In the "West Harbour....& Parking" thread, AKT started a sub-thread on pre-game restaurants downtown
and post-game bars. I think it's a good topic that deserves its own thread, so I'm starting it.
Here's a summary of what we have already, along with their contributers
-MEXI-CAN (just north of York)
Thai Memory on King William beside Lister block, and Dalina ( Egyptian) beside fire Dept. HQ on King William.
http://www.thaimemory.ca/ [me: did that used to be called My Thai, or is that different?]
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Ventura's Signature Restaurant near the Armouries. Excellent Portuguese food.
The whole James Street North has so much culture and is a sleeping giant about to explode [me: any favourites?]
La Piazza Allegra (James South)
That's it before the thread got back on topic. What are your suggestions? What about suggestions for other non-food related game day activity?
I think the Winking Judge is a great place if you like micro-brewed beer (as I do).
Certainly lots more restaurants down in this part of the city then up top near Rymal or the Red HIll Valley. But then, is this even relevant to the discussion of where to put the stadium although this isn't another stadium location thread, is it?
Yeah thats usually a good sign that you're going to get something authentic :lol:
IMHO, Augusta street is the place to go to eat and drink these days. The Ship has fabulous seafood, The Winking Judge has the best beer in town ( http://www.winkingjudge.com ). Gallagher's isnt bad at all but their live music nights get a little too loud if you want have a conversation while eating. Pheasant Plucker has great atmosphere as well as Out An' About. That whole area is really doing great witch is so nice to see in Hamilton.
One of the best fine dining secrets is also in that area: Boo's Bistro ( http://www.boosbistro.ca/index.html ) Right on James South . I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone for special occasions ( be prepared to drop $100-140 for a diner for two). Excellent food, beutifull, romantic decor and great staff. And you definitely need a reservation on weekends.
For Asian cuisine I'd recommend Crystal Dynasty on Cannon. Haven't been there in a while so I'm not sure if its still as good but last time I was there the General Tzao chicken was fan-freakin-tastic.
I love the Flatbread and Antijitos at The Honest Lawyer, the service though does leave something to be desired at time. Lots of room though, which is a plus as well as Guitar Hero and Foosball and I suspect that punching machine will be getting used a lot more before I Ti-Cat game.