Super Bowl Snacks (and an apology)

First, the apology. Yesterday, we mentioned that we’d heard about Saturday, February 6”s “Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” from JoJo’s Creameria. It turns out that area ice cream joints have been prepping for the occasion for a while. Reader Mimi pointed out that the Merry Dairy had posted their “Ice Cream for Breakfast” line-up nearly a week ago. It all sounds pretty epic:

First of all, the takeout window at their 102 Fairmont Avenue will be open at 7am for pick up on February 6; second, the treats will be dispensed by team members wearing pyjamas, which sounds like the best work uniform ever. You order your brekkie by following some easy steps: choose the waffles, choose the pints (of ice cream), choose the toppings, and choose pick up or delivery. From $9.

Carp Custom Creamery, meanwhile, has dropped several ah-mazing sounding flavours just in time for Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. We’re drooling at the description of French Toast: “Vanilla Ice Cream with house-made candied cinnamon brioche bites with maple syrup caramel ribbons throughout!” WHAT?! Oh, and it gets better: Carp Custom Creamery has launched the Ice Cream Club, which is a single, double or triple tub delivery of the good stuff each month for a year. From $145.

Super Bowl Sunday 

▪️Royal Oak in Orléans is making it easy to organize the snacks for Super Bowl Sunday. They’ve priced their food options as: food only for $20 + tax, (choose from Canadian flatbread, 20 Chicken Wings, 5 Tacos, or Large Chicken or Beef Nachos), food with pop for $30 + tax, and food with beer for $40 + tax. Easy peasy. 1981 St. Joseph Blvd  613 834 9005

▪️The Overflow Super Bowl Party Pack will feed and water you and your friends with 24 of your favourite Overflow Brewing beers, Meatings' Smoked Chicken Wings, Meatings/ Overflow Smoked Chicken, Pulled Pork, or Jackfruit, all for $115 plus tax. The deadline to order is Saturday February 6 at 5:30pm.

▪️The Foolish Chicken will be open from 4:00pm to 9:00pm on game day, so you can pickup a Super Bowl feast of two full racks of baby back ribs, 2lbs of wings, a large salad, a large basket of fries, dipping sauce, coleslaw, and cornbread for $95. They recommend pre-ordering. 

▪️The Super Bowl Special from Score Pizza in the Glebe will suit very hungry housebound bubbles with three regular sized pizzas, one large Caesar salad, four Moosehead tall cans, and four freshly baked cookies. $70. Call 613 232 1200 to order, and pick up on Super Bowl Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm

▪️The Prescott is keeping it classic with the Super Bowl Kickoff Combo for $55: you'll get any large pizza, one pound of jumbo chicken wings, and two quarts of Bud. Order online and pick up on Sunday from 379 Preston Street.


See you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


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⭕ The Ottawa Mission and Cornerstone Housing for Women have reopened for new residents after pausing intakes due to COVID-19 outbreaks [CBC]

⭕ Canada will accept vaccines through the COVAX programme, even though we have already made side deals with manufacturers. The COVAX programme works by having richer countries pre-pay for vaccines both for themselves and into a pool for poorer countries. Australia, Israel, and the UK won't be taking their allotments; Canada, Chile, and New Zealand will. Canada's allotment is 1,903,200 doses of the Astro Zeneca vaccine. [The Guardian]

⭕ Delayed vaccine rollout means opportunity for new COVID-19 variants to develop, says Montréal researcher [Huffington Post]

⭕ China rejects Canada's explanation that the t-shirts made by a member of the Canadian Embassy staff located in Wuhan was innocent fun. The staffer, making the shirts for departing employees, exchanged the Wu-Tang part of the Wu-Tang Clan logo with Wuhan. China says that the stylized ‘W’, used by both the Clan and the t-shirt, looks like a giant bat. [The Guardian]

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▪️Algonquin chiefs say that City approval of a land development with the Algonquins of Ontario organisation do not represent the majority of Algonquin people. Many federally recognised Algonquin nations do not consider Algonquins of Ontario as a legitimate organisation. The City overturned its own rules for limiting urban sprawl by approving a development planned by Algonquins of Ontario in rural Ottawa in a bid for indigenous reconciliation. [CBC]

▪️The Canadian Museum of History will reopen Wednesday. Ottawa's lockdown is scheduled to end Tuesday, Gatineau’s lockdown loosens Monday. The Children's Museum will remain closed. [CBC]

▪️ Cuts by Bell Media have resulted in The Goods on CFRA being cancelled. Dahlia Kurtz, the host of the popular consumer advocacy show has been let go, one of 200 staffers laid off across Canada. [Ottawa Citizen]

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▪️It's 2021, so the City has gotten around to putting recycling bins in the parks. Or rather 20 parks out of 1,300. Expect to see them in the spring, maybe after a day shopping for your Zune. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️New Redblacks quarterback Matt Nichols buys back Toronto jersey from fan. The Toronto Argonauts fan had received an Argos jersey with Nichols name and number – only to find that Nichols had moved to Ottawa one month later. [3 Down Nation]


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