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Little Jo Berry’s latest inventions

In their sixth year, Little Jo Berry’s (LJB) bakery is evolving again with a fresh batch of new ideas for Ottawa. Owner Josephine Masterson (the “Jo” of Little Jo Berry), co-creator of Bike Yeah, the upcoming Vegans Who Snack Food Festival, and monthly dinner pop-ups, where another caring business takes over their kitchen, is innovating once again with a new product line and shopping experience.

Is Cantina Gia Ottawa’s best date night spot?

Cantina Gia is an Italian comfort food restaurant and specialty shop in the heart of the Glebe, created by co-owners Chef Adam Vettorel and Chris Schlesak who started North & Navy back in 2015. Their vibe strikes a perfect balance between intimate and lively, ideal for date nights. The decor is quirky and warm with […]

Ottawa Café Crawl: The western suburbs

I don’t know if Ottawa residents are aware of how many wonderful independent coffee shops exist in the suburbs. Some feel like hidden gems or special secrets I’ve been keeping to myself. So, I’m sharing several of my favourite suburban discoveries here, focusing on non-chain independent coffee shops and cafés without multiple locations, to celebrate their unique qualities.

Video of the Week: Farming your own fungi

If you love the outdoors, then perhaps you also have an interest in the unique and wonderful world of mushrooms! There’s a lot to discover here in Ontario, where over 5,000 different kinds of fungi grow in nature—but did you know that you can also easily grow your own mushrooms to cook with at home?

Urban Imaginaries: What could Ottawa be?

When a longstanding regular at Centretown coffeehouse Arlington 5 pitched an idea to founder/owner Jessie Duffy, a unique collaboration with the School of Industrial Design at Carleton University followed. Those conversations led to Urban Imaginaries, a bold new project whose purpose “is to see people engage in everyday spaces in ways that are beyond transactional, and to open up a conversation around imagining multiple possibilities for the spaces we inhabit.”

Noodle bar pop-up Paper Tiger opens permanent location in Old Ottawa South

If you’ve visited Dominion City or Bar Lupulus recently, you might have stumbled upon a noodle pop-up called Paper Tiger. If you’re still craving their ramen, luckily there’s no longer a need to wait for the next pop-up. Paper Tiger has now opened their own permanent location in Old Ottawa South, serving a variety of small bites, ramen, and craft cocktails with a focus on farm-fresh food.

Parkdale Food Centre’s latest innovations to help its neighbours in the 613

The Road Runner sits outside at 30 Rosemount Avenue inside a custom box built by Habitat for Humanity. Donated by the Hintonburg Community Association, it’s the first outdoor community fridge in Ottawa, thanks to the caring team of radical thinkers at the Parkdale Food Centre and its incredible local partners. And it’s just one of the innovative programs put into place by the Centre since the start of the pandemic.