Preston Street’s Gray Jay Hospitality is inviting Ottawans to “embrace the flurries by the fire” and join them on their newly-opened winter patio.
“I think it was a Sunday,” says Adam Vettorel, looking back at the day everything changed. “We’d been watching the news that morning, and I went in to assess the situation. We knew we’d have to close soon. But that day, within 12 hours, it went from having to close soon to ‘we’re closed now.’”
During the pandemic, it is these local institutions — that reflect and compose the culture of our neighbourhoods — that would benefit from your patronage more than ever. Join us in becoming masked (!) tourists in our own city.
There’s something happening in the Glebe these days. Something new, exciting, and most importantly, fun. And that something is Thr33’s Company Snackbar.
One sound recipe: Chef’s Table concert series at the NAC pairs amazing food with live music on the Rideau Canal
Spanning three weekends in September, the Chef’s Table series will showcase the work of well-versed Canadian culinary and musical creators. It takes place at the National Arts Centre’s 1 Elgin Restaurant terrace, overlooking the Rideau Canal.
Precisely four days after opening their doors in March 2020, COVID-19 forced new restaurant Heartbreakers Pizza to close again.
Corner Peach is about to become a Corner Store, selling prepared meals, bread, wine, and their popular casse-croute menu.
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.
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.
Brand-new Centretown eatery City Goose turned their operations into take-out and delivery services to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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.
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