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Wednesday Food + Drink Round-Up

▪️It’s “Hoppy Week” at Broken Stick Brewing Company, which means a 20 per cent discount on beer. Choose your fave from their extensive list of IPAs, pale ales, or the rich Cosmic Compass DIPA, and use the code ilovehops! at checkout.

▪️Wednesdays through Fridays Whiprsnpr Brewing offers free local next day delivery in Ottawa, on orders over $35. Curb side pickup is also available between 11:00am and 6:00pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

▪️If you haven’t tried the farm fresh organic produce from Juniper Farms, now’s the time. They’re offering $10 off your first order with the code LOCAVORE. Or visit in person on Friday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. 

▪️Overflow Brewing is still offering free local same day delivery and free Ontario wide shipping, or you can pick up your order in person using their safe curb side system. Even better: make it a BBQ and Beer night and include dinner from Meatings with your order. The menu is packed with tacos, back ribs, wings, smoked beans, and vegetarian options. You can pick up from Tuesday to Saturday, from noon to 6:00pm.

▪️National Popcorn Day is over for another year but snacks are still required for bingeing sessions. Luckily, PapaJack Popcorn is offering 10 per cent off all online orders of from now until January 23rd. Delivery is free on orders over $75 or visit their Thurston Drive location for curb side pickup.

▪️Sad news from Bar Laurel this week. The popular Hintonburg eatery has reached the end of its five year lease, and the owners have decided not to renew. They say they will serve fan favourite menu items from sister restaurant Fauna, and they hope to reopen Bar Laurel in a new location one day.

▪️One of our New Year’s resolutions was to learn to cook Beef Wellington. In the meantime, it’s good to hear that we can have one delivered by The Shore Club, ready to cook at home. The meal for two comes with mashed potatoes, asparagus, and port sauce. $75

▪️The Citizen reviews French tacos (Mont Tacos), Indian pizza (Chili Craft Pizza) and Korean corn dogs (Seoul Dog). Reviewer Peter Hum is happy about the innovation but prefers more traditional fare.

▪️NarCity, in it's inimitable way, has published its ‘8 Tasty Bites You Can Get Delivered In Ottawa That Will Warm Your Soul’ list. A little heavy on the sweet over savory, we'd say, but Hanley's Nashville Hot Chicken is new to us.


And finally...

We love a good unboxing video, and this one from @rebelpetalflowers is fascinating. Owner Michelle VandenBosch opens several deliveries from Holland, including orchids, lilies, and thistles, all the while dispensing useful information about arrangement maintenance.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌨️ 30 per cent chance of flurries. High of -11° 

Number: 443 The number of calls made to 311 about coyotes in 2020. There were 294 calls over ‘cat disturbance’ [Ottawa Citizen

Ottawan of the Day: Mike Evelyn. The former junior hockey player has shifted to bobsleigh, where he competed in the World Cup of Bobsleigh in St Moritz on the weekend, coming in 11th-place in both two man and four man sled. [Ottawa Sports Pages]

Quote: “All of our growth over the next 25 years should come from intensification, making communities more compact, more walkable, using public transit and bike lanes so that people have access to what they need without needing to own a vehicle” – Shyanne Matone, youth climate ambassador with Ecology Ottawa, on what City Council needs to include in its official plan, due in the next few months [Capital Current]

Sports: Ottawa Senators 3 – Winnipeg Jets 4 last night


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209,788 doses have been administered in Ontario (76% of the doses available)

This is unchanged since yesterday. We're not sure why that is, yet.

👉 At this rate, it would take 165.4 weeks to administer one dose to each person in Ontario. 

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There have been 12,427 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 56 since yesterday, and 407 deaths, two new reports.


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There have been 5629 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 20 since yesterday, and 142 deaths, no new reports.


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There have been 2228 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 27 since yesterday, and 46 deaths, two new reports.

Sometimes the number of cases or deaths are lower from one day to the next. This is usually because the powers-that-be have reassigned a case to a different health authority.

⭕ Pfizer has halted shipments of vaccines to Canada, temporarily. It is expected to resume in mid-February. [National Post]

⭕ Scientists race to discover if new COVID-19 variants change vaccination strategy  [CBC]

⭕ Federal Government warns Canadians to not make foreign travel plans as new restictions could come down at any time, without warning [HuffPost]

⭕ Premier Doug Ford’s advice to Rockcliffe resident Prime Minister Trudeau on vaccine shortages: “I’d be up that [Pfizer] guy’s ying yang so far with a firecracker he wouldn’t know what hit him” [HuffPost]

⭕ OC Transpo driver tests positive for COVID-19 [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Man charged with violating Quarantine Act for not self-isolating after return from Rwanda [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️Two Gatineau police officers and the City of Gatineau ordered to pay $18,000 for racial profiling. The two officers arrested a Black man who did not match the description of the person they were looking for, even after admitting to themselves that they had the wrong person after the man provided identification. Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal made the order and questioned why a complaint to the police ethics commission was subsequently dismissed.  [CBC

▪️Parliamentary translators complain that Zoom meetings are giving them headaches, nausea, and tinnitus. The translators say that the stress of concentrating on low quality sound and feedback loops, without being able to see visual cues, is making them sick. [CBC]

▪️Despite Quebec Premier François Legault stating they are not exempt from the Province’s 8pm curfew, the Mayor of Gatineau says homeless people have nothing to worry about. Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin says relations between the City, police, and homeless advocacy organisations are positive and homeless persons “do not need to go into hiding after 8 pm”. [Le Droit]

+ Related People are supporting the curfew in Gatineau. Fewer than 4% of people stopped by police have resulted in fines

▪️Developer wants to change 1960s office building on Cooper Street to rental apartments. They would add an extra floor but otherwise keep the sixties vibe, In a recognition of intensification, there would be no parking spaces provided for residents as it is across the street from Parliament Station. The development needs heritage and planning department approval. [Ottawa Business Journal]

▪️Ottawa Business Journal has opened nominations for its annual Forty Under 40 list [Ottawa Business Journal]


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