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Take a southern stroll

Yes, James Street North gets all the attention but James Street South has much to offer as a dining district. Start at Forest Avenue for a downhill journey. My life story began at the Delta and the next chapter was on “the Mountain.” The one-way James and John…
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Rebranded Bardō offering ingredients for success

The former Earth to Table Bread Bars on Locke and James streets have a new name and a new look but remain committed to good food. A trivial casualty of the pandemic was that my Bread Bar James brunch review never saw the light of day. Restaurants faced…
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The King of restaurant row

The east-west King William Street is a historically significant street in the city and is now one of Hamilton’s most important dining districts. I visit the King William Street dining district often. It has much to offer and triggers fond memories. Readers of a certain age will recall…
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Dash to Comma

Comma Café offers a range of beverage offerings and brunch items through a takeout window and dine-in café on Barton Street. The Barton Village dining scene has a new addition attracting many positive reviews. The tastefully renovated space of Comma Café at…
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Downtown Dundas: All but food perfect

Hamilton is a city blessed with great food and dining districts. Here, we feature downtown Dundas. If you’re a certain age you may recall people being referred to as an “old coot,” implying that they were silly, an oddball. The Oxford Dictionary suggests that the expression…
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Hess Village: The veterans and the newcomers

Hamilton is a city blessed with  great food and dining districts. We will regularly be profiling local culinary corridors and we start here with Hess Village. My earliest memory of Hess Village is a visit to a stylish salon to have my “colours” done – a fabric draping…