Dining Out

Zen Kitchen, white-tea ginger kombucha - Food Gypsy

Zen Kitchen, Ottawa’s Inspired Vegan

April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

When most non-vegans think of vegan food we think spouts, copious amounts of tofu and generous portions of lettuce. We don't often think tasty, fresh nutrition; which is the cornerstone of vegan cuisine served...

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The Whalesbone Oyster House – “Surprise!”

February 28, 2012 | 1 Comments

Known in Ottawa as THE maritime-hillbilly, loud and rowdy, tiny postage-stamp-sized place with the morals of a sailor and the ethics of a librarian; The Whalesbone Oyster House is a downtown haven for seafood lovers,...

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My version of a perfect Sunday: a hike in the great outdoors followed by a basket of wings at the Chelsea Pub in Old Chelsea, Quebec. This weekend we happened upon...

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Burnt Butter Italian Kitchen , a new addition to the Hintonburg scene and a dream come true for husband and wife team Steve Wallace and Gen Lamorie. Offering Italian-inspired dishes served in a slick...

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Chez Edgar – A Little Gem

November 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

Lovely Lemon Beignets and sassy sandwiches, Chez Edgar is a little gem in Gatineau, Quebec. The kitchen consumes most of the square footage, with eleven inside covers and seating for ten on the patio, it’s...

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Back Lane Café – A Defined Vision

September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Another of life’s pleasant detours brought me through the doors of the newly opened Back Lane Café under the wing of one of Ottawa’s best guides. Its artful decor, high ceilings, aged plaster walls,...

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Piz’za-za Restau Bar á Vin, Mais Oui!

August 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Our perfect patio afternoon was plundered by pouring rain, when a plucky professional preserved my pizza from peril. We soon found ourselves perched at the bar, perusing a plethora of wines to pacify our...

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Wellington Gastro Pub - Food Gypsy

Welcome at The Wellington

July 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Wellington Gastropub has been on my list for a number of reasons a) I love a good pub and b) I love a good pub with food that is something beyond your standard burgers/chicken...

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Montrealer's have strong opinions about the smoked meat they love. Some revere Schwartz's other's Lester's, Reuben's, Dunn's, Chenoy's or Pete's Smoked Meat. Each with their own spicing, smoking and steaming techniques it's like...

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What happens when two manic Foodies (Food Gypsy & Paola St-Georges) collide at a downtown Ottawa hotspot (Play Food & Wine) with vino, some charcuterie and a couple of chunks of cheese? "It's like...

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Navarra Restaurant… like Nirvana but better

February 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

Navarra – a region in northern Spain, southwest France, inhabited by the Basque.  Nirvana – in shamanic thought, the state of being free from suffering.  Both apply.Fine dining in Ottawa’s trendy Byward Market, parking is...

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Ottawa's Mekong Restaurant - Food Gypsy

Mekong Asian Cuisine, My Favorite(Ottawa)Asian

January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Headline: Picky Vancouver girl finds great Asian food at Ottawa's Mekong Restaurant, plans to be adopted by restaurateur....

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