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

January 25, 2013 1:00 pm

‘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

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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Real Sports Bar & Grill Grand Opening: The Ottawa Chapter

November 26, 2012 12:00 pm
Real Sports Bar 2

Now open in Ottawa is the second Real Sports Bar & Grill in all of Canada. It is similar to the one in Toronto but has its very own elements of excellence. The opening night celebration started at 8pm on Thursday, November 15. The 14,000-square-foot sports bar was packed. Located […]

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Crafty beer makers brewing up something different in Ottawa

August 17, 2012 11:50 am
Mill Street Ottawa joins a growing number of craft breweries in serving up locally made beer.

The craft beer industry is booming in Ottawa and several new brewers are coming onto the scene. Each one brings a unique take on beer that defines them and the people of Ottawa.

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Fable Dinner at Sidedoor

July 11, 2012 4:31 pm
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The location: Sidedoor Kitchen, Byward Market
The event: A special tasting menu designed by Top Chef Canada participants
The Chefs: Jonathan Korecki, executive Chef at Sidedoor and Trevor Bird, Guest Chef from Fable in Vancouver

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New Burger Place Opens Downtown

April 18, 2012 6:39 pm

Watch out, Ottawa; there’s a new burger place in town. Burgers on Main is located on Sommerset between Bank and O’Connor. Also referred to as BOM, Burgers on Main first opened in Manotick in October 2011. Since then, the restaurant has been quite successful and is quickly becoming an important member of the community.

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The New Hub is the Mill St. Brew Pub

February 9, 2012 4:08 pm

Marching through the snow on Wellington Street, making our way to the riparian Mill St. Brew Pub, mirroring a small castle with limestone walls, it was clear this route is off the beaten path. Perched on the banks of the Ottawa River, the new Brew Pub awaited conquering by our hunger for something distinct and new in the Ottawa Valley. Ensuring the trail was clear and diligently avoiding any hurdles, we hit the road less travelled…

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Relics of the Past

January 9, 2012 4:20 pm

The Mill Street Brewery might tempt you to put a hold on your New Year’s resolution diet once they start tapping their kegs on January 27, 2012 at the historic limestone mill. Several other extraordinary relics, built during the river timber trade boom, populate the riverside and some are in dire need of refurbishment.

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Around Town: Absinth Cafe

November 23, 2011 8:42 am

Named after the anise-flavoured drink that was made popular by French artist and writers in the late 1800s, Absinthe Café has a well-deserved reputation for its die-hard loyalty to local farmers from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, since opening its doors in 2003.

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Restaurant Review: FRATELLI’S

November 17, 2011 3:01 pm

There are various restaurant hubs in Ottawa: Byward Market, Elgin St., Richmond Rd. (Westboro), Preston St. (Little Italy), Somerset St. (China Town), Bank St. (The Glebe), just to name a few. Recently I decided to visit the Westboro area. Fratelli’s was the restaurant of choice for this particular outing.

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Gold Medal Plates a Winner

November 16, 2011 8:51 am

Ottawa’s luminaries came out in force last night at the National Arts Centre for some competitive eating at this year’s Gold Medal Plates culinary competition held to raise funds for Canada’s Olympic athletes. The three day event involves the top chefs in nine major Canadian cities preparing samples of their best main meals along with wine accompaniment to compete for the title of Canada’s best chef.

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Gelato, by any other name

June 21, 2011 9:00 am

Ottawa too is alive and well with delicious options for those seeking a summer refreshment. Little Italy is, not surprisingly, home to one of the more impressive gelaterias in town.

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Pay an Ode to the Environment and Your Health at Zen Kitchen

June 8, 2011 10:44 am

An eclectic fusion of locally organic food fare with big city edge, Ottawa’s Zen Kitchen serves perfect gourmet portions of the freshest ingredients accompanied with an environmental consciousness.

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Little Italy’s Appetite Gets Bigger

June 5, 2011 9:00 am
Little Italy

Little Italy is surely becoming the culinary heart of Ottawa. One walk on Preston street will take you on a gastronomical journey of the world. Sure, Italian restaurants and pizza are well represented and one would be hard-pressed to find a more delicious pizza than the crispy, thin pizza at La Favorita.

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The Start of a Tasteful Journey

June 3, 2011 9:33 am
Michael Pinkus - Grape Guy

Today you and I embark on a new adventure together … we are going to explore the world of wine (and sometimes other beverage alcohol), together, which in my opinion is the best way TO drink, with friends.

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Giggling Jerks

May 25, 2011 9:41 am
Giggling Jerks

Aiming to be a classy Caribbean style restaurant, co-owners and brothers Devin and Dylan McLeod opened the doors of Giggling Jerks in August 2010, with the help of restaurant consultant and celebrity chef David Adjey.

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From Asia with Love and Spice

May 21, 2011 9:42 am
East India Company

When referring to Asian food, more often than not, images of neatly manicured sushi plates, wherein the individual pieces and condiments fit together with the exactness of a jigsaw puzzle and beg the same type of wonder as a perfectly folded fitted sheet, come to mind.

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