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Foodie Friday: Preston St. cocktail crawl

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Photo from Salt's website.Photo from Salt's website.

Post by Melissa Lefebvre Classic and craft cocktails are making a huge comeback and there is no shortage of great spots in Ottawa to enjoy one. In fact, if you’re looking for a night out, Preston St. has several great places within a stone’s throw of each other. Forget the pub crawl, we’re going on a Preston street cocktail crawl! The Moonroom (442 Preston St.) Open since 2009, The Moonroom is the original destination for great cocktails on Preston. Their focus is on the classics, but they have a few in-house creations on the menu too. We decide to try some classics. While generally not drawn to sweeter cocktails, I... | Continue reading article

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Brew Donkey Tour: Hidden History Adventure

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All photos by Jordan Duff.All photos by Jordan Duff.

Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend my first Brew Donkey tour – Hidden History Adventures. If you’ve ever been to a local beer event, you’ve likely seen Brew Donkey owner, Brad Campeau working a booth or sampling the wares or you might be familiar with his company from their efforts working through odd regulatory issues last summer. He’s one of the local beer industry’s biggest champions. He also runs brewery tours through Brew Donkey tours. For this particular tour, he enlisted the assistance of local historian, Andrew... | Continue reading article

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Jeremy Hotz: Misery loves an audience

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Photos courtesy of Jeremy Hotz.Photos courtesy of Jeremy Hotz.

Ottawa native and standup road warrior Jeremy Hotz will be airing his grievances on Saturday February 13th at the National Arts Centre as part of his International Man of Misery Tour, presented by Just for Laughs. Fans of comedy will recognize Hotz’ signature stance:  sideward facing, chin leaning on hand and furrowed brow.  He has a knack for pointing out the dark side to just about anything.  Not everyone can say they can make a living complaining. “Misery is my inspiration for everything.  I like to talk about the darker... | Continue reading article

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undercurrents: Mouthpiece a silent scream made audible

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Photo by Brooke Wedlock.Photo by Brooke Wedlock.

Jared Davidson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Apt613. Follow his Twitter for more. The opening night of undercurrents closed with Mouthpiece, a play from Toronto’s Quote Unquote Collective, and a play whose title only hints at the social commentary that bursts forth from this performance in new and important ways. It is the kind of play that provokes a reaction—in some moments, anxiety, in others, triumph. The play is an examination of femininity in the modern context, replete with meta-theatrical excursions, such as the reciting of the... | Continue reading article

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“Winning isn’t enough”: Fury coach Paul Dalglish on upcoming season

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All images courtesy of Ottawa Fury FC.All images courtesy of Ottawa Fury FC.

In a conversation with new Fury FC coach Paul Dalglish, we find out what kind of team Ottawa can look forward to seeing in 2016. Paul Dalglish has been in Ottawa just a few weeks, but he’s been hard at work ever since he arrived.  Since being named the new coach of Ottawa Fury FC, he’s found a place to live in the Glebe but he hasn’t had time to explore any of his new city beyond his new workplace at TD Place stadium.  Even skating on the canal will... | Continue reading article

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Girl Force to increase gender equality in video game production

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Lindsay Blenkhorn is pictured at Fuel Industries, where she is Senior Producer. Photo by Livia Marina Belcea.Lindsay Blenkhorn is pictured at Fuel Industries, where she is Senior Producer. Photo by Livia Marina Belcea.

Post by Livia Marina Belcea Move over guys, Girl Force is taking over Ottawa, one game at a time! Lindsay Blenkhorn is a Senior Producer at Fuel Industries. She has been in her role for four and a half years, and oversees the production of projects such as games, mobile apps and websites. She has worked on producing games and content for brands like Warner Bros. and Mattel, to name a few. Lindsay holds a degree in computer science, and got involved in making games when she combined her love of... | Continue reading article

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