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Support Local heads to Almonte

Support Local is all about building community. Whether it’s a record swap featuring local artists or small batches of goods presented at a local jewellery shop, Support Local’s creative, collaborative events are all set on making things together. This year, we at Apartment613 decided to take Support Local a bit beyond the usual locales, and […]

Photo from Social Restaurant + Lounge's Facebook page. All other photos by Tobi Cohen.

Social goes local, features kiss-for-cure martini as part of fall/winter cocktail offering

It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. Sussex Drive’s Social Restaurant + Lounge is releasing its fall/winter cocktail menu this week and offered Apartment613 a sneak peek. So I decided to take one for the team and allowed bar manager and cocktail connoisseur Veronique Savoie to ply me with her poisons last […]

Beau's Oktoberfest Mix Pack available at select LCBOs. Photo from Beau's All Natural Facebook Page. All other photos by Jordan Duff.

Beau’s Oktoberfest: Beer + Food + Music = Success for local charities

Vankleek Hill, a small beautiful community an hour east of Ottawa, was the place to be this past weekend as 14,000 attendees experienced Beau’s Brewery 6th annual Oktoberfest. For those unfamiliar with this German-inspired, beer-soaked celebration, it dates back to October 12, 1810, when the German Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese. They threw one […]

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Weekend Roundup + Beach House giveaway

Welcome to the greatest month of the year (please forgive my personal bias)! Apples, pumpkins, leaves, layers, and Halloween! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – there is a ton of awesome events happening this weekend. A great start to a great month! This weekend is launch weekend for Support Local, a month long […]

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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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