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    Coconut Lagoon

    Address: 853 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa Hours: 4:30 – 9:30pm (Wed – Sun) Website: https://coconutlagoon.ca/   Before I moved back to Nova Scotia, I made certain restaurants a priority to visit, and Coconut Lagoon was on top of that list. I'd never made it to this east-end…

  • Exterior of John's Family Diner, with the mural of the namesake patriarch on the left, gesturing in a welcoming manner toward the restaurant itself.

    John’s Family Diner

    Address: 1365 Wellington St. W, Ottawa Hours: 6am – 2pm (M – F); closed Sat & Sun Website: https://www.johnsdiner.ca/   Maybe you've never been to…

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A Nova Scotian expat living in Ottawa, you’ll find Murray chasing down the best food trucks, Chinese food, and Halifax-style donairs in the capital, and waxing nostalgic about Pictou County pizza. In his spare time, he’ll be pickling vegetables or his liver, and using Simpsons references for every imaginable situation.