Issue 582 Volume 3 Number 81
It’s Wednesday, August 3, 2022 and we've been reading the latest Farmers’ Almanac. It says this winter is going to be unreasonably cold and snowy, unlike last year.
Food + Drink Update
▪️Already well known for their Wakefield, QC operation, ZUPS opened in the ByWard Market over the long weekend. Describing themselves as a “reimagined, modern, high-tech, take-away Québécois food experience and French Canadian mini grocer,” there are lots of reasons to check them out: they sell local artisanal goods from Quebec and Ontario, they’re paying their staff a living wage (and bilingual staff get a bonus), they’re open from 10 to 10 every day, and… poutine. Check them out in the ByWard Market Building, 55 ByWard Market Square.
▪️It’s Trivia Night at Ridge Rock Brewing Co. Show off your general knowledge from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for a chance to win Ottawa RedBlacks tickets.
▪️Enjoy another Rare Groove Wednesday with DJ Andrew tonight at Atomic Rooster. The tunes will be spinning from 10:00pm to 2:00am, and the kitchen is open until 1:00am. 303 Bank Street.
▪️Fraser Café in New Edinburgh has updated hours. Enjoy lunch Wednesday to Friday, brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 7 Springfield Road.
▪️Job Opportunity: The Second Harvest Food Rescue App is searching for a Full-Stack Software Engineer. The focus will be on the web application and database integration. Salary $80-90K per year plus benefits.
▪️The BeetBox Co-Op Farm store has loads of fresh local produce this week: Jalapeño peppers, eggplant, herbs, lettuce, garlic scapes..everything you need for a flavour-rich summer meal. The store is open Thursdays 3:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm at 230 Davidson’s Side Road.
▪️NarCity points out six restaurants that have opened this summer: Lavender Grill, Tirweka, Stolen Goods Cocktail Bar, Lil Z’s Pizza, QuanJuDe Peking Duck, and Lexington Smokehouse and Bar.
▪️Dunrobin Distilleries’ Artisanal Gin entry in the Best Gin (Micro Distillery) category at the UK Spirits Business Gin Master's Competition brought home a Gold medal and in the Best Flavoured Gin category, while their Dunrobin Earl Grey Gin brought home Silver. At the International Whisky Competition in the US, Dunrobin Canadian Rye Whisky came in second place in the Canadian Rye category.
▪️The Citizen tried out the BBQ stylings of Orléans’ Brine & Grill. Satisfied but noth thrilled would be the verdict.
Deals of the day
▪️There are deals galore right now at Victoire Boutique. Get some new threads to enjoy this summer, which still has lots of life in it yet. We love the swingy and colourful Dagg and Stacey Linwood Skirt for $84 (regularly $150), the Meemoza Angulaire cardigan is $55 (down from $99), and the Bodybag Tofino top in lilac linen, $98 (regularly $122).
▪️Get 20% off purchases of $40 or more at Soap So Co., the Edmonton, AB maker of gorgeous soaps that are almost too pretty to use. You’ll get the discount by using the code FLASH20 at checkout.
▪️Need a new swimsuit? Use the code HEATWAVE to save 20% when checking out at Fortnight. The entire 22 Swim Capsule collection is included in the sale.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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