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Foodie Friday: Super service and modern feel make Giovanni’s an Italian eatery worth visiting

“Service, service, service,” is what sets Giovanni’s Ristorante apart, says general manager and tonight’s Maitre D’, Fabio Vitagliano. It’s a motto that would explain the Italian eatery’s longevity on Preston Street – it’s been here for more than 30 years – but it’s only part of the fine dining experience. And make no mistake, dinner […]

Photo from teatrocafe.ca. All other photos are by Tobi Cohen.

Foodie Friday: House made syrups give Teatro Café cocktails their charm

The cocktail craze is inching westward. They’ve cropped up in the Byward Market, Centretown and Little Italy and now Teatro Café is introducing carefully crafted cocktails with house-made syrups and largely local ingredients to Wellington Village. Never heard of it? Not surprising. Teatro Café just opened in June and it’s easily missed tucked away on […]

Alex McCooeye, Christopher Morris. Photo by Andree Lanthier.

Oscar Wilde’s Earnest a perfect pick-me-up

There’s a reason why The Importance of Being Earnest has stood the test of time – it’s freakin’ hilarious and it doesn’t matter if it’s 1895 or 2014. Sure, Shakespeare’s plays are some 300 years older than this Oscar Wilde comedy which is part of the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre series. But let’s be […]

Photo from Social Restaurant + Lounge's Facebook page. All other photos by Tobi Cohen.

Social goes local, features kiss-for-cure martini as part of fall/winter cocktail offering

It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. Sussex Drive’s Social Restaurant + Lounge is releasing its fall/winter cocktail menu this week and offered Apartment613 a sneak peek. So I decided to take one for the team and allowed bar manager and cocktail connoisseur Veronique Savoie to ply me with her poisons last […]

Photo by dugspr on Flickr.

Beyond the Pale hosts screening of new doc exploring Ontario’s archaic liquor laws

With the popularity of craft beer exploding across the capital, not to mention everywhere else, a new film exploring Ontario’s archaic liquor distribution laws is sure to get micro broupies fired up when it makes its Ottawa debut Thursday. The independent documentary called Straight Up: The issue of alcohol in Ontario, seeks to answer tough […]

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