The Grind at TwelvEighty Take a sneak peak — The Grind has opened its doors for their soft launch

TwelvEighty Bar & Grill has a fresh new café and study space complete with exposed brick, espresso goodness and plenty of outlets. The grand opening will be after the reading week. Related Posts Competition sheds light on Hamilton chefs' talentsNolunchmoney partners with SUSTAIN 3S03TwelvEighty and Bridges shaking things...

Boon Burger Café Plant-based restaurant sprouts on Ottawa Street
Jan26

Boon Burger Café Plant-based restaurant sprouts on Ottawa Street

What is it? The two most common misconceptions that people have when it comes to eating plant-based meals are that they’re boring and not filling enough. For a while, I was adamant that choosing juicy beef over a veggie patty was a no-brainer until I realized that it wasn’t the concept of eating plant-based that was hindering my food experience, but rather my choices of what and where to eat reinforced my misconceptions. A garden...

In the kitchen with Matt Johnny A quick and easy "fancy grilled cheese" from a #HamOnt culinary expert
Jan13

In the kitchen with Matt Johnny A quick and easy "fancy grilled cheese" from a #HamOnt culinary expert

To learn more about the book he is featured in along with other chefs from The Other Bird, Debauch, visit...

Culinary Class Act: Sagarmatha Curry Palace Indian and Nepalese eatery is a treasure hidden on King William Street
Nov23

Culinary Class Act: Sagarmatha Curry Palace Indian and Nepalese eatery is a treasure hidden on King William Street

What it is Previously known by regulars as the Flavour of Himalaya, the Sagarmatha Curry Palace restaurant boasts an extensive menu of classic Indian and Nepalese dishes that are sure to satisfy every taste bud. Once you get past an exposed pipe at the bottom of the staircase leading to the underground restaurant, hungry locals and curious wanderers are welcomed by vast open space contained by orange and purple walls, festive lights,...

The little shop around the corner Newest café in Hamilton adds a burst of colour to Bold Street
Nov23

The little shop around the corner Newest café in Hamilton adds a burst of colour to Bold Street

On Nov. 6, Hamilton’s newest café, The Nook, opened its doors to the sleepy part of Bold Street just off James Street south. Those familiar with the area likely know the café’s location: a tiny space that has stood — or at least looked to be — vacant in recent history. With a dark exterior and darker windows, the spot was so uninteresting one could almost skip over seeing it without realizing a building was there. But Suad Abukamla...

Culinary class act: Mesa James Street Mexican restaurant offers large portions of nachos, tamales and burritos perfect for sharing
Nov09

Culinary class act: Mesa James Street Mexican restaurant offers large portions of nachos, tamales and burritos perfect for sharing

By: Hafsa Sakhi What is it?  I’m always looking for new places to eat, and Daniel, our Arts & Culture Editor, recently suggested Mesa, a Mexican restaurant tucked near the end of James Street North. Upon entering, I was awed by the beauty of the interior. Jewel toned light fixtures hung near the entrance, and a traditional mosaic pattern decorated both the walls and ceiling. A large cactus decorated with fairy lights sat next to...