Skip the plane, keep it simple How local travelling can be a valuable experience
Aug09

Skip the plane, keep it simple How local travelling can be a valuable experience

It was suddenly the day before April and I found myself broken down and tired. With exams around the corner, my savings trickling to their end and a general lack of motivation, I needed something to look forward to as I transgress the final stretch of the academic year.  I began to imagine myself sipping yerba mate at a café in Buenos Aires, Argentina, strolling through the Jalan Surabaya Flea Market in Jakarta, Indonesia, or even...

Passion for pizza Local photographer is looking for the best pizza in Hamilton while documenting it on Instagram
Jul05

Passion for pizza Local photographer is looking for the best pizza in Hamilton while documenting it on Instagram

If you had to decide which restaurant has the best pizza in the city, which restaurant would you pick? Luckily for Justin Tanada, he’s doing the research for you. Tanada is looking for the best slice of pizza that Hamilton has to offer. As a local photographer, Tanada decided to document his quest for the perfect slice of pizza on an Instagram account known as Pizzatography. Pizzatography features photos and videos of various pizza...

Good things grow in a Steel City Hamilton’s urban farming scene keeps growing
Jul05

Good things grow in a Steel City Hamilton’s urban farming scene keeps growing

While Hamilton is home to more than 700,000 people, nearly 80 per cent of the city is made up of rural and agricultural land. That’s why, in recent years, the city has changed its mind regarding urban farms.  In 2013, a report titled Urban Agriculture Policy, Planning, and Practice was submitted to the Neighbourhood Development Strategy Office by the Urban Agricultural Working Group, representing various departments and neighbourhood...

Shopping the rally Hamilton Flea brings local favourites and new market vendors to the Arkells' Rally
Jun19

Shopping the rally Hamilton Flea brings local favourites and new market vendors to the Arkells' Rally

Thousands of fans sporting their Arkells and Hamilton is Home shirts will be gathering at the Tim Hortons Field this Saturday for The Rally. The Arkells are playing only one summer show in the Greater Toronto Area and the occasion has turned into the biggest party, right here on the band’s home turf. Hamilton Flea has been tasked with putting together a free market prior to the show and have announced over 20 vendors that will be...

Meals and memories After four years, the Silhouette and its staff have helped me foster a love for Hamilton and a future in food journalism
Apr05

Meals and memories After four years, the Silhouette and its staff have helped me foster a love for Hamilton and a future in food journalism

How should I remember these past four years? As one of the many graduating staff members at the Silhouette, I think a lot of us are thinking and obviously writing about how to make sense of the past four or more years at McMaster and at the paper. My life has been structured around the weekly publication schedule since first year. The paper has also helped me realize some of most important passions: writing and food. I realize that...

Bringing in the good Vibez Caribbean and Southern food restaurant opens up along King Street
Mar29

Bringing in the good Vibez Caribbean and Southern food restaurant opens up along King Street

On Valentine’s Day this year, Vibez quietly opened up in Hamilton’s east end. There was no grand opening or advertising campaign, but rather the mouth-watering aroma of grilled chicken wafting onto the street that brought in a steady stream of hungry passersby. A walk through the Caribbean and Southern food spot’s bright red door first signals chimes, then an enthusiastic greeting by Kristan Webber at the register before she runs back...