Tag Archives: Little Italy

Mangia! Gen goes dishcrawling on Corso Italia

Geneviève Brisson (Twitter) is a master’s student in communication at the University of Ottawa, working on a thesis on gastronomic tourism. An Ottawa native, she has an appetite for discovering everything the National Capital Region has to offer, especially its burgeoning food scene.  Here at Local Tourist Ottawa, we love discovering our city’s food establishments. And […]

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 […]

Being rendered unmovable by the moveable feast (a delicious night of food, wine and Little Italy exploration)

Hilary Duff (blog/Twitter) is a quirky 21-year-old who loves multimedia journalism, cycling, food blogging, and churning massive amounts of baked goods out of her cramped student kitchen. She is also a contributing editor for Local Tourist Ottawa. My Thursday evening ended with me lying in a crumpled mess on the couch with a blanket covering my […]

Beaver Boxing: Alex goes toe-to-toe with a knockout experience

Alex Hosselet likes to keep it real, even during a long hiatus. After many projects and a new job, Alex returns to share his new favourite hobby: boxing! After trying many gyms and still left looking for more, a friend of mine suggested that I try boxing training as a great way to stay in […]

Tasting gourmet pizza across the National Capital Region: Geneviève Brisson visits La Dolce Vita

Geneviève Brisson is a master’s student in communication at the University of Ottawa, working on a thesis on gastronomic tourism. An Ottawa native, she has an appetite for discovering everything the National Capital Region has to offer, especially its burgeoning food scene. A warm Tuesday evening at the beginning of July simply called out for a […]

Renée Rietveld’s first Ottawa Race Weekend (but certainly not her last!)

Renée Rietveld is a lifetime Ottawan and current Sttitsvillian, who is a senior public servant by day, and a documentary filmmaker (and co-owner of On the Street Cinema) by night. Apart from her sometimes unhealthy obsession with the world of film, she also enjoys long distance running, traveling, photography, reading, and having a pint at Darcy […]

Theatre-lover Peter James on The Gladstone

  Peter James is Twitter-obsessed sports fanatic, theatre-lover and journalist living in Ottawa. Ottawa is a great city to be a live theatre enthusiast. From the first-rate professional productions at the National Arts Centre and the Great Canadian Theatre Company, to the outstanding community troupe at Ottawa Little Theatre to the formidable student group at […]

Q&A with Nadine Thornhill, award-winning playwright, actor and spoken word poet

Nadine Thornhill is an award-winning playwright, actor and spoken word poet.  She honed her theatre  skills amongst the freaks and geeks at the University of Waterloo.  Upon graduating, she moved to Canada’s capital where she has been living, loving and working ever since.   By day, she is the program coordinator for Planned Parenthood’s Insight Theatre. […]

A day in the life of an Ottawa artist

I first met Karina Bergmans in October 2008, when I wrote a profile of her for the Ottawa Citizen, and last week, she was kind enough to offer herself up for a Q&A. She also had the idea of doing a “day in the life” piece…thanks for contributing Karina! My days as an artist are always varied […]

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