These eateries provide pay-at-the-counter service, make fresh food to order, and are obviously all satisfyingly yummy.
Bánh mì, samosas, and BBQ buns, oh my!
We here at Apt613 love hard hitting news. We also love ice cream. So when we heard that Le Glacier Bilboquet, a Montreal ice cream staple since 1983, was opening up its first non-Montreal location in Vieux-Hull, we knew we had to thoroughly research it. And research we did, cone after cone, for the good […]
As the excitement grows around the opening of Chef Matthew Carmichael’s Riviera, one thing is certain, the restaurant’s opulent bar will be managed by the best Ottawa has to offer. Stephen Flood’s barcraft is an effortless extension of his love of people and the good life – a perfect fit for the attention to detail Riviera promises. […]
Town and Oz were followed by El Camino, Datsun then Pure and Whalesbone opened branches; Elgin Street is experiencing a full-on foodie renaissance, and its latest contender comes in the arrival of new-to-Ottawa gem Common Eatery. The restaurant, which opened several weeks ago, is part of wider collective aptly named Common that includes the Common Concept […]
Post by Erin Morrissey After the Celtic Cross Irish Pub closed, I heard that Fairouz, a new upscale Middle Eastern restaurant, would be taking its place at 343 Somerset Street West. My experience with Middle Eastern food to date had been limited to shawarma so I was excited to see what an upscale take on […]
When a friend asked me if I had heard of Dumpling Park and if I wanted to try it out for lunch, my answers were an intrigued no and an enthusiastic yes, respectively. Our only intel was that there were dumplings being served on Rochester St, and so we set out on a lunch date […]
Post by Samantha Richarz. A brand new storefront will be gracing Bank Street with a new way to cool off, just in time for hot summer days in Ottawa: Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen. Moo Shu Ice Cream has become a fast favourite at farmer’s markets across the city with their uniquely flavoured ice cream […]
The northernmost section of Bank Street has seen many changes to its roster of businesses so far this year. For the purpose of this article we’re specifically covering the section from Wellington to Gilmour, and its surroundings. First off, it is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to several establishments. Some of our dearly […]
Aaron Cayer, owner of Antique Skate Shop has been leading a movement for community-built-change in Ottawa under the banner “For Pivot’s Sake”. The goal of this initiative is to pay-it-forward by engaging youth to develop confidence, to get active and to get involved in their own communities. Hops & Fodder is one of For Pivot’s […]
I tried my very first cold brew coffee one scorching hot day in New York a few years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Unfortunately, when I came back to Ottawa, it was hard, if not impossible, to find. But not anymore! Ottawa’s coffee scene has been heating up, and cold brew is gaining […]
Food insecurity is a growing concern, both nationally and internationally. According to the 2014 Hunger Report, roughly 35% of all annual food bank use across Ontario was by youth under the age of 18. According to the Hunger Count 2015, 54% of food banks across Canada reported an increase in food bank use over 2014. […]
Town, the petite restaurant on Elgin Street has been discretely setting the standard for restaurants in Ottawa with its masterful and intimate reimagining of traditional Italian comfort food. The galley rows of tables-for-two, plentiful bar and peak-in stainless steel kitchen cue guests that they are there to luxuriate. And it’s hard not to. Town is […]
There are few things better than ice cream on a hot summer day. Ask anyone in Ottawa where to grab the best cone and the answer will be as varied as the choices available. Not to mention the ice cream vs. gelato debate! In order to find the best ice cream in Ottawa, it’s helpful […]
Post by Geneviève Gazaille. If you were to deconstruct a dish, what would you see? People. And stories. It was back in 2012 when shooting a video at Mariposa Farm that the people behind Working for Food came up with the idea of using the concept of a plate to “deconstruct it so people could […]