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It's the Wednesday Food, Drink, and Craft Beer round-up.

 If you’re doing a day trip to Perth soon, stop by Perth Brewery for some cans of the new “Crandemonium” cranberry radler. “But wait - isn’t a radler just for summer?” you ask. Maybe, but remember this one is based on cranberry, which as we all know is an official flavour of the fall months. The brewery says this pink-hued beer is “Light, tart, and refreshing,” and we think it would make a lovely Thanksgiving dinner aperitif. It’s available at the brewery to purchase, or to pick up your online order. 121 Dufferin St. (Hwy 7), Perth, ON

 Dominion City Brewing has released its DIPA of 2020: “No Sign of Land” is made with Citra, Galaxy, and Nelson Sauvin hops and the positive reviews are pouring in. Pick it up at the brewery or have it delivered. 

If you’re visiting Dominion City Brewing this weekend, Best of Ottawa Awards Indian Restaurant finalist Coconut Lagoon pop-up will be serving “Curries by the Kilo for Sharing” to go. Which is fantastic, as we all know that beer and curry are a dream pairing. 

⭕  High tea for two, anyone? Amberwood Lounge & Eatery has two new takeout meals that celebrate the flavours of the season. This Sunday October 4th from 11:00am to 2:00pm take home their “Harvest High Tea” for two ($27 per person or $30 per person when dining in), which includes sandwiches, scones, and treats. Must be ordered by this Friday October 2nd. The takeaway Thanksgiving Dinner, available for pick up on Sunday October 11th from 10:00am to 3:00pm, includes a salad starter, roast turkey with all the trimmings, and carrot cake for dessert. $35 + HST per person.

 Juniper Farm is planning to stay open on weekends all fall and winter, for pickup and in-person shopping. It’s a decent day trip if you need to get out of the house. You can order your Thanksgiving turkey as well as fresh produce to make sides for your family feast. Choose from beets, rainbow carrots, potatoes, parsnips, and more. 375 Shouldice Rd Wakefield, QC, Canada J0X 3G0

 We love Kitchen Maroo on Gladstone. We've been ordering their full Korean Chicken on special occasions all summer long. Now theCitizen has joined us in our praise.


Finally, a little gossip note:

 Thanks to our Best of Ottawa Awards, we’re learning so much about your favourite Ottawa restaurants. Mamma Teresa has been an Ottawa institution since 1970, and it’s obviously still popular with locals and celebs alike. None other than Fran Drescher (TV’s “The Nanny”) visited over the weekend, according to the resto’s Instagram. 

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌧️ Rain. High of 17°  

Number: 2,500. The number of people City Councillor Catherine McKenney says could be evicted from their homes if the Province does not extend its freeze on residential evictions [Ottawa Matters

Ottawan of the Day:  Carl Clergé. The Algonquin College graduate has launched the Empowering Black Students Bursary to help support Black students with tuition. The bursary is currently fundraising $15,000 so it can be self-sustaining. [Algonquin Times] [Bursary]

Quote: It took me two months … to get my appointment. But it only took me less than five minutes to verify my ID — which I showed them through the glass windows” – Efrem Berhe, who had to wait months for an Ottawa Police records check to become an Uber driver [CBC


For up-to-date info: 

Ottawa Public Health dashboard     Outaouais Public Health dashboard

OTTAWA: There have been 4153 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 105 since yesterday, and 282 deaths, one new report.

OUTAOUAIS: There have been 1328 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 36 since yesterday, and 34 deaths, no new reports. 

⭕ As of October 5, visitors to long-term care homes in Ottawa, Toronto, and Peel Region will be restricted to staff, essential visitors and essential caregivers. The lockdown is because of rising cases in those three areas.  [CBC]

⭕ French School Board looking to hire non-teachers as after instructors self-isolate because of 32 cases of COVID-19 [Ottawa Citizen] [Application]

🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Ontario only, sorry Gatineau. 

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▪️The City has released its fall recreation guide. Ballroom dancing, dog training, painting for beginners, and so much more. It almost feels like normal times.  [City of Ottawa Recreation]

▪️City staff say it would cost $32 million to make 29 intersections safe for cyclists. But staff are not making a recommendation, which means that City Councillors will have to step up themselves to make it happen.  [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Nunavut residents who are self-isolating in Ottawa before heading North feel like they are in a food lottery. The Government of Nunavut pays a Marriott Hotel to house returning residents for 14 days to keep the territiory COVID-19 free. But among the caribou or Arctic char served is also a mouldy egg and English Muffin or wheat bread served to residents who must eat gluten-free, the self-isolators say.  [Nunatsiaq News]


▫️ The Citizen looks at Ottawa's thriving hiphop scene, featuring City Fidelia, Night Lovell, Tiagz, Lia Kloud, and Maurice Moore

▫️ The Mayfair Theatre is showing John Carpenter’s 1988 paranoid freakout classic They Live tonight at 9pm.


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