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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…
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Asian night market rolling into Bayfront Park

Come hungry and ready for fun in the sun or in the dark at Lucky Lion Night Market this weekend. More than 100 Asian-inspired food items, a DJ and bar, lion dancing, claw machines, merchants, workshops and crafts are all coming to Hamilton this weekend.  Since 2019, Hamilton’s…
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Food on film: Hamilton featured in new docuseries

 Food is Me follows five of the city's eateries – Dear Grain Commissary, Tomah, Grain & Grit Co., Himalya and Maria’s Tortas Jalisco. Romantic comedies often contain a “meet-cute” scene of a couple’s first encounter. Kris Osborne and Nathan Sizemore have a terrific meet-cute story though the only…
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Some like it hot

For those who like it on the spicier side, there are many entrants to the sizzling hot sauce game in Hamilton and Burlington. Scrolling through Instagram, I encountered an account with this comment: “I was so pumped to get three of your sauces in my stocking!” Admittedly, I'm…
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Pasta Mercato expands, rebrands as Artie’s

Melanie and Roman Kremnev bring decades of experience to their Locke Street shop that features pasta, sandwiches, sweets and coffee. And pizza is now on the menu. Who, you may ask, is Artie? It’s Arthur, the newest member of the Kremnev team – and apparently, he is the…