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09 Jul, 2022

Checking things off my Ottawa Summer Bucket List: NCC Bistro at Remic Rapids

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Ottawa

I’ve decided we need to make a better effort at Actually Doing Things instead of letting time slip though our fingers. So I’ve made a list of OTTAWA THINGS I want to do this summer. The good news is that simply having this list means we are doing more fun things. Yay us!

We’ve already made a small dent and I will save those for other posts… but for now I wanted to share our experience at the NCC pop-up bistro at Remic Rapids.

We went for dinner. The weather gods smiled upon us. We had assumed it would be super busy because of Bluesfest, but it was not busy at all.

NCC pop-up bistro at Remic Rapids, Ottawa

What you need to know about the Remic Rapids bistro is:

  • You should really go
  • There is surprisingly good little menu
  • There’s car parking but I recommend biking as it’s right on the path and makes a great destination
  • It’s DOG FRIENDLY (!)
  • There’s a pretty view of the Ottawa River
  • It’s an excellent spot for people watching
  • There’s a porta-potty on site but that’s not part of this review (read: I did not venture that far) but I think it’s important to mention there is a place to go if you have to go.

We made ourselves comfortable on the couch:

Mark and Piper at the NCC pop-up bistro at Remic Rapids, Ottawa

I had a sudden craving for hot dogs so that’s what we ordered, along with some chips and salsa. The salsa was, like, fancy homemade-style salsa, NOT the jarred stuff. I’m not sure what I expected but it was very good.

HOT DOGS at the NCC pop-up bistro at Remic Rapids, Ottawa

Behold the hot dogs. They deserve a close up.

Hot dog!

The hot dog paired perfectly with my plastic cup of Pinot Grigio… which was hilariously filled *right up to the brim*. (But the pic here is after a sip.)

Wine in a plastic cup

It’s a very nice place to chill out. I could have stared at the water for a long time. That row of willows there… so pretty. They were waving in the wind. Honestly, it’s such a tranquil little spot.

View from NCC pop-up bistro at Remic Rapids, Ottawa

After the hot dogs and drinks Mark bought us ice cream sandwiches. We drove home along the river with the windows down. It doesn’t get much better than this, I think.

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human offspring: Emma (23) and Sarah (21). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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