This past Tuesday September 18th, the AGH and Downtown BIA hosted the 2012 Launch to Localicious.  At this event, attendees were provided with samples from twelve participating restaurants from the downtown core area.  Restaurants included: Acclamation at 191 James St. North, Bistro Parisien at 150 James St. South , Boo’s Bistro & Wine Bar at 164 James St. South , Capri Ristorante Italiano at 25 John St. North , Incognito Restaurant &Wine Bar at 93 John St. South, It’s a Food Thing at 49 King William , La Piazza Allegra at 180 James St.South , My Thai Restaurant at 21 John St. N. , Rapscallion Rogue Eatery at 61 Young St., Tailgate Charlies at 69 John St.S, Wass Ethiopian Restaurant at 207 James St. S., Wild Orchid at 286 James St. N.  Local beer, wine, smoothie and coffee establishments were also serving drinks to pair with the cuisine.  In addition, live music and a demo by HGTV’s Food Jammers also took place to add to the great ambiance of the evening.  The goal of the evening was to showcase all the culinary delights that different establishments have to offer in downtown Hamilton, in hopes of rejuvenating the core.  All proceeds raised were given to arts and cultural programs for youth in the Hamilton region.

The most convenient plates for parties.

Antipasto anyone? White beans and Italian sausage from Bistro Parisien, salmon bowtie pasta, cured meats and potato pizza from Capri and a caprese salad from Acclamation. Simply delicious.

Flavourful and tasty rabbit soup from La Piazza Allegra.

Coconut chicken curry from My Thai. So robust and savory.

HGTV’s Food Jammers putting on their doughnut demo.

Delightful doughnuts made by the Food Jammers. Pulled pork filled and topped with sour cream, bacon and chives. And also grape jelly stuffed. Amazing!



As a lover of all things food and drink related, I am a self prescribed "foodie" and live by the belief that good food and wine truly does warm the soul. My love for cuisine has been apparent since childhood, but it was my first fine dining experience in 2007 that really introduced me into the complexities of our palates and the extent to which good wine can enhance the flavour of any dish. I don't simply eat to live, I live to eat and it is my hope that this translates into my food critiques. Dobar tek as we say in Croatian, good eats!

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