There was a lot of buzz last night since the news hit social media that Born and Raised was ready for their soft opening, Friday, July 8 at 5:00 p.m. A small group gathered outside (myself included), waiting patiently for the time to arrive and the door to open.
With 10 beers on tap, homemade Mac n’ Cheese, smoker-finished BBQ beans, and the most delicious locally-sourced meats which are smoked in an authentic apple and cherry wood-fired smoker, Southern Smoke Barbecue House on Ottawa Street is a mecca for BBQ lovers.
Toast is a wine bar that has recently opened up on John Street North in downtown Hamilton. Toast has filled Hamilton’s “wine bar gap” perfectly – beautifully decorated, great menu selection, excellent service, well priced, and it fits anyone’s taste.
Tastebuds Hamilton – student nutrition collaborative is a partnership program that strives to provide children in our community with access to healthy food. Tastebuds is an amazing organization that supports 168 student nutrition programs in 142 locations across Hamilton. In the 2014-2015 school year, the staff and 1,269 volunteers helped service an average of 30,082 students per day!
Tastebuds hosts an annual celebration every year to support their programs and to celebrate the start of the growing season. This year on Thursday, May 26th Feast on the Farm will be taking place…on the farm! That is the Earth to Table Farm which is only 12 minutes from downtown; don’t you love living in an urban-rural community? You’ve most likely experienced this farm already if you’ve eaten at ETT: Bread Bar or at Ancaster Mill, and yes, you can expect the food at this event to be just as awesome. Feast on the Farm is the perfect opportunity to dive into local cuisine, meet the farmers, and see where your favourite food comes from, all while supporting Tastebuds and 3Acres (Tastebuds’ Local Harvest Program)!
Last year the event was held at Ancaster Mill and the food was outstanding . Here is a little sample of last year’s event to get you excited for this year:
Don’t wait any longer! You can get your tickets for $75 online at
If you’re looking to get a head start on your vegetable garden this spring you must go to The Mustard Seed Co-op’s seedling sale on May 7th and 8th! This year there are 20 different farms offering organic, heirloom and local seedlings.