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Emerald Coffee Co. is brewing up a storm on Barton Street East Emerald Coffee Co. is an all-natural coffee shop located in the heart of Barton Village
Mar21

Emerald Coffee Co. is brewing up a storm on Barton Street East Emerald Coffee Co. is an all-natural coffee shop located in the heart of Barton Village

Photos by Kyle West By: Andrew Mrozowski Tucked away on Barton Street East are a ton of local Hamilton shops with a lot to offer. On Barton Street East and Emerald Street North, a coffee shop is quickly approaching its one-year anniversary. Aptly named Emerald Coffee Co, the space creates a larger than life quality that has been ten years in the making. Owner Phil Green grew up in Montreal. For the past ten years, Green worked in the...

Culinary Class Act: Panini and Ice Cream The weather and you will be warming up to these treats in no time
Mar21

Culinary Class Act: Panini and Ice Cream The weather and you will be warming up to these treats in no time

Photos C/O @paninisicecream What it is The Panini and Ice Cream shop makes some of the most unlikely of combinations pleasantly intriguing. And I’m not just talking about the brilliant sweet desserts and savory sandwich mixes on their menu, but the space itself consists of a couple wild combinations. The shop takes up one half of an expansive space shared with a convenience store. The Panini and Ice Cream half has bar seating along a...

Crumbled is mixing it up on Barton Street East Crumbled Bakery is deconstructing cake on Barton Street East
Mar14

Crumbled is mixing it up on Barton Street East Crumbled Bakery is deconstructing cake on Barton Street East

Photos C/O Razan Samara By: Andrew Mrozowski Tucked away on Barton Street East is an unexpected pop of colour that catches the eye when passing by the old grey brick buildings. Immediately when you walk through the door you are greeted by the smell of succulent cake. On your left is a vibrant mural created by Hamilton-artist Trinity Bolduc, capturing the very essence of Crumbled. Owner Dom Pugliese is likely to be mad at work trying...

Culantro Peruvian Cookery brings a piece of Peru to Hamilton Culantro Peruvian Cookery is a little restaurant with a big heart
Feb01

Culantro Peruvian Cookery brings a piece of Peru to Hamilton Culantro Peruvian Cookery is a little restaurant with a big heart

Photos by Catherine Goce In 2013, Culantro Peruvian Cookery opened up on King William Street, hoping to help Hamiltonians discover Peruvian cuisine. Three years later, the restaurant moved locations to Main Street East, but the new venue has not changed its goal to cook up authentic Peruvian food for the residents of the city it loves. The restaurant’s chef and owner is Juan Castillo, who has a long history of working in restaurants....

Culinary Class Act: Mexican Kitchen Street tacos, homemade salsa and Mexican tostadas with a side of memories from Tonalà, please!
Feb01

Culinary Class Act: Mexican Kitchen Street tacos, homemade salsa and Mexican tostadas with a side of memories from Tonalà, please!

Photos C/O Kyle West What it is The Mexican Kitchen at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market recently underwent a major shift in flavor. While you may know the vendor for their homemade chocolate creations, the new owners are cooking up more savory classic Mexican dishes in the kitchen. While Mexican cuisine is no stranger to Hamilton’s downtown restaurant scene, the tacos, quesadillas, corn tamales and pozole coming out of this tiny kitchen...

In the kitchen with Joanne Rappos The curried chickpea dish you'll want to make over and over again
Jan24

In the kitchen with Joanne Rappos The curried chickpea dish you'll want to make over and over again

Healthy eating can be the last thing you have time to think about when you have papers due and midterms to study for. is curried chickpeas with spinach and tomatoes recipe is an opportunity to cook a healthy meal while fulfilling your craving for a warm and comforting dish. This recipe was made with students in mind. It’s flavourful, delicious, nutritious and simple to make with accessible ingredients from your local grocery store or...