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Aiken & Beggs: Purveyors of old time traditions

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to. They just don’t.” Now, my late Grandfather could have easily been speaking of lawn mowers, coffee makers, or even tandem bicycles. Instead, he was speaking of songs. “Not the same.” he’d grumble. Ottawa musicians Sonny Aiken and Mabel Beggs, collectively known as Aiken & Beggs might agree. […]

Foodie Friday: Taverns and Troublemakers is boozy history lesson

As part of the “Taverns and Troublemakers” exhibit at the City of Ottawa Archives (running October 1st until March 19th) a historical tavern tour was offered: “Booze, Bus and Banter” (next tour is March 9th, with a possibility for more). Because I love alliteration, hate missing any beer-related event in Ottawa and am always looking […]