Issue 679 Volume 3 Number 179

The Ottawan



It's Wednesday, December 28, 2022 and this is your mini ottawan for today. Regular service will return Tuesday.


Food + Drink Update

▪️Whiprsnapr released its final beer of the year. Hey 2022, GTFO is an 8% West Coast Double IPA with bitter, piney, and grapefruit flavours. 


▪️Peter Hum at the Ottawa Citizen has served up his best food choices of the yearBest Breakfast Fatteh with beef (TirwekaBest AppetizerSeafood pancake (Korean HouseBest Rice Dish (tie) Duck biryani (Coconut Lagoon) Nasi goreng (Djakarta TasteBest Sandwich (tie) Grilled pork banh mi (Banh Mi Yes) Chicken sandwich (Holly’s Hot ChickenBest Pizza (tie) Butter-poached mushroom pizza (Retro Gusto) Vegetarian pizza (Lil ZBest Soup Chicken ramen (Ramen IsshinBest Seafood Seafood charcuterie (Le Poisson BleuBest Poultry Duck breast (PerchBest Red Meat Red deer medallions (L’Orée du BoisBest Dessert Paris-Brest (Cocotte BistroBest Cocktails Stolen Goods Cocktail Bar

▪️Dominion City Brewery has released two beers in recognition of Kwanzaa: Almost Home and the non-alcoholic Cool Runnings, both are Caribbean-themed ginger-flavoured sorrel beers. Kwanzaa began on Monday and continues until January 1st.

New Year’s Eve food and drink ideas

▪️If you haven’t booked a table for the Charlotte NYE Experience  you have until the end of today. If you miss out on a table you might be able to walk-in for a standing room spot at 11:00pm on the night. What is The Experience, you ask? Why, it’s oysters from Whalesbone plus bubbly. 

▪️The Red Apron New Year’s Feast of Braised Enright Beef Osso Bucoand delicious sides will feed two ($99.95) or four ($189). 

▪️Spark Beer & Pizza’s NYE Retro Prom NYE party costs $25 and includes your first beer. Dance to a DJ and enjoy pizza with delicious locally produced beer. 

▪️Zola’s is throwing a New Year’s Eve event with live music, a three course dinner and party favours.

▪️Brand new Pōā TikiBar in the ByWard Market will be open 6:00pm to 2:00am on the big night. 281-A Dalhousie St.

Deals of the day

1️⃣ If you’re already envisioning next year’s festive decor, go shopping for 40% off ornaments, greeting cards, and wrapping at Toronto’s Scout

Save on Ottawa-made underwear by Calita. Until 11:59pm on Thursday 2️⃣ December 29, all underwear is 15% off the regular prices. The discount will be automatically applied. 

3️⃣ Fall and Winter knits are 25-50% off at 18 Waits

4️⃣ Use code THANKYOU25 at Fortnight Lingerie to receive 25% off regularly priced items. 

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We’ll see you tomorrow – Martha & Darren

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Weather: ❄️ Periods of snow. High of 1°, low of -2°. 

Number:  19,430. The number of speeding tickets issued in six months by the new photo radar camera located on St. Laurent Boulevard, between Noranda Avenue and Clarke Avenue. [CTV]

Ottawan of the Day: Chef Troy Stewart. The Centretown resident has returned to teaching cooking at the Parkdale Food Centre five years after he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease and told that he would never work again. [CBC]

Quote: ‘It’s the right of the employer, it’s the management’s right’ – Treasury Board president Mona Fortier on the back-to-the-office order for Federal civil servants. Fornier says that it is not a contract bargaining issue[Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 3 – Boston Bruins 2 last night

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▪️The Freedom Convoy reunion organizers are moving their event to Winnipeg instead of Ottawa. James Bauder says that truckers will ‘honk honk’ as they pass Ottawa on their way to the February event. A Canada Unity Facebook page moderator says that the government and the media won't let them hold it in Ottawa, hence the move. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️After ruining thousands of family dinners, Via Rail has returned to full service. Almost all trains between Montréal and Toronto were either cancelled or left with passengers on the tracks from Christmas Day until yesterday. [CBC]

Not Ottawa-specific but good to know

▪️Ontario pharmacies will be able to prescribe medicine for 13 ailments as of January 1st. The ailments are: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), oral thrush (candidal stomatitis), pink eye (conjunctivitis; bacterial, allergic and viral), dermatitis (atopic, eczema, allergic and contact), menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hemorrhoids, cold sores (herpes labialis), impetigo, and insect bites. [Toronto Star]

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