Eating & Drinking

MUST-TRY BAR SNACKS: 5 top ideas from Ottawa Magazine’s 2013 Eating & Drinking Guide

SOTM13EDANN_1201Eating & Drinking Guide is a food lover’s bible for everything local, with 80+ pages of restaurant, wine, food shop, and kitchen store recommendations. Look for it on newsstands or order it here.  

Sweet and savoury finger foods to pair with the latest craft beers.




Photography by Christian Lalonde / Photolux Studio

Organic Tamworth Ham, Pimento Cheese, Bread and Butter pickles, and Saltines
Salty, creamy, crunchy, tangy, this stellar spread of nibbles from Union Local 613 needs only a bourbon cocktail or two to wash it down. 315 Somerset St. W., 613-231-1010.

Spicy Beer Nuts
Sriracha is the ultimate “it” condiment because it improves everything it touches, including Hintonburg Public House’s spicy beer nuts, sweet peanuts with a spicy kick. 1020 Wellington St. W., 613-421-5087.

Mini Fried Calzones
The top-secret family recipe for two six {ate}’s fried mini calzones comes from co-owner Emily Ienzi’s mom. From day one, the oozy envelopes have been one of the restaurant’s signature dishes. 268 Preston St., 613-695-8200.

Crispy Prawn Betel Leaf
Betel leaf’s reputation as a mild stimulant may be behind the addictiveness of these tasty exotic pockets from Side Door. 18-B York St., 613-562-9331.

Bacon-wrapped Olives
So much more sophisticated than a bowl of potato chips — but I betcha can’t eat just one. The Moonroom, 442 Preston St., 613-231-2525.


Photography by Christian Lalonde / Photolux Studio
Photography by Christian Lalonde / Photolux Studio