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November 24, 2010

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November 22, 2010

# Yres Chicken Bbq

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I am coming to Ottawa!!!

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Mookchook 0 points1 point2 points 26 days ago[+] (4 children)

Mookchook 0 points1 point2 points 26 days ago[-]

Things to check out in Ottawa, hmmm…. Well, I mean, there are the basics, like parliament and the canal (even though it is empty right now in preparation to make it a skating rink), you can go up to Gatineau park and look at all the pretty colours. If you wanna drink, I mean, anywhere in the market is fun (you can check out the market too). I personally like the smaller bars and pubs and stuff that are just a little bit out of downtown, or way out in the suburbs, but If you want a really cheap drink, you can always do to La Maison (uOttawa student bar) and you can get a 10$ pitcher of Canadian… But one thing you HAVE to do, is get a Shawarma (my personal suggestion is Castle)

chipor [S] 0 points1 point2 points 26 days ago[+] (3 children)

chipor [S] 0 points1 point2 points 26 days ago[-]

I am no stranger to Ottawa, and many of these things I have already tried. Shwarmas are awesome and the market is a blast(saw some pretty crazy stuff last time I was there). I am more curious about any good bands playing this weekend, a wicked bar or even a huge house party.

Mookchook 0 points1 point2 points 26 days ago[+] (1 child)

Mookchook 0 points1 point2 points 26 days ago[-]

Ahhh, you should have been more clear 😛

Well, it is halloween weekend so there will be no shortages of things to do. I am not really doing anything big so I can’t really point you in the right direction, but I am sure if you walk around Laurier or the general Sandy Hill neighbourhood you will find endless house parties!

sarahrah 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[+] (0 children)

sarahrah 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[-]

Dan Mangan at 1st Baptist Church on Saturday! It’ll be a great show.

Tercotta 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[+] (0 children)

Tercotta 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[-]

Wintersleep, Rah Rah and The Besnard Lakes play TONIGHT!!!! At 8PM at the Capital Music Hall. 3 of Canada’s best indie bands.

freebase 0 points1 point2 points 26 days ago[+] (0 children)

freebase 0 points1 point2 points 26 days ago[-]

If you are going to be downtown or near any campus, pick up an X-Press or “24” weekly newspaper on just about any street corner. It will tell you what’s going on. If you are going to be near one of the campuses (Ottawa U, Carleton U, or Algonquin College), hit the student centers and check out the posters or the inevitable nearby pub.

(I’m an old married guy so am not in ‘the know’ myself.)

cheek_blushener 0 points1 point2 points 26 days ago[+] (1 child)

cheek_blushener 0 points1 point2 points 26 days ago[-]

dominion

skootles 1 point2 points3 points 25 days ago[+] (0 children)

skootles 1 point2 points3 points 25 days ago[-]

Ssssshhhhh.

I miss the dom.

carenotto 1 point2 points3 points 26 days ago[+] (11 children)

carenotto 1 point2 points3 points 26 days ago[-]

If you need some friends tomorrow evening you should swing by Father’s and Sons by the uOttawa campus. I will be there with some people- just look for a gaggle of girls.

joe_canadian 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[+] (10 children)

joe_canadian 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[-]

I miss F&S. Are August and Steve still manning the bar? Last I was there was 2008 :(.

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[+] (9 children)

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[-]

Hey! I just got home from F&S. Cajun Beef Burger and Keiths ftw!

carenotto 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[+] (5 children)

carenotto 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[-]

No way. I just got home from F&S too!

We were definitely there at the same time.

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[+] (4 children)

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[-]

LOL. I was the guy sitting at the front (big window looking onto Osgoode) with 4 girls.

carenotto 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[+] (3 children)

carenotto 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[-]

Mike?

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 23 days ago[+] (0 children)

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 23 days ago[-]

Negative. Good guess though! 😉

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 23 days ago[+] (1 child)

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 23 days ago[-]

I had some F&S breakfast this morning, mmm. But wtf, how did I never notice that the Breakfast Special, which is 5.29 after 11am (cheaper before 11am), is always 5.29 on the weekends – no matter the time? For the last two years, I’ve been rushing to get there Saturday mornings, hungover, to get there before 11am… for nothing? Grr.

carenotto 0 points1 point2 points 23 days ago[+] (0 children)

carenotto 0 points1 point2 points 23 days ago[-]

Hahaha! At least now you know! Wou can save yourself the stress from rushing in the future! Their breakfasts are completely worth it.

joe_canadian 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[+] (2 children)

joe_canadian 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[-]

I remember when Moosehead was $3.50. Do they still do $2 drinks on Thursdays?

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 23 days ago[+] (1 child)

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 23 days ago[-]

I don’t think so. I go every Thursday night and I’ve never had no 2 dollar drinks. 😦 Then again, we usually just get pitchers on Thursday.

joe_canadian 0 points1 point2 points 22 days ago[+] (0 children)

joe_canadian 0 points1 point2 points 22 days ago[-]

Damn. The Pitchers were $10 on Thursdays.

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[+] (0 children)

Sebach 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[-]

Dude, where are you staying in town? I’m like a block off uOttawa campus (broke ass student here too) if you’re anywhere near here and want to grab a beer. There’s a few house parties going on around here on Friday but it’s all pretty much pre-game stuff before we head downtown for halloween festivities. I’m going as Tommy Wiseau from the worst movie ever made.

dokidoki 1 point2 points3 points 25 days ago[+] (1 child)

dokidoki 1 point2 points3 points 25 days ago[-]

The Apartment613 blog writes about what’s going on in the city and has an events calendar. Not sure if anything there will be of interest… http://www.apt613.ca/

chzplz 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[+] (0 children)

chzplz 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[-]

…and has a weekend roundup post.

BucketHelmet 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[+] (0 children)

BucketHelmet 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[-]

This thread pretty much sums up what there is to do in Ottawa.

visticuffs 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[+] (4 children)

visticuffs 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[-]

Rocky Horror audience participation show at the mayfair! They don’t seem to be sold out yet … here is the schedule!

DZ-105 1 point2 points3 points 25 days ago[+] (3 children)

DZ-105 1 point2 points3 points 25 days ago[-]

I’m going to the Sunday night 10pm showing! I’m quite excited!

jreid42 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[+] (2 children)

jreid42 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[-]

“Toucha toucha toucha touch me, I wanna be dirty. Thrill me chill me fulfil me. Creature of the night.”

S_Chaplin 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[+] (1 child)

S_Chaplin 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[-]

I know where you live! 😮 Market Saturday me thinks IN COSTUME!

jreid42 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[+] (0 children)

jreid42 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[-]

What?

shawnpeps 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[+] (0 children)

shawnpeps 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[-]

Depends what kind of bar scene you’re into.

There’s a ton downtown. Lots of Halloween parties going on at bars and pubs!

Sutibu 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[+] (0 children)

Sutibu 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago[-]

Museum/government buildings, outdoorsy stuff, and bars. In other words, go to Montreal instead.

skuzzles 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[+] (0 children)

skuzzles 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[-]

Go to ritual club.. designer drugs are playing sat night

CheesySauce 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[+] (0 children)

CheesySauce 0 points1 point2 points 24 days ago[-]

There’s a great party at BPM. I’m going to have some fun with friends. I’m not sure what time it shuts down at but I plan to be there from 1am-4am.

http://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/dxb6y/i_am_coming_to_ottawa/

http://www.apt613.ca/

Filed under: Uncategorized — heredago @ 21:45

Weekend roundup: Things to do in Ottawa!

http://www.apt613.ca/

Best Indian food in Ottawa

Filed under: Uncategorized — heredago @ 21:41

sophiep709 7 points8 points9 points 2 months ago[-]

My family usually goes to the Light of India on Bank. I can’t recall the prices, but it’s so good. They serve you free fresh papadums as an appetizer too!

Trauma 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago[+] (2 children)

Trauma 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago[-]

Came here to post light of India. Very reasonable prices, papadums are nice, and very fresh, lots of local ingredients. Never have had a bad experience there.

TheGenious [S] 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (1 child)

TheGenious [S] 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

Sounds like this is the place to go.

shawnpeps 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago[+] (0 children)

shawnpeps 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago[-]

Light of India is probably one of my favourites.

CheesySauce 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

CheesySauce 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago[-]

They always give me freebies when I order for takeout, which makes it feel like family. One time I asked if I could buy a beer to take home (I don’t drink beer often), and he had to say no. As I’m picking up my order he slips one in my bag and refuses a tip.

ak6204 8 points9 points10 points 2 months ago[+] (1 child)

ak6204 8 points9 points10 points 2 months ago[-]

I really love the East India Company on Somerset. My forehead is sweating joyfully just thinking about it.

http://www.eastindiaco.com/contact.htm

hydrocool 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

hydrocool 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Upvoted for East India Company. Especially since they cook me shrimp in butter chicken sauce if I ask 😀

friendly_titan 3 points4 points5 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

friendly_titan 3 points4 points5 points 2 months ago[-]

Pearl of India on St-Joseph Blvd. in Orleans is delicious.

okcspecialist 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago[+] (1 child)

okcspecialist 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago[-]

I like Aahar best of all, and it’s not even expensive. Kind of like Nokham Thai but for Indian food. I have never had a better samosa.

sarahrah 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

sarahrah 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

Aahar is delicious. And the service is great.

johnefrancis 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (4 children)

johnefrancis 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

The Roses Cafe…Wellington…not sure if the one on Gladstone is still open…

Indian Express on Somerset west for desserts. Menu is limited, but what they have is great.

ak6204 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (3 children)

ak6204 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Roses closed on both Wellington and Gladstone. 😦

Dav_reece 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

Dav_reece 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

The Roses is now over in gatineau (Hull) on the strip behind Phase 4 government buildings

OGLothar 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (1 child)

OGLothar 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

Damn, that’s a shame. I used to live across the street from the Gladstone one. The owner – Subhod (ph, don’t know the spelling) taught me more about Indian Cooking than I could ever learn from a dozen cookbooks. I used to eat there, then go home and try to replicate what I’d had.

The last time I saw him was at the Bluesfest, he invited me into his food tent and served up Scotch in paper cups. 🙂

wildseason 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

wildseason 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

Subodh.

wildseason 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago[+] (8 children)

wildseason 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago[-]

I used to work at the Roses on Wellington, then at Diwali (what it morphed into). Damn, it was good before it all went to shit. Its sambar was to die for, and if you knew what to order you could have a cheap South Indian feast fit for a king. Almost literally. One of our chefs worked for the Kuwaiti embassy, and he had some crazy stories about those days.

If you don’t mind expanding “Indian” to include nearby countries, I would suggest Ceylonta on Somerset near Bank. It’s a Sri Lankan restaurant. Its dosai is so-so compared to what Roses used to make, but its thali plate is pretty decent for its cost.

noarchy 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

noarchy 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

I’m a regular at Ceylonta, and wanted to join you in giving it a thumbs-up. The food is great, and the staff are always helpful if you have questions. My significant other is vegan, and she’s always had great help in figuring out what she can eat on the menu, and at the buffet.

pinkrosetool 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

pinkrosetool 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Ceylonta is great for its lunch buffet aswell. And I think its about 12 bucks, so its not that expensive either!

StoneG 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (5 children)

StoneG 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

Ceylonta is actually a crappy place. First off, the bathrooms are dirty. Real dirty. Bathrooms usually match the kitchen. Second, it’s beside the meth clinic. There is always garbage everywhere and there are usually bums sleeping on the benches outside. The food is so-so… I’m not a picky eater, but there are only two or three things that I have liked from the buffet. I love Indian food, but this place is the pits.

wildseason 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (4 children)

wildseason 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Note: Restaurants with the dirtiest bathrooms sometimes have the greatest food. Just because the front staff can’t clean doesn’t mean the back staff can’t cook. Chefs aren’t responsible for the state of the lavatories (nor the neighbours’ conduct).

In addition, buffets are usually the shit of the shit — the leftovers from the night before or a mélange of cheap ingredients. If all you have eaten is the buffet, I don’t think you have enough knowledge to judge Ceylonta. It’s not fantastic when compared on a world scale, but I would not say it is “the pits,” especially when compared to the rest of Ottawa’s Indian-esque food options.

StoneG 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (3 children)

StoneG 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

I have enough knowledge to form an opinion, thanks for asking. It’s shit and I’ve been there enough times to not want to go back. Ever.

Nice try though, owner of Ceylonta.

wildseason 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (1 child)

wildseason 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

I never said it was a great restaurant. What I said of certain examples of food was “so-so” and “pretty decent for its cost.” Actually, quite similar to what you said:

The food is so-so

Now please tell me what you think is a good Indian/Sri Lankan restaurant in Ottawa, rather than snark about a place for which you obviously don’t care.

StoneG 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

StoneG 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

There’s a place on Somerset, close to Elgin. It might be the East India company, but I’m not 100% sure of the name. That place is really good for a buffet. The only thing I don’t like about it is that they charge extra for the Na’an bread. The tendori chicken is top notch there.

Also, there used to be a place in the Market Mall when it was still the Market Mall. It’s the building that the New RO is/was in. That place was the best. I used to go there as a kid. I don’t know if they relocated or simply closed.

johnefrancis 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago[+] (0 children)

johnefrancis 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago[-]

I’m also anti-Ceylonta. I didn’t find the food up to snuff, and the place was a dump.

Dav_reece 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (1 child)

Dav_reece 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

Havelis in the market has a lunch buffet to kill for

johnefrancis 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

johnefrancis 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

yes, how could I forget this. Haven’t been for a few years, but I remember the dishes were very well prepared, great naan, and particularly good lassi

wildseason 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

wildseason 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Here you go.

This site is fantastic for restaurant reviews in Ottawa.

TheGenious [S] 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

TheGenious [S] 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Damn… surprisingly this is NOT helpful at all ahaha. I guess I will just have to start trying them out one by one 😀

RunAwayPancake 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

RunAwayPancake 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Curries on Gloucester and O’Connor…behind Export Development Canada.

Very good……slightly on the pricey side but well worth it.

shawarman 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

shawarman 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Can we all just agree that there is a shit-tonne of good Indian food all over the city? Regional shout outs to Shaan Curry House on Merivale.

munroe 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (3 children)

munroe 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Ishina in the Bells Corners industrial district. It’s open for business only 2.5 hours a day. Stick with me here.

I’ve been here probably a dozen or more times for lunch(only time they’re open). The decor is non existent (it looks like an industrial sector building with tiles on the floor). There is no flash or pomp whatsoever.

The service however is top notch. I believe it’s family run, and every time I’ve been in there I’ve felt like I’m temporarily a member. Fresh hot naan on every table, more water in your cup as soon as it is empty.

It’s a buffet, but it’s only 10 dollars (you can order off the menu if you want). Also, the dishes available change every time you go. There’s usually only 6 or 7 to choose from, with one selected desert. This method is an incredible way to do business because it forces the consumer outside of their comfort zone. Sometimes butter chicken isn’t there to save you.

If you’re anywhere near the west end, I highly recommend it.

They also do take-out in their own labeled containers if that’s your fancy.

Bells Corners also hides away Sahara Dunes, one of the best Shawarma places in the city, but that’s for another post.

Prostar14 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

Prostar14 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Sometimes butter chicken isn’t there to save you.

But … I’ve always been there for Butter Chicken!
Seriously though, I’ve been there and it’s good, but limited, as reported above.

Sutibu 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (1 child)

Sutibu 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

I just went there for lunch because of your post. Great place. Highly recommend it.

munroe 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

munroe 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Awesome! I’m glad I wrote it up then. It’s in such a bizarre location, but I imagine it costs nothing to be in there.

onearmedscissor 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

onearmedscissor 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Passage to India at 544 Rideau St. is not bad for its price. The set lunch is the cheapest I’ve seen at $6.95. You get a bowl of soup, a plate of curry with a side of salad, and choice of rice or naan.

[deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

[deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Coconut Lagoon!

deepalmolive 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

deepalmolive 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Indian Clay Oven

The best Indian restaurant no one knows about.

mackinder 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

mackinder 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago[-]

If you’re rating them by food, not atmosphere or anything else I gotta go with; Rangoli in Orleans (Curry chicken/lamb, rice palau, great huge naan) Little India Cafe in Brittania (buffet style with unlimited naan)

mackinder 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

mackinder 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago[-]

Anjin30 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago[+] (0 children)

Anjin30 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago[-]

Indian Clay Oven on March road in Kanata.

ak6204 0 points1 point2 points 15 days ago[+] (0 children)

ak6204 0 points1 point2 points 15 days ago[-]

Kanata folks – we got takeout from Bombay Masala last week and we were just about weeping, it was so good.

March Rd across from Alcatel.

okcspecialist -2 points-1 points0 points 2 months ago[+] (0 children)

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sarahsoda 6 points7 points8 points 19 days ago[+] (1 child)

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Govinda’s. 212 Somerset E. It’s 5 bucks for students and it’s vegetarian (they follow Hare Krisha dietary rules).

If you are craving lunch, Shafali Express in the market building does Indian, and across the street is an Indian cafe.

For dinner, there is Shafali on Dalhousie. Pretty decent prices. Particularly, I like Mukut which is down Rideau at Wurtemburg (before the bridge to Vanier). I find the prices pretty good (about $11-13 entree for curries, vindaloos and biryanis) and it’s very flavourful.

Oh man, I’m craving some Indian food right now…

AndreiTarkovsky 0 points1 point2 points 17 days ago[+] (0 children)

AndreiTarkovsky 0 points1 point2 points 17 days ago[-]

Govinda’s is incredible! And the ambiance is great…you get to eat next to a darkened shrine with a giant statue of Krishna.

rosstronica 2 points3 points4 points 19 days ago[+] (2 children)

rosstronica 2 points3 points4 points 19 days ago[-]

East India Company at 210 Somerset St. West. That place is always bumpin’.

Cokonut 1 point2 points3 points 19 days ago[+] (0 children)

Cokonut 1 point2 points3 points 19 days ago[-]

Also recommended. Take the pedestrian bridge across campus and just walk there.

gradnauseum 0 points1 point2 points 18 days ago[+] (0 children)

gradnauseum 0 points1 point2 points 18 days ago[-]

East India Company’s good – further up Somerset there’s Ceylonta (closer to Bank st.), also very good.

 

 

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Do you speak Ottawan?

Filed under: Uncategorized — heredago @ 21:25

If you’re a visitor to Ottawa, you might not recognize everything that comes out of a local’s mouth. Here’s a guide to some unique-to-Ottawa expressions that you might find useful!

That’s “The Château” (centre) and “DND” (right) in the background of this photo of skating on “The Canal.” Read the text for a translation!

GEOGRAPHY

Some of the expressions are geographical in nature. You should know, for instance, that “The Hill” refers to Parliament Hill, home of the House of Commons and Senate and the core of Canadian democracy.

The Market” refers to the ByWard Market – not just a building, or a one- or two-day-a-week farmers’ market, but a whole neighbourhood. Bounded roughly by Susssex Drive, Murray Street, Dalhousie Street and George Street, “the Market” is home to a 363-day-a-year outdoor market; shops and boutiques; 120+ bars, restaurants and other places to eat and drink; and a thriving residential district.

If you listen to a traffic report, you’ll hear mention of “The Queensway” but they’re really referring to the main east-west thoroughfare–Highway 417. “The Split” refers to the segment in the east end where Highway 174 splits off to head to the neighbourhood of  Orléans while the 417 continues through eastern Ontario and the Québec border.

The Château” (often pronounced more like “shadow”) refers to the Fairmont Château Laurier. “The Canal” can only refer to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal. And “ LeBreton Flats” is the area just outside the Canadian War Museum that is also hosts the fabulous  Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest each July.

Before 2003, the downtown area across the Ottawa River from downtown Ottawa was the City of “ Hull“. But following an amalgamation of several Québec municipalities, the correct name is now Gatineau, though many still refer to Hull (or at least the “Hull sector” of Gatineau).

Ottawa went through a similar amalgamation of 11 municipalities to create a new, larger City of Ottawa in 2001. You’ll still hear people refer to Kanata,” “Nepean,” “Vanier,” and “ Rockcliffe Park,” among others, that used to be separate municipalities.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PRESENCE

As the capital, Ottawa hosts most of the federal bureaucracy and with that comes a love of acronyms that knows no bounds. You’ll hear talk of “ DFAIT” (pronounced DEE-fate), “DND,” “PWGSC,” “PSAC,” “the GG,” “PMO” and more. (For those who are paying attention, that’s the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Department of National Defence, Public Works and Government Services Canada, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Governor General, and the Prime Minister’s Office.)

You might hear those acronyms if you’re hobnobbing in an establishment such as Hy’s Steakhouse or among cabinet ministers’ staffers at D’Arcy McGee’s Pub on Sparks Street, or enjoying your $1 oysters at “Hill Hour” (not Happy Hour) at Métropolitain Brasserie.

SPORTS

Welcome to the Sens Mile, aka Elgin Street.

Ahh, the Ottawa Senators, our local National Hockey League franchise! They’re “the Sens“ and they play at “the Bank” (Scotiabank Place) and you can cheer them on at an establishment on Elgin Street, also known as the “Sens Mile.” If you do, you’ll become part of the “Sens Army.” Some still refer to Scotiabank Place as the “Corel Centre” or even the “Palladium“–both former names of the building. Oh, and “Alfie” is Daniel Alfredsson, the beloved team captain.

Among the university and college teams, cheers on the “Ravens” at Carleton University, the “Thunder” at Algonquin College and, um, the “Gee-Gees” at the University of Ottawa. I’m an alumna, so I can tell you what the heck a gee-gee is: it’s the lead horse in a race.

FOOD & DRINK

BeaverTail, anyone? It’s not what you might think!

What’s a “chip truck,” you ask? It’s a (usually mobile) truck or cart on the street that serves fast food — usually hot dogs, burgers, fries and “poutine” (French fries, gravy and cheese curds).

Ottawans’ favourite sweet treat is a “BeaverTail” and no, it does not have much to do with the iconic Canadian animal (except that its shape is reminscent of the posterior appendage of the rodent). It’s a hot wholewheat pastry treat topped with a variety of toppings — the most popular of which is cinnamon and sugar.

NEIGHBOURHOODS

Ottawa’s “Chinatown” is found on Somerset Street West between Preston Street and Bay Street and “Little Italyis along Preston Street. The French Quarter” is the name given to the former (mostly francophone) municipality of Vanier and “The Village” is the name given to a burgeoning LGBT area of town, along Bank Street (between Nepean and James Streets).

So how ’bout it, Ottawans? Have I missed anything? And for all you visitors out there, are there any terms you’ve heard that haven’t made sense to you? Let us know and we’ll try to help!

http://letsgoottawa.ca/2010/11/02/do-you-speak-ottawan/

Good food near World Exchange? (ottawa)

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ETdaEntraterrestrial 8 points9 points10 points 4 days ago[+] (7 children)

ETdaEntraterrestrial 8 points9 points10 points 4 days ago[-]

“Think Lunch” on Bank & Slater is a very good spot for fresh, locally-grown grub; they have a nice selection of (usually organic) soups, sandwiches, salads, etc. It’s a trendy little spot, but don’t get turned off by the hipster-ish look & feel of the place; great food, awesome staff & they play great music too!

“The German Town Deli” is right around the corner, too, on Slater (right beside the BMO tower). Very authentic German eatery, their deli meats are wicked, soups, bread & cheese also all very tasty. Oh, and CHOCOLATE! Great staff; family-run business that’s been around forever.

Dunn’s on Queen is also guaranteed to hit the spot.

ihsw 3 points4 points5 points 4 days ago[+] (5 children)

ihsw 3 points4 points5 points 4 days ago[-]

Ah! I know the owner of Think Lunch. I can attest to his irrational exuberance for fresh and locally-grown foods. He’s a wonderful chef as well.

ETdaEntraterrestrial 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

ETdaEntraterrestrial 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

Sweet! I heard they give away whatever food’s left-over from the day to homeless people, any truth to that?

pritchardspreagle 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (3 children)

pritchardspreagle 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

TIM!

ihsw 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[+] (2 children)

ihsw 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[-]

Tim? I’m Adrian. 🙂

pritchardspreagle 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[+] (1 child)

pritchardspreagle 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[-]

Tim is one of the owners of Lunch.

ihsw 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[+] (0 children)

ihsw 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[-]

Ah, I was referring to Lino, and the only way I know Lino is through working at another restaurant with him.

Chuwero 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

Chuwero 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago[-]

I just ate at the German Town Deli for the first time yesterday, and it was great!

antlion 4 points5 points6 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

antlion 4 points5 points6 points 4 days ago[-]

A couple blocks down Bank Street is Bread and Sons, home of the best damn butter tarts in the world.

StoneG 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago* [+] (0 children)

StoneG 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago* [-]

Shawarma Queen on Bank between Gloucester and Nepean.

Best Shawarma salad ever… sandwiches of all types as well. Very tasty.

I’ll be there for lunch… I’ll look for an Anus.

Edit: It’s called Shawarma Town now.

Xiaozhu 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

Xiaozhu 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago[-]

I like the sushi at Sushi Go right in front of 235 Queen street.

Oh, and the German Deli at the corner of Slater and Bank. Best sandwich ever and they are cheap too!

Kanuckle_Head 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago[+] (2 children)

Kanuckle_Head 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago[-]

Market’s not far from there. My friend and I would meet every Thursday for lunch at Wang’s Noodle House in the market. In-n-out quickly and a giant bowl of delicious, cheap soup is always good.

ihsw 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (1 child)

ihsw 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

Wang’s Noodle House is indeed very delicious. I’m a big fan of their fried pork, vegetable and noodle dish.

skootles 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

skootles 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

Despite living in the market for a year I never went there and I regretted it. I’ll have to hit it up when I’m in town next.

camwil 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

camwil 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago[-]

Try Toss It Up (http://www.tossibilities.ca/Home/tabid/5764/Default.aspx) right on Sparks at Bank. Great sandwiches, and you can order online and go pick it up. Try the BBQCBC Wrap with roasted garlic sauce instead of ranch. mmm

Xelopheris 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[+] (1 child)

Xelopheris 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[-]

Marcello’s in L’esplanade Laurier is pretty good.

Xiaozhu 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

Xiaozhu 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

I always find the staff so rude and snotty… is it just me? Pretty over priced as well.

2and15Sixteenths 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[+] (1 child)

2and15Sixteenths 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[-]

Both Gooney’s (at Laurier and O’Connor) and, if you’re ok with a bit of a walk, La Bottega (George Street, in the market) make pretty mean sandwiches

conradpoohs 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[+] (0 children)

conradpoohs 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[-]

Came here to recommend Gooney’s. The “A Goo’s” is the best sandwich in the city for my money.

chzplz 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[+] (1 child)

chzplz 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[-]

I can appreciate the “wanna get out of the building” desire, but make sure you try a soup and sandwich at Muffins Plus in the food court. There is a huge line at lunch time for a reason.

Xiaozhu 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

Xiaozhu 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

I don’t find it that good either. Anything in the World Exchange Plaza is just too expensive. Or maybe I worked in the area for too long and got cynical about it!

phedre 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

phedre 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

Bread and Sons on bank, great sandwiches and cookies. Get there early.

The Sconewitch on Albert and Lyon. Delicious and unique.

matty323 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[+] (1 child)

matty323 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[-]

Carribean Sizzler! on bank at slater!

Curried goat! Curried goat! Curried goat!

http://www.caribbeansizzler.com/

johnefrancis 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

johnefrancis 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[-]

<a delicious satanic goat appears>

chas3 -1 points0 points1 point 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

chas3 -1 points0 points1 point 4 days ago[-]

Bank has some great food.

Sparks also has a great salad/sandwich/frozen yogurt location.

thebenwatts 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

thebenwatts 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

  • Vitae-mine – Laurier & Bank (Sandwiches/Wraps/Salads)
  • Tossibilities – Sparks – near Bank (Sandwiches/Wraps/Salads/Burritos)
  • Cafe Deluxe – Albert and Metcalfe (Variety of lunchy things)
  • Vie Bella is popular w/ my coworkers – near Sparks and Metcalfe (on the same side of Sparks as the War Memorial) – think they focus on sandwiches.

ice_cold_irony 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

ice_cold_irony 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

Sparks Street has various eateries. 73 North does Greek and Canadian theres a little Italian deli next door and a pub across the street and down a bit.

shawarman 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[+] (0 children)

shawarman 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[-]

I just visited a newish sandwich spot on Bank, around Gloucester, I believe, called Bogwich, or Best Organic Sandwich. The potato salad is amazing.

mikemcg 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[+] (2 children)

mikemcg 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[-]

Saigon Pho on Bank is pretty good, but they’re super packed around lunch time. It would be about a ten minute walk for you.

Also on Bank there are a million (more like two) Royal Oaks if you’re up for standard pub food. Probably the one thing going for them is they have a really fantastic Boca burger and deals on pints some days.

StoneG 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[+] (1 child)

StoneG 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[-]

The food at the Oak is terrible. The service is ok, depending where you go. The service at the Kent Street location is the pits.

mikemcg 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[+] (0 children)

mikemcg 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[-]

I think it’s pretty okay, just really standard pub food. But seriously, their veggie burger is surprisingly amazing.

lebalove 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[+] (0 children)

lebalove 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[-]

Another vote here for Bread & Sons. It’s around Bank & Gloucester. Fuckin delicious organic pizza, their sandwiches are to die for, and so on. When I have the extra cash, I love to treat myself to some Bread & Sons.

http://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/e8471/good_food_near_world_exchange/

Coming to Ottawa for a conference. What’s a good place to hang out after the “official” proceedings have ended for the night?

Filed under: Uncategorized — heredago @ 21:16

 

TheBigFudge 8 points9 points10 points 4 days ago[-]

Providing you are downtown, which I will assume for now, you have options.

Sunday – Barrymores Musichall – Sunday is 80’s night, pretty good crowd, awesome time. It’s a big place, not hard to find one of the two bars, and it’s 80’s night so we don’t have to worry about bad club music.

Monday – Monday’s are excellent food wise. Many spots have wing night on Monday’s and draw a pretty good crowd for Monday night football. I believe the Lonestar in the Byward market has all you can eat fajitas on monday which is both glorious and a curse. You might be hard pressed to find a band on weeknights, maybe someone can help me out with this.

If you aren’t feeling the wing night, the Aulde Dubliner and Heart and Crown are comfortable pub-feeling joints, with arguably the best selection of beer on tap (they have Harp and that pretty well won me over). I would venture that Heart and Crown has the best chance of having some live music on a given night.

Tuesday – Same deal as Monday minus the Wing nights. Clocktower might be fun on one of the nights, its a little quieter. They have a good selection on tap including several of their own brews, all of which are quite good. Don’t think there will be live music at clocktower though. Someone will inevitably mention Gracie O’mallys because it was once a popular destination on Tuesday, however, it is a large cab ride from the downtown area and was notorious for all inclusive hockey fights in recent times.

Wednesday – I know of nothing special, maybe someone else can help here. Pick somewhere that you liked the other nights or try somewhere that may have looked appealing.

Someone is going to say Patty Boland’s for Wednesday night’s choice. Sad story here, it was once a pretty cool place to go, but alas caved to the peer pressure from the other locations on the street and has downgraded into a thumping slum.

You have a good selection to choose from if you are downtown, the Byward market, Elgin St., Bank st. and Sparks street are all within very manageable distances.

If you happen to solicit the advice of a passerby, and they suggest Tila Tequila, avoid further eye contact and walk quickly in the other direction.

pavesk8 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (1 child)

pavesk8 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

Ditto on the Heart and Crown / Irish Village. That place is hopping every weekend.

okcorgi 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

okcorgi 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

I work in the Irish Village. Come get a pint or 12!

Tercotta 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

Tercotta 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

Barrymore’s might still play 80s music on Sundays but it’s still beat thumping so don’t go for that.

pavesk8 9 points10 points11 points 4 days ago[+] (1 child)

pavesk8 9 points10 points11 points 4 days ago[-]

Montreal

another_name [S] 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

another_name [S] 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

If only.

pragma 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago[+] (2 children)

pragma 2 points3 points4 points 4 days ago[-]

Where is the conference? Where are you staying?

another_name [S] 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[+] (1 child)

another_name [S] 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[-]

Sorry I should have mentioned that the conference is at the Chateau Laurier, which is also where I’m staying. So, the Market, Elgin, and Sparks are all totally doable.

I’ve been to Ottawa several times, just never had much of a chance to dive into the late night scene.

pragma 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

pragma 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

There are some good grungier suggestions here, and I really like most of them. I’ll propose some ideas that are a smidgen more upscale since those are missing and I suspect the 30-something conference crowd may be a tad bit under-represented in the ottawa reddit (at least from my sole source of such ideas, the reddit house party which was TEH AWSUM even though I was the oldest guy there by a wide margin… thanks TEKUMS!)

Nearby (which in my opinion is MANDATORY for a conference hangout) I would suggest Darcy McGee’s for the Irish Pub scene, Milestone’s for the upscale bar thing, Social for the late-night lounge feeling (and an awesome dinner too).

So what’s the conference?

sokz 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

sokz 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[-]

Yeah, where are you staying, what are you into and such!

ThatIsMyPassword 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

ThatIsMyPassword 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[-]

Sunday nights at Zaphod’s on York Street has Trailer Park Bingo. No cover, free to play bingo and you can win prizes. Everytime I’ve gone I’ve had a good time.

chzplz 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

chzplz 1 point2 points3 points 4 days ago[-]

Chez Lucien at Murray and Dalhousie in the market. Probably won’t have live music, but great ambiance. Potential to be slightly hipsterish.

If you want a pub, Heart & Crown in the market. Will be a zoo on weekend evenings. Rather Lower Deck-esque. Lots of bands with east-coast influence.

RyVal 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

RyVal 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

There are some really good underground bars scenes. Try out the Chateau Lafayette. if it doesn’t work out Bare Fax is right across the street.

FailCath 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

FailCath 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

If you don’t mind crossing the river into Hull and you like blues, there’s usually “Les virées blues” at the club Addiction (it’s about a half hour walk from Chateau Laurier, so like 5 min. drive) that features local blues bands every Wednesday, I think the cover is about $5 (they have to pay the artists after all!)

Rose1982 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

Rose1982 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

Hooley’s on Elgin is a good place to grab a few drinks and watch the game, live music on weekends.

ice_cold_irony 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[+] (0 children)

ice_cold_irony 0 points1 point2 points 4 days ago[-]

I strongly recommend The Vineyards. Free live jazz sunday, Tuesday Wednesday. 80+ beers, 100+ wines very knowledgable staff. Their signature dish is 12$ French fries with a side of 6oz steak and caesar salad. I had the deep fried Camembert wheel last time and it was excellent. It’s right below a place called the fish market so I’ve seen crazy specials as well and they have a varied menu.

Its a basement sort of pub. Mostly booths and a long bar. Quiet and good for talking and winding down rather than ‘hitting a bar’.

http://www.vineyards.ca/web/

Have fun!

chas3 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[+] (0 children)

chas3 0 points1 point2 points 3 days ago[-]

In the Market: Aulde Dubliner, Zaphod’s, Chez Lucien.

Oh and Babylon on Bank st. They have have MOD night on sunday nights. Great music: early punk, post-punk and usually just good rock type stuff.

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/e832w/coming_to_ottawa_for_a_conference_whats_a_good/

In Ottawa for a month on training…

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Cokonut 10 points11 points12 points 3 days ago[+] (3 children)

Cokonut 10 points11 points12 points 3 days ago[-]

To quote myself from a previous post:

Touristy stuff

  • Go to Parliament, the Library, and the Peace Tower. It’s free.
  • Go to museums. I recommend Civilization, War, or the National Gallery.
  • Walk along the Rideau Canal.
  • Walk along “Confederation Boulevard”, i.e. from Parliament, down to *Major’s Hill Park, down Sussex to see Rideau Hall / 24 Sussex.
  • Best vistas of the city for pictures: the Astrolabe (the hill behind the National Gallery with a statue of Champlain)
  • Explore the market. Don’t forget the courtyards (York with the patios; Jeanne-d’Arc with the dancing bear; Tin House Court with the fountain and the great patio (Black Thorn Cafe))
  • Check out the Glebe (Bank St. between the highway and the Rideau canal), Elgin, Westboro.
  • Go to the Diefenbunker, a real Cold War bunker

Food & Drink

  • Have a beavertail in the Market.
  • Ottawa has lots of pubs. Check out The Manx (Elgin) for an authentic pub experience.
  • Ottawa can’t compete with Montreal or Toronto for food in general, but there are a number of great restaurants (especially if you have a generous per diem!). I suggest Sweetgrass (Market), Murray Street (Market) or Benitz (Centretown). Tons of vietnamese pho (Pho Bo Ga La is the best) and Indian (Light of India on Bank or East India Company in Centretown for a good buffet).
  • Ottawa has the best shawarma in the country, no contest. Go to Shawarma Palace on Rideau. Eat like a king.
  • If you want a good burger, go to The Works on Bank, just past the highway.
  • If you want good dessert, try Oh So Good in the market, or Piccolo Grande for gelatto.
  • For drinks, there are countless bars in the market, on Elgin, in the Glebe, etc.

Entertainment

  • Go catch a play or a concert at the National Arts Centre. It’s much cheaper than you’d think, and it’s world class.
  • Go see a IMAX movie while you’re at the museum of civilization.

Outdoors

  • Check out Gatineau Park, a national park minutes from the core. Go all the way up to the Champlain Belvedere
  • Explore the green spaces Ottawa has to offer: Ottawa river, Rideau river, Rideau Canal, Arboretum, Dows Lake, Strathcona Park,

For a city its size, there are tons of things to do in Ottawa. Enjoy!

schlieffen 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago[+] (0 children)

schlieffen 3 points4 points5 points 3 days ago[-]

For Food & Drink I would add a few more places:

  • La Bottega (Market, George St.)- Italian store in the market that makes a mean sandwich!
  • Domus Cafe (Market, Murray St.) – Fantastic small restaurant that serves seasonal, local food. If they have it, definitely try their stacked heirloom tomato salad!
  • Little Italy (Preston St.) is a great place, has tons of great restaurants, two comedy clubs (absolute comedy and yuk yuk’s), and one of my favourite pubs (Pub Italia) that has over 200 varieties of beer!

mikemcg 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago[+] (0 children)

mikemcg 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago[-]

I’d like to add to Entertainment:

Depending your interests, a lot of bars in Ottawa have live shows pretty much all the time. Babylon, Zaphod’s, Maverick’s, Cafe Dekcuf are just a few.

The Mayfair always has a few good movies playing a month. There’s a bar down the street and a great chip truck across the street.

All in all, a pretty great write up.

BobMcKenzie 2 points3 points4 points 3 days ago[+] (0 children)

BobMcKenzie 2 points3 points4 points 3 days ago[-]

Great write-up. I didn’t read it all, but did want to add that I would recommend the OMNIMAX – not just an IMAX – since OMNIMAXes are far more rare.

AndreiTarkovsky 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago[+] (0 children)

AndreiTarkovsky 1 point2 points3 points 3 days ago[-]

If you’re a film buff, check out the schedule for the Mayfair. Lots of odd screenings, many on 16mm.

dassouki 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago[+] (2 children)

dassouki 2 points3 points4 points 2 days ago[-]

SCONEWITCH FOR BREAKFAST. PERIOD.

skootles 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago[+] (1 child)

skootles 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago[-]

A bit expensive last time I was there but amazing scones nonetheless.

dassouki 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago[+] (0 children)

dassouki 0 points1 point2 points 2 days ago[-]

I’m from atlantic Canada, and everytime i go to Ottawa, I go out of myway to go there

November 17, 2010

A New Jersey man gets seven years for being a responsible gun owner.

Filed under: Uncategorized — heredago @ 21:23

Similar story about a dude in NJ. He was transporting guns from his mom’s house to his. Cops pulled him over, arrested, and now he’s in jail for 7 years. NJ has some law that any guns found without a special permit means you go to jail. Jurors wanted to hear all the evidence and let him go. The judge wouldn’t let the evidence be admitted.

http://reason.com/archives/2010/11/15/brian-aitkens-mistake/1

A New Jersey man gets seven years for being a responsible gun owner.
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