Competition sheds light on Hamilton chefs’ talents Elevating Hamilton’s food scene by introducing competition to Supercrawl
Sep20

Competition sheds light on Hamilton chefs’ talents Elevating Hamilton’s food scene by introducing competition to Supercrawl

Photos C/O Lucas Johnson By Drew Simpson Supercrawl is Hamilton’s annual art crawl showcasing various talents thriving within the city; from art, music, food to fashion. Stages are set, sets are rehearsed, art installations are built and the food trucks line up all the way down James Street North, closing it from King Street to Cannon Street to allow for this rich presentation of culture. Walking up James Street North from King Street...

Café thrives from small beginnings The Mustard Seed Co-operative Grocery expands to include new café
Sep12

Café thrives from small beginnings The Mustard Seed Co-operative Grocery expands to include new café

Photos by Kyle West By Drew Simpson The Mustard Seed Co-operative’s new café is just shy of two weeks old. The café fits in a perfect hub on the left upon entering the grocery store. The warm string lights, wooden details and contrasting black backdrop displaying the café menu set a welcoming tone for the Mustard Seed Co-op. At one end of the space lays the café, inside the store yet out of the way of potential shopping. At the other...

Putting Persian food on the map of Westdale The new Nannaa Persian Eatery combines atmosphere with delicious food for a complete experience
Sep12

Putting Persian food on the map of Westdale The new Nannaa Persian Eatery combines atmosphere with delicious food for a complete experience

Photos by Catherine Goce If you’ve been to Kuma’s Candy at some point this year, you probably found your feet slowing down outside its new neighbour next door. One glance at the bright yellow door and big windows of Nannaa Persian Eatery could make almost anyone want to step inside. The décor is a special element of the experience at the eatery. The modern, youthful vibe will surely attract hungry students and elements that celebrate...

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...

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...