Mac and Cheese – Yes Please!

Do you ever get into those moods where you are hungry and know you should eat but don’t now what to eat? Laziness often kicks in and the thought of making a ruckus in the kitchen just doesn’t sound like a good time. I am not a good cook by any means, so these feelings and thoughts cross my mind quite often. I have learned to discover my neighbourhood more and am finding out which place ... >
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Good Eats and a Great Environment at Liberty Commons

It has been awhile since I have written about a restaurant. Life’s craziness and busyness just have that knack of always getting in the way. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to check out a fantastic new spot in Liberty Village , strategically named Liberty Commons. Did you catch their play on words there ;)! What is Liberty Commons Main entrance to Liberty Commons at 42 Liberty St. P ... >
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Equator Coffee – Grab Yourself a Cup of Locally Roasted Coffee

A close up of a handful of the beans from Equator Coffee.
Local business, check. Coffee, check. Shiny lights, check. Strategic location, check. Making you want to keep coming back, check. Equator Coffee has so many great elements working in its favour, that it has created a formula for success! s Shiny Objects The shiny and lit up “coffee” sign that can be seen while at the corner of Churchill Avenue and Richmond Road are what initia ... >
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Pure Kitchen for Healthy Eating

The quinoa onion rings with garlic mayo sauce are a must try.
Calling all food lovers! There is a new eatery in Ottawa for everyone that loves to eat healthy, or try something new and it is called Pure Kitchen. With their previous business successes of Pure Yoga, owners Amber Stratton and Jen Dalgleish decided to add a restaurant to the brand. It only makes sense as eating healthy and staying active go hand in hand. I recently got the chance to ask Stratton ... >
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Beckta Dining & Wine on Elgin Street

Entrance to Beckta from Elgin Street.
There is a new tenant at the address of 150 Elgin Street and it is Beckta Dining & Wine. The historic home, originally built in 1875 for it’s original owners – the Grant Family, is deemed an Ottawa heritage building.  As per municiapal bylaw, it has maintained the majority of its exterior aesthetics from the 19th century. Inside of the building, is a whole new story, as m ... >
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Soup Ottawa’s Eighth Edition

Photo of the soup and bread served at the 8th Soup Ottawa.
There really isn’t a better way to spend a Thursday night, then eating good local food in the hands of good company, listening to unique community ideas and all for a great cause at Soup Ottawa. Lowertown Brewery graciously hosted the eighth edition of Soup Ottawa with the theme of the night being “Prototype”.  I just recently learned about Soup Ottawa through a good friend and ... >
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Ottawa’s Noodlefest 2015

Two bowls of pork, lam and yam soup with chopsticks.
I sipped, I slurped and I filled my stomach with delicious noodle dishes at Ottawa’s Noodlefest. It was the second annual Noodlefest organized by the Prive group (same group that put on the 613 Night Market).  The location couldn’t be more perfect, because after I finished my regular Saturday shift at Aritiza, JD met me and we just walked over to the beautiful Shaw Centre without ha ... >
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Let’s Go Back to School – Review

I would go back to School in a heart beat.  The kind I am referring to is not the educational institution setting, but the hip, fun and trendy brunch spot in Liberty Village in Toronto.  What better way to end a year and begin a new one than with great company and delicious food? Back on December 31st, after a flight from Ottawa to Toronto, I had a scrumptious lunch at School with some friends. ... >
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Review of 416 Snack Bar in Toronto

So you should probably clear some space on your calendar and make a pit stop at the 416 Snack Bar located in Toronto. It will be well worth the time and your stomach will be very happy. JD and I were in Toronto not too long ago and decided we needed to give this place a shot. If the name wasn’t catchy enough, then I think it was our love and affinity for the 416 area code. I mean, if Drake b ... >
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Holigiving at Lee’s Kitchen

A few of us were fortunate to be invited back to Lee’s Kitchen for Holigiving. What is Holigiving one might ask? It is a gathering held on the American Thanksgiving weekend bringing together friends, food and good cheer in celebration of the Christmas holiday season.  All of us work such crazy schedules and long hours, especially those in retail leading up to Christmas. This was the perfect ... >
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