Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Wednesday Food + Drink Update
▪️Thanks to the recently announced capacity reductions Mati Ottawa (428 Preston Street) is now closed for indoor dining until the New Year. Take out is still available, and you can per order online or call in with your request. /
▪️La Roma (430 Preston Street) is also now closed for indoor dining, but they’re open for food and wine takeout. Head to the “Prepared To-Go” tab for heat and serve meals, kits, snacks, and bottles.
▪️Irene’s Pub (855 Bank Street) has had to close until after Christmas, as multiple guests in the pub last Friday December 17th started exhibiting symptoms of Covid over the weekend and are now confirmed positive. The staff member who served the group is also exhibiting symptoms. If you were at Irene’s last Friday between 9:00pm and 12:00am please self monitor and get tested if you started to exhibit symptoms. All live music is also cancelled at the pub, until January.
▪️Restaurant E18hteen (18 York Street) is remaining open for indoor dining, however, because capacity must now remain at 50% there will be time caps on tables according to the demand for the date of the reservation.
▪️Nan’s Parlour cocktail bar (73 Clarence Street) will be open from 5:30pm on December 25th for anyone who needs a bit of Christmas cheer.
▪️The Province is finally reducing wholesale prices of alcohol for restaurants by 20 per cent on January 1. Maddingly, the Province has been charging restaurants the same price for booze as anyone else who walks into an LCBO.
And what the other guys are writing about:
▪️Ottawa magazine looks at how Soca, Red Apron, Farinella, Corner Peach all expanded their restaurants over the past year. Bonus Ottawa article: 5 wines recommended by local bottle shops.
▪️NarCity is raving about the Filipino cuisine at Lola's Kitchen
▪️The Citizen walks down memory lane over the best food they ate last year
▪️The Ottawa Playbook newsletter asked the Citizen’s Bruce Deachman for a cocktail recipe. He contributed the SO31, with bourbon, maple syrup, and orange juice.
Last minute gift shopping
▪️Find all sorts of Made in Ontario beauty , skincare and food items at Terra 20.
▪️Zolas Restaurant has created stocking sized jars of Zambal Chili Crunch, which they say is excellent on eggs, pasta, and pizza. $8.95, available online and at the pasta shop.
▪️Cheerfully Made in Almonte is offering 15% off select holiday items until midnight on Boxing Day. Their range includes cards, clothes, and fun things made in Canada and the USA.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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