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Duelling Chefs Round Four: Are you being served?

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By Yasmin Nissim and Chris Cline We’ve told you about secret ingredients. We’ve told you about top chefs. We’ve told you about edible marvels that are a wonder to behold and a delight to devour. But now, we would like to take you behind the scenes to give you a glimpse of the vital moving parts that make each evening at Duelling Chefs such a success.  This article is dedicated to the unsung heroes of this competition: the servers. This week’s duel was an unbelievably well-matched meeting between chef René Rodriguez of... | Continue reading article

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Looking to find locally produced food? There’s an app for that

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Ever wanted to find out where you could buy local food in February? Confused about what’s in season for the winter months? Don’t want to have to drive out to individual farms to get fresh produce or meat?  Well, there’s an app for that. Chris Wise of Murmur Informatics developed GoLocavore for the Apps4Ottawa contest winning Silver Medal in the green/sustainability category. “My wife has been working at the Cumberland Farmers’ Market and I saw lots of farmers in action and marveled at it. I really felt that when searching... | Continue reading article

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I challenge you! Duelling Chefs 2011

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By Chris Cline and Yasmin Nissim This Monday night local chefs will ‘meat’ their match in a head to head, high-‘steaks’ cook-off extravaganza! The Duelling Chefs return for a second year to entice attendees with fast-paced culinary creations from some of Ottawa’s top gastronomic gurus. Last year, Juniper Wine Bar and Kitchen launched the first ever Duelling Chefs competition, intended to bring together top chefs from around Ottawa to compete in some friendly competition and raise money for local charities. This year, Juniper returns again with 10 new challengers set... | Continue reading article

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Stone Soup: Real soup made with real stuff

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Post by Kim Bosch It’s freezing. You’re starving. The wind is blasting you from all angles like an actress in a cosmetics commercial. The skate home on the canal you were so looking forward to earlier in the day has now slapped you into exhaustion. In moments like this a (albeit delicious) Queues de Castor won’t give you the energy you need to make it to Dow’s Lake. There is a rumble in your tummy that cannot be smothered into silence with cinnamon encrusted dough. Luckily, there’s an oasis ahead.... | Continue reading article

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Hintonburgers at the Elmdale

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Picture this: It’s Friday night, and Joe Hintonburg is at the Elmdale Tavern with some friends. Hunger strikes. His thoughts turn to the fabled burger joint The Hintonburger. But it is not to be. The Hintonburger lies a good ways down Wellington, and it’s cold outside. Plus, it’s probably already closed. Disappointment, anger, hunger – Joe Hintonburg remains Hintonburgerless.

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Thimble Cakes: Gluten free never tasted so good

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Post by Natasha Mooney The latest cupcake shop to pop up in Ottawa is Thimble Cakes at Bank and Gilmour. In the last year, a few other ‘cupcakeries’ have opened their doors, so Thimble runs the risk of being lost in the crowd. But here’s the catch – it caters to allergy-prone foodies! All of their products are nut free, and they offer a variety of gluten free and vegan friendly dairy and egg free sweets. They can also special order sugar free cupcakes for palettes of all backgrounds. My... | Continue reading article

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Don’t speak the language of coffee? Get back to simpler times at Sun Cafe and Flowers

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Post by Jared Davidson. Sun Cafe is located at 410 Bank Street, and is open everyday from 7am to 10pm. I’m afraid of coffee shops. I live in terror of that moment of truth when the barista kindly smiles at me and asks what I want. I never know. I want coffee, presumably, but as I look at the drink list behind the counter, its endless possibilities cloud my tiny mind and I realize just how unprepared I was to undertake the enormous responsibility of ordering a drink. I don’t... | Continue reading article

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Restaurant watch: Tennessy Willems

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Photo courtesy of Stephan Telka.Photo courtesy of Stephan Telka.

The newest addition to Ottawa’s expanding and diversifying Hintonburg / Wellington West Village foodie scene comes in the form of Tennessy Willems, a wood-fired oven pizza restaurant that opened last week at the corner of Wellington West and Melrose. Named after the owners’ son and daughter, Tennessy Willems charts a new course forward for pizza in Ottawa by carefully looking to the past. Inspired by a visit to a wood-fired oven pizzeria in New England 4 years ago, that had left Lisa and Jochen Braun raving about the pizza days... | Continue reading article

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The Lord of the Wings decrees: The five best chicken wings in Ottawa

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Post and photos by Jeff B., aka the Lord of the Wings – until recently an Ottawa-based food blogger specializing in the favorite food of sports pub patrons world wide. Check out his blog for news, recipes and reviews from Ottawa and beyond. Apartment613 wishes LOTW the best of luck in his new city and job. I was very honoured when Apt613 asked me to sum up my top five places in Ottawa for Chicken Wings. It came right before a big opportunity, which I’m sad to say will have... | Continue reading article

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Street Food Exposé: B.Goods bakery, sweets on asphalt.

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Post by Dominic Maggiolo, Ottawa food philosopher and blogger on vegetarian food and culture. Check out some of his other writings on his blog, Le Jeune Gourmand. You’re not going to find mustard, relish or ketchup at this street vendor; no stocky polish man yelling at you for not taking the “special” sauce on your hot dog; nor are you going to have gulls taking a swipe at your freshly deep fried golden strips of love. I’m talking about something different, something Ottawa needs: an individual passionate about baking and... | Continue reading article

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