Eating & Drinking

Best New Restaurants 2013: Ottawa’s best new restaurants are shaking up the scene

Best New Restaurants 2013

Blame television for perverting our little brains into craving things once reserved for the ranks of high chefdom and exotic street-food carts. When big chains like Jack Astor’s start serving kimchi quesadillas and the word “umami” appears on the menu of a ByWard Market Irish pub, it’s clear that global foodie culture has reached saturation point. Now that everyone is a locavore, a foodie, a would-be food-truck owner, a craft brewer, or a small-batch whisky connoisseur, we’re seeing the quality of food served in pubs and watering holes rivalling what we used to eat in traditional restaurants.