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Culinary Class Act: Hakka Hamilton Hamilton Hakka is the perfect place for those missing Hakka cuisine or hungry for something new
Nov15

Culinary Class Act: Hakka Hamilton Hamilton Hakka is the perfect place for those missing Hakka cuisine or hungry for something new

Photos C/O Kyle West What it is I’ve lived in Hamilton for a few years now and while I appreciate the city, I still occasionally miss living in the greater Toronto area. One of the things I miss most is Hakka food, a staple in GTA strip malls. While Hakka food is the cuisine of the Hakka people, chances are if you’re eating Hakka food in the GTA, you’re probably eating the South Asian take on it. A cuisine unto itself, Indian Hakka...

Remembering This Ain’t Hollywood’s legacy as venue is put up for sale Hamilton’s iconic music venue is up for sale but the legacy will live on
Nov15

Remembering This Ain’t Hollywood’s legacy as venue is put up for sale Hamilton’s iconic music venue is up for sale but the legacy will live on

Graphic C/O Razan Samara Like the black and white ransom note style letters that spell out This Ain’t Hollywood, the wild and tame performances that have graced the music venue over the years are just as starkly juxtaposed.   Whether you’re born and raised in the Hammer or you experience the city as more than a university town, This Ain’t Hollywood has often served as an introduction to Hamilton’s music scene. From metal performances...

Queer and trans movement series fosters solidarity Christopher Bourke and Ritual Island provide a queer and trans movement series
Nov15

Queer and trans movement series fosters solidarity Christopher Bourke and Ritual Island provide a queer and trans movement series

Graphic C/O Robin Lamarr When yoga instructor Christopher Bourke began a queer and trans yoga class at Andrea Soos Yoga Studio in Dundas, a consistent piece of feedback he kept hearing was that it wasn’t accessible due to its location. Many current and prospective attendees were hoping for a yoga series downtown. Bourke began to think about solving this problem and that’s when he crossed paths with Robin Lamarr of movement and...

In the kitchen with Grant Whittaker Simple yet decadent mushroom ragù recipe
Nov13

In the kitchen with Grant Whittaker Simple yet decadent mushroom ragù recipe

Photos C/O Hannah Walters-Vida, Sasha Dhesi Print recipe here! This mushroom ragù recipe is multi-purposeful and versatile. While simple to make, it looks and tastes decadent and earthy. Mushroom ragù is traditionally prepared as a main course and paired with chicken, pork or beef but this recipe calls for a vegetarian twist. It can also make a great appetizer served with toasted points or crostini. Any variety of cheese will work...

We’re all born naked and the rest is drag Pride week has ended but what of the legacy it leaves behind?
Nov08

We’re all born naked and the rest is drag Pride week has ended but what of the legacy it leaves behind?

Photos C/O Kyle West By: Andrew Mrozowski Concluding McMaster’s Pride Week, the Pride Community Centre in conjunction with Queer Outta Hamilton, put on one of Hamilton’s only open stage drag show at downtown’s Sous Bas. With the turnout being so large that a line extended down the block, this was truly a night that people were going to be talking about for a while. As I went down the stairs into the club, I was immediately met with...

Community kitchen series unites generations NHCHC and Speqtrum Hamilton have created a LGBTQ2S+ intergenerational community cooking series
Nov08

Community kitchen series unites generations NHCHC and Speqtrum Hamilton have created a LGBTQ2S+ intergenerational community cooking series

Illustration by Roushan Tabassum From sitcoms to home improvement shows to commercials, the kitchen is assumed as the central space of a family. It is shown as a spot where its members gather, whether they’re grabbing a quick breakfast or cooking a multi-course holiday dinner. However, since family can define so much more than just blood, it is only fitting that kitchen spaces be found in the community as well. The North Hamilton...