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Month: August 2010

Planning a hoedown or hootenanny? Best rental halls in town

Post by Kaitlin Wainwright If you are of a certain age, chances are your summer weekends were, at least in part, spent at weddings and wedding receptions. In the last three summers, I’ve attended no fewer than ten weddings in Ottawa, including my own. But this isn’t entirely about weddings. It’s also about birthday celebrations, […]

Better know a neighbourhood: Beechwood/New Edinburgh

Better know a Neighborhood is Apartment613’s knockoff homage to Stephen Colbert’s famed Better Know a District. Our goal is simple: find and write about interesting parts of the city. For the first part of this not-so-innovative series, we headed to West Wellington Village (or Hintonburg, we’re never quite sure). For our encore we went to […]

The Lord of the Wings decrees: The five best chicken wings in Ottawa

Post and photos by Jeff B., aka the Lord of the Wings – until recently an Ottawa-based food blogger specializing in the favorite food of sports pub patrons world wide. Check out his blog for news, recipes and reviews from Ottawa and beyond. Apartment613 wishes LOTW the best of luck in his new city and […]

For fishes with bicycles: Ottawa’s best bike-accessible swimming holes

Guest post by Andrea Grant – who certainly doesn’t let her gills and fins get in the way of cycling around the capital all summer long. It’s hot out – we know. You’re uncomfortable and sweaty – we can tell. You’re stuck in the city with only a bike and some bus tickets, and your […]