This may be the final Canada Takeout Wednesday round-up. Patios are opening Friday and we'll be expanding our restaurant coverage to actual dining in experiences. Bold new ground for your morning newsletter.
Restaurants to note this week:
🐐 Craving for Caribbean flavours? Award-winning Flava613 on Dalhousie offers favourites like rotis, curriedngoat, oxtail, and of course, jerk chicken poutine. Open 12-8 Monday to Saturday. [Flava 613]
🍕 Willy’s Pizza (six Ottawa locations) is always adding to its “Hot Deals” or you can order from the regular menu. We want to try to Chicken and Garlic Pizza, but the House Special looks pretty great too (meatballs, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, sliced tomatoes). Order online for delivery or takeout. [Willy's Pizza]
🍣 The Shinka Sushi Bar (150 Laurier Ave. West)’s platters are colourful combinations of favourites like Spicy Salmon and Spicy Lobster maki and Hamachi Sashimi. Available for takeout only. [Shinka Sushi]
🦞 A well-considered review in the Citizen introduced us to Absinthe Cafe in Hintonburg and their lobster rolls. Want. [Absinthe Cafe]
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌧️ Showers. High of 29°.
⭕ There have been 2009 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, an increase of three since yesterday, and 256 deaths, an increase of two.
⭕ For profit long-term car homes saw the most COVID-19 fatalities. 82 per cent of residential care deaths were in private facilities. [CBC]
⭕ Another resident at Peter D Clarke long-term care home tests positive. One staffer and seven residents have died of COVID-19. [CFRA]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Heritage committee overrules City staff to save 110 year-old house
▪️Ottawa Jazz Festival will have a series of 12 live and recorded concerts online
▪️Police Chief Peter Sloly not interested in Toronto Chief job
▪️Mayor Jim Watson demands full review of punchy ByLaw officer
👨👧👦 Father's Day Gift Guide
Ottawa Craft Beer Market’s four course take-home Father’s Day meal for two will tick all the boxes: chilled crab legs, poached shrimp, prime rib, roast potatoes, coleslaw, and cheesecake. $65. Orders must be placed by Thursday June 18th at 3pm for pick up on Saturday June 20th or Sunday June 21st. [Craft Beer Market]
For Dads who take their grooming to the next level (or those who need a gentle prod), Stroked Ego (131 Bank St) supplies everything from supportive underwear to the coolest shirts on the street. The store is offering a 20 per cent discount right now, so get Dad some deeply stylish cufflinks, a t-shirt, or perhaps the Gentleman’s Beard Kit in a tin. Or get him the gift that keeps giving all year: a Sock of the Month or Underwear of the Month club membership. [Stroked Ego]
🏘️ Live Here
330 Somerset Street E, Sandy Hill
39 Mclaughlin Crescent, Kanata