Author Archives: amy

July 24

A moving feast: Mellos Pop-Up to serve its last dishes tonight

Amy (Twitter) is one of the co-creators of Local Tourist Ottawa, moving to the city nearly a decade 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. Ottawa’s food scene […]

January 23

Rustic and romantic: Alan shares his favourite lodges that are ideal wedding venues

Dr. Alan Viau has been performing weddings and other life celebrations in Ottawa since 2004. On his own blog, he compiles useful tips on what’s gone well and what to watch for based on the hundreds of weddings he’s conducted in the National Capital Region. He’s also a part-time theatre buff! Brides and grooms are always […]

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 […]

Celebrating cupcakes: Happy Birthday Auntie Loo’s!

As our readers probably know, we here at Local Tourist Ottawa love cupcakes. If you feel the same about the sweet treats, you should likely head over to 507 Bronson Street (at Flora) today to celebrate the 2nd birthday of Auntie Loo’s Treats. (For those of you who’ve never been, it’s pretty easy to spot: […]

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 […]

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 […]