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The Suya Spot: Hintonburg gets a taste of Nigerian BBQ

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The Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset WestThe Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset West

Hintonburg is quickly becoming one of the best – if not the best – neighbourhoods in Ottawa for trying delicious cuisine. With a wide range of restaurants offering numerous tasty dishes, this area just west of downtown is developing into a foodie’s paradise. The newest food establishment in Hintonburg is set to join this illustrious group of eateries by offering up appetizing servings of Nigerian-style barbequed meat. Operating at the former location of the Indian Express takeout, The Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset West offers customers several meat dishes that are very... | Continue reading article

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Underneath a sea of umbrellas at Harvest Noir

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Braving the rain on Sunday afternoon at Harvest Noir.Braving the rain on Sunday afternoon at Harvest Noir.

This afternoon, participants of Harvest Noir got the call they had been waiting for: the secret location for the ultimate in outdoor picnics. Despite the rain, spirits were high as hundreds of local foodies and fashionistas gathered together on the front lawn of City Hall to eat, drink, and be merry. And… get a little bit wet. Check out our photos of the event below. Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

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Taboo Eats: It’s like Master Chef Ottawa, except without the cussing English Man

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Photo courtesy of Mike.Geiger.ca from the Apt613 Flickr GroupPhoto courtesy of Mike.Geiger.ca from the Apt613 Flickr Group

This Saturday, the inaugural Taboo Eats will give 18 non-chefs the chance to prove their culinary might. Each of the participants will create a signature dish to present to the public, who will vote on the best pick. With names like ’Egg Roll Taco with Hoisin Glazed Duck Breast’ or ‘Drunken Mexican Fisherman in France’, the foods on offer promise to be original. This is in line with Organizer Donna Henhoeffer’s vision to give home cooks and non-chef food professionals a chance to get out from the shadow of chefs and share in the food-loving public’s attention. “Knowing... | Continue reading article

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Kingston Restaurant Takeover: A Tale of Two Cities

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This past Monday, Chef Clark Day of Kingston’s AquaTerra by Clark Restobistro gave us a real night on the Town (pun intended). He was visiting one of Elgin Street’s funkiest  bistros as part of the Kingston Restaurant Takeover, which brought some of Kingston’s finest culinarians to Ottawa to show off their skills. We were lucky enough to partake in a delicious six-course meal, sampling some of the fantastic fare on offer in Prince Edward Country and beyond. It’s not often that locavores from Ottawa get to try produce from what... | Continue reading article

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Red Apron does 100 mile meals

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plate of pork stewPork stew, local roots and vegetables plated

A lot of people are talking about 100 mile diets. Eating more local food seems like a natural way to support the local economy and reduce the amount of transportation it takes to get food onto our table. The Red Apron, a local staple in the budding foodie haven of Gladstone Avenue, is finding ways to make 100 mile food options a reality for their customers. The ladies behind the Red Apron, kindly offered me a few of their 100 mile meals last week to find more about how they... | Continue reading article

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The Brewery Market coming to Ottawa!

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It was only announced 8 hours ago: the Toronto event series”The Brewery Market” is coming to Ottawa. The goal of The Brewery Market is to give you the chance to try out the best beers available in Ontario in a comfortable and relaxed setting.  This event is taking place on Saturday, October 13, from noon to 8pm. Folks will be able to taste the best of Beau’s, Beyond the Pale, Big Rig, Broadhead, Clocktower, HogsBack & Kichesippi as well as delicious food from local restaurants. The event’s set to take place at 1000... | Continue reading article

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Kathy Ferguson’s Ultimate Guide to Ottawa Food Trucks

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Kathy Ferguson is a local food blogger and contributor to the Food Network’s Eat Street. This article was originally posted on her blog, Kathy Eats – Adventures of a street food geek, and is reproduced here with her permission. All photos by Kathy. Food trucks – the newest, trendiest weapon in the foodies arsenal – are conquering taste buds across North America, but appear to be having trouble infiltrating the national capital. The lack of street food options in Ottawa has been a constant source of irritation for local foodies, leading to a petition and other forms of advocacy.  This... | Continue reading article

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So that happened: An Open Letter To ARBORETUM – From Rolf Klausener

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Photo courtesy of Ming Wu from the Apartment613 Flickr groupPhoto courtesy of Ming Wu from the Apartment613 Flickr group

This past weekend, Ottawa witnessed the launch of ARBORETUM - the latest promising addition to our city’s cultural scene. The reviews are positive and our thoughts turn to what’s next for the festival and the team behind it. Rolf Klausener, the artistic director of the festival just posted an open letter the community and we thought you might find his sentiment and thanks to be both motivating and comforting. The full letter is posted below and available on the ARBORETUM website here. We look forward to hearing about your ARBORETUM experience in the... | Continue reading article

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Ron Eade: Taking a Bite out of Life

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Photo by Pesbo on Flickr.Photo by Pesbo on Flickr.

Ron Eade got me cooking in the kitchen as soon as I walked into his home. The recently retired food editor for the Ottawa Citizen was whipping up some shrimp and grits, and called on me for help. I will be the first to admit that my cooking skills are subpar (I had always thought that grits were breakfast home fries), but watching Ron maneuver his way in the kitchen and coach me on some basic whipping technique made me feel a little more at ease and rendered his passion... | Continue reading article

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Learning to love pork at the Tacolot

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A summer love affair with pork may have been sparked at the Tacolot in Hintonburg, and this is coming from a former long-time vegetarian. Before describing this potentially budding romance, however, some quick facts are in order. Starting in early-July and running until November 4, a new guest chef will offer a special taco creation every Sunday afternoon at Tacolot on Wellington Street West. The weekly charity event is called the Chef’s Playground and is a fundraiser for the Ottawa Food bank and / or charity of the guest chef’s choice.... | Continue reading article

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