Food trucks

Golden Fries

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time in the Ottawa area, you’ve likely come across poutine trucks. They’re impossible to avoid, taking up nearly every street corner in the downtown core, as well as settling in grocery store parking lots all around the city. The combination of cheese curd and gravy has a stranglehold on our population, and as its popularity has spread onto social media, I’ve even seen poutine available at State Fairs throughout the United States. It won’t be long before it becomes a global phenomenon. Donald Trump’s wall is likely to be built out of poutine, and given its density and resistance, it would make for a mighty fine structure.

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Nacho Cartel

I recently became aware of Nacho Cartel, one of the many new spots that have emerged onto Ottawa’s burgeoning food truck scene. Unlike many of their contemporaries, their truck is completely stationary, located just outside St. Joseph’s Parish at 200 Wilbrod, near the University of Ottawa.

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Ottawa Ribfest Day 2: Bone Daddy’s

The Porkapolypse has officially taken over the downtown core. It’s mesmerizing. Yesterday, I was able to navigate the crowds with ease; as dark clouds shook an angry fist at the potential spoils of drowning in hog heaven. Today, with the sun shining, thousands of downtown workers had overtaken the Sparks Street area, making it difficult to wiggle through from booth to booth.

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Streat

One of the best cultural phenomenons to begin sweeping Ottawa is the food truck revolution. Prior to 2013, most of the trucks you’d find in the city carried your local staples: fries, poutine, and hot dogs. However, as brick and mortar prices continue to soar to new highs, many fantastic local chefs drew inspiration from the food movement that was capturing the big cities throughout the United States, and moved on to food trucks.

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