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Review: Thyme Restaurant’s Lobster Feast

Review: Thyme Restaurant’s Lobster Feast

[Written by Dale Butler] We are told that the ultimate culinary arts goal of excellence, coveted by chefs, is to be rated with AA Michelin Star. I have eaten at approximately six of them in four different countries and, while they had some interesting and unusual menu items, I was not in a hurry to return. In fact, I avoid them. Simply put, I’m purely... Read more of this article

Review: Sung Sing Restaurant In Hamilton

Review: Sung Sing Restaurant In Hamilton

[Written by Dale Butler] Strategically located on the corner of Court and Victoria Streets in Hamilton, opposite the historic St. Paul A.M.E. Church and Dame Lois M. Browne-Evans buildings, is Sung Sing Restaurant, in operation since 1998. With four out of seven restaurants already reviewed along The Heartbeat Restaurant Gateway on Court Street, it... Read more of this article

Restaurant Weeks Review: BLT Steak NY

Restaurant Weeks Review: BLT Steak NY

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Excellent service, incredible food and an amazing vibe sum up my last stop for Restaurant Weeks. I decided to save my last review for a place I hadn’t enjoyed yet – BLT Steak NY at St. Regis. The menu was simple but well executed.My friend and I arrived and grabbed a drink upstairs at the bar before heading... Read more of this article

Restaurant Weeks Review: Aurora

Restaurant Weeks Review: Aurora

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] For one of my final stops for Restaurant Weeks, I decided to head to Aurora. I hadn’t been since last year and the menu looked amazing. If you enjoy lots of seafood, this is definitely a menu you’ll want to sample. After ordering drinks, I couldn’t decide on what to eat so I had to ask my server to assist. I’m... Read more of this article

Restaurant Weeks Review: Sul Verde

Restaurant Weeks Review: Sul Verde

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] A cold January night calls for comfort food, Italian style. Thankfully, Restaurant Weeks is on and Sul Verde has an excellent menu filled with comfort food. I went to Sul Verde over the weekend with a friend and we happily settled into the cozy restaurant after a whole day of wind and rain. We were quickly seated by... Read more of this article

Restaurant Weeks Review: Crown And Anchor

Restaurant Weeks Review: Crown And Anchor

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] For my third stop of Restaurant Weeks, I decided to check out Crown and Anchor at Hamilton Princess with my sister. I expected a delicious meal with excellent service and I got just that. We sat outside under the covered patio and it was surprisingly warm even though it was a cold night. The menu was in the $42 category... Read more of this article

Restaurant Weeks Review: Island Brasserie

Restaurant Weeks Review: Island Brasserie

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Restaurant Weeks is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier! My first stop was Barracuda Grill and it was excellent to say the least. They set the bar pretty high. Thankfully, my second stop was also very good. For restaurant number two, I decided to invite a friend to dine with me at Island Brasserie at Rosewood... Read more of this article

Restaurant Weeks Review: Barracuda Grill

Restaurant Weeks Review: Barracuda Grill

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Blackened shrimp, Flame-Grilled local swordfish and Apple Strudel. What do these three dishes have in common? It’s OK, I’ll answer the question for you. These were the dishes I ate to kick off Restaurant Weeks 2022 at Barracuda Grill. And when I tell you, the menu blew my mind, please believe me.OK, let’s start... Read more of this article

Review: New Africa Muslim Bakery

Review: New Africa Muslim Bakery

[Written by Dale Butler] The new bakery takeout featuring Halal Broasted Chicken opened in July with a staff of seven. It is operated by Owners/Managers Clinton Muhammad and Hassan Salaam in the centre of The Heartbeat of Hamilton on the corner of Court and Dundonald Streets, in a bright yellow building. Formerly Zaki’s Bakery, operated by the venerable... Read more of this article

Review: Juice ‘N’ Beans Cafe On Court Street

Review: Juice ‘N’ Beans Cafe On Court Street

[Written by Dale Butler] Situated in the late Dr. Charles A. Smith complex on Court Street, Hamilton’s Juice ‘n’ Beans Cafe was formerly located on Front Street, Hamilton, and reopened in its present location in November 2016. Dr. Smith overcame many insurmountable obstacles in order to open his own practice. He was “a founding member of... Read more of this article

Review: Q’s Grill & Restaurant On Court Street

Review: Q’s Grill & Restaurant On Court Street

[Written by Dale Butler] There are 16 restaurants in the Heartbeat of Hamilton and as strong and as broad as the competition is, Q’s Grill & Buffet [53 Court Street] opened without fanfare, adding good service and another delicious bite for our palate.While some budding entrepreneurs might walk away from The Restaurant Mile on Court Street,... Read more of this article

Review: Hamilton Princess Festive Afternoon Tea

Review: Hamilton Princess Festive Afternoon Tea

[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman] Afternoon Tea is always special but add in the holiday season and you’ve got something extra special. Last Friday, I was invited to indulge in the ned Festive Afternoon Tea at the Hamilton Princess and I happily said yes. I adore afternoon tea and Christmas just takes it up a notch. Plus, it was my birthday weekend... Read more of this article

Review: Uncle Ray’s Restaurant On Court Street

Review: Uncle Ray’s Restaurant On Court Street

[Written by Dale Butler] It is hard to believe that there are 16 restaurants in what I call ‘The Heartbeat of Hamilton.’North: The Wok going west to Cedar AvenueCedar Avenue, going south to Victoria Street, then going East on the side of Sensational Delights to the top ofKing Street going North back to The Wok . Filled with culture... Read more of this article