Club sandwich - Reynold's Restaurant
Diners
0

Reynold’s Restaurant

Address: 874 Clyde Ave N, Ottawa Hours: 6am – 9pm (Mon – Fri); 7am – 2pm (Sat – Sun); Hours may vary during pandemic Website: https://www.reynoldsrestaurant.com/     For my first time at Reynold’s Restaurant, I was there for my usual reason at a new-to-me, west-end eatery – refueling after donating blood at the nearby Canadian Blood Services office. If […]

Continue Reading..
Food Trucks
2

Lou Fast Food

Address: 30 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 4pm (Mon – Sat); closed Sunday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: Social media only – their Instagram is your best bet Green factor: Styrofoam for burger and poutine, plastic utensils, paper for fries and sausage   Sometimes reviews get lost in the digital ether and/or to the wondrous mix of procrastination […]

Continue Reading..
Cochinita pibil - Margarita Restaurant
Diverseating
0

Margarita

Address: 895 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 8am – 10pm (Sun, Tue – Wed), 8am – 2pm (Thu – Sat), closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://www.margaritamex.net/     In late 2020, Margarita took over the short-lived Bowman’s location at Bank and Clarey in the Glebe, expanding beyond their first restaurant in the neighbourhood, Mona’s Taqueria. It has always […]

Continue Reading..
Saffron arancini - Ayla's Social Kitchen
Diverseating
0

Ayla’s Social Kitchen

Address: 338 Preston St, Ottawa Hours: 5 – 11pm (Tue – Sun); closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: http://www.aylassocial.ca/     Ayla’s Social Kitchen is one of the handful of Ottawa restaurants that opened just before or in the early days of the pandemic, and the adjustments for a nice restaurant like this were surely even more pronounced […]

Continue Reading..
Diverseating
0

Mezbaan Restaurant

Address: 3098 Carling Ave, Unit 8, Ottawa Hours: 11:45am – 9:30pm (Tue – Sun); closed Monday (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://mezbaan.restaurant     After reading good things about Mezbaan Restaurant in the Ottawa Citizen’s review, as well as on social media, I added them to my never-ending list of restaurants to try. I was finally able to make […]

Continue Reading..
Diverseating
0

Samar Kabab House

Address: 1729 Walkley Rd, Unit 1, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 10pm daily (may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://www.samarkabab.com/     Ottawa, you sure like your kebab/kabab/kabob houses! I don’t know why this particular type of structure, but if you Google “kabab house Ottawa”, you will find no less than eight houses which sell kababs. However, there is not a single […]

Continue Reading..
Food Trucks
0

Innes Chip Wagon

Address: 1873 Innes Rd, Gloucester, ON Hours: 11am – 6pm (Mon – Sat); 11am – 5pm (Sun) Website: Digital ghost Green factor: Styrofoam containers, plastic utensils, garbage container on site     Back in warmer days, after doing some hiking in Mer Bleue, my wife and I made a pit stop on the way back home to refuel at East […]

Continue Reading..
Diners
0

Bramasole Diner

Address: 428 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 7am – 2pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 3pm (Sat – Sun); Hours may vary during/after pandemic Website: Not this old school place Heads up: Cash only, ATM on site   Located in one of the most architecturally distinct blocks of Bank Street, Bramasole Diner’s interior is a throwback to mid-century diners with its […]

Continue Reading..
Wrap City's Halifax-style donair, still in wrapper
Donairs
0

Wrap City

Address: 460 Bronson Ave, Ottawa Hours: 11:30am – 9pm (Mon – Sat); closed Sundays (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://wrapcity.ca/     Wrap City opened this summer at Bronson and Gladstone, taking over the spaces formerly occupied by Suya Palace and a Money Mart. I’m always glad to see a payday loan place close, and even more so when […]

Continue Reading..
Food Trucks
0

S&S Fries

Address: 2421 Greenbank Rd, Nepean, ON Hours: 11am – 7pm (Mon, Wed – Sat); 11am – 6:30pm (Sun); closed Tues; (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: Nada. Not even a social media page! Green factor: Styrofoam containers for poutine, paper bag for burger, plastic utensils, garbage and recycling bins on site   My first-ever trip to Barrhaven was for a […]

Continue Reading..