My brother recently came to visit us in Ottawa and since he is also an avid craft beer lover, we had to bring him on a local brewery tour. A little background: in the past, I was not at all into beer. Then I met Aaron and now I enjoy the strongest, hoppiest New England… Continue reading Ottawa Self-Led Brewery Tour
We felt like going to a Japanese Izayaka so we headed over to Kuidaore for some TGIF food and drinks one night. Apparently kuidaore (食い倒れ) in Japanese means “to eat one's self into ruin”1. Location/Ambience It was quite busy on a Friday night but we were able to get a table for 2 with minimal wait.… Continue reading Kuidaore: Cute Izakaya in Ottawa
Featured image: Holly's Hot Chicken sandwiches and beer-battered brownies @ Holly's Hot Chicken x Dominion City Pop-up Brewery Kitchen Series. I've had Holly's Hot Chicken a few times already and am amazed every single time. They don't have a single physical location, so I've been very lucky to catch them at their pop-up locations. They… Continue reading Quickie Nom Noms: Holly’s Hot Chicken – The Best Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Ottawa
Featured image: Burrata @ Bar Lupulus. For my birthday, Aaron brought me to Bar Lupulus, a new gastropub in town. Apparently they are usually very busy, so I'm glad Aaron had made reservations. I've seen this name frequently on social media, so I was really excited to try it out. Location/Ambience They are located in… Continue reading Bar Lupulus: Amazing Selection of Craft Beer and Excellent Food Under One Roof!
Featured image: Pig roast by The Crackling Pig Since I was extremely disappointed that we missed The Crackling Pig’s pig roast at Westboro Fuse Festival this year, we decided to check out the "Swine 'n Dine" event at Backdrop Restaurant & Bar. We’ve only been to this restaurant in the past for brunch, so we… Continue reading Swine ‘n Dine 2018 @ Backdrop Restaurant & Bar
Update: This restaurant has permanently closed. Featured image: Hot Chicken and Waffles @ The Pomeroy House. I am proud to say that Ottawa has quite the impressive brunch scene. We're always on the lookout for new brunch places. At the same time, one thing I hate having to do on a Saturday or Sunday morning… Continue reading The Pomeroy House: The Best Chicken & Waffles in Town!
“Fly Me to the Moon” @ The Flying Banzini
Colossal Caesar and Beef Carpaccio @ Churchill’s
The other day, we decided to grab some drinks and dinner with some friends at Churchill’s on Richmond Road. I was pleasantly surprised that they also had a rooftop patio, which my friends have noticed are less mosquito-infested than regular patios. One of my friends was really excited about their Colossal Caesar, so I followed suit.… Continue reading Beef Carpaccio
Free-range & southern fried chicken @Unionlocal613Lighting credits: Dave 🙂