We were so busy with The Ottawa Best of Ottawa Awards this week that we didn’t have time for a day trip. In its place of our usual Day Trip feature we've got a list of fun stuff to do this weekend, both online and IRL.
▫️ Ottawa Artisans presents: Today through Sunday 7:00pm to 9:00pm visit the Sweater Weather Virtual Market to shop from over 100 Ottawa vendors. You’ll see jewellery, embroidery and other crafts, knitwear, and a whole lot more. Choose from Canada-wide shipping for $15 (and across Ottawa for $10) or pick up your purchases directly from the Flamingo Boutique.
▫️ Whiprsnapr Brewing is holding its Maker Market #4 on Saturday (September 26th) from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Visit five vendors in person, then enjoy a cool, crisp local brew - it’s going to be a hot one! Appearing are: Manet Macrame, Colden & Go, Purple Unicorn, The Yarner and White Dog Pet Portraits.
14 Bexley Place, Unit 106. Bells Corners
▫️ New Indian restaurant alert: Actually it’s an existing resto that’s moved to new digs. Palki Cuisine of India is now open at 6501 Russell Road in Carlsbad Springs. In addition to Indian faves, they offer fish and chips, burgers, and pasta.
▫️ Momo Spot and Spark Beer will join forces at the Momospot + Spark Beer Pop-Up #3 on Saturday (September 26th). From 13:00pm to 9:00pm you’ll find steamed, deep-fried, and pan-fried Momos (Nepalese dumplings) alongside a selection of Sparks beers. Dine-in and takeaway are available but you need a reservation for the former. 703 Somerset St. W.
▫️Ottawa’s Kin Vineyards have a fun activity for oenophiles at loose ends: Visit the vineyards to help harvest the wine grapes. You’ll earn an invite to a dinner later in the season, plus, a at the end of the day that you pick grapes, a glass of 2018 wine. If you can’t make it this Saturday there are other dates available. Bring your own pruning shears, gloves and appropriate clothing (remember, tomorrow's reportedly going to be a scorcher). Reservations are required to keep numbers at COVID-safe levels.