What Do You Recommend?

Kettlemans017Upon visiting a restaurant for the very first time, or maybe even the second and third, there is one thing we always ask the waitress, or the person standing behind the counter…”What do you recommend?” More often than not the server will respond with a general statement such as, “It’s all good.” What is one to do with this answer? After being given this type of response, you are in no way closer to narrowing down your order. Read more

03D60812 copyFirst dates are a big deal. We all know this. If the date goes well, there will be second date and possibly a long term relationship. If the first date goes horribly wrong, odds are you missed your chance with that person. With the possibility of a relationship hanging in the balance, choosing what to do on a first date can be a big cause of stress.

In an effort to make your life a little easier, and your first date go a little smoother, today we are going to share with you some of the best first date ideas for the Ottawa area. Read more

kidsSummer in Ottawa is the most beautiful time of year. The weather is warm, the sky is blue, and you don’t have to wear 10 layers of clothes! With all of this perfect weather, we tend to want to spend a little more time outdoors than usual. Picnics are the perfect way to spend time outside in the fresh air, while enjoying the company of your family.

Today we are going to share with you, the 5 best foods to bring along with you on your next picnic adventure. Read more

CaptureChoosing to lead a vegetarian lifestyle is a wonderful accomplishment for many men and women. Many people feel healthier, stronger, more physically fit after doing so. However, there is one common struggle that comes along with becoming a vegetarian. It can be difficult to find a restaurant that serves vegetarian foods. Sandwiches have meat on them, salads have meat on them, it often seems like the only way you can stick to your new lifestyle, is by eating at home. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.There’s nothing quite so tasty as a warm knish on a cool spring day. It warms the heart, creates nostalgic feelings, and satisfies the taste buds as well. When it comes to the spinach knishes from Kettleman’s Bagel Co., though, there are more benefits to be obtained.

Spinach is a leafy green that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. In fact, calorie for calorie, it can provide many more nutrients than most other foods. While a spinach knish from our Ottawa catering company may taste like a treat, the ingredients within it pack a punch that can impact your overall health. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.You live a busy life. Between work, your family, your friends, and all the activities you love, your to-do list never ends. While your schedule may be busy, that’s no excuse to skip the most important meal of the day, and thank to the delicious bagel choices at Kettleman’s Bagel Co., you don’t have to.

Here are just a few reasons you should be making breakfast a priority in your schedule. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.When many people walk into Kettleman’s Bagel Co., there is one thing they are after: the perfect bagel. As much as we all love these warm and chewy delights, however, how much do we actually know about them- other than they are delicious?

Fun Facts About Bagels

  • According to popular belief, bagels date back all the way to 1783, and were created in honor of King John III Sobieski of Poland. An Austrian baker create the first bagels in the shape of a stirrup after the famous horseman protected the people of Austria from Turkish invaders. He named after the Austrian work for stirrup, beugel. As the beugel became more and more popular throughout Eastern Europe, the bagel was transformed into what we see today, a circular shape with a hole in the middle.
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Kettleman's Bagel Co.With Purim quickly approaching, it’s an important time for Jews everywhere to begin thinking about what this celebration really means. Read more

5 Reasons We Love Nastalgia

kettleman's bagel co.It may seem like you couldn’t be happier than you are right now. Perhaps you’ve got a great job, a loving family, and maybe you’ve had a chance to travel and explore the world. Despite all this, however, there are times when you long for the years before. What you used to consider a lackluster adolescence now has a glow that you find magical. Those first years out of college, when you lived on ramen and could barely scrape together enough money for rent each month now seem fun, free, and exciting.

This yearning is something known as nostalgia. According to Webster, it’s a yearning to return to earlier times that we remember as pleasant and happy or a former item or place that brings back happy memories. It’s wanting to return to a time when things were simpler. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.While other cities may roll in the sidewalks when night falls, Ottawa knows its citizens and visitors are just getting started. This city offers a myriad of unique attractions and fun entertainment throughout the late afternoon, evening, and even into the night. If you want to explore Ottawa after 6:00 pm, though, you need to know exactly where you’re going. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are a few place you can’t miss if you’re going to spend an enjoyable evening in Bytown. Read more