The Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area presents the 3rd annual “Downtown Localicious Experience” from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3 in conjunction with The Art Gallery of Hamilton 2010 World Film Festival and The James St. North Supercrawl. This 17-day event showcases local chefs creating delectable lunch specials and prix-fixe dinner menu items made with the best of the area’s bountiful harvest. Downtown restaurants called the “Delicious Baker’s Dozen” participating in this year’s Localicious program will include Acclamation, al Centro, Bistro Parisien, Boo’s Bistro, Brownies Downtown, Capri Ristorante, Claudio’s Ristorante, Dalina’s Egyptian & Mediterranean Cuisine, Incognito, La Cantina Ristorante, La Piazza Allegra, London Tap House, and Slainté’s Irish Pub. A special “Night on the Town” prize draw package will be featured in each restaurant and will include two tickets to the Broadway musical “SPAMALOT” at Hamilton Place Oct. 26, compliments of HECFI with overnight accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, dinner for two and limousine service to and from the hotel, provided by Hamilton Limo.
To kick off this year’s event everyone is welcome to attend an exciting Downtown Localicious Launch Party on Sept. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Guests will enjoy local samples from downtown restaurants, winery and brewery, local music and a chance to meet guest local chef Margarita Tsanganitas of Barangas on the Beach who will do a cooking demonstration of some of her favourite local dishes. Tickets are $10 per person and will be available at all participating restaurants and at the BIA office. See more information on this year’s program or call 905 523 1646.
This year the BIA has joined forces with the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) to bring together The Downtown Localicious Experience and the 2010 AGH World Film Festival (WFF), marrying delicious fresh foods with art and entertainment. The festival takes place from Sept. 24 to Oct. 3 centered downtown with local viewings of world-class films and other exciting activities. See the list of festival events. The BIA will be hosting “GOREmét Movie Night” on Sept. 25 from 7 to 11 p.m. in the James St. North Supercrawl area as part of WFF. A large screen will display short films, music videos and animation shorts and will feature live streaming of the surrounding events including restaurants, other features of super crawl, music and the art galleries between viewings.
The other partner is the James St. North Supercrawl on Sept. 25 from 1 to 11 p.m. Dozens of galleries and studios launch new exhibitions, musicians perform in the street, local artists display their work and hundreds of people fill the sidewalks as they weave through the event, all for free. There’s more information for this year’s Supercrawl.
Have you attended one of these Hamilton events in the past? Will you be going to any this year?