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3 Questions with Mario Spina of NaRoma Pizza Bar

3 Questions with Mario Spina of NaRoma Pizza Bar

Attention to detail are three words that summarize Mario Spina’s approach to pizza making. His NaRoma Pizza Bar (on Locke Street in Hamilton and on Brant Street in Burlington) has been celebrated for several years as one of the go-to pizza spots. Why does it […]

Chacha’s Pierogi: Lyndsay Boyd

Chacha’s Pierogi: Lyndsay Boyd

Over the last couple of years, Lyndsay Boyd has practiced and perfected the art of pierogi-making, a family tradition passed on by her mother and her “chachas” (meaning aunts). The recipe belonged to her great-grandmother who immigrated to Canada from Ukraine. Lyndsay started her business Chacha’s Pierogi […]

Jonny Blonde: Giving Back Through Food

Jonny Blonde: Giving Back Through Food

If people are hungry, you have to feed them. It’s as simple as that for Chef Jonny Blonde, who is no stranger to cooking for a cause. A pillar of Hamilton’s food scene, you’ll often see Jonny Blonde out and about in the community, at […]

Interview with Erin Dunham of The Other Bird

Interview with Erin Dunham of The Other Bird

When people hear the word entrepreneur, most recall successful examples: Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Mark Zucherberg or Jack Dorsey. Rare are the stories of hardship and failure, or the fact that you are more likely to fail as a business than succeed. Birds of a Feather Can Do […]

NOSH Chef Wars: Who will be Hamilton’s Top Chef?

NOSH Chef Wars: Who will be Hamilton’s Top Chef?

This year marks the first year of NOSH, Hamilton’s weeklong culinary celebration with almost 60 events to honour the city’s food culture. From October 17-23, you’ll get to enjoy special menus, promotions, cooking demonstrations and more from the likes of Made for you by Madeleine, Mezcal […]

Karam Kitchen: Hamilton’s Generous Catering Company

Karam Kitchen: Hamilton’s Generous Catering Company

By now you have likely heard of Karam Kitchen, a new Hamilton catering company translated to Generous Kitchen in Arabic. Founded by Brittani Farrington and Kim Kralt, Karam Kitchen is led by chefs Rawa’a Aloliwi, Dalal Al Zoubi, and Manahel Al Shareef, three Syrian newcomers […]

Bike Appetit: The newest way to eat your way through town

Bike Appetit: The newest way to eat your way through town

The dining scene in Hamilton is even more unique thanks to Brandon Love, who decided in his spare time (between working in the restaurant industry and owning a leather accessories company) to create Bike Appetit. Drawing on Hamilton’s cycling culture and food frenzy, Bike Appetit offers the […]

Democracy Coffee House

Democracy Coffee House

With the warm weather upon us, Democracy Coffee House on Locke Street begins to open its big garage door, intriguing new and regular customers to walk right in and take a seat. The open concept, books and chalkboards, and welcoming employees are just a few reasons why […]

Tea time with Elana Laing & Kaz Simaitis of Parkermanns Fine Tea

Tea time with Elana Laing & Kaz Simaitis of Parkermanns Fine Tea

Choosing a flavour at Parkermanns Fine Tea Co. is part of the fun. With over 100 varieties, it doesn’t feel right to try the same tea twice, at least not for your first cup. Located on King Street East in Olde Town Stoney Creek, Elana […]

Pop Up Hamilton: Showdown

Pop Up Hamilton: Showdown

Out of all Pop Up Hamilton locations: a warehouse, church, castle, and even a film set prison to name a few, Pop Up Hamilton: Showdown was in a restaurant. In true Pop Up Hamilton fashion, the location of the event wasn’t revealed until the last minute. Although […]

Soupfest 2016 – Living Rock boils down to community

Soupfest 2016 – Living Rock boils down to community

Hamilton’s Soupfest 2016 Written by: Justin Harney – Another year, another cup of soup, but not Mr. Noodles. The hard working folks at Living Rock put on another successful instalment of Soupfest 2016, raising money and awareness for homeless youth. Raising the bar from a […]

Made for you by Madeleine: Joy Jones

Made for you by Madeleine: Joy Jones

Walking into Made for you by Madeleine, you’ll be greeted by a showcase of wholesome treats: oat scones, fruit and nut bran loaves, mini coconut-blueberry cakes, and mini flourless chocolate cakes are just some of the baked goods you’ll find tempting you behind the glass. But […]

The Mule is Hamilton’s Tequila House

The Mule is Hamilton’s Tequila House

There was a time in Hamilton where there was an abundance of Tacos, long before cool spots like The Mule. Back in the day, before the Cash Money opened up on Dundurn in the golden age of the Hamilton taco scene, the mighty Taco Bell […]

Eat Industries Inc.

Eat Industries Inc.

There is a very good reason to visit the lower west side of the Hamilton Market: delicious tacos. Eat Industries Incorporated was founded in August by Brandon Jackson and Matthew Pigeon. Both hailing from Toronto, the gentleman found their foodie home in the Hamilton Market […]