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Welcome to the food circus – eat, drink, SPRING

Ringmaster: “Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of all ages- well legal age, welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth. Welcome to the circus! You are about to take part in a fulfilling day of sipping and nibbling. Exciting, and fantastic features all on display before your very eyes. From the far corners of your municipality the […]

Dominion City Brewing

Dominion City Brewing gets off to a great (kick) start

Long left out in the cold of the current craft beer revolution (for the most part, anyway), Ottawa’s east end is finally getting its own craft brewery. Dominion City Brewing Company is set to open this year on Canotek Road, and as an east-ender and beer lover, I’m really excited to try their brews. If […]

Photo from Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar Facebook page.

Foodie Friday: Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen and Bar

Always starving, always thirsty, always writing. Aspiring sommelier and food aficionado studying media and film at Carleton University in the capital, Aryn Pepper can also be found on her blog, Vino Vidii Vicii (v.v.v.). Culturally, food was meant to be shared. For centuries, people of the world have gathered friends, feasted, and crushed drink upon […]

Vaudeville troupe the Mansfield Brothers.

Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa and ticket giveaway!

The weekend’s knocking at our doors and it’s another busy one, particularly if you’re living or heading to Wakefield! Thursday EcoEquitable is a non-profit, small-scale social enterprise that uses repurposed fabric in an innovative manner to create employment opportunities for women, particularly the immigrant & refugee, unemployed, or part-time workers. It’s been around for years […]

Weekend roundup: Bridal Show Giveaway & Winter Jazz!

[youtube][/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 […]