The New Hub is the Mill St. Brew Pub

February 9, 2012 4:08 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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The tale of two burgers

April 30, 2011 12:00 pm
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There’s something beyond divinity when you bite into a good burger. No, not a greasy spoon burger that’s been defrosted and re-heated to death and makes you wonder if it’s ever even been close to real meat.

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Capital Dining by Anne DesBrisay

April 16, 2008 4:06 pm

Ottawa’s top restaurant critic, Anne DesBrisay, recommends over 150 restaurants in Canada’s Capital Region. The new and updated Capital Dining – second edition for 2008! Whether you crave maki or minestrone, this collection is your indispensable guide to the city’s finest eateries, from grand dining to neighbourhood pubs, from come-as-you-are patio casual to fireside feasting.

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