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The Careport Centre, Hamilton…new and improved in 2013

In Food & Drink Fest 2012 on November 28, 2011 at 8:18 pm

As many of you know, the8th Annual Food & Drink Fest is back at The Careport Centre, Hamilton for our 2013 show on April 12-13, 2013!  Here are some of the improvements The Careport Centre is making for the 2013 season.

The Careport Centre, Hamilton, Ontario

Food & Drink Fest at The Careport Centre

Food & Drink Fest at The Careport Centre

Food & Drink Fest 2012 at The Careport Centre, Hamilton

Food & Drink Fest 2012 at The Careport Centre, Hamilton


Soups On!

In Top Ten on November 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm
With winter just ahead, I’ve found myself once again scouring recipes for soups, stews and anything that can be made in a crock pot. There is just something comforting and lovely about coming home to a warm bowl full of your favorite flavors at the end of a chilly day. Having grown up in Hamilton with adventurous foodie parents, it’s always around this time of year that I start to crave some of the city’s bountiful bowlfuls! In view of this, I’ve compiled this week’s TOP TEN in honour of the city’s best soups… So grab a spoon and enjoy!
Tom Yum Seafood Vermicelli Soup from Ben Thanh Restaurant
Chicken Soup from Staropolskie Delikatesy
Lentil Soup from La Luna Restaurant
Stracciatella from La Cantina Restorante
Bangkok Soup from Lemongrass Restaurant
White French Onion Soup from the Ancaster Old Mill
Hungarian Style Goulash from Denninger’s Foods of the World
Vegetable Minestrone from Valentinos Place
Potato Cheddar Soup from Punch Bowl Country Market
Mushroom Consomme from The Courtyard

Feel free to add some of your favorites in the comments below so that during the winter months ahead we can all reference some ideas of where to go when only soup will do!


Jennifer Odell
Food and Drink Fest
March 23rd, 24th and 25th
Careport Centre, Hamilton

Food & Drink Fest…Back at The Careport Centre

In Food & Drink Fest 2012 on November 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm
8th Annual Food & Drink Fest 2013

8th Annual Food & Drink Fest 2013

8th Annual Food & Drink Fest…the Festival with Taste is back at The Careport Expo Centre!

April 12, 13 & 14, 2013~The Careport Centre, Hamilton

2013’s Festival with Taste is excited to announce they are back at their new home, The Careport Centre, located at 170 Longwood Road South in McMaster Innovation Park Hamilton, Ontario. As we discovered last year, there are many advantages that come with moving the event to The Careport Centre, which is the region’s largest up and coming trade show and convention facility. Some of those advantages include:

  • FREE Parking for both exhibitors and customers
  • Over 30,000 square feet of extra space. (allowing exhibitors to expand their presence at the show)
  • Everything will be on one floor and in one space
  • More loading docks and easier access for exhibitors to load-in and load-out
  • Ability to handle an increase in attendance while at the same time making larger and more comfortable aisles
  • Larger indoor crunch area for Food & Drink goers if lines get large. (Very important in inclement weather!)
  • Ability to move people faster into the show. (Helping to minimize wait times at rush hours and gives our Food & Drink guests the best experience possible)
  • Easy access off of Hwy 403 for exhibitors and consumers coming in locally and  from out of town,
  • Much more flexibility to evolve the event while still maintaining an intimate, interesting and fun atmosphere
  • Very accessible public transportation to the facility
  • In walking distance for visitors and university faculty and students that reside in the west end and downtown core of Hamilton.

The team has already begun the exhibitor rebooking process and several of Food & Drink culinary attractions have returned! Such fan favs as  Ridge Road Winery, Hot Mamas,  Twisted Lemon, My Thai, Creemore Springs, Wellington Brewery, Caroline Cellars, Dyments, Vineland Estates, Cupcake Diner  and many more have already reserved their booth locations for Food & Drink Fest 2013.

All and all Food & Drink Fest 2013 is already promising to be another fun, delicious night on the town! Be sure to come and visit us at our new digs: The Careport Centre, April 12 13 & 14, 2013

For Consumer or Exhibit Information, please feel free to contact Shannon or Jennifer at any time

8th Annual Food & Drink Fest…the Festival

April 12, 13 & 14, 2013

The Careport Centre, Hamilton, Ontario

P: 905-524-3689