The Hamilton Dish – by Dave Hanley

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David Hanley Dave Hanley is a proud Hamiltonian; champion of great food & wine and the co-owner/creator of local adventure-dining success story, Pop Up Hamilton.  Follow him on Twitter @popuphamilton. Dave’s blog The Hamilton Dish celebrates Hamilton’s unrivaled culinary scene and shines the spotlight on the wonderful people that make it happen.

10 new Hamilton restaurants to try this year

There has never been a more exciting time to dine out in Hamilton with new eateries of all sizes, concepts and varieties opening almost monthly! Hamilton’s reputation as a culinary destination has grown considerably in recent years, attracting media attention from all over the globe and, with that, has come a whole new crop of restaurateurs and chefs eager to add their own gastronomic magic to the city.

NOSH Week Hamilton: An event that can’t be missed

Experience Hamilton’s booming culinary scene with over 50 events October 17-23 at #NOSHHamOnt

Mezza Caffe Coffee

#HamOnt is for Coffee Lovers

In a city that boasts the very first Tim Hortons in the country, you better believe that Hamilton takes its coffee seriously.   The city is home to a fast growing roster of independent roasters and artisan coffee houses, each serving up an artful cup of java.  Here are just a few of my favourites.

The Ship

Open Late – Enjoy Late Night Dining in Hamilton

Hungry night owls rejoice! Hamilton’s late night food scene is expanding with many local kitchens now serving delicious fare late into the night. Here’s just a sample of some tasty spots to satisfy your late night cravings.

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5 Hamilton Restaurants to Help You Ring in the New Year!

Wherever your New Year’s Eve adventure takes you, these hot Hamilton eateries are a great choice for guiding your tastebuds into 2016. Each are featuring special menus and festivities that you won’t want to miss so be sure to book your seat soon as New Year’s Eve reservations go quickly.

carrot soup

A Vegetarian Tour of Hamilton

Vegetarians and vegans rejoice! Hamilton’s fast evolving food scene is clearly embracing a veggie-friendly palate.

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Super Eats at Supercrawl

To truly appreciate all that one of the best festivals in Ontario has to offer, you’ll need to start early and stay late and THAT means regular breaks for culinary magic and gorgeous drinks. Fortunately, James Street North is FULL of spectacular eateries for you to fuel up for the Supercrawl experience.


Delicious Eateries Mere Steps from Pan Am Soccer Stadium

After the non-stop excitement that is watching Pan Am soccer; you could probably use a bite and a drink to wind down. Before you get on that bus, consider this: many of our city’s favourite eateries are located mere steps from the new CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium!


Explore the Tastes of the Americas for the Pan Am Games this Summer

In honour of the many soccer teams and their fans from across the Americas visiting Hamilton for the Pan Am Games (July 10 to 26), we’re taking a look at some great local dining destinations – inspired by the Games.

A Guide to Outdoor Patio Dining in Hamilton

Summer creates a new demand for cool outdoor dining and drinking spots to beat the heat. We take our patio season seriously in Hamilton and here are a few local favourites that range from the tried-and-true to the off the beaten path.

Relay coffee

A JUNOs Hamilton Dining Guide

If you’re visiting Hamilton for the first time, you’re in for a fantastic experience. In addition to the famous music scene so integral to Hamilton’s identity, our local chefs, restaurateurs and artisans have been pushing the boundaries of deliciousness with equal talent and passion!


A Guide to Dinner and a Show in Hamilton

Catching a show in Hamilton tonight? The city’s explosive arts scene has an equally impressive culinary landscape to help you make a night of it.

Discover some of our hidden gems and famous favourites with this restaurant guide for your big night out!

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