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It’s our Wednesday Resto Roundup!

With the overcast skies and talk of impending showers, it might be a good night for a curry. India Curry Kebab House 39 Clarence Street, Byward Market has all the favourites, from Chicken Tikka, to samosas, to Vindalho. [India Curry Kebab House]

We’re thinking ahead to the weekend, and we might need to hit up Bar Laurel for a curbside pick up dinner and a bottle of wine on Saturday. Their Dinner for 2 packages include a selection of tapas for two people for $69 (+ tax) and they’ve got a range of reds, whites, and rosés from Spain and around the world to wash down all that yummy food. [Bar Laurel]

Green Rebel Restaurant is one of a growing number of Ottawa area businesses that are pivoting to groceries sales during the pandemic. So, in addition to ordering one of their tasty salad boxes, pizza kits, or soups, you can request a delivery of fresh fruit and veg, eggs, bread and great local products like Against the Grain flours and Bluebarn coffee roasters from Wakefield. [Green Rebel]

NarCity has been all over Drip House Cafe’s Korean Style Hot Dogs with a full breakdown of the gooey, flaky treat. [NarCity] [Driphouse]

We'll see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

STATS

Weather: ⛈️ A few showers. High of 26°

Number: 1:30 am. The time of day that Ottawa Fire Services literally rescued a cat.  [CFRA]

Ottawan of the Day:  Andrea Emery. The graphic art professor at Algonquin College has taken part in the Sketchbook Project, which asks artists to fill a book. Emery's has been selected for City of Ottawa Archives Collection of COVID-19 objects and will be digitized for the Brooklyn Museum of Art. [Algonquin Times] [Sketchbook Project]

Quote: I really struggle with the stage of reopening we are at. It feels like we are going too fast. I worry that people are not taking it seriously enough, that they still see it as a binary – that you die or get better in two weeks – and they don’t see it as something that could be life-altering even if you don’t die” – Chandra Pasma, who entire family, including herself, contracted COVID-19 and consider themselves 'long-haulers', those who exhibit effects long after the virus has left  [Ottawa Citizen

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 There have been 2287 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 43 since yesterday, and 263 deaths in Ottawa, no new reports – a 25 day streak.

⭕ Campers and counsellors at Gatineau Day Camp told to self-isolate after camper tests positive. Three adults and six campers are affected. [CBC]

⭕  Everyone has forgotten about social bubbles, complains Ottawa Public Health. It's 10 people, max. And you don't get to swap people out. [CBC]

+ Related C’mon kids - stop your partying, says Premier Doug Ford

⭕ Court sides with Ottawa mother to prevent son from going to the cottage with father and grandparents, due to COVID-19 fears [Ottawa Citizen]

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WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT

▪️Rideau Hall is a toxic workplace, people alledge
Governor General Julie Payette is accused of verbally harassing employees, in concert with the Secretary. According to Rideau Hall rules, staff who have workplace issues are supposed to bring their problem to the Secretary, who will consult with the Governor General to solve it. Just a reminder that it is 2020 and Canada is still a monarchy. [CBC

▪️27% of Federal workers have been granted paid time off during the Coronavirus
These workers enjoy full pay and no duties while using the 699 code. [CBC]

▪️Transit is 150 years old in Ottawa
The first horse-drawn trolley trundled down Sparks Street on 21, 1870.  [The Jewel

 

#EVENTS

▫️The Mayfair Theatre reopens Friday with the Ottawa premiere of the award-winning film First Cow.  [The Mayfair]

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3 bed, 2 bath
This house is awash in 1950s charm. Set in a large lot, which you can enjoy from the screened in porch for serious summer staycation vibes, plus a heated porch for the colder months. $529,900 [Selling Ottawa Homes]

▫️15 Mowat Street, Cardinal Heights
4 + 1 bed, 3 bath
Another 1950s build, this brick bungalow has a wood burning fireplace, a finished basement, vintage hardwood floors, A/C, and a solarium, amongst other features. The kitchen and bathrooms could use an update, or in their current state might suit a mid century enthusiast. $599,000 [Martin Elder]

▫️334 Boudreau Street, Vanier
3 bed, 3 bath
Open plan living is the name of the game in this townhome. The outdoor space includes a south facing deck and patio, and large windows shed a lot of light throughout the rooms. $599,000 [Realtor.ca]

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