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Qandi Cookies. All photos taken from Sweet Bakery's Facebook page.

Sweet Bakery brings the taste of Persia to your door

Sweet Bakery is Ottawa’s newest solution to gluten intolerance and vegan dietary restrictions. These Persian sweets are best served with black tea or coffee, and are deliciously sweet without being overwhelming. Sweet Bakery officially launched in May 2014 at Ravenswing Festival. The bakery put together several boxes of gluten free sweets, and by the end […]

Left: Hot and sour coconut soup. Right: Spring rolls, a fan favourite at the Ottawa Chinese Cooking Studio. Photos by Hollie Davies.

Foodie Friday: Cooking in the Capital

Everyone who’s anyone knows that cooking can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. Some of us find joy in deviating from the recipe, mixing this with that and finding out for ourselves what works best. Others are just clearly magically blessed with the ability to find and follow different amazing recipes, resulting in abundant new […]

Photo from Das Lokal's Facebook page. Credit: Abe Bourgi, boodzz on Instagram.

Foodie Friday: Brunch at Das Lokal

Brunch – the holiest, most revered supreme leader of food-related gatherings. I am a loyal follower and take my brunch endeavours very seriously. Today’s endeavour was to a fairly new restaurant on Dalhousie. Humbly sitting north of St. Patrick Street in a quiet area of the market, the anonymity whispered for us to come inside. While […]

A Film About Coffee premieres at The Mayfair

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/92370761[/vimeo] Have you ever thought about how far your single long espresso, your vanilla latte, or your large medium in an extra large cup has to travel before the barista passes it to you over the bar each morning? At Bridgehead, a sense of connection has always been encouraged, between the coffee lover and the […]

Photo from Evoo Greek Kitchen's Facebook page.

Foodie Friday: Try EVOO for authentic Greek cuisine

A friend and I recently had a casual lunch at EVOO Greek Kitchen. Working in a cubicle close by, I enjoy coming here for lunch because it satisfies both my extensive appetite and by student budget. EVOO, pronounced [EV-OH], is run by a family trio: Elias, Dean, and Jimmy Theodossiou who have taken their restaurant-running […]

Photo from wallerst.ca.

Waller St. Brewing brings “free-market alternative” beer to Rideau Street

Post by Karie Dufour. There was a time when The Beer Store was not the private multinational corporation it is today, but rather a cooperative of Ontario brewers. The Brewers Warehousing Company Ltd., established in 1927 following prohibition, was created to protect local breweries and owned by every brewer in the province. Waller St. Brewing […]

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Foodie Friday: ChefX, your personal sous-chef

Disclaimer: ChefX provided a one-time promotion box of food to Apartment613 at no cost. The opinions outlined here are those of the author. For people who love to eat out, cooking gourmet at home can seem a bit daunting. Fancy ingredients, classic techniques – it’s a bit more involved than throwing a burger on the […]

All photos by Cassandra Granata.

East India Company meets Beyond the Pale

A few weeks back I stumbled across a simple tweet Beer Pairing Dinner – East India Company and Beyond the Pale (June 17, 2014) and it immediately caught my attention. Without hesitation I bought two tickets. The idea of a beer pairing dinner along side Indian food seemed so unique to me that I had […]

From left: Aeode Ellenbogen, Michel Desjardins and Jenny Brown. Photos from 350foods.com.

350 Foods delivers fresh breads and cookies to your door

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you could have delicious baked goods delivered to your home at the beginning of each week? Why not find out, and order some tasty breads and cookies from 350 Foods. The idea for 350 Foods came about when three friends got together early this year. […]

Hintonburg Happening: a festival celebrating all that’s wonderful about this neighbourhood and its residents

Hintonburg is a community that has gentrified in recent years and is now alive and thriving with art, culture, as well as fantastic food and drink. For the first time ever, this Ottawa community will host its very own festival, opening Saturday June 21 and ending Sunday, June 29. I interviewed Anne Wanda Tessier, a […]

Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson at Pelee Island Bird Observatory. Photo by Jane Alexander.

Beau’s NooBroo is available today!

Gearing up for this year’s SESSION Craft Beer Festival, part of Ontario Craft Beer Week, Beau’s collaborated with esteemed Canadian authors, Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson on a delicious NooBroo. I had the pleasure of chatting with Beau’s co-founder, Steve Beauchesne, about how such a collaboration came to be. After winning the collaboration contest at […]

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