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This week's Wednesday Resto Round-Up is a special edition: it's written by you.

Last week, we did a quick readers’ survey for our 100th edition, and asked respondents for their favourite restaurant dish. The responses are as varied as they are mouth watering.

Our survey respondents were anonymous so we can't attribute names to dishes, but we thank those that shared their faves. Consider this Ottawa's best restaurant secrets revealed.

The vegan udon noodles with tofu at Wei's Noodle House
610 Bronson Avenue, K1S 4E6

The New Dehli pizza from 3 Brewers
240 Sparks St. K1P 6C9 & 565 Kanata Ave, Kanata  K2T 1K5

The charcuterie board at the Albion Rooms
33 Nicholas St. K1N 9M7

The Eggs Benedict at Metropolitan Brasserie
700 Sussex Dr K1N 1K4

The fish & chips from Ad Mare Seafood Truck
2265 Robertson Road, Bells Corners, in the Kichesippi Brewery parking lot

The ramen from Sansotei Ramen
153 Bank St & 1537 Merivale Rd, Nepean

The burgers at Bite Burger House
108 Murray St, & 1675 Tenth Line Rd, Orleans

The vegan enchiladas at Ahora
307 Dalhousie Street K1N 7E8

The tasting menu at Atelier
540 Rochester St K1S 4M1

The squash dish at Rangoon
634 Somerset St W K1R 5K4

The beef and yorkie from The Cheshire Cat
2193 Richardson Side Road, Carp

The chicken and waffles at Bowman’s Bar & Grill
1170 Carling Ave K1Z 7K6

The rigatoni pasta from Johnny Farina
216 Elgin Street

The Breakfast at The Lighthouse
655 Bayview Dr, Constance Bay

Anything from Corner Peach
802 Somerset St W, K1R 7J9

Anything from Supply & Demand
1335 Wellington St. W, K1Y 3B7

The brunch at Citizen
207 Gilmour St,  K2P 1M3

The dumpling pho (C5) at The Noodle House
775 Gladstone Ave, K1R 6X6

The bao at Gongfu
365 Bank St. K2P 1Y2

The pho at New Pho Bo Ga La
763 Somerset St. West K1R 6R5

The mushroom toast at Riviera
62 Sparks St., K1P 5A5

The thali at Thali
136 O'Connor St, K2P 2G7

Everything at Chilaquiles
49 Beechwood Ave,  K1M1L9

The kimchi fried rice from Table Sodam
1200 Bank St, K1S 3Y1

The breakfast at Baker Street Cafe
385 Richmond Rd, K2A 0E7

Of course, there is always a sourpuss: “Anywhere not recommended by your "proofreader".

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 20° 

Number: 46. The per centage of incarcerated people put in solitary confinement who had mental health disabilities. The Province had previously agreed that people with mental health disabilities would not be put in solitary confinement except as a last resort.  [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day:  Brian Montgomery, owner of Oat Couture Oatmeal Cafe and Montgomery Scotch Lounge. Montgomery has been wheeling a cart of 15 bowls of steel-cut oatmeal for anyone who could use a healthy breakfast every day.  [Ottawa Citizen] [Donations]

Quote: "There is no clear authority for council to prohibit a business outright in Ontario – Anthony Di Monte, the city's general manager of emergency and protective services, in response to Mayor Jim Watson's query if the City can ban conversion therapy on its own. Council will be asked to support a Federal law that bans forcing someone against their will to change their sexual orientation though counselling or medication.  [CBC]


For up-to-date info, view the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 dashboard

 There have been 2855 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 16 since yesterday, and 266 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports.

⭕ A new drive-through COVID-19 testing facility is being built at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park on Coventry Road. The facility will start reservations through Ottawa Public Health in the next week. [CBC]

⭕ Ottawa Public Health says one metre between students is acceptible if two metres is not possible [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Ottawa Food Bank prepares for second wave as CERB ends [Ottawa Citizen]

⭕ Dairy Distillery in Almonte, maker of Vodcow, has received $450,000 from the Federal government to increase its capacity to produce hand sanitizer.  [CTV]

⭕ Quebec rejects use of the Federally developed COVID-19 app (below) citing privacy concerns.  [Ottawa Citizen] [How It Works]

🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Ontario only, sorry Gatineau. 

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▪️The Ottawa Carleton District School Board will vote on delaying opening by a week at their meeting today. Intially schools planned to open September 3. The new date would be September 8. The school bus authority will not be operating until September 14 but the District does not want to wait. Students who need the bus, will, presumably, wait regardless. [CBC]

▪️The skate park on Berrigan Drive in Barrhaven has been named 'Treehouse Mike Skate Park' after local Mike Racicot, who became known as Treehouse Mike after building treehouses to avoid expensive Whistler, BC rent. Racicot died in 2018 after a BASE jump in Switzerland when his parachute did not open. Racicot's ashes are buried beneath the skatepark sign. [CTV]

▪️McGill University has opened a medical school attached to Gatineau Hospital. Medical students can now complete their residency in the region and in French.  [CBC]

▪️Ottawa Police investigated the killing of a man in Nunavut by a Mountie and declared "There were no grounds in the evidence to proceed with criminal charges against the officer." No other details were released. [CBC]

▪️ Hydro Ottawa tells its employees who have daycare issues to use their vacation time. When that runs out, use unpaid time off. The union has a different opinion. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Ottawa-based cannabis company Hexo Corp has partnered with Molson-Coors to create cannabis-infused drinks. Their Truss Beverage Co. will market drinks flavoured with lemon, black cherry and mango-pineapple. And pot. They're flavoured with pot, too. [Ottawa Business Journal]


⚙️ Work Here

▫️ Ottawa florist Bloomfields Flowers is hiring:

“We are hiring immediately for a full-time, permanent Support Team Member who has a clean driving record, a reliable vehicle, and a winning personality! We are looking for someone who prides her/himself on a strong work ethic, thrives in a team-oriented environment and a person who not only notices the details- but makes every effort to attend to them.” [Bloomfieds]

🛍️ #shoplocal613

▫️ Happy first birthday to Ottawa’s Twenty20 Skincare, who specialize in soothing, moisturizing products made from Shea Butter sustainably sourced in Ghana. [Twenty20]

 🥡 #takeoutwednesday

▫️ The Citizen likes the come-back story of  Brassica and its chef [Ottawa Citizen]

▫️ Wellington Gastropub changes chefs. Chef-owner Chris Deraiche brings in Top Chef Canada finalist Jonathan Korecki [Ottawa Citizen]

▫️ Taj Indian Cuisine donates $5 from every curbside pickup order to the Ottawa Foodbank. They’ve got keto, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. 3009 Carling Avenue. [Taj]


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