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The Wellington Gastropub: new beer, new menu, old gem

I first wrote about ‘The Wellie’ in 2006 when the restaurant was pretty new and the neighbours were either scratching a head or tripping over the surname ‘Gastropub.’ Eight years later, this pub with good grub (hence ‘gastropub’ based on [read more]

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Social: Kyrn Stein keeps standards high in Byward Market beauty

Social: Kyrn Stein keeps standards high in Byward Market beauty

Social has a new restaurant chef. Kyrn Stein is an Ottawa lad who trained at the Culinary Institute of America and gained experience in Toronto, including a couple of Jamie Kennedy’s places, the modernist (and now closed) Colborne Lane, and Mark McEwan’s ONE Restaurant where [read more]

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Restaurant Le Baccara

Restaurant Le Baccara

I can’t think of a single open kitchen in this region where the view is of chefs in monogrammed white jacket and traditional hundred pleat toque. Most everywhere, if you do get a peek into the back, the worker bees are [read more]