Michael Carruth
Michael Carruth inside his restaurant. Photo by Sean Hurley

Down The Street Food Co.

Tucked between Hambrgr and Burger Lab on Ottawa Street North, is a small, dimly lit, unassuming little building housing the Down The Street Food Co., owned and operated by chef Michael Carruth who serves up soup and sandwiches. Between burger joints and opposite Simply Italian Bakery and the new Ottawa Market, both of which serve …

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Caged fish farm

Is That Fish Farmed?

Photo by Thomas Bjørkan – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 A very common question and it’s one people ask because they want to stay clear of it. There’s a good chance nobody forages their vegetables or hunts their meat. People are, however, concerned about aqua farming and for good reason: Sixty-five per cent of fish …

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Inside the 1101 Cafe Bar

Shades of cool in Crown Point

Last week a neat little cafe opened up on Cannon at Kensington and then the very next day a beer hall opened next door.  Neighbours alarmed by the idea of beer hall in the neighbourhood will be pleasantly surprised. It’s not that kind of beer hall. They do serve beer, and cocktails in the cafe, …

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When good eats meets good deeds

The best cod in the world is coming to Hamilton. Fogo Island Fish is a small Newfoundland family fishery that catches fish in the traditional way. They use a line and catch them one at a time from the cold waters of the Labrador current. The market for the cod is high end Toronto eateries. …

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File photo of Farmers' Market

Farmers’ Market, Crown Point’s green grocery

Many have said that Ottawa Street needs a green grocer. In fact, we have one. It may require some planning, but every Saturday morning a green grocery opportunity sets up shop in the municipal parking lot east of Ottawa. Market vendors provide a number of different products to visitors. There are a few hardy vendors …

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Sean Hurley

Schnitzel comes to Crown Point

I arrived at Das Schnitzel to locked doors at three minutes before noon. I stepped back to take a photo and in that brief moment the doors were unlocked and two interlopers rounded the corner and walked straight in ahead of me. You snooze and you lose in the world of schnitzel. Sherri Bowles and …

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Savoury chicken cakes with saffron almond sauce

[vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Cakes 1/2 lb ground chicken 3/4 cup bread crumbs 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 egg 1.5 tbsp chopped flatleaf parsley 1/2 tsp lemon zest (grated rind of the lemon) The Sauce Olive oil for pan frying 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1 bay leaf 2 …

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