Korean fried chicken with pickled daikon
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Kitchen Maroo

Address: 710 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa Hours: 12 – 8pm (Sun); 11:30am – 9pm (Mon, Wed – Sat); closed Tuesdays (hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: Social media only   Late in the summer of 2020, Kitchen Maroo, a Korean restaurant with fusion leanings, quietly replaced Gina’s Café at Gladstone and Bronson. Since then, they’ve been stacking up accolades in local […]

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Jamaican patties at Run 2 Patty
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Run2Patty

Address: 853 Boyd Ave, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri); 5pm – 10pm (Sat – Sun) Website: https://run2patty.ca/     I had been hearing lots of good things about Run2Patty on social media, so I recently made the effort to finally try them out. Hidden among a dreary swath of commercial/light industrial buildings just off Carling and Clyde, […]

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Crave Tacos trailer
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Crave Tacos

Address: 1610 Stittsville Main St, Stittsville, ON Hours: 11am – 7pm (Sun – Tue, Sat); 11am – 9pm (Wed – Fri) Website: Social media only (FB & IG) Green factor: Compostable containers, plastic utensils     One snowy Ottawa day, while I already had a car-share booked to run some errands, I made the drive out to Stittsville. The reason […]

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African BBQ House

Address: 385 Tompkins Ave, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 9pm daily (hours may differ during and after the pandemic) Website: Socials only; also on UberEats     When life pulled me out to Orleans recently, that meant one thing: trying a new-to-me restaurant! Well, that and booking a CommunAuto for these cross-town errands. My target of choice was African BBQ House, […]

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Ariana Kabab House

Address: 2677 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa Hours: 12 – 9pm (daily; hours may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://arianakababhouse.com/     One of the biggest untold food stories in Ottawa (in mainstream publications anyway) is the explosion of Middle Eastern and Central Asian businesses in areas like Bayshore and Ottawa South. Restaurants, cafes, and groceries of all types have sprung up […]

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Plantain burger - Tipikliz
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Tipikliz

Address: 4025 Innes Rd, Unit #10, Orléans, ON Hours: 12 – 9pm (Mon – Sat); closed Sunday (hours may vary during and after pandemic) Website: Socials only – Facebook, Instagram   I’m not out in Orleans very often, so when out that way last month, I had to make hay while the sun was shining and try some new-to-me food. […]

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Pork belly fries - Glebe Central Pub
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Glebe Central Pub

Address: 779 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 10pm daily (may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://www.glebecentralpub.com/   With the influx of chain restaurants into the Glebe in the past few years, when you hear that a restaurant is up for sale, it can make you worry. Luckily, when neighbourhood pub Pints and Quarts (Ps and Qs, as in “Mind your…”) […]

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Dumpling? Dumpling!

Address: 382 Bank St, Ottawa Hours: 11:30 – 9pm daily (may vary during/after pandemic) Website: https://www.dumplingdumpling.ca/     Centrepointe’s own Dumpling? Dumpling! opened their second location in late September on the Centretown section of Bank Street. I’m hoping that any future locations will keep the Centre__ trend going! While out running some errands, I popped in to give them a […]

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Thee Chip Shoppe

Address: 665 Booth St (across from the NRCan office tower) Hours: 11am – 2pm (M-F, unofficial, may change during/after pandemic) Green factor: Styrofoam containers for burgers and poutine, plastic utensils; no garbage or recycling disposal on site   Competing against a nameless chip wagon, Thee Chip Shoppe is the southernmost of the two stalwart chip wagons which typically set up […]

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The Dewie - The Prescott
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The Prescott

Address: 379 Preston St, Ottawa Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon – Sun, hours may differ during/after pandemic) Website: http://www.theprescott.com/   You gotta love an easy-going bar with a long history of pulling pints and serving hearty fare. In Ottawa, this ideal is epitomized in Little Italy institution, The Prescott. Opened in 1934, years before such crazy modern developments like the […]

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