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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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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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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Toronto Christmas Market in The Distillery District

Have you been to the Toronto Christmas Market in The Distillery District? If  you haven’t you really should before it closes up shop for the season. This annual market runs from Friday,November 28th to Sunday, December 21, 2014 and will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit. I was fortunate enough to be in Toronto and have a little bit of free time to check it out.  This annual holiday ... >
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613 Night Market 2014 Review

This past Saturday night, I went to the first ever 613 Night Market. It was held at the Ottawa Convention Centre that is conveniently attached to the Rideau Centre. The 613 Ottawa Night Market was inspired by the night markets that happen in other cities like Richmond and Vancouver BC. These markets bring local food vendors and artisans all in one easy and central location for shoppers and foodies ... >
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To fauna or Not to fauna? That is the Question…

The absolute definite answer to this is to fauna. For months upon months, a sign read, “coming very slowly”. And every time I passed by it, I always wondered what this spot was going to become. The curiosity behind the brown papered windows was finally revealed. fauna is Ottawa’s newest and trendiest restaurant that recently opened near the corner of Bank and Gladstone. Being fro ... >
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Pour Some Raw Sugar On Me

Clever name for this post, right?  And a fun name for an awesome cafe in Ottawa!  However you won’t find Bon Jovi there. I have lived in Ottawa for a few years now, but it has been of late (say the past year or so), that I have really started to venture out into the Ottawa unknown. I have driven past Raw Sugar Cafe many, many times, but never had the chance to stop by.  I deliberately mad ... >
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Lee’s Kitchen and for a Celebration

The Lee’s Kitchen that I am about to describe and review below is not a franchise, nor is it a standalone restaurant.  It is in fact the kitchen, heart and talent of my good friend Rebecca Lee (@rl026) who puts together a phenomenal meal and event for very special occasions.  Last night was the celebration of our good friend Rieko who is getting married in the next couple of weeks.   ... >
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