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My One and Only Foodie Post – Ottawa

Who needs another foodie post? Ottawa has so many, including reviews from the urban spoon, trip advisor, yelp, and lots more. But don’t you ever wish, just once, that reviews and articles were more down to earth–about real food, and not the foo-foo stuff that looks pretty but costs waaaaay too much?

Across our 18 years of living in and visiting Ottawa, we’ve been to a few restaurants. Not all of course.  But I have a few favourites that are usually overlooked by famous foodies and local magazines.

Here’s my little list, and perhaps you could share yours in the comments so we can have a “real person’s” top places in Ottawa:

Favourite No-nonsense Coffee – I Deal Coffee, Dalhousie

Favourite Milkshake – Zaks, Byward Market

Favourite French Onion Soup – Darcy McGees, Sparks Street

Favourite Cafe au Lait – Moulin de Province, Byward Market

Favourite Pizza and Greek Salad – Colonnade, Downtown

Favourite Gelato – Truffle’s Treasure, The Glebe

Favourite Hot Chocolate, again, Truffle’s Treasure, The Glebe

Favourite Pho,  Huongs, Chinatown

Favourite Breakfast Deal, Ikea  (seriously, $1!)

Next Favourite Breakfast Deal, Dunn’s on South Bank ($4.99)

Favourite Poutine, Elgin Street Diner

Favourite Combo (Soup and Bagel), Tim Horton’s

Favourite Schawarma, Schawarma Palace, Rideau St

Favourite Fish n Chips, Aulde Dubliner (but can’t hold a stick to Richard’s Seafood in PEI)

Favourite Desserts, Memories (Byward Market)

Favourite Soulvaki – Kallisto’s, South Bank

Favourite place for Chatting – The Daily Grind, Somerset West

Absolute Favourite Fajitas—Colin Bernard’s House 🙂

I know I missed a lot of ethnic foods groups; some I haven’t tried, others aren’t in my “favourite” category, or some, I simply prefer from places outside of Ottawa.

Again, please share your favourites so the rest of us can learn about good food overlooked by prima donna reviewers. Thanks!!

God of This City – Our City

 “Someday you will live forever in a fully restored house [city], but right now you are called to live with peace, joy, and productivity in a place damaged by sin.  Emmanuel lives here with us, and He is at work returning his house to its former beauty.”
Paul David Tripp, Broken-Down House

 

As part of  my “God of This City” series, I want to share a little slideshow compiled from John’s photos of our current city, Ottawa, set to Tomlin’s song, God of This City.  This isn’t a ‘tourist’ video made to highlight key sites of this beautiful city (tho scenic pics are included), but rather, a glimpse of what the Lord sees everyday…people who need Jesus!

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”  I John 3:16

 

 

I encourage you today, to pray for your geographical city–wherever God has placed you.  Pray for your government leaders, law-makers, judges, police officers and other civil servants, for your school teachers, pastors, co-workers, employers, employees, along with your neighbors, friends……and your precious family. 

God of This City – The Song

“And they will call you the city of the Lord!”  Isaiah 60:14

“And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.”  Revelation 21:24

We are the city of the Lord…and He is Lord of our city!   The following song by Chris Tomlin can take on many meanings;  it can apply to the geographical city in which we live, the spiritual city He has made us to be in Christ, and the eternal city to come, the place He has prepared for us.

For “Part One”, I simply want to give you another song of worship!  More thoughts on this will follow later this week!  I uploaded this in the Blue Music Box so you can listen, worship and sing to the Lord!  Blessings to all of you! 

 

God of This City
by Chris Tomlin

You’re the God of this City
You’re the King of these people
You’re the Lord of this nation
You are

You’re the Light in this darkness
You’re the Hope to the hopeless
You’re the Peace to the restless
You are

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater thing have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done here

There is no one like our god
There is no one like our God

Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done here.