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Old Posted Oct 10, 2021, 12:15 AM
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Souvlocke had a really nice back patio -- intimate, large trees.

I guess Undefined lives up to their name.
Apparently Undefined has had some issues with homophobia and racism. The Hamilton food scene may be improving, but it's culture in the food industry isn't.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2021, 12:18 AM
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Apparently Undefined has had some issues with homophobia and racism. The Hamilton food scene may be improving, but it's culture in the food industry isn't.
That is sad.

I don't know the sexual orientations of our waiter or the manager who came out to say hello. But that does not matter. Both were really friendly and welcoming, the service was great, and the food was fantastic.

People.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2021, 8:15 PM
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Brux House is quite good (beer selection, food, quality for $). Before the pandemic they had a multi-option kids menu too (now I think it's one option).

Earth to Table is a staple for consistency and price.

The Burnt Tongue for those cold days and hearty soup (and awesome grilled tomato, pesto sandwich).

Really want to try CIMA, but always seems closed.

Finally had Lo Presti's and definitely recommend for quality, service and general experience for a celebratory meal.
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Earth to Table is a staple for consistency and price.
I hope that's true, as it looks like a great spot. Unfortunately, my only experience with it was disappointing. A couple weeks ago I picked up a Margherita for takeout and it was terrible. The crust was chewy like rubber and the sauce was bland. Hopefully that was just a one-off.
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I hope that's true, as it looks like a great spot. Unfortunately, my only experience with it was disappointing. A couple weeks ago I picked up a Margherita for takeout and it was terrible. The crust was chewy like rubber and the sauce was bland. Hopefully that was just a one-off.
Unfortunately a lot of places like this aren't really great for take out. Much of the food is designed to be eaten right away without humidity. On top of that cooking style, often these restaurants don't properly package food to be shipped for take out.
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Unfortunately a lot of places like this aren't really great for take out. Much of the food is designed to be eaten right away without humidity. On top of that cooking style, often these restaurants don't properly package food to be shipped for take out.
I've personally eaten at least a hundred of bread bar pizzas and can definitely attest to the fact that they are meant to be eaten fresh out of the oven in all their glory but if you have to take them home and eat them say 30 minutes after they came out of the oven then they are not the same pizza. It could also have been an off day, every restaurant gets those on occasion.
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2021, 4:37 AM
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CIMA tends to be open longer later in the week, and like many places it's closed or has limited hours Monday to Wednesday. Great apps, and their pizzas are quite good too.
EDIT: looks like they're closed Sunday-Monday, and don't open until 5 the other nights. You used be able to get lunch and afternoon service though; we went there a few times in summer 2020 for that. They must still be on reduced hours.

Sorry to hear about the Bread Bar. But we've had mixed results there even when dining in the restaurant. Last time was amazing (and I had one of the pizzas) but the time before much less so.

There is now a Pizzaiolo on Locke. We have yet to try, but I used to get a couple slices when I worked at University and Dundas in Toronto, and they were pretty good.
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I think I've said this in this thread before, but the Bread Bar on Locke (and Guelph) is leaps and bounds better than the Bread Bar on James.

I work in 12 James N, above the Bread Bar and the pizza always sucks at that location. Soggy and undercooked in the middle, 50% of the pizza needs to essentially be eaten with a spoon. That goes for both in-person and take-out over 100+ visits (it's our go to when we need a simple, no-effort, company funded lunch).

Capri is always my preference for good pizza in the core.
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Flora Pizzeria at 4 Young St. for a different kind of take-out pizza slice. They use a sour-dough combo and offer some great toppings. Two young guys that are passionate about food.
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Good to hear Flora hits the mark. I have followed along on instagram since it opened and looks like a solid simple pizza line up with the odd salad or fresh made pasta (which I'd love to try).
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Some new places have opened up in the International Village over the past year, outlined in this Spec story (not all are food, but most). With all the condos going up nearby, they should do well.


International Village’s year of change: A ‘new energy’ on King Street East

https://www.thespec.com/business/202...l-village.html

By Jeremy Kemeny
The Hamilton Spectator
Thu., Oct. 21, 2021


Gastro Market, at 193 King St. E.: a "high quality, sustainable" "produce market/takeout counter"




The Nuts Factory, at 195 King St. E.: "sells coffee beans, spices and preserves ... but mostly nuts"




The North Fork Eatery and Bar, at 215 King St. E.: "a pub boasting partnerships with local farmers, breweries and wineries"




Shuyi Tealicious, at 217 King St. E.: "a bubble tea chain from China with over 10,000 locations worldwide"




Cat and Bell Co., at 223 King St. E.: "a marketplace and studio featuring animal prints, pottery, stuffed animals, jewelry and more, by various artists"
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Nuts Factory is cool, useful for people who like nuts in general or incorporated into snacks, salads, or food. High quality nuts.

Pretty underwhelmed by the Gastro Market (had one of their featured sandwiches and the best thing about it was the bun), pizza was marginally better but don't think I'll be going back anytime soon.

The North Fork has an interesting motif and might try out down the road.

The Village is ripe for food, microbreweries or brew pubs, etc., with the amount of people coming soon and free advertising of the LRT whizzing by your store front.

The Spectator should have highlighted "One For All Coffee + Desserts,' that place is awesome, one of the best coffee shops in the city. High level of detail went into this shop. Always love talking with the owners. Seriously go and try not to be blown away by the coffee, pastries and knowledge of the drip.
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