Issue 639 Volume 3 Number 139
In the ottawan newsletter, the readers are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: Quirky events, like Law & Order star Sam Waterston giving the keynote speech at the Oceana symposium today at the Westin, and the standard line we say everyday: it's Wednesday, October 26, 2022. This is the date.
Food + Drink Updates
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▪️The Red Apron’s weekend take home menu is unapologetically Halloween themed, with items like Bloody Caesar salad, Mummies in a Blanket, and Witch’s Brew Brownies, all of which are available to enjoy this Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The feast will serve between 4 and 6 people, and is priced at $89.95.
▪️Tickets for the Crave Food & Wine Festival at the Shaw Centre November 11 and 12 are now on sale. General admission tickets for Friday ($32.94) and Saturday ($39.12) offer access to the exhibition floor and to the food and wine demo stages; tickets for sampling food and drink are sold separately at the venue. 55 Colonel By Dr.
▪️The Gatineau location of Le Cheesecake Bar (175 Boulevard Maloney E, Gatineau) will provide you with the Halloween Box of your dreams. It’s filled with 9 mini cheesecakes all dressed up for the spooky season ($42.99). They’ve also got extremely cute Pumpkin Cake pops($23.99 for six).
▪️Mavericks also has a collection of Halloween-themed donuts, such as the one with an adorable witch's hat perched on top, but we might be just as excited about the Pumpkin Glazed, which is dipped in Honey Glaze and finished with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.
▪️At the risk of drooling all over our keyboard, a short list of vegan treats available from Little Jo Berry’s includes: Butterfinger Donuts, Haunted Pumpkin Patch Cake (double chocolate chip cake with pumpkin icing, fondant pumpkins, icing ghosts and house made candy corn), gluten-free Cookies and Scream donuts, gluten-free Rolo Donuts, and Peanut Butter Cup Brownies. Remember, this is just a small selection of the full collection of treats. The shop needs 48 hours' notice for orders, so get shopping. 1305 Wellington St. W.
▪️NarCity says you are required to try a minimum of seven of these 13 restaurants to consider yourself as having brunched in Ottawa: Wilf and Ada's, Mazarine, Zak's Diner, Chesterfield's Gastro Diner, Luna Crepes and Café, Bec at Lexington, Kettleman's Bagel, Soca Kitchen, the Vanitea Room, the Third, Jax, Mati, and King Eddy.
▪️The NY Times has been tromping around Lac Labelle looking for mushrooms, asking where have all the Cèpes gone? The reporter did find lots of poisonous ones, though.
▪️Peter Hum at the Ottawa Citizen does a tour of newish taquerias, wondering if they could ever be as good as those found in Toronto. He approved of Torta Boyz, ate a cricket taco at Margarita, and plans to return to Casa Mexico for another helping of octopus tacos.
▪️Ralf Joneikies at Capital Eats says 98 La La Noodle is his go-to spot in the ByWard for Asian noodles. Their broth is cooked for more than 20 hours by using 15 chickens and 40 kg of beef.
▪️Ottawa is on the list of new locations for US chicken chain Chick-fil-A. Twelve new stores will be open by 2025.
▪️Evergreen Craft Ales now has five taps at the Senate Tavern on Wellington.
▪️Good Prospects Brewing is holding a pumpkin carving contest. Bring your carved pumpkin to the tap room from today, and it will be judged by the public over the next few days. The winner will be announced at the brewery’s costume-friendly Halloween party on Saturday (5:0pm to 10:00pm). 411 St. Laurent Blvd.
▪️Overflow is turning 4, and they’re celebrating with a big bash on Thursday November 3. RSVP on Facebook and show up for the beer, snacks, and live music.
▪️Whiprsnapr’s new, extremely limited, release Troublmakr 10% 100 IBU Imperial Black IPA promises big, bold, bitter, and earthy flavours. It's been produced to help mark the brewery’s 8th anniversary.
We had a wrong time yesterday for “One Hundred More: A physical and public declaration of what it means to resist” at the Arts Court Theatre.“ featuring Justine A Chambers and Laurie Young, dancers and choreographers from Vancouver and Berlin, respectively. The performances were at 7:30pm 2 Daly Avenue.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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