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Month: July 2010

Restaurant Watch: The Hintonburger

Hintonburg is quickly becoming the foodie capital of Ottawa. And while its culinary core is still its western border at Holland and Wellington, the effect seems to be spreading further eastwards – just as construction crews work to improve the look of the area, specifically the less hip, more auto-salesy stretch of Wellington near Fairmont […]

Apt613 Guide to getting a bike on the cheap.

Post by Dev Marr Picking your first bike (or simply a replacement bike) can be a daunting task. If I hadn’t had help from a friend I wouldn’t have known where to start. In fact, even if I had known where to start, having a friend come along to give a second opinion is always […]

Street Food Exposé: B.Goods bakery, sweets on asphalt.

Post by Dominic Maggiolo, Ottawa food philosopher and blogger on vegetarian food and culture. Check out some of his other writings on his blog, Le Jeune Gourmand. You’re not going to find mustard, relish or ketchup at this street vendor; no stocky polish man yelling at you for not taking the “special” sauce on your […]

urbanfête: A Paper Party!

To some people, this admission will come as no surprise: I love paper. Not your everyday white 90lb 8.5 x11, but paper – printed, patterned, textured paper. I learned this love of all things pulp from a dear friend, who is also one of the best card makers I’ve ever met. She was the one […]

Summer music preview, part 2

Some of you might be thinking, hey, how can you call this the second part of the SUMMER music preview when, past 48 hours notwithstanding, it’s been cool and rainy nearly every day for the past six weeks? To which I answer: because we already called the first part a summer music preview.  You do […]

Weekly News Review: O’Brien coming back, Algonquin courses, Gonchar a Sen and more!

As we reported last week, city council voted 15-9 in favor of the Lansdowne redevelopment. Clive Doucet wants to bring the process to court, others just want to move forward. Councillor Diane Deans, who voted against the plan last Monday, said she thinks “unfortunately, there’s a divided community left in the wake of this decision.” […]

Reviewing Dave Brubeck at the Ottawa Jazz Festival

Post by Mark De Abreu As Dave Brubeck took the stage at Confederation Park on Saturday, the packed Ottawa Jazz Fest crowd couldn’t help but welcome him with a warm standing ovation—the first of many that evening. The legendary 89-year-old jazz pianist was as sharp and playful as ever as he lead his quartet—featuring Bobby […]

Weekend roundup

While the Queen is off seeing the sights of our lovely country this weekend, (unfortunately, we’re pretty sure that our alternative itinerary for her wasn’t taken up by the royal schedulers) there’s a lot for us plebians to get up to as well. The JazzFest continues in all of its groovy glory, but if that’s […]