You may have seen Erin’s name around the Internet from time to time. Here are some of the things she’s said to media outlets about business, Hamilton and life in general:


Women of Distinction Awards honour best and brightest in Hamilton

Leaders, builders, advocates and mentors: some of the community's best and brightest were honoured Thursday night by the YWCA Hamilton at the 2018 Women of Distinction Awards.

Erin was honoured as a Woman of Distinction in the Business Leadership/Entrepreneurship Category. 

Burlington Chamber of Commerce: Erin Dunham

TEDxKingStWomen: Erin Dunham, The Woman Problem


Cocktails with KB: Erin Dunham

One of my favourite things to do is have a cocktail with a friend, or someone who will become a friend by the time the glass is empty. Cocktails with KB is a monthly column that allows you to get to know some of Hamilton’s most exciting people! So, pour yourself a cocktail and enjoy!

SB IN THE COMMUNITY: Interview with Erin Dunham

It’s been an exciting ride for CEO and Co-Founder of The Other Bird, Erin Dunham. In just under five years, Erin and her Partner, Matt Kershaw have opened six restaurants in the Burlington and Hamilton area, with no plans of slowing down. In May 2016, The Other Bird took ownership of the Arlington Hotel located in beautiful Paris, Ontario....

Eat North: Reasons why Canada's diversity makes you hungry

Our cuisine isn't bound by a rigid identity of what "Canadian cuisine" should be—we are a mixing bowl of cultures and that is so obvious in the growing talent of our restaurant scene. We are influenced by every culture that makes up this country and we are only limited by our imagination. Take that, longstanding immovable tradition!


When people hear the word entrepreneur, most recall successful examples: Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Mark Zucherberg or Jack Dorsey. Rare are the stories of hardship and failure, or the fact that you are more likely to fail as a business than succeed...

Chopped Canada winner is new owner of Arlington Hotel

Paris’ historic Arlington Hotel has been given new life under the direction of an award-winning chef and his partner who make up the Hamilton-based restaurant group The Other Bird....

Talking tableside: Erin Dunham of The Other Bird

The entrepreneur on the importance of good staff and how she winds down at the end of a busy day...

The Spec: Hamilton foodies crowdfund $100,000 for new restaurant

Hamilton will soon have its first crowd-funded restaurant.
The city's foodies backed a $100,000 crowdfunding campaign for a new taco, bourbon and tequila restaurant on James Street North.
Erin Dunham and Matt Kershaw, the owners of a growing Hamilton eatery empire, launched an Indiegogo drive to open The Mule...

The Globe and Mail: Team behind Hamilton's hottest restaurants raises over $100,000

Introducing Erin Dunham and Matt Kershaw, co-founders of The Other Bird Inc. group which includes a portolio of restaurants including The Alex in Burlington, Ont., Rapscallion Rogue Eatery, Two Black Sheep, Black Sheep Snack Bar and (soon) The Mule in Hamilton, Ont.

Move to #HamOnt

My name is Erin Dunham and I do restaurants in Hamilton. (*I feel compelled to expand here – Erin and her partner Matt run some of the city’s most popular eateries including Rapscallion2 Black SheepBlack Sheep Snack BarExcept for Kenneth and Burlington’s The Alex – and in summer 2015 we’ll see The Mule.

EatNorth Talking Tableside: Erin Dunham of The Other Bird

Like two stars destined to cross paths, Erin Dunham and Matt Kershaw of The Other Bird are like a stellar collision shooting off magic and wowing people with pretty much every damn thing they touch. With six restaurants, a catering branch, and a boutique hotel, they’ve created their own little killer cosmos.


Discover #HamOnt Episode 027: Erin Dunham

If you live in Hamilton and have not heard of Erin Dunham you may have been living under a rock with your fingers in your ears.  Erin has spearheaded the opening of multiple new restaurants in the city under the wing of The Other Bird, along with the crowdfunded project The Mule. .

claire.she.goes: Introducing: Erin Dunham

If, like me, you live in Paris, Ontario, you probably know the Arlington Hotel. But do you know Erin Dunham?

The Spec: Rapscallion owner wins two Hamilton business achievement awards

Local restaurateur Erin Dunham took away two awards from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce's business achievement gala Tuesday night.
She was named the city's young entrepreneur of the year and her company, The Other Bird, was named outstanding mid-sized business. Legendary Honesty | Erin Dunham

Erin Dunham is the 35-year-old CEO, owner, and co-founder of the Hamilton-based Hospitality Group known as ‘The Other Bird’. Together with her partner, Matt Kershaw they were able to build 6 1/2 restaurants and grow from 5 to 150 employees in only 6 1/2 years.

Canadian Restaurant News: Crowdfunding tacos in Hamilton

Two restaurateurs have raised enough cash to open the doors to a local taco bar through an online crowdfunding campaign.
Erin Dunham and chef Matt Kershaw—the team behind Burlington’s The Alex and Hamilton restaurants Two Black Sheep and Rapscallion Rogue Eatery—raised $103,850 through their Indiegogo campaign dubbed “Fund Us to Feed You” to open The Mule, a James Street North taco, tequila and bourbon bar in Hamilton.
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snapd Burlington: Young Professionals Network Roundtable with Erin Dunham

On October 26, the Burlington Chamber Young Professionals Network invited members and guests to join them at the Burro for an enjoyable casual evening of sharing and learning from Burlington's Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Erin Dunham.

lfpress: New eatery opening near downtown London's Budweiser Gardens

Two Hamilton restaurateurs who specialize in shaking things up plan to open a new cocktail spot in downtown London this fall.

Financial Post: Why crowdfunding might be the perfect way to get a new restaurant off the ground

This week, Matthew Kershaw and Erin Dunham will open the doors of a tacos-and-tequila restaurant, The Mule, in Hamilton, Ont. Since they burst on to the restaurant scene, the pair have launched four eateries in quick succession. This time, though, they found a way to raise the necessary cash without living in their parents’ basements, running up their credit cards, or signing over their first-born child to a lender.