Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Ottawan


East End food and drink

▪️Broadhead has released the ultra-fresh Wet Hop Harvest Ale 2.0, which uses hops that made it from vine to vessel in under 24 hours. It pours a dark amber and releases floral, citrus, pine, and grapefruit aromas, and you’ll taste citrusy fruit, grass, and pine, caramel and malt. Grab it now at the brewery or have it delivered.

▪️Maker Feed Co, a farm to table restaurant in Cumberland, recently celebrated one year in business. They’re launching a Sunday brunch menu full of fresh, local ingredients and high end presentation like everything else they prepare. Highlights of the new menu are Pork Belly Benny and Duck Benny, but you’ll also find French Toast with Maple Crème Anglaise and crepes. 2607 Old Montreal Road.

▪️Pumpkins aren’t the only stars of the Fall season: beets, with their brilliantly purple flesh and crunchy sweetness, elevate everything from main courses to salads, and even chocolatey desserts. The Beet Salad at Le St Laurent restaurant is a pile of beets, plums, and greens with a tangy goat cheese croquette on top, and the whole salad is sprinkled with black walnut vinegar soaked walnuts. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00pm at Penthouse, 460 St. Laurent Blvd. 

▪️Tomorrow’s Orlèans Market, brought to you by Ottawa Farmers’ Market, opens at 11:00am at the Ray Friel Centre. Vendors will be selling in-season cruciferous veg like cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Bok Choy, and of course that Thanksgiving standby, the humble Brussel Sprout. 

▪️Caravela, the Orlèans’ destination for Portuguese food, will be closed on Sundays and Mondays until November 1st, but that means Ottawans still have five whole days each week to savour a menu that’s bursting with seafood, lamb, pork, rabbit, and vegetarian dishes.  3712 Innes Road, Unit 3 (Rio Can Centre), Orlèans.

Get ready for Thanksgiving

Dominion City Brewing is taking orders for their Thanksgiving Bundle, a staggering package featuring a farm fresh turkey from Mariposa Farm, veggies from Farm Score and Just Farms, a pumpkin pie from Almanac Urban Mill & Bakery, cranberry sauce from Top Shelf Preserves, a six pack of Dominion City beer, a four pack of City Seltzer, and (take a breath) a signed copy of Coconut Lagoon by Chef Joe Thottungal, a spice marinade from Joe Thottungal, and a $25 donation to Food for Thought (includes a tax receipt). Wow! The bundle costs $215 and is available from Friday October 7th for pickup or local delivery.

In the news …

▪️The the Citizen, Peter Hum approves of the tastiness, trendiness and cutenessof Dao Bake & Sip Café.

▪️Try the pesto sandwich at Ottawa Valley Coffee in Refrew, says Inside Ottawa Valley.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 21°, low of 9°

Number: 130. The number of opioid-related deaths in Ottawa between April 2020 and March 2021. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawan of the Day: Celina Cada Matasawagon, who placed first in the Ottawa Natural Classic Body Building Show. Ms. Cada-Matasawagon now qualifies for the national championships in Toronto November 27. [Manitoulin Expositor]

Quote: ‘It's a crying shame, and it's probably beyond recovery’ – Jon Cross on the condition of stately Cross House in Chelsea, built by his grandfather. A defunct non-profit society expropriated the mansion in the 1970s for a never built zoo. The boarded up house is now the property of the National Capital Commission. [CBC]

Sports: CPL York United 2 – Atlético Ottawa 0, last night.

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday



576,389? 5939,629 ? 5
? Eligible people with one dose85.3% 
? Eligible people with second dose79%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


399,843?78511,313 ? 1
? Eligible people with one dose88.9%
? Eligible people with second dose82.3%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
28,966? 50

594 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

803,783 (87%)
? Eligible people with second dose746,044 (81%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,348?19216 ?1
? Number of doses of vaccine 573,098

As of September 15, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose301,774 (73.3%)
? Eligible people with second dose279,388 (67.8%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


5002?11112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose156,752 (85.7%)
? Eligible people with second dose144,565 (79%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Ontario says that the public will need to download their COVID 19 vaccine proofs from the Ministry of Health website if they want to enter non-essential businesses after September 22. The print out will need to be accompanied by government ID. The Province won't have their app available until late October. [CTV] [Proof of Vaccination Link]

⭕ The Quebec Vaccine Passport grace period ended yesterday. As of today, all non-essential businesses in Gatineau must check for a VaxiCode app or a printed proof of adequate vaccination or refuse entry. [CBC]

⭕ The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has voted against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for students. The Board has previously voted to make staff vaccinations mandatory. [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Local businesses hosting pop-up vaccine clinics have been getting harassment from antivaxxers. [CBC]

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▪️Comedian Norm Macdonald died yesterday at 61 after battling cancer for nine years. Quebec City-born Macdonald attended Gloucester High School then Algonquin College and Carleton, before beginning his comedy career in Ottawa's comedy clubs and open mic nights. 

Tom Green shared his memories of Macdonald on CFRA.

To triple-down on the Ottawa, here's a clip of Macdonald being interviewed in 2018by his sister-in-law Joyce Napier, then host of CJOH’s Question Period. Smart and funny stuff.

▪️The Ottawa Senators will start selling tickets for home games today – but they don't know how many they can sell. Currently, the limit is 1,000 seats in the 18,123 seat area but the Province has indicated that this will increase. The Sens first pre-game match is September 29 against Toronto. [Ottawa Sun]

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