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Ron Eade: Taking a Bite out of Life

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Ron Eade got me cooking in the kitchen as soon as I walked into his home. The recently retired food editor for the Ottawa Citizen was whipping up some shrimp and grits, and called on me for help. I will be the first to admit that my cooking skills are subpar (I had always thought that grits were breakfast home fries), but watching Ron maneuver his way in the kitchen and coach me on some basic whipping technique made me feel a little more at ease and rendered his passion... | Continue reading article

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Learning to love pork at the Tacolot

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A summer love affair with pork may have been sparked at the Tacolot in Hintonburg, and this is coming from a former long-time vegetarian. Before describing this potentially budding romance, however, some quick facts are in order. Starting in early-July and running until November 4, a new guest chef will offer a special taco creation every Sunday afternoon at Tacolot on Wellington Street West. The weekly charity event is called the Chef’s Playground and is a fundraiser for the Ottawa Food bank and / or charity of the guest chef’s choice.... | Continue reading article

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National Capital Craft Beer Week is an easy sell

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Ottawa embraces its beer. The growth of our local breweries and the proliferation of local beers on tap at great restaurants keeps us all drinking something fun, unusual and local. This month you’ll have a chance to celebrate this beer culture in the capital with National Capital Craft Beer week, taking place August 10 to 18. There festival features a main-stage at City Hall, where you can take in music entertainment, including two of my personal favourites – the Fiftymen and Dry river Caravan. There will be speakers on beer-related topics, including... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa Chefs Offering up Tasty Taco Experimentation at TacoLot

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Every Sunday until November 4, some of Ottawa’s best chefs will be making their own taco creations to support the Ottawa Food Bank or a charity of the chef’s choice at the TacoLot on Wellington West. While serving up his own creation last Sunday, Urban Pear owner and head chef Ben Baird told Apartment613 that he likes the simplicity of tacos. However, the preparation of his special wild boar tacos with lime cilantro crème fraiche and organic corn and snap pea salsa was not exactly simple. The boar alone took... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Comiccon, Ottawa’s Top Chef contenders, Salvation Army strike and more!

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This won’t be news to the over 1,000 Facebook fans this event has already garnered, but for everyone else: Ottawa’s getting its very own ComicCon. Get ready to geek out May 12-13, 2012 at the CE Centre with DC Comics Marco Rudy, legendary comic artist Neal Adams, the Capital City Garrison – 501st Legion and many, many more. OH! And I recently learned Captain Jean-Luc Picard will be there himself! In the last three years since Apt613 inception, we’ve been seeing Ottawa’s foodie scene growing by leaps and bounds. Another... | Continue reading article

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Apartment 613 Live: International Women’s Day Edition

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Apartment613 Live March 8 Full show FINAL by saxby This week on Apartment613 Live, Ryan Saxby-Hill and Trevor Pritchard reunite to co-host the show and celebrate International Women’s Day. Ryan and Trevor show their appreciation for the women in their lives and celebrate by bringing in some fantastic women to talk about everything from beer to music and local trivia. Do you love beer enough to put it in your salad? Turns out it’s possible and delicious. Ryan chats with Caroline Isshi from Zen Kitchen to talk about their upcoming... | Continue reading article

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Epic Meal Time hits Ottawa: You will never look at bacon the same way again

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Whether your reaction is awe, envy or horror, one thing’s certain: you won’t be able to look away. Internet sensation Epic Meal Time, best described as food porn on crack, is not for the faint of heart (or weak of stomach). The premise is simple: in each episode host Harley Morenstein and friends use candy, jack daniels and of course, bacon to turn a simple meal into a voyeuristic experience. Think candy BBQ , meat salad or 100,000 calorie hamburgers.  Thanks to the University of Ottawa Students’ Association for the... | Continue reading article

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This week on Apartment613 Live: The fine art of the cupcake

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Hungry, audiophiles? We’ve got your back – or stomach, more appropriately. This week’s edition of the Apartment613 Live podcast – which you can catch live Thursdays from 2-3 pm on CHUO 89.1 FM, by the way – is all about one of our favourite topics: the mighty cupcake. We launch right into the sugary subject matter (literally – we’re missing the first 90 seconds of this week’s show, unfortunately) as we chat with contributor Sabrina Bowman about her scientific survey of Ottawa’s best cupcake vendors. (We’ll be posting the results... | Continue reading article

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No passport needed: Your Apartment613 guide to Ottawa’s summer cultural festivals

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Post by Vera Grbic Where do culture and the Canadian project meet? Some would say that the easy answer is in multiculturalism. That’s been the go-to answer for decades, ever since Trudeau presided over its recognition in the Charter and Mulroney oversaw the enactment of a Multiculturalism Act. And even though the topic has lately hit a contentious snag internationally and even in Canada, Canadians can’t deny that we’re still the more unique for it – a veritable jumble of nth generation and first generation Canadians. We not only make... | Continue reading article

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Roast’d: The freshest nuts in town

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Post by Stephan Telka Mathieu Juneau may just have the freshest nuts in town. The Ottawa native Juneau has been a roaster and the owner of his own gourmet nut roasting business, Roast’d, since autumn 2010, providing Ottawans with the closest thing to street-roasted nuts possible. During a 2004 trip to New York City, Juneau was inspired by the nuts roasted and sold in the parks and on the street corners of Manhattan. “All it took was a two-dollar bag brimming with almonds and cashews that had been roasted and... | Continue reading article

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