Ottawa, Canada
Brian, 33
Professional Dancer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a professional dancer, I used to be a touring dancer and I help produce a lot of stage performances/events around the Ottawa area. Dance is an outlet, an expression and most importantly a reason to let loose every now and then!

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Gone by *NYSYNC, Seperated by Usher, When Will It Be Me - Yasmeen, Soledad - Westlife, It Breaks My Heart - Monica, Murder (She Wrote) - Brian Puspos

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Boy Meets World

Name some spots in Ottawa that are good for a Tinder date.

Ace Mercado, ask for Marty (one of the best bartenders in the city)

Who’s your hero and where in Ottawa would you take them out for a serious hang?

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and I would take them out at Andaz Rooftop (the only rooftop in the city)

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Jack and Jones, Norml, Guess, Marshalls, Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Winners

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

That's a hard one, I've been caught dead in all areas of Ottawa almost. The least spot would most likely be Greely/Manotick

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

That's hard, I've done a lot (busking, acting, dancing, partying, creating) bu one thing I haven't done is a balloon ride (namely because I'm afraid of heights)

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Ottawa and where did you get it?

There's so many, the recent one is the Elmsdale and it was their salmon dish. Hidden spot I tell you!

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Ottawa that you particularly like?

Just one? No way man, there's so many but the most recent one I've been to - Belmont

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Ottawa? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Evoo (mind you I ordered a lot) and the bill came up to over 150$. I had lamb racks, appetizers and 2 rounds of cocktails and a beautiful date to share this memory with.

What restaurant in Ottawa looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Out in South Keys, one of the many crap looking venues - Chips and Diary

Where can you get the best cocktail in Ottawa? Which one do you like?

You can't do this to me! Andaz, Riviera, One Up, Ace Mercado, El Camino, Joey Lansdown, Prohibition House and more. I love anything with mazcal.

Where would you take your partner in Ottawa if you wanted to really pamper them?

Nordic Spa.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Ketchup Chips and Poutine

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Ottawa?

Pub 101

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Ottawa?

Pili Pili Grilled Chicken

What are the Ottawa spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Champlain Lookout (Behind the Art Gallery) before Sunset

Tomorrow’s your last day in Ottawa. How do you spend it?

Someone that means a lot to me by my side at my favorite restaurant venue before sunset that is on a loading dock beside a Marina (intentionally a run on sentence)

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Puerto Rico, the culture the people and the mix of Latin, american and carribean lifestyle mashed together. I love it.

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