I'm due for my annual New York-Montreal (or Toronto) swing in a month or so, and thinking about doing a couple of days in Ottawa, since I haven't been there for about 50 years. What's to eat? I'll be alone, and I'm not into high-end restos nor wine (though I gotta have a beer with my dinner). What I'm looking for is:
- Best Chinese options (realizing that Ottawa's Chinatown is mostly Vietnamese)
- Good Vietnamese
- Peculiar (or not) local specialties
- Any other well-represented ethnic food
- Worthy pubs or brewpubs
- Markets where I can find some good hard cheeses or anything else worthwhile to take back that US Customs can't deny me (I think I'm on their watch list).