Business Lounge @ Via Rail in Ottawa
Canada, kingston, Tips

Business Class on Via Rail: Ottawa – Kingston

I had to travel to Kingston for work recently and was booked on Business Class, so it provided me with the opportunity to blog about my experience. I am generally a huge fan of travelling by train. There are no security lines, the seats are more spacious, there is free wifi (albeit spotty) and I… Continue reading Business Class on Via Rail: Ottawa – Kingston

Seafood pasta @ Mati
Greek, Italian, Seafood, Special occasion

Mati: a Surf and Turf Extravaganza

We recently had the opportunity to check out Mati, a relatively new Greek/Italian restaurant on Preston Street replacing the previous Black Cat Bistro. Location/Ambience The location is excellent, right in the middle of the busy Preston Street. Parking can be found along the main or side streets. The ambience is very modern and chic. There… Continue reading Mati: a Surf and Turf Extravaganza

Canada, Wellness

An Oasis in Chelsea, Quebec: Nordik Spa-Nature

Winters can be (really, REALLY) long in Ottawa, so we try to break this up by heading over to Spa Nordik close-by in Chelsea, Quebec at least once a year to relax and recover. It is only a 30-minute drive away and it is as if we are in a different world. The Nordik Group… Continue reading An Oasis in Chelsea, Quebec: Nordik Spa-Nature

Cheese chicken galbi @ Alirang
Korean

Alirang: Best Korean Food in Ottawa

Featured image: Cheese Chicken Galbi @ Alirang I am extremely happy that the most popular Korean restaurant in Ottawa, Alirang, now has a second location. In the past, I would often forgo its downtown restaurant because I did not want to wait for a table during their busy dinner hours. Now I can easy walk… Continue reading Alirang: Best Korean Food in Ottawa

Chinese, Quickie Nom Nom

Quickie Nom Noms: Gong Fu Bao – Now serving both familiar and new tastes.

Featured image: Beef brisket bao and the classic maple BBQ pork bao @ Gongfu Bao  Having had some Gongfu Bao back in their food cart days at Confederation Park, I was pretty excited to hear that their shop on Bank Street has open. The shop itself is not super big but the decor is very interesting with… Continue reading Quickie Nom Noms: Gong Fu Bao – Now serving both familiar and new tastes.

Bar Food, Food festivals, Quickie Nom Nom

Quickie Nom Noms: Holly’s Hot Chicken – The Best Fried Chicken Sandwiches 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

Bar Food, Special occasion

Bar Lulupus: Amazing Selection of Craft Beer and Excellent Food Under One Roof!

Featured image: Burrata @ Bar Lulupus. For my birthday, Aaron brought me to Bar Lulupus, 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 Lulupus: Amazing Selection of Craft Beer and Excellent Food Under One Roof!

Canada, Home cooking

Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Good Food vs. Hello Fresh

As much as I would love to eat out all the time to try all the nom noms in town, we try to cook at home most days of the week. It can get very difficult and tedious at times trying to meal plan. For the last year or so, We've tried out a few… Continue reading Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Good Food vs. Hello Fresh

Bar Food

Swine ‘n Dine 2018 @ Backdrop Restaurant & Bar

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