The Beverly on Locke

The newest addition to Locket Street in Hamilton is the fancy-pants, breakfast and brunch restaurant called, The Beverly. Some of you might have seen their teaser tweets and posts on social media before opening weekend. They made us curious about their beautifully designed space and brand. Well, it got me lookin’! I went with Jen (@tastehamont) and our SO’s on their second day and dove in with high expectations. With so much detail poured into decor, furniture, branding, and just all the little things, it seemed like they were familiar with the restaurant biz.Read More »

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Feast for St. Joseph’s

The annual event is back in Hamilton for its 4th year in a row. Feast for St. Joseph’s is a month-long fundraising event between February 19th to March 19th. Six local Hamilton restaurants are participating and 10% of your food sale is being donated to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation.

The Restaurants
Ancaster Mill
Claudio’s
Brux House Craft Beer & Kitchen
La Cantina
Narula’s Express
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Jax Sweet Shoppe

Who knew this sweet shoppe served brunch! Instead of hitting up another downtown Hamilton spot, I met up with my usual brunch crew in Dundas. We planned on eating at Detour but we found out they had a limited menu, so we skipped over to Jax Sweet Shoppe. A cute little diner in a collonial-looking building right on King Street. The space is small with enough seating for 20 people. It’s a straight-up diner with glossy steel tables, round and colourful chairs, walls filled with photographs, neon lights, and a retro CocaCola cooler with bottled Coke. Along the left are ice cream coolers and cases full of cookies, tarts, and cakes!Read More »

48 Hours in New York

48 Hours in New York City

It was Victoria Day long weekend in Canada, so I decided to drive 8 hours to visit Sally in New York City! With only 48 hours, we did as much as we could and tried to avoid the typical tourist-destinations. I told Sally I wanted a local-tour AKA a hipster-tour, bring me to all the restaurants and areas where I can appreciate the food, architecture, and atmosphere. We hit up Long Island City, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Dumbo, East Village, Chelsea, and the World Trade Center.Read More »

Skin + Bones

Skin + Bones

Sally and I ventured east to Leslieville for brunch. We wanted to avoid the insane line-ups during this time of day and found Skin + Bones. With good reviews and no visible line outside the restaurant, we found street parking and got a table. The restaurant was brightly lit by the sunshine that was beaming through the windows. The white walls were a blank canvas for beautiful arrangements of industrial and wooden fixtures. The overall atmosphere was casual with a classy touch.

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Old School Restaurant

Old School

At the corner of Dundas and Palmerston, Old School is the neighbourhood’s newest BBQ eatery. They are also open 24/7, you just have to go around back to their General Store for take-out. Using local ingredients, the team at Old School cooks everything from scratch. Having culinary experiences from Recess and School Toronto in Liberty Village, Brad Moore’s food will blow your taste buds away. The restaurant’s vibe transports you to the mid-twentieth century era with feel-good music and optimistic mentality. Neon signs and old sayings plaster the walls while funky decor and black/white diner furnishings trickle throughout the restaurant – it’s also a space with refined taste.

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Mrs. Biederhof’s Legendary Light & Fluffy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes | $16

Mildred’s Kitchen Temple

My cousin and I started a monthly routine of getting brunch or dinner in Toronto. He recently moved to downtown Toronto and wanted to explore all the restaurants the city offered. As a foodie I naturally agreed to this monthly idea. We were planning on going to School Toronto for our first brunch outing but they stopped taking names because the kitchen was closing soon, plus the wait was about AN HOUR. This happened around 2pm! I had no idea Torontonians took their brunch and lunch game so seriously.

We headed to Mildred’s Kitchen Temple, hoping that they were still open. We were in luck! They were still taking down names and phone numbers but the wait was still… AN HOUR. We decided to tough it out and headed over to Kitchen Stuff Plus to pass the time.

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Jack & Lois

It was patio season, so we decided to check out Jack & Lois’ patio! I was meeting three other girls at the restaurant, so my plan was to go through the restaurant and straight back to the patio. Well, apparently you can’t access the patio through the restaurant, you have to “follow the arrows”. Why did it have to be a treasure hunt? Could have just said, “Walk out, turn left and left again at the corner. And the patio will be beside the parking lot.” Looking out from the restaurant, there were 3 sets of arrows. Was the patio somewhere else and not attached to the restaurant? The correct set of arrows were on the pavement, so follow those. It’s behind the restaurant.Read More »