Issue 680 Volume 3 Number 180

The Ottawan



It's Thursday, December 29, 2022 and this is your mini ottawan for today. Regular service will return Tuesday.

More NYE options

▪️Bowman’s Bar and Grill (1170 Carling Ave) will ring in the New Year from 8:00pm til late with live music, party favours, a glass of bubbly at midnight, and a small poutine. $30 per person. 

▪️Fauna’s set six course New Year’s Eve menu is a true feast for carnivores. $193.50 per person (includes gratuity). 425 Bank St. 

▪️Working Title Kitchen at All Saints Event Space has a five course meal planned for New Year’s Eve. $89 per person, includes a glass of Prosecco. 

▪️Play Food & Wine’s three course menu offers a choice of grilled bison, Canadian swordfish, or duck breast mains ($70 per person), with impressive accompaniments and an optional wine pairing for $45 per person. Call 613-667-9207 to book. 

▪️Wilfrid’s Restaurantat the Fairmont Chateau Laurier will be offering a New Year’s Eve buffet for $110 per adult and $55 per child. It’s selling fast, with only the 5:15pm and 5:30pm seatings available.

▪️Enjoy live music at The Neighbourhood Pub ( 2557 Baseline Road). The double header includes acoustic classic rock with Vibes from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and the Young Bucks from 9:00pm ($15 cover includes a beverage to ring in the New Year at midnight). 

Deals of the day

1️⃣ Save up to 30% on Quartz Co winter jackets and coats

2️⃣ Save 20% sitewide at Numi

3️⃣ Use the code BOXINGDAY2022 to save an extra 15% on clothing and accessories from Tangente. The sale ends at 11:59pm on December 30, and the discount can only be used once per email address.

4️⃣ There are lots of deals to be had at Sheertex, so if you need a hardworking pair of Canadian made tights, this is the sale for you. 

5️⃣ Spend $150 at Londre swimwear and receive a surprise swim suit in your size with your order. 


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We’ll see you tomorrow – Martha & Darren

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Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 6°, low of 5°. 

Number:  $193. The average rate for a New Year’s Eve room in Ottawa, the 13th highest in Canada. Mount Tremblay is number one at $880. [I Heart Radio]

Ottawan Alexandrian of the Day: Luc Chénier. Chénier is the CEO of the Kyiv Post, the English-language newspaper that continues to publish in Ukraine. In a non-mini ottawan we'd probably consider Alexandria just slightly out of our jurisdiction but the rules are off this week. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘Now I was walking around the world with no clue if it was 2 or 3 p.m. I even showed up to my Apple appointment 45 minutes early because I was worried I would be late. The woman then proceeded to tell me to come back in 20 minutes, so I wandered around the mall and frequently asked shoppers for the time.’ – Carleton student Gail Pop on living without a smartphone for three days[Capital Current]

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▪️You don't have to throw out your Christmas tree – some organizations will accept it. Some mentioned that use the trees for boundaries are the Fisher Park outdoor rink, the National Capital Commission for the Skateway, and the Kichi Sibi Winter Trail. The Vanderlaand Barnyard Zoo also accepts them for the inmates to much upon. [Ottawa Citizen]

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