Whether you consume alcohol or not, there’s something for everyone in these recipes using locally made spirits, wines, cordials, bitters, and even kombucha. There are nearly 10 vineyards in the valley as well, most of whom offer curbside pickup through the holidays.
Food & Drink
Run2Patty cooks out of a shared kitchen near Carling and serves food every day of the week from 5–10 pm. Their menu changes daily and you can follow them on Instagram to see today’s.
There’s a very big difference between people who like to eat and people who like to cook. So when buying gifts for the former, make sure it’s something they can consume as-is, rather than having to transform it somehow (other than reheating, which most people are fine with).
Some people like to cook. Some people like to eat. Some like to do both!
Preston Street’s Gray Jay Hospitality is inviting Ottawans to “embrace the flurries by the fire” and join them on their newly-opened winter patio.
Ottawa is known among major Canadian cities for having a very tight-knit restaurant community. Everybody seems to know everybody else and there’s a real sense of respect and admiration between restaurants. The warring camps that other cities have are nowhere present here. Acting as a spokesperson for this community is chef Adam Vettorel. He’s already well known as chef-owner of North & Navy, as well as the brand-new Cantina Gia. But did you know he has his own podcast?
Join Nathalie and Shawn of Bytown Bites, a local Ottawa food blog, on a full day adventure in Vanier to uncover the neighbourhood’s hidden gems.
“I think it was a Sunday,” says Adam Vettorel, looking back at the day everything changed. “We’d been watching the news that morning, and I went in to assess the situation. We knew we’d have to close soon. But that day, within 12 hours, it went from having to close soon to ‘we’re closed now.’”
During the pandemic, it is these local institutions — that reflect and compose the culture of our neighbourhoods — that would benefit from your patronage more than ever. Join us in becoming masked (!) tourists in our own city.
There’s something happening in the Glebe these days. Something new, exciting, and most importantly, fun. And that something is Thr33’s Company Snackbar.
One sound recipe: Chef’s Table concert series at the NAC pairs amazing food with live music on the Rideau Canal
Spanning three weekends in September, the Chef’s Table series will showcase the work of well-versed Canadian culinary and musical creators. It takes place at the National Arts Centre’s 1 Elgin Restaurant terrace, overlooking the Rideau Canal.
Much has been made of farmer’s markets not faring too well in the age of social distancing. Chris Penton of Beechwood Market is here to tell a happier story.
When a viral tweet stirred up new interest in a once-popular sarsaparilla drink from the 1800s, Andy Nita of Ottawa-based brewery Nita Beer Company wanted to be on the front line of the crusade.
Precisely four days after opening their doors in March 2020, COVID-19 forced new restaurant Heartbreakers Pizza to close again.
Cook with Compassion is available now for digital download with a minimum donation of $25 to the Ottawa Food Bank.