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Mariposa Farm - Food Gypsy

Mariposa Farm – Family Food Education

In an urban environment it's easy to detach from the where our food comes from. Many of us have never had to milk a cow, catch a squealing piglet or yank a clucky hen from her nest to gather eggs. Which is why farms like Mariposa Farm, open the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday, are so necessarily, and so very much fun.
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Brew Street Pub, Fish & Chips - Food Gypsy

Mill Street Brew Pub – Old & New & A Bit of Brew

The city's newest brew pub, Mill Street Brew Pub hit the ground running early this year with a big, splashy opening. Located in one of downtown Ottawa's historic buildings, along the river's edge; it's spectacular location attracted a great deal of attention from curious folks (like me) who were eager to see the end result. So once all the fuss died down a bit we ventured out for an early lunch on a Sunday to take a peek.
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Almond Brioche Toast, Art Is In Bakery - Food Gypsy

Art Is In Bakery – Hipster Bread Heaven

Dragged the chef in my life on a food recognizance mission in Ottawa's Hindonburg neighbourhood. Target: Art is In Bakery's wearhouse kitchen/retail outlet, or as I like to call it Club Bread, where old world bread meets new world hip, the only thing missing is the doorman.
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The Red Apron's Jennifer Heagle - Food Gypsy

The Red Apron, Good Food is Good Business

The recently expanded Red Apron, is among my favourite food outlets in Ottawa's downtown core. Selling their own brand of sophisticated comfort food for pick-up or delivery, Jennifer Heagle and business partner Jo-Ann Laverty have created a business model that is at once simple and sophisticated. Good food, reasonably priced and ready to serve.
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The Whalesbone, St. Simone Oysters - Food Gypsy

The Whalesbone Oyster House – “Surprise!”

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, with a heart. All Canadian, sustainably sourced, Ocean Wise, and the venue of choice for a little surprise...
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