I normally avoid tapa-style eateries. With fairly small plates that tend to be overpriced, tapas are a good way to burn a hole in your wallet while leaving your stomach half-empty. Fortunately there are exceptions to this rule, such as 10Fourteen, a fun and affordable wine bar/restaurant in Hintonburg that is located at, you guessed it, 1014 Wellington West (twitter page here). With an eclectic selection of tapa-inspired dishes that change weekly, this enjoyable spot is a great place to try a variety of new and innovative dishes. “The menu... | Continue reading article
But Stephen Harper loved cats so much! We heard this week that the Parliament cat sanctuary is closing, at the request of the volunteers who had been managing it. Only four cats remained and they’ve all been adopted by the volunteers. The cat sanctuary had been part of Parliament since the 1970s. Curious about the sanctuary? They have a blog for your viewing pleasure. It’s rare that I write about someone passing away in the Weekly News Review but we were extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Lara Vaarré, founder... | Continue reading article
Listen here or on iTunes. Craft beer. The city’s festival scene. Disappearing bookstores. And the inaugural Nuit Blanche. Those were some of the top stories of 2012, at least according to the various ne’er-do-wells and miscreants that serve as editors here at Apartment613. And you can hear why by tuning into our final Apartment613 Live podcast of the year. Along with our own mellifluous voices, this week’s podcast also features some of our favourite interviews from the past 12 months — we revisit the closure of Xpress, the controversy over the Nepean Redskins... | Continue reading article
I recently had the opportunity over the holidays to exchange emails with Peter McCallum and Joshua Bishop of Whalesbone Oyster House on Bank Street concerning their acquisition of the Elmdale Tavern in Hintonburg. Their joint ownership became official just after Christmas, though you may remember some hoopla a few months back when this purchase was first made public. There were some skeptics among the crowd who felt that the character of the Elmdale would be lost with the new ownership and decried what they saw as the inevitable loss of... | Continue reading article
Once upon a time, when she was wrapping up a degree in environmental science, Ivana Borojevic (aka Eva Bee) had an idea for a show that would inspire folks to eat locally and have fun with their food. Five years later, Eva Bee’s Jamboree was born as a web series featuring Eva in various kitchens with up-and-coming musical acts. Launched in September 2012, a new webisode goes up on the first Thursday of every month (there’s a new one on deck for today!) Dishes prepared during each webisode offer a glimpse... | Continue reading article
It seems like everyone’s talking about 2012 in the past tense these days. Thus far, 2012 has been great, but let’s not put it to rest just yet. A year like this deserves an appropriate send off, and our team of research gnomes has dug up a few events that might be up to the task of closing out this magnificent year on December 31st. Sparks Street is hosting a free New Year ’s Eve bash, complete with live entertainment featuring the Arkells. In addition to the Hamilton alternative rock... | Continue reading article
It’s been a great year Ottawa. With so many events and happenings over the last 12 months we’re going to take a bit of breather until the new year. We hope that you all have a great time celebrating with family and friends. We’ll be back in full force for 2013!
Listen here or on iTunes. Hey Apartment613 aficionados, looking for some thought-provoking background noise while preparing the holiday turkey? (Or tofurkey, I don’t judge.) Then check out our penultimate 2012 episode of Apartment613 Live. On this week’s show, we get the lowdown from Sparks Street Mall executive director Les Gagne about the big bash taking place New Year’s Eve, while simultaneously casting a critical glance at the past and future of the pedestrian thoroughfare Ottawans love to snark about. We also air part two of our interview with singer-songwriter Royal... | Continue reading article
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. There’s a movement afoot across the country led by First Nations and other indigenous peoples to fight for the rights of First Peoples in Canada. Led by First Nation youth and spreading through social media, Idle No More is a movement that’s led to teach ins and protests. Above are photos from Friday’s protest that went from Victoria Island to Parliament Hill.