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Ice Cream + Gelato in Ottawa

Summer is around the corner in Ottawa.
We need something to cool off.
Why not with Ice Cream and Gelato?
Yes, there are the big ones like Dairy Queen, Baskin Robins, Laura Secord and etc.
I find the big places are safe with flavours and if they have Vegan options too.
So I asked people online which was mostly from Facebook.
Here are the responses I got for Ice Cream and Gelato places you should support locally.
If you like to add others, please comment on the bottom.
Moo Shu Ice Cream on 477 Bank St had the most responses.
Their mainstay flavours are Hong Kong Milk Tea (Haven’t had it but can actually taste it), Black Sesame (I know what it will taste like), Ginger Vanilla Bean, Lime Leaf + Fresh, Mint (Apr – Nov), Local Strawberry (Really good) and Vegan Chocolate.
They also have rotating flavours which you can check on their site.

Image from Bytownbites.

Stella Luna on 1103 Bank Street and 1130 Wellington Street West had the most responses for Gelato.

Image from The Lemon Kitchen.

The Merry Dairy on 102 Fairmont Ave.
Started as a truck and now has a mainstay location.
Three styles of hand-made original recipe premium ice cream: frozen custard (midwestern style), hard-scoop (premium ice cream) and soft serve (Jersey-style) custard as well as handmade Merry Pops, shakes and sandwiches. They don’t use any nuts or peanuts and make their scooped ice cream in small batches with a constantly rotating selection of new flavours.
Flavours (not sure if they have it): Bourbon dark cherry, Salted Carmel and Banana

Little Jo Berry’s on Chocolat Favouris.
Their vegan selections made by Oat & Mill are Cereal Milk, Banoffee Pie, Raspberry Lime Cheezecake and Rocky Road.

Pacasle’s Ice Cream.

Signature flavours:
Peanut Butter Salted Caramel
Raspberry & Honey
French Vanilla
White Chocolate Pistachio
Malted Milk Chocolate / Milk Chocolate Beau’s Beer
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt
Dulce de Leche / Salted Caramel
Strawberry Maple Vinegar
Banana Brown Butter
Passion Fruit
Sour Cherry Balsamic Swirl
Vegan Coconut
Vegan Dark Chocolate Cashew
Their ice cream sandwiches are my favourite!!

Chocolats Favouris in Gatineau.
Not familiar with that place but someone mentioned it.

Mantovani Gelato on 87 Murray St.

Pure Gelato on 350 Elgin St and 843 Bank St.

The Beachconers on 273 Britannia Road.

Image from Ottawa Magazine.

La Cigale on 14 Scott St, Chelsea Quebec.
Not familiar but somoene suggested it.

Image from Discover Ottawa.

Day 3 of Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival (Races) [June 25, 2016]

Check out the photos from Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2016 on the third day.
Around 3-5pm I took photos of the races.
Hope you enjoy them.

Day 2 of Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival (Parade) [June 24, 2016]

Check out the photos from Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2016 on the second day.
Mostly from the parade and awards ceremony events.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not : Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours – Night Two [Random Photos]

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If you aren’t aware, I Can’t Believe It’s Not is Ottawa finest acts where they take one album and cover it with care from top to bottom with a slew of local singers taking turns at the mic.
The album they performed was Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours which was the #1 album in 1977.
If you want to check out the performance photos for night two, click here.

Here are random people shots from the event.

What is ello.co?


ELLO everyone!
Looks like there is a new social media causing a frenzy.
Let’s hope it will catch on for awhile.

If you aren’t familiar with Ello.
Just think of the usual sites like Facebook and Twitter but with no ads (Let’s keep it that way!)
Not sure about the privacy concerns but you “could” put porn

So far it took me awhile to get a hang of things with their site.
The look is very minimal, user-friendly and nice looking design.

Copying and pasting their FAQ
Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.
We originally built Ello as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that we built a public version of Ello for everyone to use.
Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third parties.
Virtually every other social network is run by advertisers. Behind the scenes they employ armies of ad salesmen and data miners to record every move you make. Data about you is then auctioned off to advertisers and data brokers. You’re the product that’s being bought and sold.
Collecting and selling your personal data, reading your posts to your friends, and mapping your social connections for profit is both creepy and unethical. Under the guise of offering a “free” service, users pay a high price in intrusive advertising and lack of privacy.
We also think ads are tacky, that they insult our intelligence and that we’re better without them.

Another social media we can use or just leave it collecting dust?
What will the future hold for ELLO?
Also I got some invites, if you want any please comment!

Brew Donkey Tour – July 27, 2014


Went to my first BrewDonkey tour.
If you don’t know what BrewDonkey is, they are a brewery tour operator, highlighting the Ottawa Valley and beyond.
This tour will feature a two breweries, a brewpub and an on bus education session on craft beer and the Ottawa beer scene. This tour will also feature an on bus guided game of Cards Against Humanity.
The breweries I went were:
Covered Bridge Brewing Company
Ashton Brewing Company
I definitely had a great time.

Click on the bottom photos taken from the tour.

NXNE 2014 – Red Carpet/Opening Party [June 18, 2014]

Went down to the Red Carpet and opening party for NXNE 2014.
This took place at the Edward Day Gallery.
Here are some of the photos from the red carpet part.
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