Category Archives: Amy

Dishing on Dishcrawl: Strolling food tour picking up steam

Amy (Twitter) is one of the co-creators of Local Tourist Ottawa who moved to the city more than eight years ago to attend Carleton University. Originally hailing from a small town in southwestern Ontario, she loves everything about Ottawa, from the buzz of Parliament Hill to Dalhousie’s local shopping and the thriving food scene. There’s […]

Suave, secret and a success: Ottawa proves it’s cool with pop-up picnic Harvest Noir

Amy (Twitter) is one of the co-creators of Local Tourist Ottawa who moved to the city more than eight years ago to attend Carleton University. Originally hailing from a small town in southwestern Ontario, she loves everything about Ottawa, from the buzz of Parliament Hill to Dalhousie’s local shopping and the thriving food scene. For […]

Tasting the city: C’est Bon Cooking offers food-filled strolls through Ottawa’s culinary scene

Amy (Twitter) is one of the co-creators of Local Tourist Ottawa who moved to the city more than eight years ago to attend Carleton University. Originally hailing from a small town in southwestern Ontario, she loves everything about Ottawa, from the buzz of Parliament Hill to Dalhousie’s local shopping and the thriving food scene. The […]

The (delicious) Taste of Preston Street

Last weekend, the lovely folks over at Savvy Company invited Local Tourist Ottawa founders Amy and Jessey, as well as our pizza-loving contributor Geneviève, to attend La Vendemmia’s Taste of Preston Street Food and Wine Show. As I’m sure you can imagine, we were thrilled. Celebrating the abundance of Preston Street’s Italian and international restaurants alongside […]

Sunday shucks: The Whalesbone Oysterfest always draws a crowd

For those in Ottawa’s restaurant industry, the annual Whalesbone Oysterfest is the always a great way to launch into the summer party season. A no-nonsense affair, the Whalesbone team cram the gravel parking lot to the side of their Sustainable Oyster & Fish Supply storefront with people, tents, plastic tables and chairs and food stations […]

Tulips & Maple: Learning the 3 T’s after 20 years of fab food

The Champagne ceiling was a highlight of the Tulips & Maple 20th anniversary party on June 15 After two decades in the “cater-taining” business, the culinary couple behind Tulips & Maple — Mark van der Pas and Kristine van der Pas-Norenius — have learned a few lessons of success. And at their 20th anniversary party […]

Simple food, bold flavours: Brunch at Chez Eric in nearby Wakefield

There’s just something about a lazy Sunday, when the spring is starting to show signs of turning to nicer weather, that makes you want to get out and explore. So when I got the chance to get out of the city and in the Gatineau Hills — and all in the name of breakfast, no […]

What goes into a UN-wedding show … Q&A with ROUGE

ROUGE champions itself as Ottawa’s “ultimate bachelorette party,” where brides-to-be can take the wedding show experience out of the conference centre and into the nightclub. In fact, ROUGE calls itself an un-wedding show! Featuring local-only vendors, ROUGE takes place on March 26 at Mansion Nightclub, with proceeds from the $10 tickets going to support the […]

The monthly blessing that is Oz Kafe’s Chef Appreciation

I consider myself pretty darn lucky to have a number of good friends in the restaurant business. In addition to sharing some less-than-stellar hours with me — I work evenings and the odd weekend — allowing us to socialize in the wee hours of a week day, I get to explore my love of food […]

Q&A with award-winning photographer Paul Couvrette

Paul Couvrette is an Ottawa-born, award-winning photographer whose been practicing his craft for 35 years. Shooting everything from portraits of prime ministers to weddings to advertisements, his downtown Ottawa space, Couvrette Studio, is a hopping place. Named Canadian Photographer of the Year in 1994, Paul has shot more than 300 magazine covers, his work gracing the front […]

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