Hamilton blog

Is this too much cheese for one day?? A classic burger from Chuck’s Burger Bar, a selection of cheeses from The Cheese Shop on Locke, classic pizza from Earth to Table Bread Bar, charcuterie board from Two Black Sheep.

A lot of people are talking about Hamilton, Ontario—the city with blue-collar roots that sits just about 40 minutes outside of downtown Toronto. What are they saying? Well, basically, that it’s getting pretty awesome. Artists, chefs and musicians—either driven out of Toronto by sky-high housing prices or just opting out of the bustle—are setting up shop in Hamilton and creating a burgeoning hipster haven. And since there is no truer barometer of coolness than food, I hit up a few of the spots that are pioneering the Hamilton foodie landscape. Led by a few local experts, our group (a few writers, chefs and restaurateurs) ate its way across Hamilton with delicious results. (And, yes, we saw our fair share of hats, skinny jeans, quirky galleries and ironic tattoos.) Here are a few of the highlights…