Great Red Peppers You have to try the noodles and rice at this classic James Street North Chinese restaurant
Mar29

Great Red Peppers You have to try the noodles and rice at this classic James Street North Chinese restaurant

What is it?  Despite the countless walks along James Street North this year, I’ve found each stroll to be a little different. Whether it’s a new opening or discovering an old spot for the first time, James Street has become a consistent destination for last-minute dinner plans. In particular, Great Red Peppers, a Chinese restaurant at the corner of James Street North and Rebecca Street, has become a go-to choice for a pick-me-up meal...

Out of the Past moves out of King Street Long-standing vintage store makes a new presence in Hamilton
Mar29

Out of the Past moves out of King Street Long-standing vintage store makes a new presence in Hamilton

Since 2000, Tammy Ziegler and her business partner, Stephen Connacher, have relocated their Hamilton vintage shop twice. The first move was a few shops down from their original location on King Street, but their most recent decision was a big jump to 308 Ottawa Street North. In an effort to avoid dug-up roads, traffic congestion and the uprooting of trees that will accompany the city’s looming Light Rail Transit project, Ziegler and...

SoBi’s third birthday We tagged along to commemorate the occasion and ask about their history and future plans
Mar28

SoBi’s third birthday We tagged along to commemorate the occasion and ask about their history and future plans

On March 20, Hamilton Bike Share hosted a group event called “Three years on two wheels” to celebrate their birthday. Related Posts Shopping the rallyGlow'd upWho is Ward...

Student artists gather to make a presence in Hamilton Exhibition features a diverse collection of art at the Spice Factory
Mar22

Student artists gather to make a presence in Hamilton Exhibition features a diverse collection of art at the Spice Factory

Third and fourth-year students from McMaster’s School of the Arts program have spent months putting together every detail of the Coalesce Art Exhibition. From selecting pieces and designing promotional materials to envisioning the installation of the entire exhibit, students in the Community Exhibition course, under the guidance of professor Sally McKay, have been learning to put together an exhibit from start to finish....

A little olive oil never hurt Embracing my love-hate relationship with cooking
Mar15

A little olive oil never hurt Embracing my love-hate relationship with cooking

As a child I often lingered around the outskirts of my family home’s tiny kitchen, careful not to exceed the imaginary boundaries my mother had defined. I watched quietly as she bustled in the kitchen, chopping and stirring ingredients for several dishes at once, in what seemed like a random and complicated series of motions. As I grew older, my mother lifted her boundaries and invited me into her space. She tried to teach me, but it...