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Foodie Friday

Corazon de Maiz. Photo by  Kiersten Vuorimaki.

Foodie Friday: Enjoy Latin American foods this summer

There aren’t a lot of ‘authentic’ Latin American restaurants in Ottawa and it might seem a bit daunting to explore a new place without knowing what to expect. This list is meant to be a sneak peek at what you might find at a few of Ottawa’s hidden gems. Or a guide in what to try first. Hopefully, you’ll feel more comfortable exploring something new this summer.

Jessica Trout. Photo by Chris Snow.

Foodie Friday: Beer is for everyone

Earlier this year, the Ontario Craft Brewers association announced six scholarships for women in the brewing industry. Of the two-dozen applicants, six were selected by lottery. Two of the deserving women are locals – Jessica Trout of Kichesippi Brewing and Alyssa Kwasny of Beau’s All Natural Brewing.

Foodie Friday: Heart & Crown turns 25, still gets carded

If you’ve ever visited the ByWard Market, you’re probably no stranger to the Heart & Crown Irish Pub. Established by two Irish immigrants, Larry Bradley and Pat Kelly, the pub gets its subtle charm from a not-so-subtle commitment to its roots. From the “snug rooms” to the the floor tile, to the bars made of Irish wood, there’s a clear intent on preserving the spirit and culture for anyone who has been to or yet to visit Ireland.

Photo by Kyle Brown (Apt613 Flickr Pool)

Foodie Friday: Michael’s Dolce put a creative twist on a household staple

Michael’s Dolce products put a creative twist on a household staple. Pairing traditional ingredients and flavours in non-traditional ways, Michael begins with the basics and then turns them on their heads. Over the past five years, Sunderland has come up with many an incredible thing—from jams that taste like candy, to the champagne of marmalades, made with pink grapefruit.

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