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ON THE MENU: WHAT’S OPENED AND CLOSED ON THE LOCAL RESTAURANT SCENE

Here's a list of what has come, gone and changed in Hamilton and Burlington in March and April. Launched & opening soon Akus Family Dining (518 Concession St., Hamilton). Taking over the former Stage Diner’s location with an extensive all-day breakfast menu, plus lunch items like lasagna, shrimp…
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Get in the kitchen

Whatever your culinary experience or comfort level, Hamilton offers plenty of options to up your cooking game. If you find yourself spending more time in the kitchen, you’re not alone. When it comes to preparing meals at home versus dining out, 44 per cent more Canadians were sticking…
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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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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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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…