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Foodie Friday: Brunch at Das Lokal

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Photo from Das Lokal's Facebook page. Credit: Abe Bourgi, boodzz on Instagram.Photo from Das Lokal's Facebook page. Credit: Abe Bourgi, boodzz on Instagram.

Brunch – the holiest, most revered supreme leader of food-related gatherings. I am a loyal follower and take my brunch endeavours very seriously. Today’s endeavour was to a fairly new restaurant on Dalhousie. Humbly sitting north of St. Patrick Street in a quiet area of the market, the anonymity whispered for us to come inside. While German may not be the first culinary culture that springs to mind when thinking ‘European cuisine’, we were intrigued to explore further at Das Lokal (or The Restaurant in German). As if to welcome us... | Continue reading article

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Driving Miss Daisy receives a just revival at the OLT

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Miss Daisy Werthan (Charlotte Stewart) and Hoke Coleburn (Michael Wright). Photo by Maria Vartanova.Miss Daisy Werthan (Charlotte Stewart) and Hoke Coleburn (Michael Wright). Photo by Maria Vartanova.

When you hear talk of Driving Miss Daisy, the names Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy usually aren’t too far behind. But after watching the Ottawa Little Theatre (OLT) take on this iconic production, all I can say is Freeman who? The lights of the theatre fade to near darkness, silence mixed with anticipation settles over the audience as Miss Daisy Werthan (Charlotte Stewart) takes centre stage. Here we meet the spry 72-year-old Jewish widower and her apathetic son, Boolie (John Mark Keyes), in the midst of a car crash that... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Can’t see this post? Head over to our Facebook page to check it out! The one thing you need to know this weekend? Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Yes, there’s more to do than just gorge on ice cream. There’s also a film about coffee, and a brunch crawl in the Market. We’ve got beer, too, with the Hastings County Craft Beer Festival, and another edition of the craft beer sessions down at the Hintonburg Public House. In non-food related events, tonight at House of Targ you can catch I... | Continue reading article

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We’ve caught a nasty bug!

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Please excuse us while we take some time to work through our tech issues. Sorry for the inconvenience. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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A Film About Coffee premieres at The Mayfair

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Have you ever thought about how far your single long espresso, your vanilla latte, or your large medium in an extra large cup has to travel before the barista passes it to you over the bar each morning? At Bridgehead, a sense of connection has always been encouraged, between the coffee lover and the farms where their coffee comes from. Committed to more than just high quality coffee – they are conscientious of their impact on the environment, support small-scale farmers, and embrace Fair-Trade Certified and organic certified products. This... | Continue reading article

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Bluesfest Review: Blondie

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Deborah Harry of Blondie performs on the Claridge stage. Photo by Terry Steeves.Deborah Harry of Blondie performs on the Claridge stage. Photo by Terry Steeves.

For me, Blondie was the Madonna of the seventies…a sort of wild child Marilyn Monroe sporting a bad ass attitude, which was as present on stage as it was in her vocals. The band was formed by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein in 1974, changing their name from “Angel and the Snake” to “Blondie” the following year. Her music has taken us on a ride of punk, pop, rock, reggae, disco, and even rap, of which “Rapture” (Auto American – 1980) has been attributed as being the first... | Continue reading article

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Bluesfest Review: Procol Harum

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Gary Brooker, lead vocalist/pianist/songwriter and founding member of Procol Harum. Photo by Terry Steeves.Gary Brooker, lead vocalist/pianist/songwriter and founding member of Procol Harum. Photo by Terry Steeves.

British progressive/symphonic rock band, Procol Harum, was formed in 1967 by multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter, Gary Brooker, and his friend and lyricist, Keith Reid, who has remained as Brooker’s collaborator to this day. Their first release of “Whiter Shade Of Pale” in the same year, was a number one hit on a global scale. The combination of Brooker’s melancholy vocals, baroque style organ, and mystical lyrics would set the tone for the band’s unique sound. Their music was often backed by symphony orchestras to create a full symphonic sound. Over the years, the... | Continue reading article

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Bluesfest Review: Day 5 – Styx, Don Felder, Foreigner

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One of our younger generation enjoying the music of Foreigner. All photos by Terry Steeves.One of our younger generation enjoying the music of Foreigner. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Day five of Bluesfest brought a night of classic powerhouse rock to both the Bell main stage and the River stage with a return to the music of my youth. On May 16th, the combined forces of Styx, Don Felder, and Foreigner, launched their massive U.S. Soundtrack of Summer Tour 2014, with an off-the-beaten-path stop right here in Ottawa. For me, to finally see and hear these bands for the first time brought me back to an era of music that I lived and breathed, with songs that were so... | Continue reading article

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Support Local is coming back: Call for submissions

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Every year, we at Apartment613 team up with artists, businesses, musicians, restaurants and other creative folk from around the city to bring you Support Local, a month-long series of collaborative events showcasing all that’s great about our city. In years past, Support Local has brought you collaborative events like the Plaid Parade bike parade, Benchworks art show at Magpie, Victoire’s Rock ‘n’ Roll pizza party, and oh-so-much-more. And this year, Support Local is back with a vengeance! We’ve moved Support Local to October this year (crossing our fingers for better... | Continue reading article

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Goddo release concert DVD and perform live at Bluesfest tomorrow

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Photo by Terry Steeves.Photo by Terry Steeves.

For those already familiar with Canadian hard rockers, Goddo, you’ll remember them blazing onto the scene in 1975, with their crazy, in-your-face brand of high decibel rock, and their larger than life stage presence. Performances soaked in hard and steady head banging beats, luscious power chord delights, topped off with a set of searing vocals that deliver a wealth of hot and heavy lyrics. They weren’t called the pretty bad boys for nothing…living their life on the road with the same no-holds-barred intensity that they unleashed on the stage. This... | Continue reading article

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