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Bear & Co. tours Shakespeare’s Cymbeline to Ottawa parks

Bear & Co. tours Shakespeare’s exuberantly oddball masterpiece Cymbeline to Ottawa’s parks. Follow a pair of lovers as they react to the mad world around them in a 90-minute version of the play Shakespeare packed with every plot device he could think of: star-crossed lovers, a wicked stepmother, a befuddled king, a loyal servant, separated […]

Snubbing Ottawa? Keeping our place with Canada’s foodie greats

The only two restaurants from Ottawa on Maclean’s top 50 list of best Canadian restaurants are Play Food & Wine and Sidedoor, but the critics don’t agree. Are these the only two restaurants in Ottawa worthy of being named Canada’s crème de la crème? It seems the popular weekly magazine improperly selected the title of their article – again. On September […]

Play – It’s getting better…

I was going to title this review “not so fun” since my first experience at Play was just that. I went with a group of friends on the first Friday the restaurant was open. Everything was wrong but the food. There were 5 red wines available by the glass – how one can offer 5 […]

New Kid on the Block

Play Stephen Beckta’s new wine and cheese shop on Sussex Drive is now scheduled to open on January 30th. (One month behind schedule but who’s counting?).