Spicy sausage sandwich - Mr. Panino
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Mr. Panino

Address: Corner of Preston and Louisa in Little Italy Hours: 9:00 – 4:00pm (Mon – Fri) Website: mrpanino.ca Green factor: Recycling available. Styrofoam containers and plastic utensils.   When it comes to food trucks, there’s varying degrees of how easy it is to discover them. Some have an active presence across all the big social media platforms, plus up-to-date schedules […]

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Korean fried chicken - Table 85
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Table 85

Address: 610 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa Hours: 12:00pm – 9:00pm (Tue-Fri); 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Sat); closed Sunday – Monday Website: No website, Facebook only   Wanting to go out for dinner, but being motivationally restricted by a flash freeze and freezing rain, I remembered that Table 85 was just a block away from our apartment. I’d read good things about this […]

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Mushrooms on toast with black truffle and a poached egg - Riviera
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Riviera

Address: 62 Sparks St, Ottawa ON Hours: Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Mon-Fri); Dinner: 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon-Wed), 5:00pm – 11:00pm (Th-Sat), 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Sun) Website: http://www.dineriviera.com/   My small-town side really shows when it comes to places like Riviera. Back in my hometown, you only need a reservation when you have a large group – and even then it’s […]

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Cevapi - - Skela Bosnian Deli
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Skela Bosnian Deli

Address: 956 Merivale Rd, Ottawa, ON Hours: Closed Monday, 10:00am – 7:00pm (Tu-Fri), 10:00am – 5:00pm (Sat-Sun) Website: Ha! Noooo   When you say the words “I’m going to go to a Bosnian deli/grocery/restaurant”, unless you’re of Slavic heritage, you might get a quizzical look or comments like “We have one of those around here?”. However, my wife is more […]

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Donair and fries - Gabriel Pizza
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Ottawa Donair Quest: Gabriel Pizza

Address: 175 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Sun – Tue), 11:00am – 12:00am (Wed – Thu), 11:00am — 1:00am (Fri – Sat) Website: https://gabrielpizza.com/   It can be hard to try to remain unbiased and objective when you’re dealing with something near and dear to your heart, or in my case, belly: trying to find the best East Coast-style donair […]

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Coriander shrimp dumplings - Hung Sum
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Hung Sum

Address: 939 Somerset Street West, Ottawa Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm (M, W-Th), closed Tue, 11:00am – 10:00pm (F), 10:00am – 10:00pm (Sat), 10:00am – 9:00pm (Sun) Website: Just this Facebook account   It can be tough being the new kid on the food writing block (NKOTFWB album dropping soon!), and perhaps even more so when you’re trying a storied, popular restaurant for the first time. […]

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Kasbushi kebab and lavash - Fairouz

Fairouz

Address: 343 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON Hours: 5:00pm – 9:30pm (Sun-Wed), 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Thu-Sat) Website: https://www.fairouz.ca/   Last year when I was looking for a place for my wife and I to celebrate our second anniversary, I was reminded of how generally unenthused I am by the upper ends of Ottawa’s dining scene. “Modern” menus with the same five proteins, […]

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Rico Peru

Address: Kent and Laurier (typically) Hours: Street Food App Ottawa Website: http://www.ricoperu.ca/  (leave the sound on for some sweet Peruvian, spaghetti western-esque tunes)   Over the past two food truck seasons, I was able to hit up Peruvian food truck Rico Peru on a couple occasions – once at a small food truck rally, and a second time at their regular spot […]

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Dragonz Bowl, with added egg roll - Angry Dragonz
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Angry Dragonz food truck

Address: Corner of Gloucester and Lyon (typically) Hours: Street Food App Ottawa Website: http://www.angrydragonz.ca/index.html   Looking to  kill some time and fill my belly, what better way to do that than to bike a couple kilometers to the downtown core and grab a late lunch at a food truck? Burn calories, consume calories – the endless cycle. According to the […]

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Shameless gorging in 3, 2, 1... - La Cabana
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La Cabana Pupuseria y Restaurante

Address: 848 Merivale Rd, Ottawa, ON Hours: 12:00pm – 9:00pm (M), closed (Tue), 12:00pm – 9:00pm (Wed-Sun) Website: http://lacabana.ca/   Located just off Carling, in an unassuming strip mall that it inhabits along with a South Asian grocery, La Cabana (and the Latin American grocery it shares space with) is a place I’ve passed by many times, but never visited. However, […]

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