Skip To Content

Drinks

Your friendly guide to surviving an LCBO strike

There’s a distinct possibility that Ontarians will be waking up Friday morning to the LCBO’s first strike in its 87-year history. And given it’s the Victoria Day long weekend, the timing of the looming labour stoppage — unless you’re among the 95 percent of LCBO employees who’ve voted in favour of a strike mandate — […]

Video of the week: Coffee cupping competition

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″]https://vimeo.com/62133226[/vimeo] Last month, a team from Bridgehead traveled down to Guatemala to visit the sources of their coffees. They traveled throughout the countryside, meeting growers and visiting cooperatives. One of the highlights? A cupping competition to determine the best coffees produced by CODECH, an umbrella cooperative that represents 300+ farmers in rural Huehuetanango. […]

Photo by mawel courtesy of Flickr

Best cocktails in Ottawa

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 […]

Photo courtesy of the Bridgehead

Coffee Geeks meet at the Canadian Brewers Cup & Cup Tasters

I’m a bit of a coffee geek. While on vacation I plan visits to roasters. I consider a half pound bag of coffee to be a valid souvenir and we ditched the electric coffee machine in favour of pour-over and AeroPress brewers at our house long ago. I am, however, NOTHING compared to the coffee […]

Tray of drinks

Foodie Friday: searching for Ottawa’s finest Caesar

Sometimes, here at Apartment613, we’ve got to take on tough assignments. For the sake of our discerning readers, we’ve previously had to taste all the pizza, drink all the coffee and eat all the cupcakes. It’s not war reporting, but still, think of the calories. Anyways, this past weekend, the Hintonburg Public House invited us to judge […]

Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy camera, courtesy of Francois Levesque.

Ottawa gets WinterBrewed

Judging by yesterday’s turnout at WinterBrewed, Ottawa’s insatiable appetite for all things craft beer related hasn’t dissipated over the winter months. Or perhaps people are just yearning for those summer days when you can’t leave your house without tripping over an outdoor music and food festival. Either way, thousands of people came out to sample […]

The brunch you can no longer have by Jo Stockton from the Apartment613 Flickr Group

BREAKING NEWS: Imperial Food and Beverage is closed

Apartment613 has confirmed that the Imperial restaurant on Bank street is now closed. According to owner Chris Edwards “they were unable to reach an agreement” with their landlord, forcing him to close the business. Our understanding is that the building is owned by the same folks as Barrymore’s. We’ve contacted them for a comment and […]

Photo courtesy of Trevor Pritchard

Foodie Friday: Royal Wood reviews the Back Lane Café

Welcome to Foodie Friday at Apartment613 — a new feature in which we slice through the many layers of Ottawa’s food scene with the dexterity of a master chef.  Our first post  is particularly special: we got Juno-nominated musician Royal Wood to review the Back Lane Cafe, one of Ottawa’s most well-regarded new dining spots. […]

WinterBeerfest

Winter Beerfest is back! Many porters expected at Château Cartier to welcome thousands of beer enthusiasts

Originally published in Bulletin d’Aylmer. The 2013 Winter Beerfest organizers are expecting as many as 12,000 guests for their second edition at the Château Cartier, January 24, 25 and 26. That’s 8,000 more than last year. “In 2012 we were hoping for 3,000 guests and over 8,000 showed up,” Manuela Teixeira, Vice-President of the Beerfest […]

Photo by Trevor Pritchard

Looking for a good shuck? Check out the Elmdale!

I recently had the opportunity over the holidays to exchange emails with Peter McCallum and Joshua Bishop of Whalesbone Oyster House on Bank Street concerning their acquisition of the Elmdale Tavern in Hintonburg. Their joint ownership became official just after Christmas, though you may remember some hoopla a few months back when this purchase was […]

KAO_0744

The Brewery Market coming to Ottawa!

It was only announced 8 hours ago: the Toronto event series”The Brewery Market” is coming to Ottawa. The goal of The Brewery Market is to give you the chance to try out the best beers available in Ontario in a comfortable and relaxed setting.  This event is taking place on Saturday, October 13, from noon to 8pm. […]

Photo courtesy of Ming Wu from the Apartment613 Flickr group

So that happened: An Open Letter To ARBORETUM – From Rolf Klausener

This past weekend, Ottawa witnessed the launch of ARBORETUM – the latest promising addition to our city’s cultural scene. The reviews are positive and our thoughts turn to what’s next for the festival and the team behind it. Rolf Klausener, the artistic director of the festival just posted an open letter the community and we thought you […]

...678...