The Beechwood Market has moved online for the 2020 season. A guest post from market president Chris Penton about why and how he made that decision.
Food & Drink
With the temperature on the rise and flora in bloom, Ottawans are eager to get out of the house and re-engage with their community. But with COVID-19 a lingering threat and source of concern, this summer is sure to be different from most. Around this time of year, I’d probably be sitting with friends or […]
Small businesses handed eviction notices as Vanier’s Eastview Plaza will be demolished to make way for residential towers
Sarp Kizir: “We knew gentrification was coming, but not now, not during a global pandemic and not at this speed. Something about this just doesn’t feel right and I’m not alone in thinking so.”
Brand-new Centretown eatery City Goose turned their operations into take-out and delivery services to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kichesippi Beer Company celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 29. Since the brewery originally opened in 2010 on Carling Avenue, and later moved to Bells Corners in 2019, it has achieved great success as a family-oriented, community-focused business.
The mind behind Mind of a (Former) Chef, Zachary Resnick, was born and raised in Ottawa and studied culinary management at Algonquin College. He worked at a number of prominent Ottawa restaurants before starting his food blog.
Ottawa is hungry for business: Visibility for BIPOC-, immigrant-, and refugee-owned small food businesses during COVID-19 and beyond
Apt613 has compiled a geotagged map of BIPOC-, immigrant-, and refugee-owned places you can shop for all your grocery, meat, and bakery needs.
Flying Canoe cider can’t sell its product directly to consumers because of the AGCO’s five-acre rule, which states that Ontario cideries must own five acres of land on which they grow apples.
Ottawa kid who sent their savings to food bank sees donation multiplied by local restaurant Union 613
After seeing this letter from a child who emptied their piggy bank to support the Ottawa Food Bank, local restaurant owner Ivan Gedz more-than-matches the donation.
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While breweries did, mercifully, fall under the essential workplace designation, the closures of gathering spaces and bars changed how thirsty quarantiners can access local craft beer.
Love Local Delivery is a delivery service that launched mid-March to connect local eateries with the patrons who miss them dearly. With drivers from Responsible Choice (a designated driving service), local restaurants are able to deliver ready-to-serve and heat-and-serve meals right to your door.
Perth-based Top Shelf Distillers has joined the fight against COVID-19 by switching over one of its production lines to produce and bottle hand sanitizer.
Restaurant workers, owners and volunteers created this guide to EI benefits amid food industry layoffs
Share this Google doc with restaurant workers you know.
“Although the risk remains low in Ottawa, we believe that this is in the best interest of everyone involved… in order to prevent any potential risk of transmission,” said the co-organizers in a written statement.