Questions were asked the other day about what Beavertails are. I thought I'd repost two shots in explanation. Beavertails are an Ottawa based institution that's been around for years; it has a permanent place in the Byward Market and puts special huts in locations for various festivals and special days through the year. This one is on the Canal, with the Ottawa Convention Centre in the background.
They're pastry treats, fried dough in the shape of a beaver tail, with an assortment of toppings. This one is cinnamon and sugar. And yes, they are delicious.
During the last two presidential inaugurations, the company owners have gone down to DC and had these on hand at the Canadian embassy during the parade. That's something for readers in the vicinity to keep in mind the next time out. And for those of you across the country, check this link for other locations where Beavertails turn up from time to time.