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Winter Beerfest is back! Many porters expected at Château Cartier to welcome thousands of beer enthusiasts

Originally published in Bulletin d’Aylmer. The 2013 Winter Beerfest organizers are expecting as many as 12,000 guests for their second edition at the Château Cartier, January 24, 25 and 26. That’s 8,000 more than last year. “In 2012 we were hoping for 3,000 guests and over 8,000 showed up,” Manuela Teixeira, Vice-President of the Beerfest […]

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 […]

Au Café Show adds a spoonful of drama to your coffee

A new coffee shop infusing a little theatre into its lattes recently opened its doors at 161 Promenade du Portage in front of the Portage IV Complex in Hull. This humongous coffee shop, once home to Presse Café, provides a warm and enjoyable setting to unwind and enjoy theatrical shows while serving local products. “We […]

Our map of the best spots to catch Euro 2012

Ottawa soccer enthusiasts eagerly await the 2012 UEFA Euro Football Championship, but maybe not as much as Ukrainians and Poles. “This is the biggest stage Poland has been on since entering the EU in 2004 and Poles are excited to show off their country,” said Charles Leury whose been studying in Warsaw for the past […]

Festibière de Gatineau: bigger is better

What a difference a year made between  the first and second editions of Gatineau’s Festibière. While last year’s edition was a resounding success, “it’s much bigger this year,” explained Monsieur Guy Blain, founder and chef at L’Orée du bois in Chelsea. The number of kiosks increased from 32 to 63, doubling in size. This means […]

April showers bring Darren Flowers: Brothers Beer Bistro opens on Dalhousie

In early April, 366 Dalhousie resembled a Vietnamese restaurant trashed by marines. Today, a new restaurant has opened featuring a charming, rustic setting with wood and natural colours decorating the interior. The owners were lucky to uncover beautiful brick walls while transforming the old Takara restaurant into Brothers Beer Bistro, which opens tonight. “We wanted something warm and inviting,” […]

Existential filmaking in the heart of Little Italy

[youtube][/youtube] Video of the construction of Gott Ist Tot”s set in Little Italy. A long-awaited dream comes true in the form of a short film for Ottawa Producer Marc-Antoine Cuerrier. “Doing this movie is definitely a check mark on my to-do list,” said Cuerrier. On April 14, 2012 after installing the green screen, cameras, among […]