You may remember Novemburger, Urbanicity’s burger food festival that took place throughout November, raising over $6,500 for the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton. This month’s April Salads follows the same structure: 30 of Hamilton’s finest restaurants are competing for diners’ votes to earn the award for the best April Salad. For every signature April Salad purchased, $1 supports the cause and gets you entered to win a $250 gift card to the April Salad restaurant of your choice. Prices range from $8 to $16, with the exception of Baci Ristorante’s Adriatic Caesar Salad ($19) with seafood. It provides a good reason to opt for the lighter and healthier menu choice and get out and explore Hamilton’s eateries.
Kale seems to be a popular ingredient, gracing the menus of Mulberry Coffeehouse (Big Hammer Bowl, $12.95), Stonewalls (Summer Solstice Salad, $14.99), Democracy Coffeehouse (Pomegranate Radicchio Salad, $13), Harbour Diner (Warm Wild Mushroom & Lentil Salad, $14), Green Smoothie Bar (Coco Kale, $7.40), and B.Love (Canadian Superfood Salad, $13).
Meat-lovers can enjoy Michael’s Magical Pork Belly Salad ($10) at Rapscallion Rogue Eatery (Rapscallion won the award for Novemburger of the year) and Acclamation’s Ovehlho and Quinoa Salad with smoked lamb ($16). There are vegetarian and gluten-free salads as well like Montfort’s Olive Harvest ($12.95), and hearty salads like Chuck’s Burger Bar’s Fire Grilled Jerk Salmon Potato Salad ($12).
At the Ceili House, it doesn’t get more Italian than Tuscany Love ($14), a mix of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and radishes served with chicken, baby spinach, arugula, avocado, and pesto sauce on a bed of creamy ricotta cheese. Mezcal TNT’s Nacho Libre Taco Salad ($13) is made with beans, salsa, and tortilla chips dressed in a Reposado tequila vinaigrette. Coach and Lantern is also offering a Mexican-inspired Taco Fiesta salad ($16) with grilled chicken, guacamole, and hot sauce served in a tortilla bowl.
Stay tuned for photos of my favourite April Salads on Twitter!
Acclamation Bar and Grill
Bar on Locke
Coach and Lantern
Fool and Flagon
Gown and Gavel
Green Smoothie Bar
Horse and Train Bistro
Jack and Lois
La Piazza Allegra
Montfort Upper James & Westdale
Rapscallion Rogue Eatery
Tavern on George
The Baltimore House
Have you tried any yet? Comment and let us know below!