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Foodie Friday: the lowdown on Ottawa’s new food trucks and carts

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Photo courtesy of ilovememphis on Flickr.Photo courtesy of ilovememphis on Flickr.

The city has picked the food trucks and carts that will feed the city starting this Spring. According to the city press release, a total of 61 applications were received and reviewed by a selection panel. These new options are in addition to the existing 44 licensed truck and cart food vendors. A volunteer selection panel made up of made up of five members representing the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA), Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation, Savour Ottawa, Just Food and Ottawa Public Health reviewed the applications... | Continue reading article

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Apres Snow: Vanier gets its 1960s groove back

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Photo Credits: DJ Mimi la Twisteuse; Steepletone Record player: steepletonerecordplayer.com; Bernard Chabert by Landi/EMIPhoto Credits: DJ Mimi la Twisteuse; Steepletone Record player: steepletonerecordplayer.com; Bernard Chabert by Landi/EMI

This post originally appeared on Vanier Now.  The jukeboxes may have been removed from Fontenelle years ago, but this Saturday (February 16), 1960s French pop is back. From the well-known to the obscure, Vanier-born DJ Mimi la Twisteuse is bringing her vinyl collection of French yé yé to Après-Snow at Fontenelle, an evening component of Vanier’s Winter Carnival. Having hosted the always packed monthly Franco-dance party Zoï Zoï in the mid 2000s at The Boat in Toronto, and now the co-host of Montreal’s weekly radio show MondoPQ, dedicated to French pop, rock and soul of... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Le Bistro CoqLicorne, une valeur ajoutée au Vieux-Hull

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Le Vieux-Hull est le point de rassemblement pour jeunes et moins jeunes à la recherche de houblon, de bon temps et de bonne bouffe. Ce petit quartier bien vivant a ajouté une nouvelle adresse à son carnet de restauration avec l’ouverture du Bistro CoqLicorne en décembre dernier. Je vous laisserai le soin de googler la signification du CoqLicorne (indice : Jean Dallaire), mais les propriétaires Emmanuel Croteau-Benoît et Isabelle Thériault transmettent efficacement leur respect de la culture régionale avec le nom de leur petit établissement. Ce qui attirera la clientèle au... | Continue reading article

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Big Sexy O-Town Survey 2013: The results!

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Photo courtesy of je@n on flickrPhoto courtesy of je@n on flickr

For the third year in a row we asked to you bare all in the name of pseudo science for the pleasure of your fellow citizens. Although you were slightly less forthcoming – 479 of you took this year’s survey, down from 716 the year before – there’s still enough juicy details to make for tantalizing reading. So to celebrate the season of  love and lust, we’re dishing all the dirty details. As always, please keep in mind that no actual statistics were harmed in the making of this survey. In fact, if this survey came... | Continue reading article

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Valentine’s Day Live Sexpert Panel

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Photo courtesy of Johnny Grim on flickrPhoto courtesy of Johnny Grim on flickr

Welcome to the first ever Apt613 live panel. In honour of Valentine’s Day, we will be discussing sexuality and relationship issues in the national capital region with three of the city’s  sexperts: Nadine Thornhill is a sex educator and the program director for Planned Parenthood Ottawa’s Insight Theatre, as well as a playwright, poet, burlesque performer, partner and parent. She blogs about sex and relationship issues on her excellent blog, Adorkable Undies. She is also the author of our first two Big Sexy O-Town surveys. Shelley Taylor is the founder of Venus Envy, Ottawa’s favourite award-winning sex... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Beer outside. Polar bear hunts. The city is chockablock full of fun this weekend – and we’re giving away tickets to a show! Read on to find out how you can win. While you might have made plans for a candlelight dinner, tonight Babylon is hosting their Heroes and Villains Valentine’s party – who doesn’t want to get hit on by a superhero? If you’re hoping for a bit of groovin’, Phil Motion and the Easy Lo-Fi will be at Mercury Lounge for Mad Funk – which means a mash... | Continue reading article

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Why hasn’t Ottawa heard of Michael Greilsammer?

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I went into my interview with Michael Greilsammer knowing nothing. I came out in absolute confusion. First of all, why hadn’t I heard of this guy? He’s famous in Israel; he’s won that country’s version of the Oscar (called the Ophir, if I recall correctly), and he makes some pretty exceptional music (for more evidence, see this little treat). Honestly, I was bewildered. And it really doesn’t seem like he’s all that well known outside of his home country, which is absolutely astounding. This guy has played with people like... | Continue reading article

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The Thinker and The Chucker: An outdoor curling tale

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Photos by Mike Reynolds.Photos by Mike Reynolds.

From February 8 to 10, 48 of the world’s best outdoor curlers (or at least 48 men who knew the event was taking place and were crazy enough to sign up), gathered at the Dalhousie Lake Curling Club for the 21st playing of the unofficial World Outdoor Curling Championships. Calling The Lake a curling club is akin to calling your driveway the Daytona International Speedway. What it is, however, is a warmish building, an hour and change from Ottawa by car,  that sits in front of a frozen body of water. And the snow is removed... | Continue reading article

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Playing with scale: Monumental work by Amy Thompson

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See Your West 1. Work by Amy Thompson.See Your West 1. Work by Amy Thompson.

Amy Thompson is back in town. After taking a road trip out west a few years ago, the Ottawa-based artist and illustrator has returned with two separate exhibitions, Monument and Bookish, at the Ottawa Art Gallery’s (OAG) Art Rental and Sales and town., respectively. Through collage and mixed media, Thompson’s latest work reconstructs vintage postcards, photographic plates, and other reference materials (including library index cards), that play with elements of scale and take pleasure in the details. I fell in love with Thompson’s work years ago, when she held a space at the... | Continue reading article

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