For John Thompson, listening to records is a ritual – holding the record, cleaning the record, putting it on the turntable. “The ritual is important,” says Thompson. More importantly, he believes that records just sound better than digital: “With analog – there’s more spaciousness and depth to the sound and you can hear all this […]
What springs to mind when someone mentions eating on Preston Street? Somerset most certainly equals pho, but Preston is a mélange of pricey Italian restaurants, beer-focused pubs and a few non-Italian ethnic eateries. One of the latter was the Lindenhof, an institution for those who love spatzle and meat, which closed its doors last summer to much sadness. […]
Finding a place to eat lunch in Little Italy has always been a real dilemma. You got your beloved standbys like Dirienzo sandwiches, new entrants like Beech St. Burger and of course your pick of pasta or pizza. A new addition to the strip – The Zydeco Smokehouse (432 ½ Preston St., right next to Pub Italia) […]
In the heart of Little Italy, a quaint market will once again come to life every Saturday from tomorrow until Thanksgiving. The “Little Market That Could” – so dubbed for its community-powered tenacity – is back for another season of one-stop shopping for quality local goods. Its grand re-opening takes place during the final weekend […]
Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Dante About: He used to work in a kitchen in Little Italy and still enjoys coming here. […]
Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Steve About: Steve works and lives in Little Italy. He also plays in a bunch of bands. […]
Bánh mì, samosas, and BBQ buns, oh my!
When it comes to cocktails, the Moonroom is easily one of Ottawa’s longstanding hidden gems. Tucked away inside a minimalist, industrial-style exterior on Preston street, it’s easy to miss in the daytime but becomes a beacon at nighttime.
Helen Lam: “On fight nights, an ecosystem grows around the action in the Thai boxing ring. The hall is a controlled chaos governed by the ebbs and flows of events on the roped platform.”
This weekend, the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa is celebrating the grand opening of a new location at 77 Pamilla Street, off Preston Street in Little Italy.
Little Italy’s first ever art and light festival is a free, interactive nighttime festival of large scale games, glow painting, DJs, street performers and more. “We were looking for a way to brighten up November,” says Lori Mellor, executive director of the Preston Street BIA. “Dems & Doll came up with this exciting concept which […]
This is an anniversary for us because almost 3 years ago to the day we did our first Bangarang! Come party with us just 2 days before Christmas — tis the season of parties so as usual we expect this one to be a rager! Looks like it might be residents DJ’s Magnificent and Longshot […]