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Wake up (with) little Suzy: SuzyQ Doughnuts

The widespread distribution of Timmy Ho’s is probably a pretty good indication of how much us Canucks like doughnuts. However, if you’ve got an avó, grand-mère, or oma you’d probably prefer one of their malasadas, beignets or berliners to a honey cruller. Don’t have a grandma who makes homemade doughnuts? Not to worry. Head to […]

Beans, Blossoms, Beats & Bauhaus: Blumenstudio

Take an Italian café with a contemporary touch serving up ethically-sourced beans and locally-made treats. Add a dairy case filled with milk, butter and eggs from nearby Cochrane’s Dairy and Stirling Creamery for those early-morning milk runs. Layer on a carefully-edited wall of magazines and newspapers. Combine it all in a Bauhaus-inspired floral shop and the result […]

Hood Wars Western Conference: Hintonburg versus Chinatown

Neighbourhood Wars is Apartment613’s yearly battle to determine which Ottawa neighbourhood can claim to be better than all others. The winner gets a year’s supply of glory and bragging rights. Its fitting that the first round of this year’s Hood Wars starts off with the two finalists from last year’s competition. Chinatown faces returning champion […]

Hood Wars Semi-Final: Centretown versus Hintonburg

Neighbourhood Wars is Apartment613’s yearly battle to determine which Ottawa neighbourhood can claim to be better than all others. The winner gets a year’s supply of glory and bragging rights. Show your support for your favourite Hood Wars contestant by picking up our special hood wars pins (pictured to the left), availible online soon! Congrats […]

Restaurant watch: Tennessy Willems

The newest addition to Ottawa’s expanding and diversifying Hintonburg / Wellington West Village foodie scene comes in the form of Tennessy Willems, a wood-fired oven pizza restaurant that opened last week at the corner of Wellington West and Melrose. Named after the owners’ son and daughter, Tennessy Willems charts a new course forward for pizza […]

Ottawa Chefs Offering up Tasty Taco Experimentation at TacoLot

Every Sunday until November 4, some of Ottawa’s best chefs will be making their own taco creations to support the Ottawa Food Bank or a charity of the chef’s choice at the TacoLot on Wellington West. While serving up his own creation last Sunday, Urban Pear owner and head chef Ben Baird told Apartment613 that […]

Weekly News Review: Hintonburg gets new road signs for cyclists, sinkhole exposes east-west divide, Daisy the cow goes missing and more!

Dairy enthusiasts were shocked to hear that Daisy, an interactive teaching cow, was abducted from the Russell Fairgrounds last week. There’s currently a $500 reward for information leading to the return of the fibreglass cow, which was used to teach children about agriculture. The sinkhole that opened on Highway 174 last week has sent locals […]

Julie MacCormack: Capturing Neighbourhoods

Festival X draws to a close this Sunday, leaving us photo junkies to find our fix elsewhere. Luckily, it’s never hard to find creative and interesting photography work in Ottawa – you just need to know where to look. And sometimes beautiful photographs turn up in the oddest of places. Like, for example, a local […]

Google Streetview’s Hintonburg time capsule

Checking out Hintonburg on Google Streetview is like taking a time machine back to 2010. It seems like Google hasn’t updated their images of the hood in a few years, so the service erases the massive changes made by the neighborhood’s rapid gentrification project.   View Larger Map Much like Hintonburg’s lightning-fast transition, the Streetview images […]

The Suya Spot: Hintonburg gets a taste of Nigerian BBQ

Hintonburg is quickly becoming one of the best – if not the best – neighbourhoods in Ottawa for trying delicious cuisine. With a wide range of restaurants offering numerous tasty dishes, this area just west of downtown is developing into a foodie’s paradise. The newest food establishment in Hintonburg is set to join this illustrious […]

Looking for a good shuck? Check out the Elmdale!

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 […]

Richard’s Hintonburg Kitchen: Yet another win for west-end foodies

Despite the lack of a sign over the door, the opening of Richard’s Hintonburg Kitchen over the weekend was one of the neighbourhood’s worst kept secrets. And while west-enders are rejoicing over yet another high calibre addition to a neighbourhood already packed with foodie destinations, it must be a weight off the back of founder and […]