Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Ottawan


Thursday food + drink

Yes, it’s true: Martha thought yesterday was Thursday, so she wrote about things to do this weekend. Today, therefore, we present the usual Wednesday food and drink updates from around town. 

▪️The patio at Khao Thai will remain open until the end of this month, which means that there are just a few short weeks left to enjoy the fine Thai dining and cocktails in the great outdoors. And while reservations are taken for indoor dining, it’s first come first served on the patio. 103 Murray St, Ottawa. 

▪️The Piggy Market has announced that they’re offering sandwiches again, and today’s sammy special is a Buffalo Chicken Wrap with bacon, lettuce and tomato on a whole wheat tortilla. 400 Winston Ave, Ottawa. 

▪️Über chef Justin Champagne is launching a new restaurantPerch, this autumn. Champagne was previously sous-chef at Atelier and chef de cuisine at Bar Lupulus. 

▪️For some reason, US business magazine Forbes has a feature on the vegan options in Ottawa. It's a reasonable round-up.

▪️Braumeister Brewing has opened a taproom in Hintonburg at 175 Carruthers Ave, showcasing their German-inspired beers. The kitchen will be managed by Bistro Polo, featuring heart-busting fare like pierogies, sausages, sandwiches, and meatballs. Salads, too. The original Braumeister remains open in Carleton Place.

▪️The Rainbow Bistro in ByWard Market will be closing soon unless a new owner is found. The founder says the COVID-19 response money has paid some of the bills but not all of them and time has run out.

▪️Here’s another item for the weekend: Celebrate the “Elvis of Merengue” Johnny Ventura at ByWard Market this Sunday September 12th. From 3:00pm to 7:00pm the Asociación Cultural Dominicana Ottawa will present free music and dancing at the George Street Plaza (between William and ByWard Market Square). 

Deal of the day

Aux Delices Bakery is offering its colourful and delicious Christmas Cookie Advent Calendars at special bulk rates. One costs $65, two for $150 and four for $290. Choose from sugar cookies and flourless gingerbread or a mix of both. Order now for pickup or delivery November 26th to 28th.

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ?️ 70% chance of showers. High of 22°, low of 12°

Number: 2. The season of locally filmed comedy Stittsville on Patrol that premiers September 15 on Bell Fibe TV1. [Stittsville Central] [Season One on YouTube]

Ottawan of the Day: Harley Finkelstein. The president of local mom-and-pop business Shopify was named one of Forbes magazine’s Forty under 40 for 2021. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Quote: ‘I stressed to the chief that I won’t be supporting any notion of defunding the police’ – Mayor Jim Watson, who said about recent shootings in the Capital, “This is not just a crime issue. It’s a social services issue, it’s a homelessness issue, it’s a mental health issue". [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: CPL Atlético Ottawa 0 – Forge FC 1, last night. Ottawa plays host to Halifax Saturday.

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Data is from this morning, comparisons are with yesterday



572,130? 7989,579 ? 10
? Eligible people with one dose84.7% 
? Eligible people with second dose78.2%

Ontario COVID Page    Ontario Vaccine Rates 


395,155?70311,297 ? 1
? Eligible people with one dose88.1%
? Eligible people with second dose81.1%

Quebec COVID Page     Quebec Vaccine Rates


cases changedeaths
28,703? 61

593 ? 0

? Eligible people with one dose

799,406 (87%)
? Eligible people with second dose740,797 (80%)

Ottawa Public Health     Ottawa Vaccination Rates.    Ottawa Wastewater 


13,165?26215 ? 0
? Number of doses of vaccine 566,699

As of September 1, 2021 Updated Weekly

? Eligible people with one dose294,172 (71.6%)
? Eligible people with second dose267,668 (65.1%)

Outaouais Public Health    Quebec Vaccination Rates


4933?7112 ? 0
? Eligible people with one dose155,002 (84.7%)
? Eligible people with second dose142,923 (78.1%)

Eastern Ontario Health UnitEastern Ontario Health Unit Vaccination Rates



⭕ Experts say most Canadians will not require a third booster COVID-19 shot. [CTV]

⭕ WestJet Airlines is requiring all staff to be vaccinated by October 30 or be put on unpaid leave. [CTV]


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▪️City Council approves contract with Heron Gate developers. The developers are demolishing hundreds of low-rent housing units to build thousands of market rent apartments. The contract sees that 510 new units will remain affordable for 15 years and 510 apartments in existing buildings will remain affordable for 20 years. [CBC]

▪️Ottawa’s manager of emergency services will retire next month. Anthony Di Monte was hired in 2000 to head the new City ambulance service, which combined six different services after Ottawa was amalgamated with adjacent municipalities. The head of transportation services has already announced his retirement, leaving the City with two important vacancies. [CBC]

▪️The ByTowne Cinema reopened yesterday. The new owners are showing MinariThe Truffle Hunters,  Annette, and The Lost Leonardo. [Apartment 613] [ByTowne Cinema]

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