Starling is a fitting name for the ByWard Market’s newest restaurant — lush blue velvet seating and birdcages replace the nautical theme of its predecessor, The Fish Market, symbolically and literally taking over the nest.
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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.
Top Shelf Preserves has a bricks-and-mortar store at 527 Gladstone Ave. A big move forward for the local business.
Ramen Isshin is a popular ramen restaurant in the Toronto area, and they are now opening up their first Ottawa location in the Glebe. The ramen restauranteurs talk about what patrons should expect.
On this week’s Urban Retail Walk, Bruce Burwell takes us north on Preston from Carling through Little Italy to Somerset, east through Chinatown past Bank all the way to Metcalfe, south towards the Museum of Nature, west on Gladstone and back to Preston.
In April 2020, just after the start of the pandemic, Apt613 contributors created a gigantic roundup of local restaurants offering takeout while indoor dining was limited or prohibited. Nearly two years later, with indoor dining closed once again, we have updated the list and are once again urging readers to support their favourite places in this difficult time.
It’s the end of December when everything goes quiet, and many of us enjoy delicious seasonal treats. But if you’re in the mood to read about food, rather than just consuming it, we’ve compiled our top 5 most popular Foodie Friday posts of 2021 to whet your appetite and help you make plans for 2022. So grab a snack and see what made Apt613 readers the hungriest this year.
Chef Ric’s moved into the old Rideau Bakery and has expanded the Ottawa Mission’s Food Services Training Program to offer tasty meals from a storefront location.
Apartment613 braved the icy roads and took a tour by bike to hit up these coffee spots that are within walking, biking, or maybe even skiing distance of Gatineau Park
The Almonte Outpost opened on Friday December 3 and brings some of our favourite Almonte treats to the heart of the ByWard Market.
It’s Foodie Friday here on Apartment 613, so let’s talk today about delicious locally produced gifts of food and drink to give friends and family this holiday season.
Ottawa is home to so many amazing breweries, it’s hard to miss when buying for the craft beer lover in your life. But since you’ve already landed on this page, let us help you spread holiday cheers in the capital with this gift guide for beer lovers.
The covered, heated patio at Joe’s Italian Kitchen in Wellington Village is exactly as cozy as it looks.
Gray Jay Hospitality celebrates the launch of its new location on 221 Echo Drive with a delightfully local menu featuring strong flavours and unique combinations of textures and tastes from acclaimed Chef Dominique Dufour.
Kimchi has seen a rise in popularity in recent years. Now Ottawans have a new source for fresh, authentic, locally handmade kimchi. Dr. Yoon, a retired Korean professor of nursing who moved to Ottawa from South Korea in 2018, has launched her own line of kimchi products.