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Wednesday Resto Round Up

▪️Tonight at Eddy’s Diner: an amateur standup comedy lineup to energize your tired midweek self. Tonight’s topic: What Can Get You Banned From Tik Tok? On top of the comedy, Eddy’s offers great food, shakes, and beer. 777 Bank Street in the Glebe. 

▪️Score Pizza in the Glebe (852 Bank Street) is offering a free 12” pizza and drink with the purchase of a $50 gift card. The special’s on until the end of December. So, dinner and Christmas shopping all in one? Yes!

▪️In other pizza news, Heartbreakers’s new "Dreamland Pie" has an amazing ingredient lineup: cacio e pepe cream base, aged mozzarella, rosemary ricotta, broccoli, lemon & chilli confit, and fresh black pepper. It's available in Small / Medium for $18 and Large for $29.50. Throughout December, sales from the "Dreamland Pie" will support the Minwaashin Lodge, which provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women and children who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who many also be suffering the effects of the residential school system. 465 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa.

▪️Last Train to Delhi’s “Date Night Special” is on the takeout menu tonight. Included are Aloo Tikki or Onion Bhaji, your choice of two curries, rice, and roti, all for $50. The restaurant specializes in progressive Indian cuisine, so expect deep and intense Northern Indian flavours. The "Date Night Special" is available on Tuesday and Wednesday nights only, throughout the month of December. 103 Fourth Avenue, Ottawa.

▪️The Royal Oak pub at Blair and Meadowbrook has set up a drop off point for the Toy Mountain initiative. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off until December 18th. 

▪️We read the words “deep fried cheese curds” and started dreaming of dinner. Get them, as well as other Brooklyn-style delicacies, at Pubblico 1231 Wellington St. W. You can dine in or take it out. 

▪️We’re always a sucker for a punned name, so welcome Batter Up, a new bakery in Westboro

▪️Ottawa Magazine features the podcasts and video shows of local chefs Adam Vettorel (North & Navy), Harriet Clunie (Scrap Cooking), and Jamil Bhuya (Burgers & Fries Forever)

We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren


Weather: 🌨️ Periods of snow. High of -2°  

Number:  7%. The per centage that Re/Max Realty believes that house prices in Ottawa will increase next year. [Ottawa Business Journal]

Ottawan of the Day: Susan Atkinson. The poet is releasing her book The Marta Poems, based on a crotchety neigbour who had a bigger story to tell.  [Ottawa Citizen] [Publisher website]

Quote: “I thought, this is not good. I wonder if anybody knows? I wonder if the school knows? – Jack Cole, who works with Ecology Ottawa, on recording high levels of pollution at school bus stops in Stittsville and on Montreal Road  [Ottawa Citizen]


Public Health Reports: 


Ottawa Public Health Dashboard

Ottawa Wastewater Dashboard

There have been 8521 confirmed cases of COVID‌-19, an increase of 34 since yesterday, and 376 deaths, one new report.


Outaouais Public Health dashboard

There have been 3580 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 15 since yesterday, and 81 deaths, one new reports.


Eastern Ontario Health Unit dashboard

There have been 874 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of six since yesterday, and 31 deaths, no new reports.

Sometimes the number of cases or deaths are lower from one day to the next. This is usually because the powers-that-be reassigned a case to a different health authority.

⭕ Health Canada is evaluating the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that requires only one injection [CTV]

⭕ Britain has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, the first country to do so [Ottawa Matters]

 🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App

Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app now works in Quebec as well as Ontario.

📲 How It Works       [Apple App Store]      [Google Play Store]


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▪️Next week’s Council meeting will consider a ‘public realm’ for ByWard MarketThe idea is to limit cars, widen the streets, provide more public washrooms, and close York Street for public events. [CBC]

▪️The Ottawa Citizen uses the word ‘impactful’ twice in an article. Really, Ottawa Citizen? It’s not a real word. Ambassadors and High Commissioners are reading this and reporting back to their home countries that the daily newspaper in Canada’s capital city is edited by ninnyhammers. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The City’s finance committee takes the consulant’s report on wards and tinkers with it. The latest recommendation is to increase the number of wards by one, to 24. The committee took Cumberland village out of Cumberland Ward and put it in Orléans, while Carlsbad Springs and Vars would be moved into Osgoode. Council will vote on the changes December 9, and if approved, the new wards would come into effect in the civic election of 2022.   [Ottawa Citizen (Warning – includes the word ‘impactful’. Twice.)] [Consultant’s Report]

▪️Ottawa Carletong School Boards have banned speaking or writing the n-word and pejorative terms used to describe Indigenous peoples, racial, ethnic, religious, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and/or disability attributes.  This includes when reading from texts. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Musical instruments, museum passes, and Gatineau Park ski and snowshoeing passes can be borrowed once again from the Ottawa Library. Starting December 14, musical instruments can be borrowed from Cumberland, Greenboro, Main and Nepean Centrepointe branches. Gatineau Park winter passes and museum passes can be borrowed from any library that is open for browsing. Telescopes will also be available soon. [Ottawa Citizen]



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