The #MyOttawa Pass is an initiative that will help Ottawa residents explore the city while enjoying discounts at local businesses.
Food & Drink
June’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to the Young Arts Leaders Collective to support the inclusion of free art with takeout orders at local restaurants.
How have local businesses been impacted by the lockdown, and by the movement to a phase that allows reopening? We spoke with the owners of three 613 businesses, each with their own unique situations. Today: The Art House Cafe.
It’s a unique pivot for a streetwear company, but one that showcases their connection and dedication to our city and community.
Arlo is the soon-to-be-opened new restaurant replacing the former Beerocracy at 340 Somerset West. Before that, it was the legendary Centretown Pub, a pillar of Ottawa’s gay community. Walking the space, even amid the renovations, it takes only a bit of imagination to picture Arlo completed. The room has an electricity all its own. Alex McMahon is especially animated when talking about his plans.
As a proud citizen of Ottawa and hot sauce fan, Rice Honeywell couldn’t resist buying the Ottawa Hot Sauce Box from Heating up the Capital, which featured top sauces from seven Ottawa hot sauce makers, and was inspired to film some video reviews.
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.
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 face eviction 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.