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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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The Best City Views in Town

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1. Parliament Hill’s Peace Tower – yes, very very touristic but you can see just about anything you want – a 360 degree view- thanks to all those mandatory short “skyscrapers” downtown. 2. Nepean Point (behind the Art Gallery). You can share space with Samuel de Champlain and high school kids smoking up but the views are gorgeous and it’s a wonderful spot to have some gelato on a hot summer’s day. 3. LeBreton Flats – at sunset looking East. Proof the city actually has a skyline. 4. Mackenzie King... | Continue reading article

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The Best Chai Latte in Town

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…because not everyone drinks coffee. 1. Starbucks Various locations I really truly do enjoy the spicy Tazo chai they serve up. It’s got a nice zing that other chai lattes lack – try this one with soy milk, too. Super tasty. They’ve got a few alternative chais out there right now as well (such as an apple juice based one), but I’m all for the original. Why mess with a good thing? 2. Raw Sugar 692 Somerset W. The only one I’ve found where they actually use loose tea and... | Continue reading article

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