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Weekend roundup: Bridal Show Giveaway & Winter Jazz!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFGdOCPstTY[/youtube] This weekend is dusted in snow, ice and romance with both Winterlude and Valentines Day and its  jam packed with activities once again for singles and couples alike. It’s also an extended weekend for some with Family Day Monday. On Thursday, if you are in the mood to treat yourself or buy your sweetheart […]

Photo courtesy of Danielle Scott on Flickr.

Oh mon Dieu! It’s Poutine Week.

Scrolling down my Facebook feed tonight, I landed on a titillating poutine photo featured at the Gainsbourg resto-pub in Gatineau. A bit further down the post I discovered that there’s a cross-country poutine festival going on this week! Poutine Week is taking place across multiple cities in Québec and Ontario with just under 20 restaurants […]

Photo by Pam Culver on flickr

WinterBrewed 2014: Less brrr, more beer!

In the winter of 2013, craft beer lovers braved a possible polar vortex (the term hadn’t been popularized yet, so who knows?) to sample some tasty brews at WinterBrewed, a beer-themed Winterlude spinoff event on Sparks Street. And it was cold out. Really cold. While the atmosphere was mostly jubilant, likely owing to the warming […]

Lunchtime vibe at Wilf & Ada's. Photo from their Facebook page.

Foodie Friday: Wilf & Ada’s Scratch Diner

Change is so good It is a strange feeling eating eggs in the identical spot as I have innumerable times, and yet, having a completely different sensory experience. Wilf & Ada’s Scratch Diner opened at the beginning of January in the location of the former beloved Ada’s diner. It is simply the bomb. While the […]

Photo by jim crossley on flickr

Craft Beer Night in Vanier brings the craft revolution to the east end

This article originally appeared in VanierNow, which explains the east-end-centric point of view. Beer lovers in Vanier are likely well aware of the explosive growth of the craft beer scene. In Ottawa and beyond, the craft beer movement seems to be expanding at breakneck speeds and, with it, the growing masses of beer aficionados waiting impatiently for […]

Image by Carrie Rodger Bradley.

Townies invited to Wakefield’s 1st winter market – celebration of community & old world charm

Inspired by the quaint winter markets still popular across Europe, Wakefielder Jackie Hansen proposed that her village launch one of their own. This Saturday, that community will welcome revelers from across the Outaouais and NCR to celebrate the season at the Wakefield Christmas Market. I got a chance to ask Jackie what’s in store and […]

Photo courtesy of Blurais from the Apartment613 Flickr Group

Foodie Friday: Taste some lesser-known goodies at the Underground Chef’s Market

There’s another food event in town this weekend. The Underground Chef’s Market is bringing together some amateur and professional food folks at the Ottawa Convention Centre to experiment with their ideas and show off some skills. It should be an interesting opportunity to taste some new stuff. There are only two names on the list […]

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