Wanna grab a bite? Sure, where?

How often do we ask each other that question when it is time to go for some food?  No matter the occasion, we often end up at our favorite locations because we can’t think of anything. This little guide can come to the rescue.  I am a very sporadic contributor (and therefore I won’t make any money if you do buy it!!) to CheapEats Ottawa, but I find it very handy as a foodie looking for new places to indulge. It is well organized by types of cuisine and neighbouroods, has pretty straightforward ratings and give you very direct tips about what to get wherever you are.It includes restaurants across the entire Capital Region – from Barrhaven to Wakefield, from Orleans to Kanata. So, what is a CheapEats? Very simple definition, in fact.  A place where you can get either: – Breakfast for under $5 – Brunch for under $10 – Lunch for under $10 – Dinner…

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The 2008 Ottawa International Invitational Chicken-Rib Cook-Off

The 2008 Ottawa International Invitational Chicken-Rib Cook-Off

3 Comments Ya ya ya.I know this happened three weeks ago, but I still had to add a few thoughts about this year’s ribfest.I moved to Ottawa 11 years ago, and every year at the end of June, I am looking forward not only to the end of the parliamantary session, but more importantly to the International Chicken and Rib cook-off, held on Sparks Street. Folks often don’t realize that east of Bank St., there are more bbq shacks. And usually not as busy. Carmello’s patio is big, and they invited you kindly to enjoy your ribs as long as your purchase a beverage.  It is the case for most patio on Sparks Street, kudos to Carmello’s and Brixton’s especially, but for some reason the people at the Centretown Tavern (the trendy-ish waterhole attached to the not-so trendy Yesterday’s) are stubbornly refusing to join the fiesta and are turning ribfesters away.  We were…

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