LUNCH PICK: Vera’s burgers shack up with The Butchery in Bells Corners

The Place: Vera’s is a fun-loving, retro-style fast-food burger joint that lives inside the new location of The Butchery in a strip-mall in Bells Corners. It solves the problem of what to do… Continue reading

FOOD: Ottawa Magazine’s annual restaurant issue

Is Fine Dining Dead? In 2007 Frenchman Yannick Anton took over the reigns as executive chef of Le Cordon Bleu’s restaurant, Signatures. That same year, it was recognized by the CAA/AAA as a… Continue reading

TRAVEL: Dutch treats

In Rotterdam, Holland’s bustling port city, a cool high street delivers design, indie fashion and a risqué Santa Claus Globe & Mail, Feb. 18, 2010 Feisty, irreverent and impossible to pin down, Rotterdam… Continue reading

TRAVEL: A high-design hotel in the Belgian countryside

Globe & Mail, February 26, 2010 SLEEPOVER, D-HOTEL Abdijmolenweg 1, Kortrijk, Belgium; (32) 56 212100; http://www.d-hotel.be. 45 rooms from $141. A dreamy hub for day trippers in the western part of Belgium, D-hotel brings… Continue reading

TRAVEL: Pasta and palm trees en route to Provence

Globe and Mail, July 2, 2010 It’s the last place Italians go to grab a real cappuccino before crossing the border into France, and it’s the first place they go for a fix… Continue reading

TRAVEL: Amsterdam

ELLE Canada, 2004 Famous for its tree-lined canals, cozy coffee shops and red-light district, the Dutch capital is also a centre for cutting-edge architecture and design

FEATURE: “Market Forces”

OTTAWA Magazine, November 2008 IN 1900, fewer than 400 Jews lived in Ottawa. By the 1930s, that number had risen to 2,800 as Jews fled the pogroms taking place across the Russian Empire.… Continue reading

FOOD: “Rise & Shine”

OTTAWA Magazine, November 2007   They may be working behind the scenes now, but these cooks are already making a significant impact on the way this city eats. And the only place they’re… Continue reading