Ottawa Foodie Girlz — Preston RSS


Source: Preston BIA For the first time, Ottawa is getting it’s own version of Summerlious starting tomorrow Friday, July 21 to Thursday, August 3, 2017 coordinated through the Preston BIA.  The Preston Street BIA was formed in 1986 by a few ambitious business and property owners with a vision. It’s goal was to improve the Preston Street Area.The Preston BIA is very active in one of Ottawa’s most vibrant communities. The goal is to improve and promote business along Preston Street or affectionally called “Little Italy”. Preston street is home to many festivals like the annual Ferrari festival that gets people coming back year after year. The Summerlious concept has been successful in other cities like Toronto and Vancouver where...

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A Taste of the Italian Harvest Food & Wine Show

For the third year in a row, owners Maria and Tony Zacconi of Sala San Marco Banquet and Conference Centre have hosted  “A Taste of the Italian Harvest Food & Wine Show” with proceeds going to the Ottawa Food Bank. This food and wine tasting event features selected area restaurants, bakeries, as well as a number of wine and beer agents. This event has grown over the years from about 200 people to 500 this year.     Earlier this month, I received an email from Maria with an invite to attend this event. She was also kind enough to work with us and we were able to give away two pairs of tickets to some of our lucky readers. On Sunday,...

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Sunday breakfast at Flapjacks

Sometimes you just feel like going out for a nice big breakfast and yesterday was one of those days. So, I called up fellow Foodie Girl Jenny and invited her to join me. There are so many choices when it comes to breakfast/brunch in town these days, but we narrowed it down pretty quickly and soon decided to head to the newly opened Flapjack’s Pancake Shack (restaurant location) on Preston Street.   In December 2013, Flapjack’s opened its first Pancake Shack in the Glebe tucked in behind the Mrs. Tiggy Winkles on Bank Street. Over time, the area surrounding the Pancake Shack began to resemble a campground complete with log chairs and picnic tables. On one of my visits, I...

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