Tag Archive: Ottawa Magazine

ROAD TRIP: Ten reasons to visit La Sucrerie de la Montagne in Rigaud for sugaring off time

1. It’s the REAL deal. This “old-time” sugar shack, a designated Quebec Heritage Site, will make all of your other sugar shack experiences feel like Chuck-E-Cheese compared to the Disneyland that is the Sucerie. 2.… Continue reading

LUNCH PICK: Town’s Fior di Latte sandwich (translation: really good grilled cheese)

A French friend of mine returned from extensive travel in the US and remarked: “Those people eat nothing but sandwiches!” She might as well have said “dog food” for all of her contempt… Continue reading

INTRODUCING: Stone Soup Foodworks, a sassy soup biz inside a converted chip truck

Soup Truck. It’s an idea that seems to make perfect sense. Ottawa certainly has its share of chip trucks; why not serve steaming hot bowls of healthy homemade soup instead of greasy fries?… Continue reading

INTRODUCING: YKO charcoal barbecued chicken — rumours confirmed: Ottawa’s authentic West African chicken shack is back

Spice-crazed grill-loving fans of YRE’s, the take-out barbecue chicken joint in Sandy Hill, were devastated when news began spreading back in 2006 that the Charlotte Street building was being sold and torn down.… Continue reading

LUNCH PICK: Authentic homemade Latin snacks at Main Street tea room

The Place: I remember stopping in to Cuppedia a few years ago for a coffee. Set in a converted old house on Main Street, the cozy low-key tea room with its stash of kids’… Continue reading

FOOD BUZZ: When life gives Bryson Farms tomatoes, they make tomato sauce, tomato soup, tomato stew, tomato tart….

  For the past 12 years, Stuart Collins and his partner Terry Stewart have been growing certified organic heirloom vegetables near Shawville, Quebec for their ever-expanding army of home-delivery customers. They also supply… Continue reading

FOOD BUZZ: Top 10 food trends spotted at Gold Medal Plates

Pescuterie (salted, smoked, or cured fish) Edible Dirt (soil?) aka “the new air” Smoked anything…cotton candy, ghee Sea Vegetables Nose to Tail cooking Espresso as ingredient in main dish Aspic Octopus Lentils Whoopie Pies

LUNCH PICK: “Holy Crap it’s Lunch” debuts at the Whalesbone Oyster House

The Place: Whalesbone was recently mentioned on my list of “Where to Eat Now” because no one makes eating sustainable sea creatures more frisky fun. But until recently, the quirky pint-sized gastropub only came… Continue reading

INTRODUCING: Edgar, a one-of-a-kind foodie destination…in Hull?

For those of us who share a healthy appetite for food blogs, it’s difficult not to recognize at least a pinch of Molly (aka Orangette) and a dash of Clotilde (aka Chocolate & Zucchini) in… Continue reading

LUNCH PICK: The menu at Café My House is vegan-friendly…not that there’s anything wrong with that

The Place: Driving past the shawarma shacks and fast food joints on Bank Street near Billings Bridge, a gaudy red neon ticker tape sign grabbed my eye with unexpected words whizzing past: “vegetarian… Continue reading