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Wednesday Food + Drink Roundup

▪️ The Hintonburg Public House has announced the return of Fish and Chips Wednesdays. Today from 4:30pm to 8:30pm fish and chips are two for one when you buy two drinks and two appetizers. You can buy online now for pickup later. 

▪️ We love how Oz Kafe is incorporating the oh-so-seasonal rhubarb into its Date Night Dinner Menu this week. Instead of taking the star turn at dessert, however, rhubarb makes a guest appearance in the Beets & Burrata salad that starts off the meal. Also on the menu: Sweet Pea & Potato Croquettes, Grilled Beef Petite Tenderloin, and a Sour Cherry Doughnut with a white chocolate drizzle. Sounds fresh! $55 per person + HST and tip. Call 613-234-0907 or email [email protected]

▪️ Tomorrow is Thursday Ribs Night at the Smoque Shack at 106 Carp Road. A full rack with sauce is $35. Order online and pickup anytime after 5:00pm. 

▪️ The “Mötley Meal” at Fraser on Springfield Road includes Vegetarian Pasta to cook at home with asparagus, mushrooms, and ramps (young green onions), and Fattoush Salad with fresh veggies and crispy pita chips, all enveloped in a sumac yoghurt dressing. $55 for two people, this meal is available today through Sunday May 30th. Top it off with a nice beverage from Fraser’s bottle shop. 

▪️ Here at the ottawan we’re passionate fans of lolling around and leaning on an elbow while sipping a nice beverage is one of the pandemic-times’ few pleasures. It’s even more lovely when we can take it outside and relax in the warm weather with food and drinks. Baccanalle has a new range of Picnic Essentials to help with the outdoor lolling, from the “Cool Caribbean Picnic and Go!” which gives you your choice of main, salad, chips, and even dip for $17 (available in Jerk Chicken or Vegan), to separate goodies like the Fiesta Black Bean Salsa ($8) and Tortilla Chips ($8). 


We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☔️ 70 per cent chance of showers. High of 26°, low of 9°

Number: 187. The number of catalytic convertors stolen from cars so far in 2021. The emission control devices are worth stealing for the platinum, rhodium, and palladium they contain. [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawans of the Day: greenre, CoGenerate Solar, Noibu, Wicket, Redlore, Extend Pharmacy Specialists, Treehouse Medical, SmartCone Technologies. The eight companies are the 2021 winners of the Bootstrap of the Year awards, which celebrate self-funded startups and entrepreneurs. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Quote: We’re sorry to inform you that we will be closing our doors within the coming week. Unfortunately, our neighbouring food establishments Dairy Queen and Tim Hortons have not provided us consent to be here’ – A message on Instagram from food truck Jerk On Wheels, which has closed its Bank Street location. [Instagram]


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

💉 8,251,642 doses have been administered in Ontario

At this rate, it will take 6.7 weeks to give each Ontarian one dose each

Info from Vaccination tracker by Andrew Lam (@socialvizcanada)

🆕 Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines delivery tracker
Federal Goverment database listing predicted future deliveries


📋 Public Health Reports:

OTTAWA

📆 48 new cases since yesterday

😷 26,754 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️561 deaths, five new reports

💉 505,170 vaccinated with one dose

💉 42,568 vaccinated with two doses

OUTAOUAIS

📆 16 new cases since yesterday

😷 12,070 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️211 deaths, no new reports

💉 242,075 doses of vaccine have been administered

EASTERN ONTARIO HEALTH UNIT

📆 13 new cases since Friday

😷 4,754 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19

♦️103 deaths, no new reports

💉 95,438 doses of vaccine have been administered


COVID-19 NEWS

⭕ Gatineau will lift the evening curfew and allow outdoor dining on Friday, dining indoors and gyms can reopen on Monday [CBC]

⭕ Ontario chief medical officer Dr. David Williams wants kids back in schools before COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. [CBC]

⭕ Ontario reservist has been charged with mutiny after encouraging fellow soldiers to reject the COVID-19 vaccine. [The Guardian]

⭕ Six staff members and five residents at the city-run Centre d’accueil Champlain have tested positive for COVID-19 [Ottawa Citizen]


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#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️ Vanier residents protested outside a local Porsche dealership over City grants. Mark Motors had applied for a business improvement grant, intended in revitalize business areas. The dealership intends to build a new building on Montréal Road. The protestors say the $2.5 million tax break should go to social services. [CBC]

▪️ The Ottawa Catholic board has voted to fly the rainbow flag over its education centre during Pride Month. A second flagpole will be installed at the board's 83 schools, which will fly the flag in the future. The board flag will be hoisted on them during the other months. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Venture capital funding to tech firms in Ottawa is down by half from last year. In the first three months of 2020, Ottawa tech firms received $19 million in investment. The same period this year saw $9 million. [Ottawa Business Journal]



#EVENTS

▪️ History of Ottawa Transit by the ByTown Museum
From the first paved roads, to streetcars, the Transitway and the development of OC Transpo and the bus system, to the O Train. Tonight, 7pm. [CTV] [Eventbrite]

▪️ Eighth annual European Union Short Film Festival
Hosted in collaboration with the EU Delegation in Canada, the festival showcases both established and emerging talent from more than twenty EU member states. The selection ranges rom animation to documentaries, drama, and comedies. Online Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun. Free. [Apt 613] [EU Short Film Festival]


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