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Wednesday is Canada Takeout Day but really, you can eat any day of the week. Here are this week's foodie notables.

Meat Press Shop at 45 Armstrong St is open from Wednesday to Saturday for takeout. The sandwich menu and "meals for 2" are posted daily on Instagram and Facebook, but they were prepping lobster rolls yesterday so we know what’s on offer today. [Meat Press Shop]

Vegan and vegetarian specialists Pure Kitchen’s locations in Westboro, Kanata, Elgin, and Preston take orders for pick up or delivery. the ottawan’s planning to order some homemade peanut butter cups and a The Saga Continues Korean BBQ cauliflower wings bowl, one of the Ottawa projects supported by Wu-Tang to help CHEO frontline workers. [Pure Kitchen]

Green Rebel’s Queen St and Constitution Square locations are open from 11am. We want the Strawberry Goat Cheese salad and the Satay Chicken. [Green Rebel]

Coming Soon: East end faves Meatheads Grill Orleans’s BBQ party platters! Watch their social media channels for ordering info. [Meathead Grill]

You can also find local restaurants at Local Eats Ottawa, Apartment 613, Together Apart and They'll will put you in touch with restaurants that will give you curbside pickup.

Gardening update: If you still have empty flower beds to fill with annuals, you have until 8pm Thursday to order plants for pickup on Saturday from Parkdale Ottawa Markets [Parkdale]

We'll see you tomorrow — Martha and Darren


Weather: Sunny. High of 33° .

Number: 500. The number of metres an Ottawa cop was dragged by a speeding car. The officer has serious injuries, the driver has been charged. [CFRA]

Ottawan of the Day: Joe Thottungal, chef and owner of Coconut Lagoon. The sixteen-year old restaurant burnt down the other day but Thottungal and his chef friends continue to provide free dinners for the hungry and homeless. [Capital Dining] [Food for Thought]

Quote: It was horrible. Nobody knew us. It slowly started. We started getting one, two, three orders, some weeks nothing.” – Ayla’s Social Kitchen co-owner Amir Aghaei who says take out was slow to start during lockdown because they had only been open four days before being forced to close. [Ottawa Citizen] [Ayla's Social Kitchen]


There have been 1,908 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19 in Ottawa, an increase of seven since yesterday, and 235 deaths, an increase of one.

Stats show that COVID-19 in Ontario is mainly a Toronto area problem [CBC]

Canadian Forces who were assigned to long-term care homes report horrific and possible criminal conditions [CBC]

Ontario COVID-19 emergency orders extended until June 9  [Ottawa Citizen]

21 residents have tested positive at the Peter D Clark long-term care home [Ottawa Citizen]

🗂️ the ottawan Guide to Navigating Coronavirus in Ottawa

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Poll finds that urban expansion into rural areas is not actually that popular
City council will decide whether to do just that today [CBC]

The City wants to allow electric scooters and scooter rentals 
But the NCC isn't in favour [Ottawa Citizen]

Rideau Canal re-opens to the public on Monday
But stay distant [Ottawa Citzen]

Ottawa Public Library will start curbside pickup and dropoff
Beaverbrook, Cumberland, Greenboro, Main, Nepean Centrepointe and Ruth E. Dickinson branches will have the service [CBC]

City opens four cooling centres for people who can't be inside or can't stand being inside
They are open today and tomorrow [CBC]

Confederation Lines closes for four days starting Sunday
A bus service will be provided for the masochistic [CBC]


👨‍👧‍👦 Father's Day 2020: Locally-sourced cool stuff for Dad

Flamingo Boutique has some absorbent coasters with pithy statements like “I’m not feeling very worky today” and “”I’m an adult…but not like a real adult,” for $5.95 each. If those don’t suit, you could always perk up Dad’s wardrobe with a pair of guitar socks for $17.95. [Flamingo Boutique]

We’re partial to a peanut butter stout, so we’re pretty pleased to see that cases of Whitewater Brewing Company’s Peanut Butter Shake are available for $72. The offer ends May 31st so you could buy a case of 24 now and try to save a few cans for Dad… [Whitewater Brewing]

Does Dad prefer a soft pedal? Is he a glutton for a grippy road? Visit Fosters Sports, Ottawa’s bicycle specialists for all sorts of accessories that will make Dad’s day. [Fosters Sports]

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