Food Notes

Ottawa Food Notes – June 20, 2017

One of my favourite food blogs in Edmonton, Only Here for the Food, has been doing a weekly food round-up for as long as I can remember. When I lived in Edmonton, no matter what I always made time to check out her weekly post as it was such a great resource for all things food related in the city. I’m going to try to start posting a similar weekly post sharing some of the foodie related items I’m aware of.

  • Tavern on the Hill, a seasonal outdoor canteen and patio, has just opened up in Major’s Hill Park. The views from this patio look pretty unreal. I’m looking forward to checking them out!
  • Beerocracy is a new addition to Centretown. According to their website they have a couple of patios and have a fairly large selection of Craft Beers.
  • Joey has opened its doors in Rideau Centre. The patio looks pretty awesome and I have a feeling this will be a popular lunch and after work destination for the downtown crowd. Warby at Ottawa Foodies had the good fortune of attending the launch party and was impressed.
  • Since moving to Ottawa I have wanted to try out D&S Southern BBQ, however according to the posts on their Facebook Page it sounds like they will not be re-opening.
  • Savvy Company is hosting the Oh Canada! Celebrate Red & White event on June 22. The event is celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday and will feature various Canadian wines, cheeses and gourmet goodies. Tickets are still available.
  • Check out a bunch of local Ottawa Food Trucks at the Manotick Food Truck Rally this Saturday, June 24 from 11 to 4.
  • Another donut shop opened up in Ottawa earlier this year, Mavericks Donut Company. Although I have not had the pleasure of checking them out yet, check out Stephanie’s post on her visit to Mavericks.
  • If you’ve been living under a rock you might not have heard the big news last week that Amazon has purchased Whole Foods. It will be very interesting to see how this deal pans out and what changes are ahead for Whole Foods.
  • The past weekend we ended up checking out the Ottawa Italian Week Festival on Preston Street. Byron and I, along with a group of friends, tried out Two Six (Ate) for the first time. There were a lot of tasty dishes, but we really enjoyed the Chicken Confit Poutine.


  • And of course no trip to the Italian Week Festival would be complete without a stop at the Stella Luna Gelato cart.


Have an update for me to include in next week’s Ottawa Food Notes ? Just send me an email!


  1. Great to see that you’ve started this for Ottawa! I’m sure it will become a valuable resource in the city!

    1. Thanks Lillian – I always love Sharon’s updates, so I thought it would be something useful to have here. Looking forward to seeing you then!

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