Tag Archives: Old Ottawa South

Cuban comfort food as the snow flies: Yuko finds big flavour at a small price with Havana Cafe

Yuko Inoue (blog) came to Ottawa from Japan one year ago to study at Carleton University. After a summer serving as photo editor of The Charlatan, Carleton’s student newspaper, she’s now starting her second year of journalism. In her spare time, Yuko likes art, live music and exploring the city’s food scene.  Snow finally fell […]

The second-annual Ottawa Foodie Challenge: A day of bicycle-powered fun

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. Take a typical day in the life of Hilary and multiply it by a trillion. Welcome to my Sunday. […]

Trendy, green … and an art gallery: Q&A with Michelle Nguyen of Hair Republic

Michelle Nguyen is a busy philanthropist and entrepreneur who has been passionately styling hair and mentoring apprentices for 8 years. Recruited by a prestigious Ottawa salon at a young age, she recently realized her ultimate goal: To open her very own salon in the up and coming area of Old Ottawa South. Her architect husband, […]

Talking gelato with Stella Luna Gelato Café owner Tammy Giuliani

This multimedia piece is the first in a series of small business profiles that Local Tourist will be doing over the next few months. Stella Luna Gelato Café is located at 1103 Bank St. between Sunnyside and Hopewell Avenue. Hilary Duff is a fourth-year journalism student at Carleton University and a contributing editor for Local […]

Sweet wonder: Pearl gets a taste of Lowertown’s Maison Chaloin

Pearl Pirie is a local arts enthusiast who arrived in Ottawa about 20 years ago for university. She blogs about the city’s literary events — in both word and image.  Her second full-length poetry collection is coming out this fall. It’s been a good summer for Ottawa foodies – two exceptional businesses opened – Luna Gelato Cafe in Old Ottawa South […]

One girl’s pho-venture through Chinatown: Ariel searches for the neighbourhood’s best Vietnamese food

Ariel Hartman (Twitter/blog) is originally from Abbotsford, British Columbia, but came to Ottawa to study journalism at Carleton University, where she is now entering her fourth year. She loves antiques, and Agatha Christie books, and could tell you anything you need to know about the JFK era.  Hi, my name is Ariel and I am […]

Glebe grub: Hilary Duff tries TWO bake shops in her own backyard

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 currently writing an LTOttawa series on her hunt for Ottawa’s perfect cupcake. In my quest to find Ottawa’s best cupcake, I have somehow neglected the two bakeries […]

Movies at the majestic Mayfair

There’s nothing better to end a long work week than an easy night at the movies. Here in Ottawa, we’re lucky to have the always charming, highly characteristic, somewhat sticky-floored Mayfair Theatre. I headed to this independent theatre in Old Ottawa South last Friday night to catch a double-bill with a friend. Our selection that […]

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