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Laissez les bons temps rouler – Let the good times role – New Orleans Style Jazz Lunch!

Laissez les bons temps rouler – Let the good times role – New Orleans Style!Take in a special experience in the Capital combining great food & great music: a New Orleans Style Jazz Lunch! In keeping with the spirit of Jazz rolling through Ottawa during JazzFest, keep the groove going to the sultry sounds of Ottawa Jazz Fest & Blues Fest Main Stage […]

Big Love Craft Market

The BIG LOVE craft market is back for its 4th year, and its going to be more fun than ever with a family-fun day market + a valentines date night market (seriously though, can we say girl date, bromance… no ones judging who you bring as your date). DAY MARKET: From 10am-3pm at Makerspace North […]

Canadian Brewing Awards – 613 represents!

The 14th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference was held May 26-28 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. If you are unfamiliar with the competition, it is a nation-wide contest open to all breweries (and cideries) of any size to complete in a blind tasting over a variety of style categories. 40 Certified Beer Judges (BJCP) consider five […]

Foodie Friday: 4 beer from Brasseurs du Temps

Tom Rowell is a craft beer enthusiast who lives in Ottawa.  He blogs at The Microbrew Times, profiling craft beers from Ottawa and elsewhere.  The craft brewing industry has taken off across Canada with a large number of different breweries opening up in all provinces.  From brewpubs, to local breweries, to larger companies that have large […]

Eat, Drink, Spring – Ottawa Food and Wine show

Though I consider myself more of a sophisticated drinker than a sophisticated dresser; the Ottawa Wine and Food Show has always been an annual excuse to see if my vest still fits, make vest puns and to test my “How to Tie a Tie” bookmark. The event has now expanded to offer a springtime event: Eat, Drink, […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Beau’s at Lansdowne

On these frost bitten winter days, we residents of Ottawa deserve something to look forward to, like, a huge St Patrick’s Day party at Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavillion hosted by Beau’s Brewery. This is the first year the brewery is celebrating this Irish holiday, but based on the success of their Oktoberfest festivities, this should be […]