Thursday, May 2, 2013

New eating establishments, upcoming foodie events and restaurant reviews

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A lot of foodie-related posts have appeared in the local blogosphere.  Continue reading to find out more.

New Eateries

Ottawa Citizen food blogger Ron Eade has a post on the opening of the Savoy Brasserie in Westboro, which is taking over the space of the legendary Newport Restaurant that recently closed.  Looking further west, Eade writes about  NEXT, a new dining venture in Stittsville that, "offers banquet, meeting, restaurant, catering and takeout services."

The City Bites blog from Ottawa Magazine reports that Chez François, a fine food store for francophiles, just opened up at 427 Richmond in Westboro.  In a separate post, City Bites interviews LeRoy Walden, the self-described Soul Food King, who is opening up a food truck this spring.

Upcoming Events

Simply Fresh writes about the charity fundraiser Bon Appetit Ottawa, a fab cocktail party with delicious food taking place on May 7, from 5:30 to 9 pm, at the Ernst & Young Centre at 4899 Uplands Drive.  Tickets are $85, which includes a $50 tax receipt.

Restaurant Reviews

Capital Dining reviews Cyranos at 39 Robertson Rd in Bells Corners.  While noting that the meal did not rock CD's world, the post went on to say that, "Cyranos doesn’t tend to do that.  It’s been a reliably good unremarkable restaurant for many years, in a part of town that needs those, and it carries on in that vein."  In a separate post, Capital Dining gave a generally positive review of Thai Flame at 1902 Robertson Rd.

For their part, Tea for Two Sisters were pleasantly surprised by their experience at Bar & Grill at 2525 Carling Ave.

Gastronomy and Life's Other Pleasures has penned a couple of recent reviews.  The first is of Siam Bistro at 1268 Wellington St. W.  "Siam Bistro is definitely one of my favourite Thai restaurants in Ottawa," reads the review.  "[I]t is always high quality food, great service and lovely ambiance!"  The second is of Bistro Fifty Four at 54 Springbrook Dr. in Stittsville.  "We would definitely return to Bistro Fifty Four," says the review.  "[T]he food and service were great, and we’d like to try more of the menu."

Foodie News / Interviews

City Bites has a story about a new soda pop that is being created in Ottawa.  The article begins with these promising words: "When word got around that Paul Meek, the face of local brew darling Kichisippi Beer Co., was in the process of starting up a line of 'olde fashioned' soda called Harvey & Vern’s — let’s just say the city’s gourmet geeks were like kids in a candy store."

Branch Out Bakery interviews Jacqueline Joliffe, owner of Stone Soup Foodworks Food Truck (see Facebook page here).  In a separate profile, Ron Eade of the Citizen features David Godsoe, 22, from  Indulge Kitchen & Cocktails.

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