Issue 579 Volume 3 Number 77

The Ottawan



It’s Wednesday, July 27, 2022 and we're listening to Gatineau’s Mia Kelly’s new single ‘Kitchissippi’, a stripped-down song about finding comfort in the Ottawa River during difficult times.

Wednesday Food + Drink Update

▪️Broken Stick Brewing Co offers new parents a break with “Babes and Brews” on Wednesdays. From 1:00pm to 4:00pm, 16oz pints are just $5, as long as you bring your baby. 

▪️It’s Buck-A-Shuck day at Big Daddy’s Bourbon Street Bistro on Elgin. Hit the patio and start shucking. 

▪️Broadhead Beer has released India Pale Lager, which combines IPA hops with a lager and results in a clean, bright profile of a sipper. Sounds perfect for the patio. $4.35 per 473ml. 

▪️Buyers and Cellars is turning two years old, and they’re celebrating with a sparkling wine and oysters event on Thursday August 4. Each $50 ticket includes six oysters with sauces, two glasses of sparkling, and freshly made sourdough bread with butter. 

▪️It’s Wednesday, so Parkdale Night Market will be hopping from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Shop for fresh produce and more without a hot sun beating down on your head. 

▪️Bar Robo welcomes hometown boy Sam Cousineau to tonight’s Jazz Night. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the sax-y vibes from 7:00pm. 

▪️The Citizen travels to Carleton Place to find fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere at Black Tartan. Peter Hum recommends staying overnight and ordering the $114-per-person seven-course blind menu.

▪️Beloved Gatineau resto Edgar is closing permanently August 15.

Deals of the day

▪️Province of Canada is offering up to 50% off selected items, in-store and online. 

▪️Check the sale pages of Flock Boutique for some sweet summer deals. You’ll find earring for under 20 bucks, cute tank tops, bike shorts, leggings and so many other pieces, all made in Canada. 


We'll see you tomorrow. – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ⛅ A mix of sun and cloud. High of 26°, low of 17°.   

Number: 50 – 60. The number of pianos moved each week by the Don Pinard Piano Moving Specialist company. Owner Kevin Dinn, a former Nortel manager who bought the business from the original Don Pinard, says the popularity of American Idol keeps piano sales on key.  [CityNews]

Ottawan of the Day: Gailea Momolu. Trillium Park in Beacon Hill will be renamed after the skateboard virtuoso when it reopens in in 2025. The park is currently closed due to O Train Stage 2 construction. [Ottawa Citizen]

Quote: ‘Never in my life did I say to myself, “I'll sell sneakers for a living”. I still can't believe it, you know? I'm so happy and honoured’ – Donny Dao, co-founder of sneakerhead-supporting store Sole Society. The Ottawa Sneaker Community Facebook page has over 10,000 members. [CBC]

Sports: Frontier League Ottawa Titans 2 – Washington Wild Things 4, last night

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▪️The University of Ottawa plans to oust 50 children from their daycare. The Garderie Bernadette Child Care Centre has been been operating – rent free – from the Brooks building on Thomas More Private. The 1987 building, a former student residence, is set to be demolished in the near future and the University has declined to provide alternate space. The daycare will have been given six months notice. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Arnprior Fair afficindos are annoyed that their 100 year-old exhibition has been renamed to the Valley Agricultural Festival. Arnprior CIty Council was asked for $3,000 to help with the event's costs, which was denied after the name change. The Arnprior Agricultural Society hosting the Valley Agricultural Festival(that's what the website says) is this Friday to Sunday at the Arnprior Airport. Top tip: the miniature horse show is Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. [CBC]

+ Related Arnprior has an annual music festival called Priorpalooza! We missed mentioning it this year unfortunately, something that will not be repeated in the future.

▪️Shopify warns of worse losses to come. The mom and pop business reported a US $1.2 billion loss from April to May, resulting in a layoff of 1,000 employees. The company says that the losses for the rest of the year will be greater than US $1.2 billion but argues that this year will be a year of changes.  [Globe & Mail]

+ Related Pop, CEO Tobias Lutke, has written an open letter to Shopify staff about the future.

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