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Creating a Mosaic of Craft Beer Mosaic Bar is bringing Ontario’s best craft beers to Hamilton
Jul18

Creating a Mosaic of Craft Beer Mosaic Bar is bringing Ontario’s best craft beers to Hamilton

By: Andrew Mrozowski In the heart of Barton village, a newly-opened bar brings the community a different experience. Named after a fruity type of hops used in some beers, Mosaic is giving Hamiltonians a new place to socialize and drink locally brewed craft beer. Co-owned by 12 friends, it was their goal from the start to create a space that feels like a second living room. “We wanted somewhere that is more comfortable and welcoming...

A fork in progress McMaster alumnus Rachel Katz shows students on a budget the joy of cooking
Apr04

A fork in progress McMaster alumnus Rachel Katz shows students on a budget the joy of cooking

Photos C/O @forkinprogress Rachel Katz often shares her cooking and baking with other people. After a time, people began to tell her that she should start a food blog. While Katz decided a blog would be too much to handle whilst being a full-time graduate student, she figured Instagram would be a manageable platform. So last summer while she was working one job and had relatively free evenings, she started her food Instagram, Fork in...

Seasonal recipes Exam time calls for quick and easy recipes that don’t compromise quality
Apr02

Seasonal recipes Exam time calls for quick and easy recipes that don’t compromise quality

Many of us don’t need to be reminded that there’s only a few days left before exam season starts, but we might need a reminder to make time for a nice home cooked meal. It’s easy to turn to buying lunch or dinner when you’re tight on time during these next few weeks, but there are ways to make cooking an enjoyable experience while relieving some stress too. The Sil staff have compiled their favourite recipes that are easy to make,...

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...