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The Good Food Market grows into a neighbourhood near you

A program designed to make it easier for Ottawa residents to access healthy, affordable foods has expanded into more neighbourhoods this summer.  The organizers of Good Food Markets purchase fruits, vegetables, and dried staple goods at wholesale prices and sell them to the community at or near cost. While Ottawa has numerous farmers’ markets, few […]

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Ode to Ottawa Craft Beer Week

Lightweight as I am, it’s not difficult to get me to appreciate anything after a drink or two. The term your mind is probably conjuring up is “cheap drunk,” and while we can list the pros and cons of this phenomena—I interrupt with news: quality craft beer sits well in my inexperienced belly, and I […]

Photo of Katie Shapiro courtesy of Kate’s Plate

Tour de blogosphere: Meet the “Happy Generalist,” Ottawa’s resident travel bug

Though she’s had her nose pierced in Warsaw and kayaked in Croatia, this high-flying Canuck still calls the suburbs of Canada’s national capital home. Katie Shapiro, or the self-declared “happy generalist,” is a blogger from Ottawa’s west-end who documents her day-to-day culinary endeavours and international escapades on Kate’s Plate. “I was craving a creative outlet,” […]

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A slice of vegan

Post by Shewit Kalaty Ottawa is home to a thriving and successful online business that encourages a healthy lifestyle: Vegan Cuts, an online vegan business, curates the best vegan options – from food, fashion and accessories, health products and more – to its fast growing customer base. Jill and John, co-founders of this new and successful […]

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Breaking: Marysol Foucault closing one of her wonderful restaurants

Marysol Foucault’s cuisine is one of the reasons why committed Ottawans cross the river to Gatineau every weekend for brunch. The food she creates is spectacular and the ambiance she has created at both Chez Edgar and Odile is chic and homey. Sadly for us, but good for Marysol, she announced on Monday that she will […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″]http://vimeo.com/60204968#[/vimeo] Get yourselves ready, Ottawa – it’s gonna be a full, gorgeous weekend. The folks heading to Picnic En Blanc will be thrilled for the forecast – tonight will be a perfect evening for eating under the stars. And the Centretown Film Festival starts Friday night, with The People and the Olive. They’ll […]

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Picnic en Blanc + ticket giveaway!

There’s something dream-like about a picnic where everyone is dressed in white, sitting under a summer sun. And it’s precisely this appeal that drew the organizers of Picnic En Blanc to bring this worldwide phenomenon to Ottawa – the idea of mixing food, fun and summer fashions was too good to pass up. So, on […]

photo courtesy of Adria May

Foodie Friday: Terrific tacos at El Camino

Post by Adria May and Ryan Saxby Hill, Senior Taco Correspondents When we arrived at El Camino, Chef Carmichael’s new taco joint, the place was packed and there was a line up at the take-out window. We didn’t recall a place having such high energy on a Wednesday night on Elgin street in quite a […]

Weekend roundup: Canada Day edition

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnKYDEj3sko[/youtube] Before we get into Monday’s activities, you’ll have to wade through the busy weekend. It’s well worth braving the rain and getting a little wet! The Fringe Festival continues – if you haven’t caught any of the plays as yet, don’t worry. We’ve reviewed them all for you, so pick your favourite […]

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Apt613 BeerClub: Chat with your favourite local breweries!

Like an over-shaken bottle of lager, Ottawa’s craft beer scene is exploding. With an ever-expanding list of breweries, brew pubs and beer-related festivals it’s clear that Ottawa is making a play to become the brew capital of Canada. Welcome to Apt13’s live chat with several of the people driving the success of Ottawa’s beer scene, […]

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