In December, Hamilton Small Fries was invited to the last Dishcrawl of the year on Concession Street. We were both especially happy about this one because we too often neglect anything on the Mountain – we are downtown girls at heart.

Anyways, the first stop of the night was at Papa Leo’s. This breakfast/brunch resto was serving up;

hamilton small fries | Dishcrawl Hamilton Mountain | Papa Leos Storefront

Apple Bacon Pancake with fried quail egg (Lindsay passed on the bacon)

Mango and Red Pepper Salad with Chorizo (Lindsay opted out of the Chorizo)

Crab and Shrimp Cake with Aioli

hamilton small fries | Dishcrawl Hamilton Mountain | Papa Leos Food

We were both blown away by the quality of the food and that all ingredients were local. We are huge advocates of everything local – obviously. So we loved that!

Leo and his crew were awesome to accommodate Lindsay, the picky vegetarian, which was really nice of them. Heather tried everything as intended and couldn’t say enough about the great food and great hospitality at Papa Leo’s.

The second stop on the Crawl was Ole Gourmet. We were really excited about this stop as we missed trying them at Battledish.

hamilton small fries | Dishcrawl Hamilton Mountain | Ole Gourmet Storefront

Ole Gourmet’s spot on Concession was a bit too small for all us hungry crawlers, so we were brought to St Stephen’s on the Mount across the street.

hamilton small fries | Dishcrawl Concession Hamilton Mountain | Bagpiper

A bagpiper led us there in the snowy weather – it was a lot of fun!

hamilton small fries | Dishcrawl Hamilton Mountain | Ole Gourmet Food

The two of us sat with I Heart Hamilton blogger Kristin Archer and Grant Winestock of Baltimore House.

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Ole Gourmet served mouth-watering tacos and churros with chocolate and icing sugar. Lindsay – being a pain again – asked if there was a vegetarian option; there wasn’t. Ole Gourmet was SO great though that they went across the street to the restaurant to make her a veggie option.

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Third stop on the list was La Luna – a well-known Lebanese restaurant in Hamilton. We were greeted by some entertainment – a fire breather! Watching him was totally worth standing in the snowstorm.

hamilton small fries | Dishcrawl Concession Hamilton Mountain | Firebreather

The both of us love Lebanese food so were both excited that La Luna was the next stop. We sampled chicken shish tawook on a skewer, hummos with pita, fattoush salad & falafel. It was all very good! We can definitely see why it’s such a talked-about place.

hamilton small fries | Dishcrawl Hamilton Mountain | La Luna Storefront

We also couldn’t believe how much food we got at La Luna! By this point in the night we were both getting extrememly full – we had no idea how we were going to do the final stop.

hamilton small fries | Dishcrawl Hamilton Mountain | La Luna Food

We left La Luna and walked down the street, following the sounds of folk ban Ash & Bloom. The pair played outside of coffee house E23, to help us find our way.

hamilton small fries | Dishcrawl Hamilton Mountain | E23 Storefront

Neither of us had been here before so we were pleasantly surprised by this small, quant coffee shop. E23 is owned by Jason Hofing, owner of Red Hill Coffee Trade. And I mean if you want a good cup of coffee in Hamilton – who else would you go see?

hamilton small fries | Dishcrawl Hamilton Mountain | E23 Food

We were served espresso and biscottis from Hotti Biscotti. We were so full by that point that we wrapped our biscotti in napkins and brought them home – they were delicious the next day!

All in all, it was an amazing night! Dave from Dishcrawl always puts on a great show and we look forward to many more nights of crawlin’ with fellow Hamiltonians.

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Note about this post: Heather got so caught up in the excitement of Dishcrawl, that she missed some photo-taking opportunities…which is why you will see some night time and day time photos. 🙂