Ottawa’s favourite ice cream truck is now dishing out its mouthwatering frozen custard from the cutest little shop in Hintonburg.
We asked our contributors for their favourite food trucks and their answers did not disappoint!
Brew Donkey brewery tours are well established here in the beer community and in the local tourism sector. It’s a great concept, get on a classic yellow school bus to learn about beer and then visit breweries to put that knowledge to practical use. But now, Brew Donkey has a brand new tour bus and needs your help to name it!
Vimy Brewing Company is one of the latest breweries to enter the booming bytown beer industry. And they have set their sights on offering something uniquely Canadian.
The idea behind one of Hintonburg’s newest food spots, The Bowl, is immediately intriguing: they make one dish. That’s it. You can get a drink or a side, but there’s only one main dish. No decision paralysis, no agonizing over a menu, just one option.
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.
So you’ve hit the town (or the books) and you’re hungry for some late night eats. Don’t fret, our friends over at Bytown Bites have got ten places in Ottawa that’ll serve you up something delicious, no intoxication required.
Watch: Apt613 flew a drone around the massive farm silo murals which appeared in the NCR this year.
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.
Apt613 sat down with Bridgehead’s Head Roaster and Beverage Strategist to learn more about this local business and all that goes into a great cup of coffee.
National Doughnut day happens on the first Friday of June, so if you missed it this year, have no fear! Luckily for us in Ottawa, every day can be doughnut day as more and more bakeries and boutique shops are offering a staggering variety of our favourite fried treat.
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.
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.
The Centretown Emergency Food Centre, founded as the main project of the Centretown Church Social Action Committee, supplies those in need with a 5 day supply of food including ground beef, fresh fruit and produce. This year, their supplies are running low.
Traditionally grand yet cosy, The Red Lion is this writer’s new favourite pub and recently hosted Mealshare Ottawa’s Tonight for Tomorrow fundraiser.