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Foodie Friday: Head to Makita for creative eats

Photos by Jennifer Cavanagh Makita Kitchen Bar opened a few months back at the north end of the Glebe’s Bank Street strip. It’s the latest culinary contender in the area settled by Olga’s Kitchen and Erling’s Variety. The brainchild of two stalwarts of the Ottawa restaurant scene – Elliot Gosselin, formerly of the Manx and Caroline […]

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Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Danny

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: Danny About: Danny is originally from California, but she moved to Ottawa when she was very young. […]

Left: Musicians performing during Saturday afternoon's Open Stage. Right: Geoff Johnson, host of Saturday afternoon's Open Stage. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Irene’s: 30 years in the Glebe

Thirty years ago in 1985, a woman by the name of Irene Corey opened the doors to her modest-sized pub in the then up-and-coming neighbourhood on Bank Street called The Glebe. Originally called, “Cap’n Pinky’s”, it bore the charm of a cozy, rustic Maritime seaboard local, which rapidly became home to a regular clientele in […]

Photo courtesy of alexlaq and dugspr — Home for Good on flickr

Hood Wars Centre Conference: Centretown versus the Glebe

Hood Wars, Apartment613’s annual navel-gazing hyper-local slug fest is well underway. As of the writing of this post the results of the Western Conference showdown between Chinatown and Hintonburg are still unknown. The second match up pits two giants against each other. The first is a giant in the literal sense: what Ottawan doesn’t have […]

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The Best Latte in the Glebe

The Glebe – the favourite hang-out of Ottawa’s dog and baby set – likely has more places to buy coffee per square meter then any other neighbourhood in the city. Sprinkled liberally between jewellery stores, upscale clothing boutiques and Ottawa’s composting worm outlet is a fine assortment of independent and chain latte retailers.  Apartment613 thought it made sense do a review of the […]

What to do ‘til Winterlude?

During the warmer months Ottawa is infested with fests: Jazz Fest, Blues Fest, Fringe Fest, Tulip Fest. The cold seems to kill off both the city’s mosquito population and its revelry, at least until the aptly named Winterlude roles around in February. As a consequence, us poor Ottawans are left to entertain ourselves for most […]

The Best Two-Egger in Town

It’s the little black dress of breakfast: two eggs, toasts, potatoes. This cheep and easy standby is a favourite of students trying to forget last night and seniors trying to remember the last ten minutes. For those of you left jaded by decadence weekend brunches, try getting back to basics at these downtown(ish) hangouts. Mayflower […]