The 2012-2013 edition of Ottawa Magazine’s Eating & 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.
Sneak Peek: Ottawa Magazine food editor Shawna Wagman provides the Eating & Drinking Guide with her choices for 15 taste-worthy additions to the local food scene. Here, her first five picks for tastiest new entries to the city’s simmering culinary landscape.
You need not own your own monogrammed tamper to feel at home in the massive high-tech multi-million-dollar Bridgehead Roastery tucked in the heart of Little Italy. Only a curious mind, a caffeine craving, and an open palate are needed to enjoy the offerings at the so-called Brew Bar. Knowledgeable staff are happy to offer a demonstration when you make a purchase. Like rediscovering a long-lost friend, Bridgehead is reintroducing many espresso drinkers to the pleasures of properly brewed coffee. Not only does Bridgehead now ensure ultra-fresh, top-quality beans, but they control the entire roasting process as well. At the Brew Bar, customers can take their choice of four different brewing methods — Clever, Siphon, Eva Solo, and Chemex — turning brewed coffee into something as personalized as an espresso drink. Of course, they make those too. 130 Anderson St., 613-233-1221.