Wednesday May 8, 2024

Weekly update for Wed May 8

  •  Road Trip: Dairy Distillery Sunday Markets are back, starting this week. Shop, sip and enjoy live music from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Also back for the summer: Key Lime Cream liquor, which joins Sunshine Orange Cream and Mango Sunrise Cream in a stellar line up of locally produced, hot weather tipples ( $34.95). 34 industrial Drive, Almonte ON K0A 1A0
  •  Another Road Trip: Arnprior’s Cold Bear Brewing will revive a classic this Sunday when they serve beer floats with their new gluten-reduced rhubarb hibiscus sour beer and Mallard’s Milk Bar sorbet. 100 Madawaska Blvd, Arnprior ON K7S 1S7
  •  If you want to impress your friends around the BBQ, sign up for a Piggy Market Sausage Making Class before it’s too late. After the May 16th class there won’t be another until October.
  •  Sample nine wines from Spain’s Priorat and Montsant regions at Play Food and Wine on Thursday May 16. The Mas Martinet & Family Wine Dinner Takeover at the York St restaurant will also feature a three course meal. Seatings are available from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 1 York St. K1N 5S7
  •  International interiors magazine Dezeen has a photo feature on ByWard Market’s Buvette Daphnée, which is inspired by retro diners in Québec. On May 14 the wine bar is showcasing Québécois vineyard Domaine Bergeville and the winery and cidery Domaine de Nival. 
  •  We’ve mentioned before that vegan burger chain Odd Burger is coming to Ottawa, but now we know that it’ll open at 1050 Bank Street around June 1.
  •  American chain Crumbl Cookies will open in Nepean at College Square Mall this summer. Circle of life, we suppose. Cookie stores return to vogue, then it will be cupcakes again, followed by muffins, maybe? Muffins haven’t had the spotlight for a while.
  •  Good news for Ministry of Coffee on Wellington fans, the location has reopened today – they said – after it was closed for a few days due to a plumbing issue.
  •  Ameya Charnalia at Eat the Strip likes the late night vibes of Chai Talks in Carlington. Charnalia says maggi is the Mac and Cheese of India, and Chai Talks prepares it just like the street vendors do.
  •  It looks like Peter Hum at the Ottawa Citizen is stepping on Eat the Strip’s toes with visits to food trucks in his search for the best smash burger. Hum declares Smash Daddy on Preston as his favourite, but bookmarked the innovative ideas like the horseradish-and-truffle aioli burger at Embrun’s Pearson Street Smash Burgers N’ Melts. He also enjoyed the real diner ambiance of Edinburger, but didn’t have much to say about Smash Burgers Ottawa.
  •  In Apt 613’s Best Bites, Kiersten Vuorimaki, working alone this fortnight, recommends Wes’ Chips (An OTTAWAN favourite) in Arnprior, Ten Toes Coffee House (Vuorimaki had the best sandwich she’s ever had, with ‘smoked cheddar, at least 3 pieces of thiccc bacon, caramelized red onion, tomato pepper jam, arugula, garlic mayo, and a perfectly fried egg’.), and For God Shakes (A second location of the showstopping milkshake purveyor has opened on Bank Street.).

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