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Famished for the food truck

Ottawa Street’s Sew Hungry began in 2013 as a way to celebrate Hamilton’s burgeoning food truck culture. Both are still going strong. As Ottawa Street gears up for the return of Sew Hungry on May 11, the food truck scene in Hamilton has never been more vibrant. Hamilton…
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Generations of fabulous food

These Hamilton-born food empires – all founded by immigrants who arrived in the post-war boom – are now iconic fixtures of this city’s past and present. After World War II, many European families immigrated to Hamilton and broadened the city culturally. Statistically, one of the peak years for…
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Cheers to Booze-Free

Low- and no-alcohol cocktails are shaking up drink menus across the city – just try not to call them mocktails. Low- and no-alcohol cocktails have become a priority on menus across the city, with dedicated low-ABV (alcohol by volume) and zero-proof or “mocktail” menus taking up prime…
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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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The Cat is back

Beloved John Street South pub and live music venue the Cat & Fiddle has reopened under new ownership.  When Reg Collett and Dario Pacini first opened the Cat ’N’ Fiddle in 1993, it quickly became one of the city’s best spots, most notably for its Wednesday night…
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Making his Merk

Local chef and restaurateur Mark Baker is bringing his pandemic survival story to the silver screen. They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, but in the case of Mark Baker’s restaurant, invention was a matter of survival. The well-known chef and restaurateur reached into his…