|Dishcrawl Logo in window of Locke Street Restaurant|
The way a dishcrawl works is simple. You visit several restaurants and try some signature entrees and appetizers, interact with a fantastic Dishcrawl Host and forty or so other "dishcrawlers".
David Hanley was our Host for the first ever Dishcrawl in Hamilton, Ontario. Being a Host comes natural to David and he impressed us with his energy and personality.
|David Hanley working hard at Dishcrawl Hamilton - Locke Street|
This particular Dishcrawl was located on Locke Street in Hamilton, Ontario. Locke Street has a unique character that you have to experience. A little history about Locke Street. Its origins date back to the 1840s and is surrounded by residential areas with mature trees and nice homes.
The Locke Street BIA and the Locke Street Shops websites have really helped to make this shopping/dining district truly distinct in Hamilton.
|Locke Street BIA Banners|
First location - the place we met to start the dishcrawl was The Courtyard. I was very impressed at the combination presented to us.
|The Courtyard Restaurant - Locke Street|
We had three different creations to try. A scallop wrapped around a cube of bacon with a light red pepper sauce, a porchini mushroom with a thin slice of panchetta placed in the center dressed with truffle oil on a bed of steamed spinach and finally pork laid on quinoa and topped with sauteed apple. I loved all three. Delicious. I will be coming back to The Courtyard to have dinner.
|Photo by Margaret Bourne of Suburban Tourist|
Second location - The NaRoma Pizza Bar had a warm and inviting feeling. Not to mention the fire breather that was stationed outside doing some cool tricks.
|NaRoma Pizza Bar on Locke Street|
|Fire Breather lead us to the next stop on the Dishcrawl Hamilton|
|A little excitement for the Dishcrawlers|
We started with a Arugla salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar and thin slices of parmesan cheese. Next, puree of chickpea and two slices of thin crust pizza - Margerita and Brie with Prosciutto. I was very impressed with the owner, the staff and the food.
|Margarita and Brie and Prosciutto Pizza|
|Margaret enjoying chickpea puree at NaRoma Pizza Bar|
|The menu at NaRoma for Dishcrawl Hamilton - Locke Street|
Third location - The West Town Bar & Grill is comfy and inviting. On the tasting menu was stracciatella soup, jerk chicken and a hand made spring roll. A great place to come for a beer, lunch, or breakfast.
|The West Town Bar & Grill on Locke Street Hamilton|
|The West Town Bar & Grill - Comfy and Inviting|
Last location - Ceylon Tea Bush had an relaxing atmosphere to meet for a tea or one of their fantastic deserts that they make.
|Ceylon Tea Bush on Locke Street Hamilton|
|Chanry Thach of Getaroundtoliving.com enjoying the first ever Dishcrawl Hamilton|
|Desert at Ceylon Tea Bush on Locke Street Hamilton|
If you are looking to have an adventure for an evening, Dishcrawl Hamilton is something you have to do. I enjoyed getting an opportunity to try different foods and experiencing the venues and their atmosphere. I look forward to trying a different dishcrawl somewhere in Hamilton soon.
254 Locke Street South
NaRoma Pizza Bar
215 Locke Street South
The West Town Bar & Grill
214 Locke Street South
Ceylon Tea Bush
218 Locke Street