Upcoming Restaurants in #HamOnt

Hamilton is now a foodie city. There’s no denying it. There’s an awesome food joint on every corner and there are new ones opening each day.  With the recent sneak peek of the new Nellie James Too we attended – blog post coming soon – (officially opened Thursday Oct 15th!), along with the grand opening of Serve Ping Pong, we thought we would compile a list of soon-to-be eateries in Hamilton. We’re excited for what’s on the horizon for #HamOnt. We want you to be excited too!


HAMBRGER
49 King William Street
Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 1A2

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“People are going to spell our name wrong and they’re definitely going to question the choice. Our response will be simple. Simplicity applies to all things and burgers are most definitely not an exception. We get right to the point at HAMBRGR, giving our guests the perfect combination of fresh ingredients, locally brewed and new to market craft beer, culinary artistry and of course, one of the most memorable experiences one can possibly muster in the enriching restaurant culture sweeping over downtown Hamilton. We have all of the elements we need to keep true to our name, now all we need is you. We’ll see you soon, Hamilton.”

Estimate Opening Date: Monday October 26th, 2015.

Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: @hambrgrhamilton
Twitter: @hambrgrhamilton
Facebook: /hambrgrhamilton
Website: No website as of yet.


Pokeh
Located in the Hamilton Farmer’s Market  (lower level west corner next to Eat Industries, Naked Lunch, Henry Browns Ice Cream – turning into the food corner!)

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From the people who brought us MeatVentures; “Pokeh is going to be Canada’s first Poké bar, serving fresh and healthy Poké bowls with a selection of our signature combinations or the option to build a totally custom bowl just the way you like it. A Poké bowl is a combination of raw ahi tuna or other seafood, soy sauce, sesame oil, green and white onions, and more, over top of rice.  That’s the classic version, and we’ll have a lot of different options and twists that use traditional ingredients as well as seasonal local produce from the Farmer’s market.  We’ll have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available.”

Estimated Opening Date: Early November 2015 (no firm date yet)

Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: @pokehbar
Twitter: @pokehbar
Facebook: /pokehbar
Website: pokeh.ca


Jonny Blonde Kitchen (Brick and Mortar)
664 Concession Street
Hamilton, Ontario

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Jonny Blonde food truck is now expanding into a brick and mortar!

“Jonny and Layal, the worker bees behind Jonny Blonde, are currently planning the opening of Jonny Blonde Kitchen at 664 Concession St., a new take out spot, which will also operate as their catering kitchen. They are starting with serving lunch from Tuesday to Friday 11-3pm, eventually extending the hours to serve dinner and open on Saturdays. Stay tuned to social media for October’s schedule – Jonny Blonde food truck will be serving a limited curbside menu for lunch from 11-3pm on select weekdays throughout October and November until the storefront is open. Including some familiar favourites (aka. the Peachy Blonde), the menu will offer a selection of salads, soups and sandwiches on Jonny’s homemade breads, as well as handmade pasta features.”

Estimate Opening Date: Mid November 2015

Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: @jonnyblondefoodtruck
Twitter: @jonnyblonde
Facebook: /JonnyBlondeFoodTruck
Website:  JonnyBlonde.com


Mesa
255 James Street North

Hamilton, ON

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When Mex-I-Can closed their doors on James St N, a collective groan was heard across the #HamOnt art district. Luckily for all of us, they’re launching a new venture on the street with ‘Mesa’! Mesa’s menu offerings will be similar to the old favourites at Mex-I-Can, but with a few tweaks. They chose the name Mesa – which means table in Spanish – because they’re all about welcoming everyone to the table. They plan to be gluten free friendly, as well as vegan, vegetarian and halal. Now that’s something we can get behind!

Estimate Opening Date: To be announced
Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: @mesahamont
Twitter: @mesahamont
Facebook: /MesaHamilton
Website: None as of yet


Born + Raised
244 James Street N

Hamilton, ON
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More information coming soon!

Estimate Opening Date: Opening 2016. Official date to be announced
Follow them on Social Media:
Instagram: None as of yet
Twitter: None as of yet
Facebook: Born and Raised Restaurant, Hamilton
Website: http://www.bornandraised.restaurant/


Do you know of any restaurants opening in the Hamilton area that we didn’t mention? Share them in the comments below!

Which restaurant are you most excited for?

Lake Road Restaurant Open for Supercrawl 2015

Lake Road Restaurant

229 James Street North

Hamilton, ON
www.lakeroadrestaurant.ca

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Lake Road Restaurant, the hotly anticipated new venture of Chef Dan Megna and Laurie Lilliman of acclaimed Twisted Lemon Restaurant will open this weekend for the James Street Supercrawl September 11-13, 2015.

Following the “first you crawl, then you walk, then you run” philosophy, Lake Road will open with a limited menu for Supercrawl weekend (including a few snacks created “to travel”); to which it will gradually add over the course of the next month, before holding a ticketed menu launch party mid-October. A VIP Grand Opening Gala for media and invited guests will complete the trio of opening events, planned for late October or early November.

Under Executive Chef Dan Megna, Chef Luke Petruzzella will head up the kitchen at Lake Road, having spent the last year at the Twisted Lemon following tenure at the Ancaster Mill, Ravine Vineyards, Oban Inn and Rousseau House.

Photo credit: Michelle Dunn

Photo credit: Michelle Dunn

Following SuperCrawl 2015, Lake Road will open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with their “Stone Oven” menu bridging the gap between lunch and dinner, and as “late night” fare. Reservations will be accepted by phone for parties of six or more, with a private room available for up to 20 on the main level, while an expansive lower function and meeting room is being completed.

Beginning Tuesday, September 15th, initial hours of operation will be as follows:

11:30am-2:30pm – Lunch Menu
2:30pm-4:30pm – Stone Oven Menu
4:30pm-10:30pm – Dinner Menu
10:30pm on – Stone Oven menu

Social Media Links:
twitter.com/lakeroadresto
facebook.com/lakeroadresto
instagram.com/chefdanmegna

 

Collective Arts – Hamilton Store Now Open!

Collective Arts Brewing

207 Burlington St. E.

Hamilton, Ontario

www.collectiveartsbrewing.com / @CollectiveBrew

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Retail storefront at 207 Burlington St. E. in Hamilton, ON selling Collective Arts beer to public.

Craft beer lovers rejoice: Collective Arts officially opened their retail storefront at 207 Burlington St. E. in Hamilton on Tuesday, September 1st. Located at the end of Hamilton’s constantly evolving James St. N., the store opened just in time for the Labour Day long weekend and the James Street North Supercrawl.

The entire lineup of Collective Arts beer is available for purchase.  Beer will be sold in 750mL growlers, 6-packs of bottles, and kegs. New brews and tall cans coming soon.

Guests to Collective Arts’ retail store will be able to sample the beer portfolio and pick up some Collective Arts merchandise. Completing the experience is a bottle gallery featuring Collective Arts’ unique artist labels as well as a mural done by Nick Sweetman and Peru Dyer Jalea, AKA Peru143, of Montreal’s multi-artist collaborative, EN MASSE.

Store hours are Sundays to Wednesdays, 11:30AM – 7:30PM and Thursdays to Saturdays, 11AM – 10:30PM.

Brewery tours will not start until the official brewery open house, planned for November 2015.

The Collective Arts collection includes:

  • Rhyme & Reason Extra Pale Ale
  • Saint of Circumstance
  • State of Mind Session Ale
  • NEW Ransack The Universe, Hemisphere IPA
  • NEW Stranger Than Fiction Porter

Check out a ‘behind the scenes’ look on the Brewery Launch here: http://hamiltonsmallfries.com/2014/05/18/arts-and-science/

Will you visit the new Collective Arts store in Hamilton? What brew are you most excited to try?