Since opening on Thanksgiving weekend, Quitters has quickly become Stittsville’s biggest tourist attraction, thanks to a celebrity owner (Kathleen Edwards) combined with good coffee and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Here’s a guest post from Katie Shapiro from Kanata. It originally appeared on Apartment 613 and is republished here with her permission.
(By the way, Quitters will be closed from Monday to Wednesday this week due to renovations. They’re replacing those foggy windows at the front.)Continue reading →
Work from Ottawa painter Katherine Jeans is up on the walls at NeXT restaurant.
Jeans says: “I am pleased to present my new collection of art Road Trip – BIG SKIES as part of the new menu launch at NEXT. There are 5 pieces, each are 36″x36″ and are inspired by various road trips. Thank you Michael and Jillian Blackie for showing my work at your restaurant.”
Over the weekend I met up with Paul Meek (pictured above, photo by Barry Gray) the owner of Ottawa-based Harvey & Vern’s soda and Kichesippi Beer. Both companies are manufactured on Campbell Avenue (near Carling and 417), and Meek lives with his family in Granite Ridge. Here are some highlights from our conversation.Continue reading →
Here are some upcoming interesting food events in our area:
Last two weekends for the Kanata Farmers Market at the Van Leuwen Mall (Hazeldean Road). www.kanatafarmersmarket.ca October 18 and 25 are last chance to take advantage of the this small but popular local outdoor market.
Cook for the Cure (breast cancer fundraiser). 7:00-9:00pm Tuesday, October 21. Sample plates, music, entertainment, 50/50 draw at the Royale Kanata Retirement Home www.theroyale.ca. RSVP to Jennifer 613-592-6426 or email Kanata@theroyales.ca by Friday, October 17. Cost only $25.
13th Annual West Ottawa Food and Wine Show. November 13 5:30-9:00pm at the Brookstreet Hotel. Sample plates from over a dozen local chefs and local and international breweries and wineries tickets $60-$75 www.westOttawaBoT.com 613-592-8343.
James says: “Excellent excuse to leave the cars at home and walk in the Village. So the plan now is they have coffee – good coffee – and tea and a few others beverages. Eventually artisanal snacks and then salads lunches etc. It’s on its feet now and will progressively get moving! Good music too – and for me, that’s key to wanting to visit . They’re using Pilot Coffee from Toronto – said they’ve known the roastery for years, loved the coffee and Pilot has helped guide them with Quitters equipment. ”
So great to see @kittythefool get her great new Quitters Coffee open today. She and Rick will rule this venture. Stittsville will love it.
Stittsville seems to be a bit obsessed with Quitters Coffee, the new cafe that Kathleen Edwards is opening on Main Street later this month.
We posted two articles about Quitters on our web site last week which became the top two most-read stories of the week. We think that any excitement about new businesses on Stittsville Main is a good thing, so we’re happy to fuel the obsession in any way that we can.
Earlier today graphic designer Steve St. Pierre posted this on Twitter: