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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chicken & Rib Festival / Bridgehead

I had a long weekend this week, and the plans were to go hiking in the Adirondacks'. But I am still dealing with patellar tendonitis and therefore the weekend spent doing other things. I was able to get in a few rounds of golf in and walk around the Chicken & Rib Festival.
Although I was salivating from the irresistable smell of the smoke and sauce I did not end up trying them. It was not because of the long line ups or the 5 cups of sugar and 5lbs of butter coating each piece of meat - okay well maybe that has something to do with it. But I had planned on taking my husband to my favourite sushi place for lunch. When we got there it was closed (much to his dismay I am sure). So instead we headed to our favourite local coffee shop - Bridgehead.

If you've read some of my blogs you might know that I advocate fairtrade, local fare and organic foods. Therefore I thought I would pay omage to a local coffee shop that offers fair trade products. Bridgehead's coffees and teas are fairtrade as well as organic, in fact it is the first company in Canada (Ottawa) to offer consumers fairly traded coffee. Since then, they have been supporters of the grassroots movement in support of Nicaraguan farmers - helping small scale farmers become competitive in the international markets, while at the same time supporting environmental farming practices.

Now all that is great and definetly a selling point for me to go their. But from another stand point they have great rich, aromatic coffee. The service is always friendly. And most importantly they serve delicious wraps, sandwiches, soups and baked goodies.

I have a number of favorites such as their vegetable and cheese sandwich, tuna and dill sandwich (on great multigrain bread) and their famous pecan chocolate square. Today I decided to have a vegetable wrap which had hummus, tabouleh and vegetables. It was delicious. So next time you are in the Nation's Capital, find a Bridgehead to enjoy a coffee and one of their many great sandwiches or desserts.
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VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for supporting fairtrade, local fare, and organic foods!! :0)

Forts said...

Next to yours it is probably the best Tuna sandwich out there. And for the record I was upset that the sushi place was not open. I have wanted to try it, as you have said many times that it is far superior then the sushi I have had in the past.

Bellini Valli said...

Sounds like a great place to have a little lunch and a cuppa Joe in Ottawa.

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