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By Day By Night: Your guide to local happenings in Ottawa

It’s here, folks. The long-awaited, much anticipated By Day By Night guide… Brought to you by Apartment613. Developed in collaboration with our favourite local designer Steve St. Pierre, and through a partnership with the City of Ottawa for the Creative City Network of Canada 2013 Summit (starting tomorrow), By Day By Night is your source for innovative projects by artists […]

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Treasure hunters are going to have a heyday this weekend – but they’ll need some wicked transportation to do it. Start Saturday morning, bright and early, down in the Glebe for the annual neighbourhood garage sale – there’s the green version as well, with music and treats. Sons of Pluto will also be playing at […]

Your friendly guide to surviving an LCBO strike

There’s a distinct possibility that Ontarians will be waking up Friday morning to the LCBO’s first strike in its 87-year history. And given it’s the Victoria Day long weekend, the timing of the looming labour stoppage — unless you’re among the 95 percent of LCBO employees who’ve voted in favour of a strike mandate — […]

Photo by Heather Rourke

Huzzah! Masses of Ottawans celebrate as food trucks make their debut

All photos by Heather Rourke Hands up if you compulsively watch the Food Network—especially “Eat St.”, their celebration of great food trucks around the world. Til now, Ottawa has not made the cut as a great street food city, but that’s all about to change. On Wednesday at lunch time, City Hall previewed a welcome […]

All photos by Jason Yung

Apt613’s epic Jane’s Walk through Chinatown

Jane’s Walk Ottawa, an annual festival of free walking tours held in honour of urban theorist Jane Jacobs, took place last weekend. We got our contributors out on a few of the walks and will be posting their photos and stories here on the site just in case you didn’t get the chance to participate. […]

Video of the week: Coffee cupping competition

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″][/vimeo] Last month, a team from Bridgehead traveled down to Guatemala to visit the sources of their coffees. They traveled throughout the countryside, meeting growers and visiting cooperatives. One of the highlights? A cupping competition to determine the best coffees produced by CODECH, an umbrella cooperative that represents 300+ farmers in rural Huehuetanango. […]

Photo by mawel courtesy of Flickr

Best cocktails in Ottawa

I transplanted here from New York in July 2012 and I have a confession to make. In my first few months in Ottawa I dragged my partner into various random places (often on Elgin St.) for a drink, and then complained that, “no one in this town knows how to make a proper Negroni!”  He […]

Photo courtesy of the Bridgehead

Coffee Geeks meet at the Canadian Brewers Cup & Cup Tasters

I’m a bit of a coffee geek. While on vacation I plan visits to roasters. I consider a half pound bag of coffee to be a valid souvenir and we ditched the electric coffee machine in favour of pour-over and AeroPress brewers at our house long ago. I am, however, NOTHING compared to the coffee […]

Photo courtesy of the Old Mill at Ashton.

Foodie Friday: Beer Sampling at the Old Mill Pub in Ashton

If you drive West of Ottawa, and drive till there’s nothing, you could very well be in Ashton. With a scant population of 200, this idyllic village has a post office, two churches, an old convenience store, many a field, and the Old Mill Pub, featuring the Ashton Brewing Company – the very purpose of […]