Issue 621 Volume 3 Number 121
It’s Wednesday, September 28, 2022 and we're still in denial, so we are not interested in these seven hiking trails around Ottawa to look at the changing leaves, which cannot be changing already.
Nominations are over. We'll tabulate the responses and start the actual voting tomorrow.
Eating + Drinking
▪️The Reconciliation Dinner at this weekend’s Tagwàgi Festival will feature an exclusive menu designed by Inuk Chef Trudy Metcalfe-Coe. The tickets, which cost $150, include a complimentary ticket for a survivor of Residential Schools, Day Schools or 60s Scoop and their family. Arctic Char Ceviche, Traditional Corn Soup, Three Sisters Salad, Elk with a BBQ Squash Sauce, Roasted Potatoes, and Bannock and Wild Rice Pudding are on the menu. Friday night (September 30) from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Mādahòkì Farm, 4420 WestHunt Club Road.
▪️Celebrate the humble carrot with the third annual Carrot Fest at Ottawa Farm Fresh Organics. On Saturday October 1, join other community members in the harvesting of 6000lbs of carrots from 10:00am to 3:00pm, while listening to live music from local musicians. There’s free yoga, too.
▪️Orléans’ Stray Dog Brewing Co has released a special 5th anniversary brew, the High Five Double IPA, a double-dry hopped beer with very citrus-y flavours.
▪️100% of the sales of Strawberry Blonde Bakery’s Every Child Matters vegan sugar cookies will be donated to the Downie Wenjack Fund.
▪️If you’re in the Cumberland area, check out Maker Feed’s Wednesday and Thursday table d’hôte menu, a comforting culinary experience of cheese tortellini with bay scallops in a lobster brandy cream, with seared pork belly. You’ll also have a choice of salads and desserts. $45 per person. 2607 Ch. Old Montréal Road.
▪️Eating takeout from Wandee Thai, the Ottawa Citizen says put aside the pad thai and appreciate the funky, spicy, earthy charms of pad kee mau instead.
▪️Capital Eats went to Mr. Kaak and loved the eponymous savory sandwiches, created with homemade cheese.
▪️Aiāna Restaurant Collective on O'Connor Street has dropped tipping – saying that it provides a living wage, adjusted annually.
The ByTowne Cinema will be screening three films in honour of the Ottawa Korean Film Festival. Tonight, enjoy Sunset in My Hometown, tomorrow (Thursday September 29), catch Kokdu: A story of Guardian Angel and on Sunday, enjoy Love, Lies. You can also catch online screenings from October 1 and October 10.
Deal of the day
Save $5 on purchases of $40 and over at Mint & Honey Tea & Gift Emporium, until midnight on September 30.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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