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Foodie Friday: Ottawa spice maven Jodi Samis

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Jodi Samis. Photo by Kelly Hotte.Jodi Samis. Photo by Kelly Hotte.

I can’t help but think that Jodi Samis has an upper hand when it comes to playing scrabble. After all words like epazote, fenugreek and vadouvan come naturally to her as the owner of Cardamom & Cloves, the online neighbourhood spice shop. The business hasn’t always been a solely online endeavour. Like most aspiring entrepreneurs, Jodi yearned for a bricks and mortar presence. As she found out, however, being a start-up has hurdles. “Finding suitable retail space wasn’t easy. I wasn’t able to commit to a 3 or 5 year... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Batten down the hatches at The Pomeroy House

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All photos from The Pomeroy House website.All photos from The Pomeroy House website.

“Mother Nature is the true artist and our job as cooks is to allow hero shine.” — Marco Pierre White When winter creeps up, even in its mild approach, we find it hard to muster up the courage to leave the coziness of our nested wooly warmness. However, each time I stroll pass the subtle door to The Pomeroy House while witnessing the warm faces through steamy windows with their expressions of gabby light fullness about them, I thought I would let go of my jogging pants for one night.... | Continue reading article

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Tap Room Sessions pour a little life into Kanata + ticket giveaway

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Photo from Big Rig's website.Photo from Big Rig's website.

Kanata is not exactly known for its nightlife. Once a haven for technological development, Kanata has become a place that many Ottawans simply don’t think about that often, unless it is in the context of our hockey team. But if the plan hatched by Big Rig and Ottawa Showbox is successful, that is about to change. The new partnership is about to bring a touch of downtown to the centre of Kanata as Matías Muñoz of Showbox and Travis Persaud of Big Rig move to shape Kanata into a destination in... | Continue reading article

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LIFT Restaurant presents: a True Canadian Experience

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Photo from Lift Restaurant's Facebook page.Photo from Lift Restaurant's Facebook page.

LIFT Restaurant, at 101 Lyon Street, will be hosting a “True Canadian Experience” this week to showcase local culinary delights and local arts and culture. The innovative event is taking place January 27 – 29 and promises to excite all the senses. Executive Chef of Delta Ottawa City Centre Jason Duffy will be creating delicious plates representing Ontario, while guest chefs from other Marriots and Delta will be representing their Canadian territories. The menu includes tasting stations highlighting flavours from the Maritimes, Quebec, the Prairies and Ontario.  The high-end fare spans... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: 7 killer sandwich spots in the Capital Region

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The Piggy Market. All photos by Alessandro Marcon.The Piggy Market. All photos by Alessandro Marcon.

Foolish is the fool who says there ain’t much to a sandwich. Simple, sure: two slabs of bread and stuff in between. Yet we all know there’s so much specialness in that deceptive simplicity. It’s the finer touches: the baking of grains, the stacking and chopping, the layering and saucing, the crunch, the chew, the, linger and the settle. It’s a fine balancing act of textures and tastes, senses and sensibilities.  Fortunate for us, we’ve got many a fine sammy shop here in the region of La Capitale. With so... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Motivational mugs from a hidden gem in Kanata

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All photos courtesy of Cookery Bistro.All photos courtesy of Cookery Bistro.

After years of working in busy kitchens for large restaurants, Cookery Bistro owners Cat and Darren decided to open up a place that kept things simple, healthy and delicious. Their gourmet menu contain sandwiches, salads and soups made from scratch, and a selection of fresh raw juices. While the staples of his business are sandwiches, Darren ventures into some more complex dishes very week which are the Bistro’s specials. They also offer soups, salads and some baked goods for take out or catering. The Bistro is only 125 sq.ft and... | Continue reading article

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Beau’s at Lansdowne

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Photo from stpatricksparty.ca.Photo from stpatricksparty.ca.

On these frost bitten winter days, we residents of Ottawa deserve something to look forward to, like, a huge St Patrick’s Day party at Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavillion hosted by Beau’s Brewery. This is the first year the brewery is celebrating this Irish holiday, but based on the success of their Oktoberfest festivities, this should be a successful and worthwhile event. Beau’s is partnering with the Irish Society of Ottawa to celebrate this Emerald Isle holiday on March 19th, starting at noon. It’s a family friendly event: Tickets are $29 for adults (19... | Continue reading article

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Introducing Ottawa Beer Tastings

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All photos by Jordan Duff.All photos by Jordan Duff.

If you thirst for both knowledge and beer, there’s a new service starting in Ottawa ready to satisfy those cravings. Ottawa Beer Tastings is a venture launched by the good people behind Ottawa Beer Events. If you are an Ottawa-area beer enthusiast, you likely already visit the OBE site to keep up with local events, if not, you are going to want to bookmark that one. OBE was established to act as a central resource of beer news in the Ottawa area. Since launching the website, co-editors Matt and Sasha... | Continue reading article

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West End Comings and Goings – Hintonburg edition

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Justin Van Leeuwen from the Apt613 Flickr Pool.Back in Black. Photo by Justin Van Leeuwen from the Apt613 Flickr Pool.

A lot has happened since I last updated this column, a column that’s been traveling with me as I’ve moved from neighborhood to neighborhood. This update narrows in on what’s happened in Hintonburg’s burgeoning business scene over the last few months. For ease of reading and navigating, this updates goes from east to west. First and probably the most recent opening!  SuzyQ has finally decided that it has grown out of its little shack and moved to the old West End Well, which unfortunately closed its doors in the fall.... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Day-to-night with Origin Trade coffee shop & lounge

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All photos from Origin Trade's Instagram.All photos from Origin Trade's Instagram.

While Ottawa might not be lacking in the coffee shop department, with a local roastery on every block and a franchise on every corner, you’d think that all our caffeinated dreams have come true. But once you wake up from that inevitable afternoon crash and the clock strikes 7:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. if you’re lucky) cafes are quick to turn off their lights, flip that sign to CLOSED and call it a night. If you’ve ever been cramming for a final and had to pack it in mid-session, or looking... | Continue reading article

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