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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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Farm City

McQuesten Urban Farm is nestled in a east-end neighbourhood and grows healthy, affordable and culturally diverse food for its neighbours, while providing classes in cooking, canning and fermenting. If you’re headed for a drive in the east end near Parkdale Avenue, you can reasonably expect to see the…
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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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Think global, eat local

The pandemic exposed the failings of our global food system, writes Eugene Ellmen. Now, local food is having its moment, driven by a desire to eat better, support our farmers and fight global warming. The COVID pandemic that gripped the world starting in winter 2020 was more than…