The culture of food and dining out.
I was wretchedly disappointed that a family matter kept me away from the Terroir Symposium in Toronto this year. I had attended in past years and found it enormously worthwhile, thought provoking, tasty, and a ton of fun. A few [read more]
For my last ‘Pick’ I told you about the Red Sea Café on beleaguered Holland Avenue – a worthy little place obscured from street view by fencing and heavy equipment and the other detritus of several months-worth of road-work. This [read more]
This lunch pick is more a plea. Support, if you will, tasty restaurants whenever and wherever you find them and particularly, especially when they’re tricky to find, tucked in behind the steel barricades of city construction zones. If you are [read more]
If you’ve a hankering for spice-rubbed, wood charcoal-roasted spatchcock chicken like you used to find in the tiny Charlotte Street joint called Yre’s’ (neon orange and lime green slapped on crumbling plaster walls, demolished in 2010) — head to Vanier. [read more]
In reaction to the Ottawa Citizen parting company with my weekly column of twenty years, Restaurateur Stephen Beckta (Beckta, Play) and blogger Don Chow (foodiePrints) were interviewed on CBC Radio’s All in a Day program, about the future of the [read more]
Weekly Lunch Pick published in OttawaMagazine.com, March 5, 2012 Juniper Kitchen / Wine Bar Take-Out Lunch I began with dessert. No one was looking – it was just me, at my desk, alone with my Juniper Take Out Lunch, in [read more]
For the summer issue of Taste & Travel, a wintry tale of a cold capital… and of its edible bounty. UPDATE: you will note that the restaurant Sweetgrass, referenced below, has closed. Chef Warren Sutherland is now at the SmoQue [read more]