A great cocktail bar not only nails the quality of food and drink while establishing a fun atmosphere, but it also puts its own unique spin on it, and Sparks Street’s newest spot, Stolen Goods, appears to be on its way to being a great cocktail bar.
Food & Drink
Oats… in ice cream? You bet. Oat & Mill’s vegan oat-based ice cream, created by Candace Tierney, is available all over Ottawa.
Welcome to your grandma’s living room. This is Nan’s Parlour, a new concept bar and restaurant in the Byward Market, right by the Heart & Crown on Clarence street.
This is Afterlight, a new listening bar and underground speakeasy lounge at 129 Bank St., with natural wines and music curated by some of Ottawa’s most prominent DJs.
Mazépis only uses fresh and natural ingredients, favouring citrus and vinegar for preservation. With an overwhelmingly positive community response from the very start, Mazépis expanded its range of products, adding signature hot sauces made with scotch bonnet peppers, and are now serving hot meals with chicken, rice, and plantain.
This Saturday night, enjoy a night of live music by Landon A.R. Coleman at a cool new bar in Hintonburg, all in support of local Ukrainian refugee relief efforts.
Orléans, give a warm welcome to Brine & Grill, your newest smoking hot barbecue place where everything is good, seriously.
Le Poisson Bleu opened in February with a seafood-focused menu, and brothers Alex and Eric Bimm and their cousin Sophie Velour at the helm.
Quickly becoming the unofficial kickoff to summer in the east end, the Orleans Craft Beer Festival is back this weekend for its fourth instalment. Voted Ottawa’s favourite Craft Beer Festival in Faces Magazines’s awards, organizers have raised the bar (so to speak) with the number of local breweries and distillers at this year’s edition.
La Terrasse at the Fairmont Château Laurier has reopened for the summer season.
This just in: Dessert First, a new boutique bakery at Somerset and Bay, is the next Centretown gem. After passing through a cozy patio overlooking Dundonald Park, you’re greeted by lovely daffodil wallpaper, gorgeous tiny hanging plants in a large bright window, a scintillating centrepiece display stocked with lavish handmade treats, open kitchen aromas, and smiling, welcoming staff.
Vegans Who Snack food festival is bringing 40 local chefs and businesses to Parkdale Market—June 3, 2022
Inspired by the Parkdale Night Market and Ottawa Markets, Little Jo Berry’s owner Josephine Masterson has another fun new experience for the 613: The Vegans Who Snack Festival, bringing about 40 local businesses together to celebrate community and snacking on June 3, 2022, from 5–9pm.
I’m sure many of us have a childhood attachment to fast-food burger joints: the cardboard packaging, the smell of french fries, and the root beer floats. The team at Gitanes, a fine-dining French restaurant on Elgin Street, decided to recreate this childhood nostalgia centred around the concept of McDonald’s and elevate it into a trendy destination.
Much has been written about what became of H.F. Brading’s Victorian-era brewery come the 20th century, particularly regarding infamous Ottawa-born magnate E.P. Taylor, who parlayed it into a gigantic beer empire. Then there’s the small matter of the SECRET BEER TUNNEL under Lebreton Flats, built around 1945. I won’t be talking about any of that: This is the largely untold story of the man who started it all, Henry Fisher Brading (1836-1903), and his original Union Brewery.
Parle began in the early days of the pandemic as a venture called Viet Fresh by owner David Wen, but operated under an umbrella business called Casper Kitchen. With the shutdowns and periodic indoor dining restrictions over the past two years, the Casper Kitchen brand has been able to enjoy massive success due to its delivery-focused model, which allowed Viet Fresh to “go solo” and open their own dine-in location, Parle.