Table 34

On the corner of Lakeshore Road and Locust Street, Table 34 is in a prime spot for anyone who wants to explore the Burlington food scene. It has a beautiful view of Lake Ontario, sitting directly across from Spencer Smith Park. There’s also plenty of street parking with free parking on weekends in the nearby parkade, it’s close to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (perfect for a bite to eat before or after a show), and it stands among some of the best restaurants and shops in town.Read More »

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Skip the Dishes + GIVEAWAY

There is a new food delivery kid in town! Similar to JustEat.ca and UberEats, Skip the Dishes is an app that will bring you food from nearby restaurants. But unlike the other apps, it has special features like filtering by distance, time, fee, and score. The most helpful tabs are the fees and the scores. Delivery fees range from free to $5 and when I’m feeling like a cheap-fuck, I’ll sort the restaurants by fee.Read More »

Mesa

If you miss the good ole days of Mex-I-Can, you’ll be happy to know that the chef is back on James Street North! I found out about Mesa during Supercrawl when they were handing out samples of salsa and guacamole. The chef was going to start her new venture after the closing of their original location. Of course I was excited to hear the news and I put them on my EAT HERE ASAP list. They opened in November 2015 and I gave them a few months to get into the swing of things.Read More »

Novemburger

Novemburger Tour in Hamilton 2015

In 2014, Urbanicity launched their first Novemburger festival in the awesome city of Hamilton. It gathered Hamiltonians and neighbours in the surrounding cities to check out local restaurants, while raising funds for the United Way in our community. Restaurants showcased one special burger for the month of November and we got to rate them. I wasn’t able to check out the event last year, so I made sure to participate this year! Of course a few Hamilton foodies were all over this and I tagged along.Read More »

Huevos 101 | $16

School Toronto

Sitting on the corner of Fraser and Liberty, the restaurant is easy to find with tons of parking nearby. The area has a lot of reclaimed industrial buildings with some big name companies, design firms and local restaurants. The neighbourhood also has a collection of stunning houses and apartments. Inside the restaurant, you’ll find black and white décor with chalkboard illustrations. Obviously there will also be books, pencils and apples throughout the restaurant. The kitchen is a semi-open concept, so you’ll be able to see the cooks put finishing touches on the plates. The seating arrangement is comfortable with 2 main dining areas.

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Tacos

Mezcal TNT

I heard about the new taco and tequila joint through my Hamilton foodie buds! The restaurant is run by chef and owner, Manny Ferreira (former executive chef of Earth to Table Bread Bar) and a hardworking, attentive team. The atmosphere is casual, relaxing and cozy. They’ve got 90’s hip hop bumpin’ pretty loud to set a chill vibe. The space is small and only holds about 25-30 people including the seats at the bar. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait for a table. I’d say the decor is similar to Brux House with wooden fixtures, exposed brick, chalkboard drink menus and a beautifully organized bar. Natural light floods the space through two large windows during the day and dim Edison bulbs set an intimate atmosphere at night. Tables are set with a stack of plates, a tin of eating utensils and napkins, homemade jars of pickled vegetables (enoki mushrooms, cauliflower and peppers) and two sauces in squeeze bottles (also homemade).

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Mex-I-Can [Permanently Closed]

Where can I get Mexican food that’s more authentic than fast food restaurants like Taco Bell, Mucho Burrito and Burrito Boys? Mex-I-Can! It’s located near the core of Hamilton Downtown, by Jackson Square. Inside, it’s spacious with old tables and chairs. Beautiful paintings of forests and landscapes liven up the authentic/aged decor. I visited on a weekend and the atmosphere was lively and the restaurant was busy.Read More »