Salar Madadi

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am the chef and owner of Maipai tiki and pizza bar. I enjoy travel, cooking, and eating every type of food I can get my hands on.


Why did you move to Hamilton? 

I moved to Hamilton with my wife so that we could have more space for our dogs, and because prices were great at the time. We wanted to remain in a city and Hamilton was the best fit.


What neighbourhood are you living in and why did you choose it?

We live in Stipley and chose it because it’s a nice quiet area and house prices were cheap.


What surprised you most about the city?

I was most surprised at how strong the community is here when you make the decision to get involved in it.


Any advice for people considering making the move?

Talk to people that already live here, but make sure you talk to a wide range of people, as everyone has their own perspective and experiences.


If someone was visiting Hamilton for the first time, what would be the top three places you would recommend them checking out? 

Webster’s falls, James St during art crawl, and Rony’s in Stoney Creek.