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We still don't have our Internet but we've moved locations. Today's ottawan is coming from Quitter's in Stittsville, where the coffee is perfect.

It's Wednesday, and that means Ottawa's restaurant roundup, guest starring craft beer.

▫️ Ridge Rock Brewing in Carp has reintroduced their Guardian IPA, named after the mysterious person who informed the world of mysterious UFO activityin West Carleton thirty years ago.

▫️ In honour of #takeoutwednesday, Clocktower Brew Pub offers 15% off when you call ahead to order a pickup order on Wednesdays.

▫️ Dominion City Brewing has done a long-distance collaboration with Kitchener's Short Finger Brewing: the FoamSlayer Pale Ale, brewed with Motueka and Lemondrop hop. Available at Dominion City Brewing.

▫️ Flora Hall Brewing has also created two new brews for summer: Crispy Kveik (technically an ale, but this has a clean, crushable lager-like finish) and Virtual Borders Hazy Weisse IPA. Both are available at Flora.


Meanwhile, the continuing hot weather keeps drawing us to the plethora of patios across Ottawa.

▫️ The pop-up bistro in Confederation Park has reopened. The bistro, operated by Moulin de Provence, reopens along with the fountain and the views of the Rideau, all of which had been closed due to the building of the Ottawa super sewer. Bon appétit!

▫️ Luxe Bistro’s York Street patio is open seven days a week to satisfy your steak cravings.

▫️ If you’re in the area of Osgoode Ontario in Ottawa South, the Red Dot Caféoffers $5 glasses of wine on Wednesdays. Pair one with their burger of the day, which includes jalapeño havarti, and you’ve got a truly delicious Wednesday night meal sorted. 5673 Osgoode Main St.


▫️ The Citizen is 'delighted' with the Arabian fare of House of Mandi. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 29°.

Number: 150. The number of years of this history of 331 Richmond Road. After being a hotel, a grocery store, a pharmacy, and a sports store it is now destined to be condos [Kitchissippi Times

Ottawans of the Day:  The staff of Gabriel Pizza, who raised $41,000 for Beirut relief. Gabriel Pizza was founded in Ottawa by Michael Hanna, who had moved here from Lebanon [CFRA] [Gabriel Pizza]

Quote: Francesco’s is like the barometer of the economy – Pietro Comino, owner of Francesco’s Coffee Company in Nepean. He means when the economy is good, people drink coffee and he does well. Francesco has lost 350 corporate customers... [Ottawa Matters]


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

 There have been 2656 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of six since yesterday, and 264 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports.

⭕ Ontario public servants may be allowed to be mask-free in the office [CBC]

⭕ Ottawa should have a new testing centre, and a new drive-in centre, before school starts   [CBC]

⭕ How COVID-19 began: first a bat, then what? [Capital Daily]

⭕ OC Transpo driver tests positive for COVID-19 [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️City council to consider bylaw that requires landlords to maintain their properties. Landlords would be required to log requests from tenants and to act within 24 hours on major problems. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️ Variation Biotechnologies in Nepean has won $56 million from the federal Strategic Innovation Fund. Variation is working on COVID-19 vaccines, as well as for SARS and MERS.  [Ottawa Business Journal]

▪️ Mosquitoes have been found with West Nile disease in Ottawa. Because 2020 is only half-way done with us. No human has been reported bitten.  [CBC]



▪️Friday 3pm – Kathleen Edwards and her band play her new album Total Freedom live from Quitters Coffee, her café [Instagram]

▪️Saturday 12 pm – Atlético Ottawa plays its first ever match in the Canadian Premier League against York9 FC. This match, like every match in the entire season, will be played in Prince Edward Island. [Ottawa Sun]

▪️Sunday – The Canada Science and Technology Museum reopens to the public. Reservations are required. [Canada Science & Technology Museum]


🚜 Farmers Markets

The Hendricks Foundation, a non-profit farm and education centre in Old Chelsea, holds periodic flower picking days for the public. On the next Flower Harvest Day on Saturday August 22nd, $35 will allow you to pick two medium sized bouquets, with all profits going to the Foundation.

There are limited spots available and pre-registration is required. [Facebook]


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