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Foodie Friday: Burgers’n'Fries Forever rolls into Centretown this Summer

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While we still don’t exactly know what happened with the closing of the Imperial, we do know that a new burger joint will be taking over the vacant space soon. Burgers’n'Fries Forever, aka BFF, is bringing some competition to the Ottawa burger scene. BFF plans on offering fresh, wholesome and unique burgers (halal meat, mushroom caps and more) prepared daily in-house, as well as hand-cut, double-fried Belgian french fries, home made sodas, and something they call gelato burgers. What’s a gelato burger you ask?  First you take two cookies and warm them... | Continue reading article

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Video of the week: Boyhood gets into trouble with Thailand

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Ottawa-based band Boyhood released a new video this week and we have so many questions! Bullets? Balaclavas? Misdoings at the City Centre? The band – AKA Caylie Runciman (guitar/vox/keys), Callum Runciman (drums/vox), Luke Martin (bass) and Alex Stakovic (guitar) – took to the back alleys and dingy corridors of Ottawa to film a curious narrative to accompany the track Thailand, from their soon-to-be released self-titled LP. The video was produced by Travis Boisvenue (who we know already from past projects Modulo and Roberta Bondar’s Night Danger video). When asked where the... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo courtesy Pick a Piper on Facebook.Photo courtesy Pick a Piper on Facebook.

Time for another weekend o’ fun, Ottawa – will it be full of fruit trees, detox, or a cappella music? Want to celebrate with some musicians? There are a couple of release parties happening: Rimbombante will mark their latest latin/jazz/pop album at TAN Roasters Cafe in Sandy Hill Friday night. Pick a Piper (made up of members of the band Caribou) are in town on their LP release tour, and will have a few locals stopping by to play at their Pressed show on Sunday. Also that evening, the six-piece R&B... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Live for March 28, 2013

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Listen here or in iTunes. This week’s show hosts were joined by Jeremy Dias, who filled us in about this year’s Jer’s Vision/International Day of Pink Gala on April 10. This is the eighth year of the locally grown anti-homophobia campaign, and what better way to celebrate than by heading to the gala at the Government Conference Centre at 6 pm? Next, Ryan chatted with A Tribe Called Red‘s Bear Witness about their Spirit Tracks party, an event that happened as part of Electric Fields. To round things out, Max... | Continue reading article

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Is Nature Nocturne getting you closer to nature?

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bird visualPhoto by Camille Zara Ansar from Ottawa Velo Vogue

Dr. Adam Oliver Brown is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa with an interest in Science Communication.  Last week I went for a trip to the museum to reconnect with nature and was met by a raucous crowd of hundreds of party-goers sipping on cocktails and dancing to the loud beats of a DJ.  This was the third of a now monthly installment of Nature Nocturne, a social evening at the Nature Museum bringing in a new crowd of visitors to reconnect with Nature while they... | Continue reading article

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EcoEquitable: Adding to the fabric of community one stitch at a time

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Photo by Diane Bond (with help from Jesse Lee-Moorman).Photo by Diane Bond (with help from Jesse Lee-Moorman).

Post by Kate Durie. I am excited. E-X-C-I-T-E-D. If you love local as much as I do, you want to know about and support EcoEquitable. On the surface, EcoEquitable is a local fabric boutique and Ottawa-based charity that sells recycled textiles and notions – both new and vintage – that have been donated by businesses and individuals in the community. They are moving to a new storefront location and are hosting a kick-ass event this Saturday to make that move just a little bit easier. Bring cash, people. Cash, your favourite... | Continue reading article

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Tour de blogosphere: Illustrators, painters, sculptors and other artists

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You may have noticed local painter Patrick John Mills on the Mackenzie King Bridge, who is painting outside every day in March.  If you are not familiar with this project, or are aware and want to know more, you can visit his blog where he is documenting his adventure.  (Images of Centretown and The Big Beat have also written about this great undertaking). Mills’ painting endeavour got me thinking about other art-related blogs in the National Capital Region.  While the following list is by no means exhaustive, it will provide a starting point for those... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Beer Sampling at the Old Mill Pub in Ashton

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Photo courtesy of the Old Mill at Ashton.Photo courtesy of the Old Mill at Ashton.

If you drive West of Ottawa, and drive till there’s nothing, you could very well be in Ashton. With a scant population of 200, this idyllic village has a post office, two churches, an old convenience store, many a field, and the Old Mill Pub, featuring the Ashton Brewing Company – the very purpose of our jaunt. Although the banks of snow had melted a great deal, my mocking of the snowmobile directions found on their website came back around to slap me in the face. Four burly sleds were... | Continue reading article

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Art Is In my mouth

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by @iscoff Since I’m on Twitter almost all day, it’s not often I get the opportunity to talk about what I eat for breakfast, so you can imagine my delight when I was asked to write a few words about the breakfast offerings of Art Is In Bakery. “What if we sold people sandwiches in a warehouse?” is a question that was clearly asked during the planning stages of this not-so-hidden gem. You might notice it because it’s in a giant building with a big sign that says “Art Is... | Continue reading article

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