Issue 570 Volume 3 Number 67

The Ottawan



It’s Wednesday, July 13, 2022 and, when we get back to Ottawa, we’re going to walk over this swaying bridge in Renfrew

Food + Drink Update

▪️The Stolen Goods Cocktail Bar has opened on Spark Street, and both the Citizenand Apt 613 are agog over the cocktail innovation.

▪️The King Eddy has opened a new pizza joint in their former space, Lil Z’s, and the Citizen says it is a worthy addition to the top tier pie space occupied by Heartbreakers and Farinella.

▪️Ottawa magazine wants you to get back to the land and eat at Boreal Farm in Low, Juniper Farm in Wakefield, and Back Forty Artisan Cheese in Mississippi Station.

▪️There is a new weekend-only restaurant in Renfrew, Indian Curry PotThe chef/owner holds down a full time job in IT but opens his restaurant weekends to bring Indian cuisine to the area.

▪️It's Free French Fry day and you can get free chips at New York Fries, Wendy’s, and MacDonalds but, honestly, you can't throw a Yukon Gold without hitting a chip stand in Ottawa. Eat locally and pay the pittance.

▪️Today’s special at Atomic Rooster is 2 for 1 Burger & Fries. DJ Andrew will be spinning tunes from 10:00pm to 2:00am. 303 Bank Street.

▪️Luxe Blooms, Ottawa’s first flower cafe has opened on Dalhousie, combining floral arrangements with coffee, pastries, and even cocktails. Now, that’s a collab. 254 Dalhousie St.

▪️Job alert: Tell your hospitality friends that Metcalfe Hotel and its restaurant Cocotte Bistro are holding a job fair July 15th (3:00pm to 7:00pm) and July 16th (10:00am to 2:00pm), to hire all positions for the grand reopening in August. This won’t be your typical resume drop off, though; there will be tunes from a live DJ, gift bags, and mocktails. 123 Metcalfe Street. 


Deal of the day

▪️Bella Women’s Consignment is offering up to 50% off some summer items online and in the shop.

We'll see you tomorrow. – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Sunny. High of 25°, low of 14°. 

Number: 200. The anniversary that the Village of Kars will be celebrating this weekend. Kars, about as far south as you can get in Ottawa, was named after the town in Turkey. The village has a full day of events planned, including pancakes, beer garden, and a canoe poker run. [Mannotick Messenger]

Ottawans of the Day: The Morris Family of Barrhaven. Robin, Jack, Jeff, and John Morris have all been inducted into the Ontario Community Newspaper Association Hall of Fame for their newspaper publishing contributions since 1920. [Mannotick Messenger]

Quote: ‘I like coming there to celebrate a different style of freedom than whatever the f–k went on in front of the Parliament buildings’ – Alexisonfire lead vocalist George Petti on the band's love of playing in Ottawa. Alexisonfire plays Bluesfest tonight. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: CEBL Ottawa BlackJacks 88 – Edmonton Stingers 96, last night; Frontier League Ottawa Titans 12 – Trois-Rivières Aigles 9, last night

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▪️Eleven cases of Monkeypox have been identified in Ottawa. 124 cases have been identified in Toronto. Across the province, only 9 people have needed to be hospitalized. Ottawa Public Health is offering vaccinations at its sexual health clinic and at Centretown Community Health Centre. [Ottawa Citizen] [Who needs to get a vaccine]

+ Related Ontario will allow fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to everyone over 18 years of age starting tomorrow. You must have had your previous vaccination more than five months ago. You can book a vaccine through the Ontario Portal – remember that? 

▪️The City’s Integrity Commissioner has signed a five year contract. Karen Shepherd was hired on a one-year contract last autumn, but is now set to stay until 2027. The Integrity Commissioner is an arms-length office that advises, educates, and judges codes of conduct for City Councillors and members of City boards and agencies. [CityNews]

▪️Ottawa RedBlacks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli thinks that punishment meted out to the Saskatchewan player who injured him was a slap on the wrist. Masoli will be recuperating for 10 to 12 weeks, while the Roughriders’ Garrett Marino received only a three game suspension. [Faces Magazine]

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