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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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This is a great weekend if you’re Scottish, or if you”re curious about what’s behind the walls of the Croatian, Lithuanian, German or Spanish embassies. It’s also not a bad weekend if you’re into all things local, with Support Local month officially starting today. Tonight we’ll be down at Raw Sugar for the Support Local launch party, where there will be local brews on tap, spins from Jose of Kitchen Party, and a few awesome giveaways. Friday night, it’s the Self-Propelled bike-inspired art show at Grey Area Gallery (down at... | Continue reading article

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Support Local month is back!

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Support Local logo designed by Steve St. Pierre.Support Local logo designed by Steve St. Pierre.

So, Ottawa. You’ve heard of Kichesippi brewery, but did you know about The Flatbread Pizza Co? You know Magpie Jewellery, but how about local band Winchester Warm? And Wabi Sabi is famous among the knitting crew, but have you seen the lovely socks of Guy Charbonneau? Don’t worry, this isn’t a pop quiz testing your knowledge of the city. (Although if you had heard of all of the above, then kudos!) We’ve noticed that there are a lot of ambitious, exciting folks doing new and delightful things around town, and... | Continue reading article

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Beckta’s Gezellig makes Westboro an offer it can’t refuse

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By Gloria Song and Robert Mayne. Gloria is a lawyer and a writer based in Ottawa. Rob is a chef trained at the Cordon Bleu, also based in Ottawa. Few restaurant openings have been anticipated this year as much as Gezellig. Roughly translated as “cozy” in Dutch, Gezellig is Stephen Beckta’s newest restaurant located in the heart of Westboro, away from his other restaurants Play in the Byward Market and Beckta in Centretown. We checked out Gezellig on its opening night. The restaurant was not as full as we expected,... | Continue reading article

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Apartment 613 Live for October 24, 2012: Nuit Blanche, Unshaven Mavens, and Union 613

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Listen here or on iTunes. On this week’s Apartment 613 Live, Ryan is our lonely host for an hour full of local happenings. Last month’s Nuit Blanche was reportedly attended by something close to 30,000 people, and next year’s nuit can only get bigger. The art-filled night’s organizers are already in the planning stages, securing sponsorship and debating layouts. Nuit Blanche 2013 is planned for September 21st. Visual Arts Editor Diane Bond joins Ryan by phone to offer her perspective on these early planning stages. Next, Amie Beausoleil of Unshaven... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Live for October 17, 2012

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Listen here or on iTunes. This week on Apt613 Live, Karen and Ryan are our guides for an hour of creativity, boxing, and food. First up, Katie Frappier joins us to discuss her upcoming Creative Mornings talk. Frappier is one of the co-owners of Victoire, and she will speak to a crowd of enthusiastic breakfast-goers at The Hub this Friday the 19th with Regine Paquette, the shop’s other owner. For more info, check out the Eventbrite. Speaking of Creative Mornings, Sharif Virani, the man behind the Ottawa chapter of the breakfast/lecture series, is in-studio to... | Continue reading article

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Snubbing Ottawa? Keeping our place with Canada’s foodie greats

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The only two restaurants from Ottawa on Maclean’s top 50 list of best Canadian restaurants are Play Food & Wine and Sidedoor, but the critics don’t agree. Are these the only two restaurants in Ottawa worthy of being named Canada’s crème de la crème? It seems the popular weekly magazine improperly selected the title of their article – again. On September 24, 2010 the magazine’s controversial cover headline was Quebec: The Most Corrupt Province. During a CBC At Issue panel, Chantal Hébert echoed a statement that adding a question mark wouldn’t have “tainted the gist of the articles” and made the... | Continue reading article

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Weekly news review – Mayor takes a gamble with OLG, Elizabeth Fry questions birth in Ottawa jail, Ottawa finally to be home to an H&M and more!

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City Hall was buzzing this week with the debate over whether Ottawa should consider a proposal for a new casino from OLG. Many thought that the debate lacked the time or nuance required and addiction experts spoke out about the harmful effects a casino might have on the population. Council passed the motion with a vote of 19 to 5. The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa is working to reunite a mother and her child after she gave birth in an Ottawa jail cell. The shocking story has been raising... | Continue reading article

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The Suya Spot: Hintonburg gets a taste of Nigerian BBQ

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The Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset WestThe Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset West

Hintonburg is quickly becoming one of the best – if not the best – neighbourhoods in Ottawa for trying delicious cuisine. With a wide range of restaurants offering numerous tasty dishes, this area just west of downtown is developing into a foodie’s paradise. The newest food establishment in Hintonburg is set to join this illustrious group of eateries by offering up appetizing servings of Nigerian-style barbequed meat. Operating at the former location of the Indian Express takeout, The Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset West offers customers several meat dishes that are very... | Continue reading article

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Underneath a sea of umbrellas at Harvest Noir

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Braving the rain on Sunday afternoon at Harvest Noir.Braving the rain on Sunday afternoon at Harvest Noir.

This afternoon, participants of Harvest Noir got the call they had been waiting for: the secret location for the ultimate in outdoor picnics. Despite the rain, spirits were high as hundreds of local foodies and fashionistas gathered together on the front lawn of City Hall to eat, drink, and be merry. And… get a little bit wet. Check out our photos of the event below. Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

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Taboo Eats: It’s like Master Chef Ottawa, except without the cussing English Man

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This Saturday, the inaugural Taboo Eats will give 18 non-chefs the chance to prove their culinary might. Each of the participants will create a signature dish to present to the public, who will vote on the best pick. With names like ’Egg Roll Taco with Hoisin Glazed Duck Breast’ or ‘Drunken Mexican Fisherman in France’, the foods on offer promise to be original. This is in line with Organizer Donna Henhoeffer’s vision to give home cooks and non-chef food professionals a chance to get out from the shadow of chefs and share in the food-loving public’s attention. “Knowing... | Continue reading article

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