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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 […]

Photo by SMcGarnigle on Flickr.

Foodie Friday: Beechwood gets a market!

This post first appeared in Vanier Now. It’s been a rough couple of years for farmers’ markets in Ottawa. We’ve experienced a spate of market closures, the most recent being the highly publicized Sparks Street market cancellation. But local market goers should take heart in Beechwood’s new market, which is great news for those of […]

Weekend roundup + movie pass giveaway

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0fy249DCY8[/youtube] It’s set to be another busy, sunny Ottawa weekend, folks – this week, we’re giving away tickets to the first-run screenings of We Are the Best down at the Bytowne. Read on to find out how you can win! Ottawa Explosion Weekend kicked off their music festival last night, but don’t worry […]

Natasha Kyssa

Write On Ottawa: Simply delicious recipes

For more than 20 years, Ottawa-based chef and health pioneer Natasha Kyssa has been promoting the benefits of a raw vegan diet. As the owner of the popular SimplyRaw Express in Hintonburg, the former fashion model-turned-entrepreneur has demonstrated that healthy eating can be both delicious and easy. With years of experience in the kitchen, the […]

Photo by Rémi Thériault.

Foodie Friday: Town loves you (and we love Town)

I was treated to the most excellent of birthday dinners at Town by two dear friends last month. As someone who loves good food, it was a surprise that I had not already been since it opened in June of 2010. Having looked at the menu beforehand, I was excited when the night of our reservations […]

Woody's Urban Pub. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Woody’s Open Mic Mondays

Continuing my series on Open Mic/Open Jam nights in our Capital, this month brings me to the wonderfully snug pub of Woody’s in Ottawa’s Golden Triangle downtown area of Elgin St., a busy street which hosts a wealth of activity throughout the year, including the annual Ball Hockey Tournament, Charity Chili Cook-Off, and has been […]

Photo from Tac-O The Town Facebook Event by Privé.

Mexican fiesta has been the Tac-O The Town!

Privé is at it again promoting another [classy, 19+] mouth watering experience, that has been the Tac-O The Town! What is Privé, you ask… Privé is an Advertising and Marketing agency that loves food. They are “famous” for bringing Ottawa The Underground Chef Market in November of last year and The Sip n’ Slurp Noodle […]

Dave Neil and David Villarroel believe their still-under-construction Cauldron Kitchen will fill a void in Ottawa's foodie scene. Photo courtesy of Maja Villarroel.

Cauldron Kitchen brings shared economy ethos to Ottawa foodie scene

When I pulled up to the Overbrook industrial park and saw David Villarroel and his two young boys waving a blaring fire truck towards the back of the building, I thought: Oh no, the Cauldron Kitchen is already up in smoke! Turns out it was just a burning bush outside and not the premature demise […]

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