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Foodie Friday: Flapjack’s, lumberjacks and a touch of maple syrup

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Flapjack's Pancake Shack. All photos by Emily Shoff.Flapjack's Pancake Shack. All photos by Emily Shoff.

The one (and probably only) downside to food blogging is the mere fact that you are hungry ALL THE TIME.  So as I salivated over my keyboard during this post, I jaunted over to Flapjack’s for a customized stack of pancakes. A food truck dedicated to rendering the iconic Canadian Sunday morning breakfast, Corey Sauve and Max Anisman, owners of the food truck go beyond the standard buttermilk pancake and maple syrup marriage.  A culinary playground, Flapjack’s satisfies any craving in one stack…or two…or three. The plaid deckled lumberjacks who... | Continue reading article

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Craft Beer Night in Vanier brings the craft revolution to the east end

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Photo by jim crossley on flickrPhoto by jim crossley on flickr

This article originally appeared in VanierNow, which explains the east-end-centric point of view. Beer lovers in Vanier are likely well aware of the explosive growth of the craft beer scene. In Ottawa and beyond, the craft beer movement seems to be expanding at breakneck speeds and, with it, the growing masses of beer aficionados waiting impatiently for the latest IPA, saison or smoked porter. But the growth of the craft beer movement hasn’t happened equally, at least in geographic terms. A quick glance at the map of Ottawa craft breweries I created for Apartment613 in 2013... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Wakefield winter warm up giveaway!

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Photo of Running Red Lights by Lisa Macintosh Photography courtesy their Facebook page.Photo of Running Red Lights by Lisa Macintosh Photography courtesy their Facebook page.

Need a winter getaway this weekend? Read on to find out how you can escape to Wakefield for a show and overnight stay! First, though, a bit of music closer to home. If you missed Josef Mieto a few weeks back, you can catch his folky sounds tonight at Maxwells, where he’ll be joined by James Leclaire and Ray Harris. Also tonight, you’ll find DJ Nu-Mark at Babylon as part of his 7″ of Pleasure tour – his night of all 45 vinyls will feature a big lineup of other... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: Novel celebrates the joy of music and the power of self-discovery

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For the past 35 years, Ottawa-based author Ruth Latta has been publishing works in various genres.  From articles to short stories to mysteries to novels aimed at young adults, her impressive body of work comprises more than a dozen published books. Now with The Songcatcher and Me, her second book for teenage readers, Latta has penned a story that will appeal to multiple generations. Set in 1957 in rural Ontario, the novel tells the tale of 14-year-old Sheila, who goes to live with her grandmother Jerusha and uncle Cam after... | Continue reading article

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End of an era: Timekode at the Eri is no more

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Illustration by Colin White to commemorate the TimeKode ending at Eri.Illustration by Colin White to commemorate the TimeKode ending at Eri.

To the surprise of many, it was announced on Monday that last month’s Timekode will be the last one to be held at Eri Cafe on Somerset St. W. From the Timekode Facebook group: “Some unexpected circumstances beyond our control have led to the somewhat shocking revelation that December 2013’s jam was the final TIMEKODE ever at the Eri Café. We can hardly believe it either. After 8 years, nearly 100 straight jams, an ocean of sweat, and tens of thousands of soles moved to music that you’d never hear anywhere else,... | Continue reading article

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5 local winter activities to keep you fit in 2014

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Ski trails in Gatineau Park. Photo by Active Steve on Flickr.Ski trails in Gatineau Park. Photo by Active Steve on Flickr.

Every winter I hear a few different versions of the same complaint:  “Cold enough for you?” “Can’t wait until Spring!” “It’s colder than a polar bear’s arse out there!” (which makes no sense, as a polar bear’s arse is 37 Celsius, so really even the hottest summer days are colder than a polar bear’s arse) OK, so Ottawa winters can suck I get where people are coming from though: Ottawa winters can suck. We should all hibernate from November to April, with perhaps a few brief moments of activity around... | Continue reading article

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Wicked Grin head to Memphis 2014!

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Wicked Grin, from left to right: Murray Kingsley, Liam Melville and Leigh-Anne Stanton. All photos by Terry Steeves.Wicked Grin, from left to right: Murray Kingsley, Liam Melville and Leigh-Anne Stanton. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Ottawa’s own Blues band, Wicked Grin, winners of the Ottawa Blues Society Road To Memphis Competition in 2013, will be representing our city in the International Blues Challenge 2014, being held in Memphis, Tennessee from January 21-25. The IBC, now in its 30th year, is the world’s largest gathering of Blues musicians, competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. Organized by The Blues Foundation and its affiliated organizations, the annual competition is a search for the best Blues band, and the best solo/duo Blues act. Last year, 125 bands, and... | Continue reading article

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The Central Art Garage – Bringing challenging, conceptual art to Ottawa

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Bridget Thompson (L) and Danny Hussey (R) of the Central Art Garage. Photo by Adria May.Bridget Thompson (L) and Danny Hussey (R) of the Central Art Garage. Photo by Adria May.

Walk a little bit down Lebreton Street in Chinatown and you will see a parking lot to your right and a white garage. Enter the building, and there’s no sign of an automotive repair business. What you will find instead is the Central Art Garage. It opened its doors last September and is bringing challenging conceptual art to Ottawa. You will be greeted by bespectacled Ottawa artist, framer and curator, Danny Hussey, who is recognizable by way of his amazing beard and friendly smile. He co-owns the Garage with his... | Continue reading article

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Take the National Gallery’s Bluebeard Challenge

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Bluebeard illustration by Gustave Doré, circa 1862.Bluebeard illustration by Gustave Doré, circa 1862.

Lily Pepper is a project consultant with this National Gallery of Canada initiative . In summer 2014, the National Gallery is hosting a major exhibition on Gustave Doré, jointly organized with the Musée D’Orsay in Paris. In the mid-1800s, Doré worked in high-art forms like painting and sculpture, but was better known for his commercial and populist works, especially book illustrations. The illustrations he made for works like the Bible, Don Quixote, and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven have shaped how generations of readers and artists envision these works. One... | Continue reading article

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