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Welcome to The Other Bird

The Other Bird is a Hamilton-based restaurant group that offers culinary experiences that pull you out of your comfort zone, but in a relaxed, easygoing way. Run by partners Erin Dunham and Matt Kershaw, with a kickass crew backing them up, the group’s restaurants include Rapscallion Rogue Eatery, The Alex, Two Black Sheep, Black Sheep Snack Bar, Except For Kenneth and The Mule.

We strive to create interesting and unique dining destinations that our city hasn’t seen before. We want to get you addicted to our fare to keep you coming back for more.

We also love special events. We cater parties for a few good friends or a few dozen guests at your place or ours. Got an idea or a question? Drop us a line using the contact form on this page.

Located in scenic Paris, Ontario, the Arlington Hotel sits across from the Grand River in the heart of the town’s picturesque downtown. With 23 boutique rooms, a gorgeous 150-person event venue, and mouthwatering dining destinations, let our landmark hotel be the inspiration for your next getaway, night out or special event.

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Rapscallion thinks your tastebuds could use a treat. Open every day from 5 p.m. ’til close, we offer a regularly changing, meaty and creative blackboard menu in a laid-back setting. We get tremendous joy out of food and offer menu items that you are unlikely to find at other local restaurants, such as oxtail, pig’s head, stuffed saddle of rabbit and tongue ‘n’ cheek.

While we love meat more than some people love their firstborn, we are always very happy to accommodate those who don’t. Vegetarians and vegans are always welcome!

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Finally. Finally. Finally. You can get a good drink and a bite on Ottawa Street. Artful cocktails, good wine, cold beer and food! From truffle popcorn and crispy chicken skin garam masala to Thai deboned stuffed wings and killer fresh tuna tacos, Black Sheep Snack Bar offers chef-driven bar snacks that will make your mouth happy, an intimate atmosphere and professional service.

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We are very happy to offer you a different kind of bar experience. We offer light fare of oysters with a variety of garnishes, charcuterie and salumi, a selection of cheeses and pickled vegetables and crisps. We have wine that you will love and cocktails that aren’t typical. So suck back an oyster, have some grog, listen to a record and enjoy Two Black Sheep.

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The current Except For Kenneth fascination is comfort-food inspired by the ol’ English Isles and prepared with the famous Kershaw touch. Delicious sandwiches and flavourful salads for lunch, fun appetizers and stick-to-your-ribs cuisine for dinner. Yum.

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The Mule thinks that tacos are a dish best served fun, with a side of liquor. Our chefs serve up tacos that range from classic Mexican to weird-and-wild-you’ve-gotta-try-this, paired with an extensive bourbon- and tequila-focused cocktail menu and a bunch of beers on tap.

Welcome to The Mule, where tacos, tequila and bourbon come to party.

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Future Plans

June 2015

Through our Fund Us To Feed You campaign, we successfully crowdfunded over $100,000 to back The Other Bird’s next restaurant, The Mule.

Hamilton needs a place that serves tacos, tequila and bourbon, and this spring The Mule will bring the best of all three to 41 King William St.

To learn more about this first-of-its-kind project, visit our page at Indiegogo or view our project video.


Check back here often — there are always new ideas bubbling away in the kitchen!