Tag Archives: Westboro

December 04

Ottawa’s Christmas markets: Will you or won’t you?

The thought of battling the overheated malls to buy more stuff for my friends and family has not been an appealing activity for me in the past few years – that’s why I love hitting up local markets, and supporting local artisans. At the perfect holiday market, I can buy gifts that will tantalize taste buds, […]

March 22

Ottawa food producers deliver a taste of Easter

Nicola Maule is a local writer who is always looking for new events that bring excitement to Ottawa. A couple of years ago I decided I was going to start trying to live my life a little more green. This included riding my bike to work more than once a month (in the summer), improving […]

October 28

Have you been ghosted?

Andrea Brasset is a mother of two living in Ottawa’s McKellar Park neighbourhood. She works in public relations.  The doorbell rang at night. The ring echoed clearly through our dark and empty hall. Curious, and a little disquieted, I pulled myself from the couch, wrapped my sweater closely to my chest and made my way, […]

October 22

Ottawa’s newest restaurant Gezellig opens today

Sometimes we feel a little spoiled.  On Friday, a group of Local Tourists were absolutely delighted to be invited to the pre-opening party for Gezellig – entrepreneur Stephen Beckta’s brand new restaurant.  If you’re a fan of Play Food & Wine (as we are) or Beckta (also delicious) you’re probably already trying to get a reservation […]

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. […]

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 […]

Small-town feel, big time taste: Stephanie Brooks visits Westboro’s Milagro Grill

It’s a miracle an old diner and ice cream parlour was transformed into a trendy and picturesque dining room, bar, patio, and one of Westboro’s most popular eateries. Brenda Freije and her co-workers from previous Mexican restaurants opened Milagro Grill in March 2006, to offer a unique atmosphere and dishes not found elsewhere in the area. […]

Date night: Shelly and her husband visit Westboro’s Nohkam Thai

  Shelly Lyonnais is a local elementary school teacher who has been living in Ottawa on and off for 20 years.  She spends her weekends in search of Ottawa’s great date night dinner locations. Everyone in Ottawa has their own favourite Thai restaurant, so there is a neverending supply of suggestions when you ask around.  I […]

The hunt for Ottawa’s perfect cupcake: Part V – Three Bakers & A Bike

Hilary Duff (blog/Twitter) is a quirky 20-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. Remember that gorgeous afternoon a couple of Fridays ago?  Well on that day I was […]

Ode to Westboro: Natasha becomes a Local Tourist

Natasha Derouchie is an Ottawa native, who in her free time can be found exploring all the city has to offer with her husband, family and friends. She’s a blogger and aspiring author who is currently working on writing her first book. It must have been about a year ago when my mom asked me […]