Hello from Ottawa – Ottawa’s ByWard Market and the Mardi Gras Experience at Fat Tuesdays

After our arrival in Ottawa this afternoon and a very brief rest at our hotel, we went out in search of a satisfying dinner. The Lord Elgin Hotel is just about 15 minutes walk away from the Historic ByWard Market area, which is one of Ottawa’s main entertainment areas.

Winterlude is a great time because during this winter festival, many of Ottawa’s restaurants offer entertainment and special events. Our destination was Fat Tuesday’s, a New Orleans-style restaurant that is known for its Cajun Creole cuisine and its contemporary dishes.

After we refreshed ourselves and got organized, we headed off at about 6:45 and started our walk toward the ByWard Market, Ottawa’s prime entertainment area. We crossed the Laurier Bridge, which is the setting of quite a few of my husband’s anecdotes about Ottawa’s winter cold which he got to experience in full force during his time at the University of Ottawa in the early 1980s.

We too noticed that there was a stiff fresh breeze coming off the Rideau…

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