A&J Sugarbowl Local confectionery corner store offers large selection of sweets for your summer stay-cation
Apr06

A&J Sugarbowl Local confectionery corner store offers large selection of sweets for your summer stay-cation

What it is Growing up in Hamilton, summer break has always been synonymous with downtown trips, a waltz through the farmers’ market with my parents and promises of sweet treats after we’re all done. Ice cream, chocolates, candy and specialty sodas were my first sugar servings of choice, but As I grew older, my go-to treat was bubble tea. The Taiwanese soy milk tea beverage served with tapioca bubbles, grass jelly or pudding needs no...

Running a succesful #HamOnt Instagram foodie account 17K followers strong, Taste of Hamilton shares how to run a succesful food blog and Instagram
Apr06

Running a succesful #HamOnt Instagram foodie account 17K followers strong, Taste of Hamilton shares how to run a succesful food blog and Instagram

By: Adrianna Michell The growing food scene in Hamilton demands to be documented. With the influx of chefs and restaurateurs making the city their new home, foodies have followed in line to lend their voice. Instagram has become the preferred platform to share dining experiences and exciting innovations taking place from King Street East to West. Whether it’s cookie dough on in ice cream cone or one of Hamilton’s many coffee shop...

McMasteroni and cheese Treat yourself to this delicious and easy to prepare vegan recipe for the exam season
Mar31

McMasteroni and cheese Treat yourself to this delicious and easy to prepare vegan recipe for the exam season

By: Rebecca Murray With exam season rearing its ugly head, it is easy to forget to treat ourselves to something new. Here is a must-try delicious and highly customizable vegan mac and cheese for those to help you get through those inevitable late nights. Giving up cheese was the hardest part about going vegan for me. So naturally, mac and cheese was the first recipe I learned. This recipe also has strength in that it’s really quick to...

Culinary class act: Bul & Gogi Downtown Korean barbeque is a must try for hungry students on a budget
Mar23

Culinary class act: Bul & Gogi Downtown Korean barbeque is a must try for hungry students on a budget

What is it? If there was a meal to cure a miserable, late winter day, a sizzling stone bowl packed with rice, your favourite meat or tofu, veggies, and kimchi from Bul & Gogi Korean BBQ may be your best choice. Bul & Gogi is an often overlooked dining option when students first begin exploring the James Street North neighborhood. What it lacks in foodie popularity, it more than makes up for in its delicious and generous...

Must-try local Asian restaurants From delicious dinners to desserts, here are some of Hamilton’s excellent Asian food offerings
Mar23

Must-try local Asian restaurants From delicious dinners to desserts, here are some of Hamilton’s excellent Asian food offerings

In addition to the few existing establishments that serve Asian food, restaurants that feature new-wave food trends from Asia such as dessert bars, snack joints and tea houses have been popping up left and right in Hamilton in recent years. These spots may be newly-minted in our Steel City, but have been rife in Asian metropolitan hubs such as Taiwan and Hong Kong for years. It’s nice to see that there are more places for...

New brewers on the block Rust City Brewery hopes to turn their downtown cafe location into a brew pub
Mar23

New brewers on the block Rust City Brewery hopes to turn their downtown cafe location into a brew pub

While there is no shortage of local venues to enjoy local craft beers and coffee, none have aspired to brew their own beer and roast coffee in downtown Hamilton. That is, until the official launch of Rust City Brewery, which had their grand opening on March 16. Located on King William Street, right around the corner from the James and King intersection, the family-operated coffee house and craft beer pub is a stand out amongst other...