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Photos by Hannah Manning (@hannahkgm).

Sky Lounge takes diners on a culinary flight of fancy

Sky Lounge, one of Ottawa 2017’s signature events, is an exclusive culinary flight of fancy. With a cocktail and a dinner option, attendees enjoy fine dining prepared by Chef Stephen La Salle and his team from Andaz’s Feast+Revel restaurant as you float 150 feet above Ottawa, suspended by a crane parked at City Hall. Apt613 took to the sky above Ottawa Friday night as a guest of Ottawa Tourism to enjoy the dinner service.

Corazon de Maiz. Photo by  Kiersten Vuorimaki.

Foodie Friday: Enjoy Latin American foods this summer

There aren’t a lot of ‘authentic’ Latin American restaurants in Ottawa and it might seem a bit daunting to explore a new place without knowing what to expect. This list is meant to be a sneak peek at what you might find at a few of Ottawa’s hidden gems. Or a guide in what to try first. Hopefully, you’ll feel more comfortable exploring something new this summer.

Foodie Friday: Heart & Crown turns 25, still gets carded

If you’ve ever visited the ByWard Market, you’re probably no stranger to the Heart & Crown Irish Pub. Established by two Irish immigrants, Larry Bradley and Pat Kelly, the pub gets its subtle charm from a not-so-subtle commitment to its roots. From the “snug rooms” to the the floor tile, to the bars made of Irish wood, there’s a clear intent on preserving the spirit and culture for anyone who has been to or yet to visit Ireland.

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Foodie Friday: The new Heritage Room Gastropub adds local contemporary cuisine to a historical space

With an extravagant yet warm and rustic decor, the Heritage Room Gastropub, which shares an entrance with The Albion Rooms in the Novotel Hotel, pays homage to its space’s historic roots while promising delicious contemporary cuisine. The Gastropub is located in one of Canada’s heritage buildings – the Albion Hotel, Ottawa’s oldest hotel. The restaurant’s […]

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Foodie Friday: Head to Makita for creative eats

Photos by Jennifer Cavanagh Makita Kitchen Bar opened a few months back at the north end of the Glebe’s Bank Street strip. It’s the latest culinary contender in the area settled by Olga’s Kitchen and Erling’s Variety. The brainchild of two stalwarts of the Ottawa restaurant scene – Elliot Gosselin, formerly of the Manx and Caroline […]

All photos courtesy of Nachos613.

Best of: Ottawa nachos

On a quest to find the best in town, Nachos613 has been reviewing nachos across the Ottawa area since November 2015. The blog has reviewed 40 restaurants so far and have shared some of their favorites so far with Apt613.

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