The interweb is a series of magical strings invented by Al Gore in the 1990s. Through our ‘Dear Interweb’ column, Apt613 will use its awesome powers to poll its readers on questions of import. If you have a query to make to the interwebs, screw Google – ask Apt613 readers by emailing apartment613 [at] gmail [dot] com or tweeting @apartment613. A question came in from @amelie_danger on twitter: I need #ribfest advice, twits! How does one choose!? Assuming she meant ‘twits’ in the social media positive sense, we’re happy to... | Continue reading article
A week long celebration of beer from the members of Ontario Craft Brewers. . See all the great events happending in Ottawa here. . Mission: To promote Ontario Craft Brewers with a week long celebration of great beer. Kicks off fathers day every year. . Products: Ontario Craft Beer .
By Josée Madéïa Take a stroll down Mitch Owens Road and you’ll come across 30 Angus beef cattle grazing on 65 acres of lush green pastures at Grazing Days in Manotick Station, just south of the Ottawa airport. Little might you know, but these cows are part of Ottawa’s growing local food movement and its burgeoning locavore scene. With the growing concern of the food miles of our meals, the pesticides on our plates, and the hormones in our hamburgers, many Ottawans are indeed turning to healthier alternatives, for both... | Continue reading article
The interweb is a series of magical strings invented by Al Gore in the 1990s. Through our ‘Dear Interweb’ column, Apt613 will use its awesome powers to poll its readers on questions of import. If you have a query to make to the interwebs, screw Google – ask Apt613 readers by emailing apartment613 [at] gmail [dot] com or tweeting @apartment613. We got this tweet from hockey fan @nskbelanger earlier today: @apartment613 what’s the word on good places to watch game 7 in otown? As a Canucks supporter still reeling from... | Continue reading article
By Yasmin Nissim and Chris Cline Well folks, that’s a wrap! A really tasty wrap if you’ve been following along on our edible adventures while covering the 2011 Duelling Chefs series. This has been a whirlwind of mind-blowing culinary creativity, where many of the delectable presentations we’ve had the privilege of experiencing could easily have substituted as a nouveau art installation at the National Gallery – delicious to the eyes and the palate. Since February, we have been able to indulge in some of the city’s best talent when it... | Continue reading article
[podcast]http://www.archive.org/download/Apartment613LiveForJune92011/Apt613LiveFoodEpisode.mp3[/podcast] This week on Apartment613 Live we take on food in the capital. We have an existential exploration of brunch with Charlotte Langley of the Whalesbone Oyster House. We chat food blogging with the dynamic duo behind foodieprints - and even get some insider tips on how to not to be a food-blogging-douchebag. We take your twitter suggestions for the street food Ottawa needs most. And as always, we play music from the artists being hosted this week at Ottawas pubs, clubs and other venues.
Hey there, capital city audiophiles. It’s another edition of Apartment613 Live, coming to you – as always – in juicy podcast form courtesy the good citizens at CHUO 89.1 FM. This week, we bring you the sounds of the recent Gatineau Festibiere, as beer aficionado Sylvain Cloutier takes us on a journey through the history of beer in la belle province. We also chat with Gen Lamorie, co-owner of the soon-to-open Burnt Butter Italian Kitchen, about Hintonburg’s continuing emergence as ground zero of the local food scene. And of course,... | Continue reading article
Monday night marked the second-last round of the extraordinarily palate-pleasing Duelling Chefs series. We walked into “event headquarters” at Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar expecting the usual phenomenal array of food and wine pairings to complement an evening of good fun…but as soon as we got wind of the menu, it was clear something was afoot! The usual structure of each duel’s menu consists of four courses: an amuse bouche, a fish, a meat and a dessert course. As the rules of the event state, each chef will be given the... | Continue reading article
My experience this past Saturday convinced me that Gatineau has a few beer lessons to teach Ottawa. It was under a dark sky that my friends and I headed on the other side of the river, near Lac Leamy to participate in the first edition of the Festibière de Gatineau. Despite the weather, the yards were filled with people, young and old, beer flowed and lots of delicious food was on offer. Ça m’a surpris quelque peu de voir des grosses brasseries comme Alexander Keiths et Carlsberg, mais il faut... | Continue reading article
By Yasmin Nissim and Chris Cline After covering this event for almost four months, we’d be remiss in our reporting if we didn’t let our readers know a bit more about the beneficiaries of this wonderful series. This is the second year for Duelling Chefs and, as last year, several local charities were selected to be the recipients of the net proceeds from the competition. In its inaugural year, the Duelling Chefs event series raised a whopping $30,000 for various local charities. This year, in true competitive form, they’ve upped... | Continue reading article