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Bike-powered coffee for a good cause

When Francis Bueckert decided to study abroad and volunteer in Ecuador, he had no idea it would lead him to start exporting direct-trade coffee and selling it on a coffee cart from his bike. Six years after visiting Ecuador, Cloud Forest Coffee is now launching its bicycle coffee cart where you can purchase direct trade, […]

Photo by Jordan Duff.

Foodie Friday: 4 beer from Tooth and Nail

Tom Rowell is a craft beer enthusiast who lives in Ottawa.  He blogs at The Microbrew Times, profiling craft beers from Ottawa and elsewhere.  Tooth and Nail Brewing Company is one of Ottawa’s newer breweries, but one of the best serving up delicious brews since September from their delightful Hintonburg pub/taproom.  In an ever expanding craft […]

All photos by Kelly Hotte Photography.

Foodie Friday: Zolas celebrates 30 year milestone

Thirty years in business is an accomplishment. Those same 30 years in the hospitality industry is increasingly uncommon. Bells Corners’ Zolas Restaurant, co-owned by siblings Gina and Chef Tony Vacchio, will be celebrating this very milestone later this year. “We are so fortunate, and very grateful to have such wonderful customers.”, Gina told me during […]

Photo from Lowertown Brewery's Facebook page.

Foodie Friday: Chef Kyle’s Cabin

As the last weekends of the sugar bush season turn into the first weeks of cottaging, we find all the best reasons to spend time with friends: incredible food and drink in a relaxing environment. There is a casual fine dining oasis in the Byward Market that brews its own beer, makes its own hot sauce, and […]

All photos by Terry Steeves.

Lapointe Seafood Grill re-opens

Thursday night at Lapointe Seafood Grill at 55 York St. was the site of their Grand Re-opening event, which offered generous amounts of complimentary canapés, that gave us some sample-sized examples of their new menu. After extensive renovations from head to toe which took a month and a half to complete, the restaurant now has […]

Folks lined up down the street for Little Jo Berry's grand opening. Photo from their Facebook page.

Little Jo Berry’s: New vegan café in Wellington West

For all you vegans out there (and those of you who aren’t), we bring you exciting news! A new vegan bakery and coffee spot opened this weekend in Wellington West. Everyone’s favourite baker and barista, Josephine Masterson, is opening Little Jo Berry’s, at the corner(ish) of Wellington and Caroline. Josephine became a vegan at 17. […]

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Breaking: Ola Cocina coming to Hintonburg

The Vanier taco eatery had some exciting news to share via Facebook today. They are partnering with Ion Aimers to open a second Ola Cocina location in Hintonburg. They will be taking over the current ZaZaZa space at 1079 Wellington West. It looks like Tennessy Willems has won the Hintonburg Pizza War. We had good […]

Photos by the author.

Ottawans offered A Taste of the Arctic next Monday

While Ottawa has the largest Inuit population outside of the Arctic, many Ottawans who don’t have ties to the North have few opportunities to experience the richness and diversity of Inuit culture. Next Monday, an event offers Southerners an opportunity to sample the NAC kitchen’s take on a variety of Inuit culinary delicacies, with ingredients […]

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