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The Best Pancakes in Ottawa – the Twitter-poll edition

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I love pancakes. Their light and fluffy texture topped with a drizzle of intensely sweet maple syrup makes them a perfect dish for a relaxing weekend brunch. Imagine my surprise to learn that I get to eat them for dinner tonight! It’s pancake Tuesday… which I know has lots of significance and meaning for many as a religious marker leading into lent. For me… it’s more about an excuse to have breakfast for dinner. To help those of you looking to satisfy your pancake craving this evening – I asked our twitter... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Science! Best Brew in Town

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Wakey Juice, Liquid Crack, the Black Ichor Of Life… Coffee by any other name would smell as sweet, especially first thing in the morning. More then just a beverage, coffee is ritual, wake up call, excuse for a break and more to millions of Canadians, not excluding Ottawans. Needless to say, the supreme importance bean juice plays in our daily lives means that the topic of the best brew is a highly personal, and hence contentious, issue. Luckily, Apartment613 never backs down from a challenge! However, for this particular Best... | Continue reading article

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Best Bulk Food Stores in Ottawa

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Like most people, we here at Apartment613 appreciate the opportunity to save money where we can. When it comes to grocery shopping, that means occasionally looking to purchase bulk goods, but not all bulk stores are created equal so we’re here to give you the rundown on some of Ottawa’s best bulk options (by the way, if anybody has an idea about why so many of these places set up shop on Bank St. we’d love to hear it). We also have a price comparison chart that lets you see... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa’s Best and Worst Public Bathrooms

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We’ve all been in that situation where nature calls at the most inopportune time. You’re just minding your own business downtown and all of a sudden you get into a panic and need to find the nearest bathroom before it’s too late. In this situation you’ll probably settle for anything. It doesn’t have to be that way. The Powder Room is an online community that is meant to help those who suffer from an overactive bladder (OAB). While OAB is a serious medical condition that affects 12 to 18 per... | Continue reading article

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The Best (chichi) Patio in Town

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It’s officially summertime!!! That time when Ottawa seems to swell in size and everyone and their dog seem to pack restaurant patios. Where are these people in the winter? Here are our top 5 picks for best chichi patios. 1. La Terrasse, Fairmont Château Laurier The best views in town, no question. Perfect for a night drinking with your girlfriends (or partner) or brunch with your grandmother. It’s quiet, elegant and they fill your glass to the brink. The service is exceptional. But it’s the Fairmont so you won’t get... | Continue reading article

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The Best Vintage Clothing Stores in Town

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There are many reasons to buy used or vintage clothing. You can find pieces made with high quality fabrics and exquisite craftsmanship. There’s much less of a chance that you will deal with  a fashion doppelganger. Recycling and being environmentally conscious is fashionable in itself. All the cool kids are doing it. But the best reason of all – how else is a clothes horse like me going to get her fix without risking financial insolvency? Here are the best vendors of previously-owned fashion that we’ve come across so far.... | Continue reading article

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The Best Latte in the Glebe

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The Glebe - the favourite hang-out of Ottawa’s dog and baby set - likely has more places to buy coffee per square meter then any other neighbourhood in the city. Sprinkled liberally between jewellery stores, upscale clothing boutiques and Ottawa’s composting worm outlet is a fine assortment of independent and chain latte retailers.  Apartment613 thought it made sense do a review of the yuppie version of the cup of Joe - the latte – in the heart of yuppie territory (mostly because it gave us an excuse to get jacked up on coffee while gossiping about Lex Luther Larry O’Brien).... | Continue reading article

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The Best West Indian Roti in Town

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By guest contributors Chris and Yaz, co-hosts of Digestive Tracks. This weekly radio show on CKCU FM 93.1 plays every Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 and features tips on the local dining scene that any Ottawa foodie can’t afford to miss. Part of the Apartment613 crew got a chance to chat with Yaz this last Wednesday on their show; downloading the episode here to check out our discussion of the Apt613 mission statement and anarchist views by, as well as some great music and a review of the Cupcakery.... | Continue reading article

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The Best Wine Bar in Town

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Ever since I moved back to Ottawa from New York City, I’ve craved a good wine bar. In the Upper West Side we had this great little gem called Bin 71. The food was great, the wine was even better and the crowd was… eclectic. I have yet to find such a spot in Ottawa. Hopefully, this list will become a constant barometer on the Ottawa wine scene.

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The Best Places to Buy Videogames in Town

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By guest contributor Chris, co-host of Digestive Tracks. This weekly radio show on CKCU FM 93.1 plays every Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 and features tips on the local dining scene  that any Ottawa foodie can’t afford to miss. Also be sure to check out Chris’ new blog on Canadian gaming, the Canconsole. As all videogame geeks can tell you, hunting for games can be both expensive and frustrating.   Instead of sticking to one store, savvy gamers keep their eyes peeled for deals and rarities in a variety of... | Continue reading article

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