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Syrian refugee launches pastry business in Billings Bridge

Syrian refugee launches pastry business in Billings Bridge

Midweek Mugging: Just a few short years since arriving in Canada, Aeman Alkadour has launched a pop-up stall in Billings Bridge Shopping Centre selling an assortment of Syrian sweets, cookies and pastries. 
Not just a churro cart anymore, La Catrina bringing even more Mexican flavour to ByWard Market

Not just a churro cart anymore, La Catrina bringing even more Mexican flavour to ByWard Market

Midweek Mugging: Owners Diana Martinez-Ortega and Ulises Ortega started with a churro cart in 2013, but have now expanded into a full café.
Ottawa's Culture Kombucha giving back to community through fermented tea

Ottawa's Culture Kombucha giving back to community through fermented tea

Midweek Mugging: Owner Wentsi Yeung said she decided to start her own kombucha brewing business after falling in love with her first sip of the fermented tea drink.
Ottawa Free Tours telling the city's more "colourful" stories

Ottawa Free Tours telling the city's more "colourful" stories

Midweek Mugging: Ottawa Free Tours founder André LaFlamme said he wants to tell the kinds of stories that aren't in history textbooks, from when Ottawa was considered one of the "sketchier" cities in North America.
Ottawa's Really Horrible Enterprises bringing life to homemade food and drinks

Ottawa's Really Horrible Enterprises bringing life to homemade food and drinks

Midweek Mugging: Todd Chambers' business began by making homemade vanilla extract which would sell out at craft shows. He explained, it’s a simple process to steep vanilla beans in alcohol for six months, but nobody else was taking the time to do it.
Ottawa business making "weird and different" preserves with local fruits and veggies

Ottawa business making "weird and different" preserves with local fruits and veggies

Midweek Mugging: Jargon Preserves Co-founder Blake Williams said the business is a creative outlet for him and he hopes people use their preserves to make something even tastier.
Click eSports creates space in Ottawa for competitive video game tournaments

Click eSports creates space in Ottawa for competitive video game tournaments

Co-founder Hui Shen said the space can accommodate professional video game tournaments, but for the average player it's about making friends and enjoying the games in a social setting.
Mickle Macks Haberdashery looking to fill Ottawa's specialty hat void

Mickle Macks Haberdashery looking to fill Ottawa's specialty hat void

Midweek Mugging: Owner Gina Csiffary said Ottawa hat wearers were being let down by department stores and online shopping, but her store has a hat for every person and occasion.
The Momo Spot brings a taste of Nepal to Ottawa farmers' market

The Momo Spot brings a taste of Nepal to Ottawa farmers' market

Midweek Mugging: Momos are a type of steamed dumpling filled with either chicken, pork or vegetables and are a popular street food in Nepal, said co-founder Rahul Bura.
Ottawa Insectarium brings bugs to Sparks Street

Ottawa Insectarium brings bugs to Sparks Street

Midweek Mugging: Ottawa Insectarium owner Felisc McIvor hopes the tarantulas, scorpions and geckos he has on display will help people connect with the animals and see how valuable they are to the environment.
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