Industria Strikes a Brilliant Balance

August 20, 2015 4:36 pm
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Stepping into Industria Italian Brasserie for the new Lansdowne restaurant’s grand opening Wednesday night, I probably should have gone up to one of the hosts and asked about seating. Instead I spent a good few seconds staring at the building’s impressively looming ceiling, made up of painted-black pipes. The pipe-covered […]

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Skip the Grocery Lines with SmartKart

August 17, 2015 2:18 pm
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If you’re like me, the worst part of putting together any meal is finding that impossible-to-find ingredient at the grocery store. Whether it’s coconut milk for a curry, tahini for hummus, or an obscure brick of cheese for that French onion soup, digging through piles and getting lost in the […]

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Kayla Pongrac: Bringing Local Flavour to Life with Art and Design

August 12, 2015 10:07 am
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Photo credit: Blair Pongrac  When you head to one of Ottawa’s top restaurants, like Ace Mercado on Clarence Street, you go for the experience. It’s not just about the great food, but also the atmosphere, smells and sounds. A lot of thought, planning and passion go into creating that atmosphere […]

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Quesada: The Taste of Success

June 17, 2015 3:11 pm
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Steff Charbonneau behind the counter at his restaurant. Order up! Quesada, the Canadian-owned and operated Mexican fast casual chain, is busy building burritos as it continues to expand. When Steff Charbonneau, a full-time Ottawa firefighter and father, tasted Quesada for the first time, the authentic flavours of Mexico captured his attention. […]

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Take a Bite

September 19, 2014 10:10 am
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One year after the opening of Café Urban at Saint Paul University, the kitchen is busier than ever. Handmade sandwiches, granola and soups are flying onto the trays of hungry students and faculty. Café Urban aims to supply the university and public with locally sourced food for breakfast, lunch and […]

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Want the Best Pizza in Ottawa? Head West to Stittsville & Kanata

June 12, 2014 2:20 pm
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Horace Greeley, the nineteenth-century politician, author and proprietor of the then extremely influential New York Tribune newspaper, famously offered this sage advice: “Go west, young man.” One could argue that Greeley’s reasoning could also apply to the quest for gourmet pizza. Why you may ask? Summer is upon us and […]

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Tapas and Theatre at Teatro Café

June 3, 2014 3:04 pm
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Take a walk down Wellington Street West and you will find an array of restaurants–all ready to feed a hungry stomach. So how does a new restaurant make the move to join in on the food fiesta and compete, let alone survive, in the area? Just ask Teatro Café owner […]

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Doubly Sweet: Essence Catering Wins Another Judge’s Choice Award

March 12, 2014 1:35 pm
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Essence Catering won its second consecutive Judge’s Choice Award this past weekend at the 10th Annual Carefor Chocolate Competition. The event was a fundraiser for Carefor and it was held at the Centurion Conference and Event Centre in Ottawa on March 8. Essence Catering entered the competition for the second […]

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The Zolas Valentine’s Special

February 12, 2014 12:45 pm
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Available from Thursday, February 13 until Sunday, February 16, local Italian restaurant, Zolas, is giving you the opportunity to wine and dine your Valentine. You can pick up and take home a romantic four course meal for two. It includes butternut squash soup, kale/ caesar salad, baked chicken breast stuffed […]

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LUNCH: A Fresh Food Experience in the Capital

August 8, 2013 9:58 am
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When you are in a rush to grab a bite between meetings, it’s nice to be able to buy something on the go. The problem: not many places in Ottawa that serve food quickly also serve it healthy. Luckily, the new LUNCH truck on Albert at Kent can offer Ottawans […]

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Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Pistachio Pesto

July 31, 2013 11:33 am
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Special to OLM: Experience a taste of local favourite Italian hotspot Zolas Restaurant—right in your own home! Chef Tony shares his coveted family recipes and culinary tips to help you prepare real Italian food for your loved ones. Zolas is located in Nepean at 2194 Robertson Road. Call (613) 721-022 […]

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Salmon Halibut Weave

July 23, 2013 10:49 am
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Special to OLM: Experience a taste of local favourite Italian hotspot Zolas Restaurant—right in your own home! Chef Tony shares his coveted family recipes and culinary tips to help you prepare real Italian food for your loved ones. Zolas is located in Nepean at 2194 Robertson Road. Call (613) 721-022 […]

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Grilled Radicchio Salad

July 12, 2013 2:48 pm
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By Chef Tony, Zolas Restaurant Chef Tony shares his coveted family recipes and culinary tips to help you prepare real Italian food for your loved ones. *Serves two Salad 1 Fresh Radicchio ½ cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup chopped pancetta ham 2 tbs. basil dressing 2 tbs. crumbled goat cheese […]

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Say ALOHOG to Summer

June 26, 2013 10:44 am
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You’ll Go ‘Coconut-ty’ For HogsBack’s Latest Limited Edition Seasonal Beer A taste of the tropics comes to Ontario this summer with the release of ALOHOG Coconut Pale Ale – the latest in a series of Limited Edition seasonal beers from Ottawa’s HogsBack Brewing Company. ALOHOG Coconut Pale Ale is spectacular […]

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The Far Away Flavors of Pâtisserie Les Galets: Sinfully Delicious

April 23, 2013 11:31 am
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Pâtisserie Les Galets of Montreal brings you fresh and delectable oriental pastries from Tunisia! “Our pastries are handmade, use only first-choice natural ingredients, and do not contain any preservatives,” says Les Galets co-owner Rached Maalej. “They are 100% handmade, 100% natural, 100% fresh and 100% delicious!” The recipes for these […]

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HogsBack Declares APORKALYPSE NOW: HogsBack Brewing Company Brews OATMEAL BACON STOUT Beer

January 25, 2013 1:00 pm
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‘Smell that? You smell that?’ ‘What?’ ‘Bacon, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that . . .   I love the smell of bacon in the morning’ –      Colonel Killpork, Aporkalypse Now   HogsBack Brewing Company is urging citizens of Ottawa to take shelter from the blahs of winter […]

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Dining that rises above

November 27, 2012 1:40 pm
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At the NAV CENTRE, there is something for every taste when it comes to dining. The NAV CENTRE recently opened The Propeller, a licensed buffet restaurant with an aviation theme that includes three aptly named seating sections: North Runway, South Runway and the Tower – each with a view of […]

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