Tag Archives: local food

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 […]

Harvest Noir: Q&A with Greg Searle

Greg Searle runs the Mysterious Events Company by night with his beautiful co-conspirator Samantha Biron – by day, he is the Executive Director of BioRegional North America, an environmental organization. Greg has lived in Ottawa, Rome, London UK, Boston, and now resides on the banks of the Gatineau river in Chelsea QC just outside of […]

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 […]

Geneviève Brisson visits The Flatbread Pizza Company at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market

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. On a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon this summer, my boyfriend and I set […]

We’re excited: The Red Apron announced its 100 Mile Menu!

The Red Apron‘s goal is to get friends, family and loved ones back to the table around fresh, wholesome and well-prepared food. They sent us a note this evening announcing the shop’s 100-mile menu, and we got so excited we thought we’d share it. For over three years, the owners at The Red Apron have […]

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 […]

A delicious blend: Girl Geek Dinners joins forces with C’est Bon Cooking

Lara Bender is the creator of Agritourism Ottawa, a blog that profiles wineries, orchards, gardens, farm tours, and other agricultural destinations within an hour’s drive of Ottawa. When she’s not hanging out on farms and driving Ottawa’s rural back roads, she’s a product marketing writer in the high-tech industry. In the last year, I discovered two […]

The deliciousness that is freshii

Jessey is a writer, digital communications strategist, and the founder of Local Tourist Ottawa. Okay, I have a confession to make. More often than not, I’m so busy that I eat lunch at my desk. I know I’m not alone, but lately, I’m so so busy that I haven’t been doing a great job of packing […]

Dishcrawl Ottawa, take two

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 has officially wrapped her LTOttawa series on the hunt for Ottawa’s perfect cupcake, but is continuing on as one of LTO’s top Local Tourists.  Eating a four-course dinner […]

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 […]