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Harvest Noir, Ottawa’s stealth sustainability party is back September 27

Photos by Steve Gerecke, Ottawa Velo Vogue and Jean Lapointe. After three years of celebrating local food and farms in secret locations, Harvest Noir – Ottawa’s homegrown version of the Dîner en Blanc – still has a few surprises. Importantly for an outdoor event that hasn’t always been lucky in the weather department, it also booked a […]

An assortment of cakes from Holland's Cake and Shake. Photo from their Facebook page. All other photos by Pam Kapoor.

Foodie Friday: 6 things you need to know about Holland’s Cake and Shake (and its instigator)

#1 Inventive dessert ideas? He’s always had ‘em. In his previous gig at Chef Marc Lepine’s famed Atelier, pastry chef Michael Holland had carte blanche to make whatever he wanted: “I was able to do my ideas, but in a different way” (because they were composed, plated dishes). Now, his own platform at Cake and […]

New dining hall at the Rideau Centre. Photo by Maksim Apelfeld.

City Pulse: Ottawa mall wars, part 2

Have you ever found yourself desperately prowling around Bayshore’s jam-packed parking lot on a Sunday afternoon looking for a parking spot amidst the on-going construction? Have you ever walked through Rideau Centre on a weeknight trying to guess what’s going on inside the former Sears store near Mackenzie King Bridge? It’s no mystery that both […]

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Foodie Friday: The Burger Week Contestants

Le Burger Week, a national week-long competition to definitively crown the best burger in a city, has come to Ottawa and Gatineau. Apt613 will be working with the Le Burger crew to inspire the cities’ restaurants and food trucks to put forward their vision of hamburger perfection. From September 1st to September 7th, eleven participating […]

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Beyond the Pale hosts screening of new doc exploring Ontario’s archaic liquor laws

With the popularity of craft beer exploding across the capital, not to mention everywhere else, a new film exploring Ontario’s archaic liquor distribution laws is sure to get micro broupies fired up when it makes its Ottawa debut Thursday. The independent documentary called Straight Up: The issue of alcohol in Ontario, seeks to answer tough […]

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Foodie Friday: It’s Oktoberfest everyday with Brew Donkey

What are you doing right now? Maybe you’re at work with way too much to do, inside your home with a lengthy list of chores, or drowning in debt with little money to throw down on an activity that isn’t listed on Groupon. We all have a million reasons for being stuck in the house, […]

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Teatro brings small plates with big flavour to the GCTC

Apt613 editor Yasmin Nissim and I recently had a chance to connect with Ziggy Margies, owner of Teatro, the newest restaurant venture to open on the ground floor of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. While the site has been home to several cafés and eateries since the establishment of the GCTC, it’s been troubled by […]

Morning frost in Muskoka. Photo from Muskoka Cottage Brewery Facebook page. All other photos by Amanda Armstrong.

Muskoka Brewery tap-to-table tasting at HPH

Beer lovers may be familiar with Muskoka Brewery’s Detour, a dry-hopped IPA. The six-pack design boasts a vibrant teal cartoon map reminiscent of those available at provincial parks. Both the eye-catching design and the name promise an enjoyable and leisurely drink, one that led me off the beaten path and in the right direction. I […]

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