Brunch at Hamilton’s Jack & Lois

The Triple Crown
The Triple Crown

I spent the past few days in Hamilton covering the JUNO awards and events leading up to it. My co-worker and I had some time Saturday morning so we grabbed brunch at Jack & Lois which was featured on the show You Gotta Eat Here.

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The inside of the restaurant was very kitchy. It was colourful and the tables and chairs unmatching. It was like being at your grandma’s house complete with posters of dogs and cats that looked like prints on shirts at Northern Getaway. They had a great selection of brunch items and a menu for the more adventurous people.

Obviously, I chose to go with the excessive Triple Crown (pictured above). It was a trio of Eggs Benedict: smoked salmon, lobster, tenderloin. They came with potatoes and fresh fruit. The potatoes were seasoned nicely and had bits of onion. The bennies were so delicious, and the hollandaise had a perfect consistency. I can’t decide which of the three I liked more, they were all very good!

IMG_0909My co-worker had The Cobra: hashbrowns and fruit with 3 grilled cheese, sausage, eggs, bacon, peameal bacon. It was traditional brunch done right! It was great value, and such large portions that he ended up taking home leftovers.

Jack & Lois is totally a place to check if you’re ever in the hammer! We actually considered going back the next day but we ran out of time.

Jack & Lois on Urbanspoon

Tall Ships Hamilton

Since we sort of failed at finding the ships last weekend, we decided to go see them in Hamilton. We saw them this time as they were all settled along Hamilton’s Pier 8.

The area is much smaller than Toronto’s Harbourfront so we found all the booths full of historical 1812 paraphernalia as well. Oh, and delicious ribs.

Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013

Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013

Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013

Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013

Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013
Tall Ships Hamilton 6/30/2013

Pho @ The Guava Hamilton

I spent some time this week in Hamilton visiting grandma. Me and my sister Livia decided to head to find some Pho in the area and found The Guava. Inside it looked like it had been recently renovated.
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We shared an order of shrimp summer rolls. Presentation wise they were very beautiful but the giant lettuce was a bit impractical. When you finished the roll you’d be left with a chunk of lettuce.
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We both had different vermicelli. I ordered the shredded pork and Livia chose chicken. The portion sizes were generous and the fish sauce was flavourful. The pork itself was flavourful and the vegetables well pickled.

The prices were a bit more expensive than similar restaurants in Toronto, but the quality of the food was great.
GUAVA Vietnamese-Thai Cuisine on Urbanspoon