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Celebrating 2 years of Ottawa Foodie Girlz

It’s hard to believe that two years have already passed since Ottawa Foodie Girlz was formed. Two years ago, we didn’t know what the future held. All we had was an idea, enthusiasm and hope.  Well, now we can honestly say that we’ve exceeded anything we could have ever imagined. We had a great first year and year two was even better. A few things we’re proud to share: On October 21, 2015 we raised over $2600 at our Ladies' Night in support of Harmony House with the help of our friends at The Novotel, The Albion Rooms and our awesome vendors and sponsors. In September of 2015, Judy (our fearless leader and the heart&soul of OFG) was honoured to share her...

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'Savour'y summer dinner ideas

Image: Savour Ottawa Are you looking for some dinner ideas this summer? We’ve discovered 7 of them for you all coordinated by Savour Ottawa. Savour Ottawa is an initiative spearheaded by Ottawa Tourism, Just Food and the City of Ottawa (Markets Management & Rural Affairs Branches). Savour Ottawa is a membership-based initiative, aiming to highlight local farmers, and provide official recognition of local businesses' (restaurants, retailers, microprocessors) commitment to using local food and supporting local farmers. Savour Ottawa works to develop and promote Ottawa and area as a premier, year-round culinary destination, with robust offerings of local foods and experiences for both locals and visitors to the area. Savour Ottawa Tables For the next six weeks (July 15 and August...

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The Albion Rooms

I've been hearing and reading a lot of good things about The Albion Rooms. This is a restaurant tucked inside the lobby of the Novotel Hotel downtown. The Albion Rooms has Chef Stephen La Salle at the helm. He is from Ottawa and studied at Algonquin college and has been chef here since 2013. He focuses on using locally grown, and sourced ingredients in his dishes. My day job brought me to the Novotel for a day-long meeting; we ended early so a bunch of us decided to have a drink. The Albion Rooms is divided up into two parts bar/lounge and dining area. The bar/lounge area has a mix of comfy leather couches, big arm-chairs in the middle with...

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