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Ottawa, we need to talk: Stop with the grease wheel pizzas already!

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I’ve lived in the nation’s capital for just over ten years now, and I have always been on the prowl for an awesome, hole-in-the-wall pizza place within city limits. Now it may simply be because I enjoy a certain type of pizza that is hard to find in Ottawa, but then for the sake of variety(!), we need to have a few other choices than my pizza-nemesis: the grease wheel! The grease wheel tends to be characterized by thick dough, lots of cheese (hence all the grease), tons of toppings... | Continue reading article

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613 Style File: Velo Vogue 2013

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All photos by Adria MayAll photos by Adria May

On June 1st, Ottawa Velo Vogue held a fashion show at the Kichesippi Beer Co. Between the cute dresses, cute bikes and fashionable people, the event was filled with style inspiration. If you didn’t have an opportunity to attend the event, photos can be found here.   Name: JORDAN DE RUITER Occupation: Designer at Jordan De Ruiter Outfit: Dress from her line, Jordan De Ruiter Style Inspiration: “I just make what I would really wear. Stuff you can dress up in, but that you buy and doesn’t just sit in your closet forever.”... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa, we need to talk: We’re losing the farmers in the ByWard Market

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Photo courtesy of Justinvl from the apt613 flickr groupPhoto courtesy of Justinvl from the apt613 flickr group

Guest post by Anne Walsh, who works in Kemptville as an art therapist. For those of us who were born and bred in Ottawa, the arrival of farmers and their produce signals the start of spring. The colorful array of fruits, veggies, baked goods and fresh flowers transforms the ByWard Market from drab and cold to bursting with life and activity. I set out to interview farmers who have been selling their wares on the ByWard Market for multiple generations. As I interviewed hard working farmers, my sense of alarm... | Continue reading article

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Best funky boutiques in Ottawa

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Photo by Brenda LabellePhoto by Brenda Labelle

Enjoy hunting for curious and one-of-a-kind wonders? Apt613 has bravely wandered the city streets in search of the cute, the funky, and the truly bizarre in order to help kick-start your spring shopping adventures. These “best” boutiques were chosen for their pleasant vibe and unique offerings that won’t burn too large of a hole in your pocket. Please tell us about your favourite shops in the comments section. 1. Wunderkammer (238 Dalhousie St.)Wunderkammer is like a museum of the strange and beautiful. The main attraction might be the jewelry, but it also offers... | Continue reading article

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Best cocktails in Ottawa

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Photo by mawel courtesy of FlickrPhoto by mawel courtesy of Flickr

I transplanted here from New York in July 2012 and I have a confession to make. In my first few months in Ottawa I dragged my partner into various random places (often on Elgin St.) for a drink, and then complained that, “no one in this town knows how to make a proper Negroni!”  He would simply roll his eyes and tell me not to say that too loudly. Yes, I know it sounds a little pretentious and obnoxious, but it seemed to be the sad, honest truth.  Part of... | Continue reading article

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Apt Crush: Tom and Lauren’s Adult Playhouse

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All photos by Rudayna BahubeshiAll photos by Rudayna Bahubeshi

At Lauren and Tom’s apartment, there’s a kitchen cart steps away from the entrance that is perpetually stacked with treats and tea or wine, depending on the time of day. The first thing you notice once you’re in their apartment is the drink that’s immediately put in your hands and the focus on good old hospitality. There aren’t chairs and couches pointing at a television, but furniture and conversation pieces that facilitate afternoons of chatter and laughter. This apartment marks a new chapter for Lauren and Tom. Their previous apartments were... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Ottawa, we need to talk about take-out containers

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Photo by dot polka on flickrPhoto by dot polka on flickr

So, I’m one of those annoying, unabashed foodie types that waxes on about the merits of things that are cooked sous-vide while en route to the newest chic taco joint. As a devotee of all things tasty, I inevitably find myself leaving a restaurant with a take-out container filled with the night’s left-overs, which are often too delicious to leave for the green bin – or worse yet – the dumpster. And it’s the makeup of these containers that often irks me, and is the subject of the first ever... | Continue reading article

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Apartment Crush: More is more at Beth and Nelson’s thrifty apartment

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All photos by Katie MarshAll photos by Katie Marsh

Take a peek into the apartments and homes of Ottawa with Apartment Crush. If you would like us to feature your place in Apartment Crush, let us know by emailing apartment613@gmail.com The secret to Beth and Nelson’s style can be found in their love of old things. When the couple moved into their new digs on Somerset Street, they filled the airy rooms of their old-fashioned apartment with thrift store finds and antiques. The result is a homey mix of nicknacks, art and even the occasional piece of taxidermy that... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Best Poutine in Ottawa

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It is impossible to dislike poutine. Yes, I am calling out you liars: it is impossible. Whether it’s in a traditional styrofoam cup leaking gravy onto a picnic table or served with pulled pork, vegetarian gravy, homefries or other creative ingredients, it’s hard not to gravitate to the one menu item guaranteed not to let you down. With a little help from the polling worlds of Twitter and Facebook, we have found some of Ottawa’s go-to poutine destinations. 1-  Sasha’s Chip Wagon. For weeks people have yelled that it is the... | Continue reading article

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Undercurrents review

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Photo courtesy of Julie LaurinPhoto courtesy of Julie Laurin

Tuesday evening marked the beginning of Ottawa’s third annual undercurrents festival at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (1233 Wellington Street West). Festival Director Pat Gauthier’s  showcase of six theatre productions includes a mix of local and national creations that highlight some of the best cutting-edge theatre in the country. With each show lasting about an hour at the most, very reasonable ticket prices, multiple performances, and productions you might not normally get to see—or know about until after the fact — the festival is one of the most accessible theatre available.... | Continue reading article

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