The Hamilton Dish – by Dave Hanley

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David Hanley Dave Hanley was a proud Hamiltonian and passionate champion of Hamilton’s evolving food and drink scene. He was the co-owner and creator of local adventure-dining success story, Pop Up Hamilton.  Dave’s blog The Hamilton Dish celebrated Hamilton’s culinary scene and shone a spotlight on the people that make it happen. He passed away suddenly on September 20, 2017. His contributions to Hamilton as well as his generosity and humour will always be cherished.

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.

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.

carrot soup

A Vegetarian Tour of Hamilton

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

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.


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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