Wednesday, June 1, 2022
For the 10th day, the remaining homes without power will be powered up by
tomorrow Friday. About 1,400 homes are still without power after last week’s storm. [Hydro Ottawa outage map]
Food + Drink Update
▪️Seven Capital Region restaurants have made the 2022 Canada's 100 Best Restaurants List. They are: North & Navy, Riviera, Supply And Demand, Alice, Atelier, Beckta, and Les Fougères. That's up three from the last time that the list was compiled in 2020.
▪️It’s Jeollabuk-Do Culture Day, part of Korea Week, at Lansdowne Park. The fun starts at 4:00pm and includes a fashion show, games, traditional Korean arts & crafts, Korean street food, calligraphy booths, a really cool miniature exhibition, and a flea market. Until 8:00pm.
▪️Parkdale Night Market returns tonight for the 2022 season. Shop for fresh fruits, veggies, plants for the garden, and meat with local and regional producers and growers from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
▪️The Rabbithole’s Sneaki Tiki rooftop bar opens this Friday June 3 at 7:0pm. First come, first served. 208 Spark Street.
▪️Meetings has created a CHEO BBQ 2022 kit ($80) to support the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Each kit includes a Half Rack Smoked Pork Ribs, four Signature Smoked Sausages, 1lb of Jumbo Smoked Wings, Smoked Beans, Meatings' Macaroni Salad & a Bottle of Maple BBQ Sauce. You can add drinks (including beers) to your order, too. Order by June 8th for pick up Friday Jun 10th only, from 5380 Canotek Road Unit 23. $10 from each kit is donated to CHEO.
▪️The Lexington’s new ByWard Market location officially opened last night. Visit 97 Clarence St for cocktails, beer, and BBQ.
▪️On Friday The Vegans Who Snack Food Festival will bring together Little Jo Berry’s and Ottawa Markets for an evening celebration of flavourful plant-based food. Find treats like Vegan Matcha Kit Kat ice cream (Mooshu Ice Cream), Chocolate (Terra 20), Eggrolls (Yugirolls), Vegan Momos (The Momo Spot), Caribbean treats (Baccanalle), and many more from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Parkdale Market, 366 Parkdale Avenue.
Adapted from her novel of the same name, Claudia Carroll’s The Secrets of Primrose Square follows the lives of residents of a Dublin apartment building. Tuesday through Sunday until June 11th, at the Gladstone Theatre.
Bather has partnered wth the iconic Canadian brand Tilley to create a fabulous bucket hat. Available in cranberry, periwinkle, and army green, the Bucket Hat X Tilley is 100% nylon, and matches Bather swim trunks. $95
▪️The General Idea exhibit is finally here, at the National Gallery of Canada. There’s a Members Only preview today (Wednesday June 1) from 1pm - 5pm, with the public exhibition opening tomorrow.
This is kind of a big deal. The Art Newspaper has run a love letter to the show with ‘Subversive Canadian art collective General Idea go mainstream with major Ottawa show’.
▪️SPAO Centre presents the official reception of the school’s summer exhibition, Descendance, on Friday June 3 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The show features the work of 10 first generation Canadian and immigrant photographic artists as they explore the themes of identity and belonging. The show continues until September 18th.
How did we make a cat swallow a pill?
Yesterday, we asked readers how we can make the ottawan’s Chief Feline Officer Wiggy take his pill.
We received many moggie-centric suggestions:
▪️Gently press both sides of his mouth and shove the pill in. This is what we wanted to avoid because it seems so brutal
▪️Crush the pills into broth or Lil Soups by Friskies
▪️Buy a pill pocket from PetSmart which cats confuse as Temptations
▪️Cover the pill with meat
▪️Compounding pharmacies can coat the pills in flavourings
Brutal won the day and Wiggy was force-fed his pill. He's now glaring at us and we worry that layoffs are imminent.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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