are participating in the lunch AND dinner events.

Reservations recommended.

Summer Events Calendar Now Published

We are very excited for our first summer in our new home at 839 College. To see a full calendar of events visit our events page here. For a summary of events, read on:

Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Club 1806

Yep, you heard it! Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday after dinner service, Southern Accent becomes “Club 1806”, our new late night, live music and specialty bourbon bar. From 10.30pm Toronto’s best Blues, Rock, Nawlins and Gypsy Jazz musicians arrive at Club 1806 to keep you entertained while you sip bourbon, design your own cocktail and enjoy a late night snack menu until 2am.

Summerlicious 2017


We are one of the longest participating restaurants in Summerlicious Toronto and this year for the first time we will be partaking in the lunch and dinner prix fixe events. $18 lunch three course menu, $28 dinner three course menu. Be sure to reserve.

Blues Brunch with Robert Davis

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The third Sunday of every month we have our cajun brunch with live Blues. Robert Davis is a College Street man playing Blues in Toronto for over 20 years. Reservations recommended.

$5 Caesars and Beers at Brunch

Its as simple as that, really. The best brunch in Toronto just got even better.

Tarot Card Tuesdays at Southern Accent

Jessie Arora will be coming to Southern Accent every Tuesday from 6pm-9pm bringing psychic readings back to Southern Accent, New Orleans style. Dinner and bar reservations required!


Robin Grindley Talks about his “Really Big Show 2017” and all things Southern Accent
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Robin and Frances at the Rosedale diner

We caught up with the former co-owner at Southern Accent and now artist Robin Grindley at home in St. Thomas, Ontario and talked all things Southern Accent and his art show coming up this weekend during brunch Saturday and Sunday. See what he has to say right here:

Tell us about your history with Southern Accent?

I came to work with Frances in the Rosedale Diner in the 70s. I used to walk past and think “I really want to work there”. I loved my 7 years there, we had so much fun, me Frances, Rosaleen, Billy, Dick and Dubi (names that will ring a bell for Southern Accent fans). Back in those days I used to drink, but not anymore. I moved to Southern Accent with Frances in 1984 staying there for 15 years until I was worn out! People always tell you how to get a job, nobody ever offers advice on how best to leave one.

How did you get in to painting?

A painting by Karen Scarth used to hang upstairs at Southern Accent. Karen now lives in Vancouver and we gave Frances that painting as a gift for her birthday. Boy was she mad! I loved that painting and Karen really inspired me to paint.

When did you start painting?

In 1984 right around the time I stopped drinking just before my parents died and gave me the money to invest in Southern Accent. I never looked back. I painted the whole time I was at Southern Accent, for around 15 years and began hanging my paintings on the walls. I had one show and made a lot of money at the time and I thought, ‘wow, I can do this for a living.’

When did you start these annual shows?

Soon after I stopped working at Southern Accent we started hosting annual shows. We love coming to the city, Neil and I. Its so social, we see all of our friends in such a short period of time.

Anything we should look forward to this year?

I’m looking forward to seeing all of the usual faces and this is the first show at Southern Accent’s brand new location. We are looking forward to seeing a bunch of new faces too, and of course the usual great food.

What about the artwork?

I have started painting in oil. Its wonderful and refreshing, like starting all over again! Its a new medium for me, its buttery and delicious, I just love it and I hope everybody else does too!

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Robin and Frances on the famous patio at Southern Accent



$5 Caesars for the Summer!

At Southern Accent we asked ourselves, “How do we make a Caesar made with Jalapeño infused Vodka, topped with Andouille sausage, pickled okra and an olive, even better?”


The answer: “Make it $5 every Saturday and Sunday brunch”.


See you this weekend?

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