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Ottawa’s Craft Cider Celebration

Ottawa is THE Big Apple! This summertime event was a smash hit last year & we’re excited to host it again for craft cider fans in our city. Cidermakers from across Ontario are coming to Ottawa to pour their special cider creations. Apple, pear, peach & other refreshing flavours – over 50 ciders will be […]

May The 4th Be With You ! GOOD2GO + Life-Size Men Rock Irene’s Pub

GOOD2GO – With influences ranging from The Rolling Stones to Blondie and The Ramones , GOOD2GO kicks out the jams at full throttle and always has a blast doing so! Fronted by the dynamic Miss Maureen on vocals, the band whips up a rock ’n’ roll juggernaut that is both mischievous and captivating. GOOD2GO is […]

Foodie Friday: A by-the-numbers recap of Makin’ It Grain

Dominion City’s Makin’ It Grain event was the fitting bookend to a wonderful Support Local Month here in Ottawa aka “Heart City”. Their charity-supporting 5-course dinner brought together local artisans and created a fantastic engaging evening. I’m still wearing my belt a couple notches looser… There have already been some fantastic words said about the […]

Support Local: Dominion City Brewing Co. are Makin’ it Grain

October is a mighty fine month. Fall arrives in full force and everything is beautiful, covered in fall colours. Here in Ottawa, we’ve another reason that October is, arguably, the best month of the year: October is Support Local month – a month-long celebration of local initiatives that make Ottawa great. This year, food is […]

Support Local: The Social Book Exchange is a book club for everyone, with beer

Alison Larabie Chase blogs about cooking and restaurants at This Dessert Life when she’s not herding cats, working in association communications, or traveling the world.   Walk into Café My House the night of October 18 and you’ll be labeled with one of those “Hello, My Name Is” stickers. Instead of your name, though, they’ll […]

Support Local – Stittsville edition

Post by Glen Gower, Owner & Editor of Ottawa Start. On December 6, over 20 shops, restaurants and services in Stittsville are teaming up to promote “Support Local Stittsville”.  It’s a day to encourage residents from inside and outside of the village to discover the range of unique local businesses in the area. Each of […]

Apt613 Live for Oct. 22, 2014

Dear fellow lovers of radio and Apt613: Due to the events in downtown Ottawa which occurred on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, we were unable to go live on the air for our usual radio broadcast on CHUO 89.1 FM. That being said, I had three wonderfully generous interviewees lined up this week to tell us […]