It’s Takeout Wednesday.
🍓 Dalhousie St’s Das Lokal Kitchen Bar is celebrating summer’s bounty with a lush new salad featuring Quebec strawberries, goat feta, and pickled rhubarb. Enjoy it on their patio, bring it home or have it delivered by Love Local Delivery. [Das Lokal]
🍖 Moe’s BBQ’s produces classic beef barbecue dishes like smoked brisket, pulled beef poutine and burgers, and for Takeout Wednesday (and Thursday) they’ve got maple wood smoked beef back ribs. They’re open Wednesday through Sunday from 3pm to 9pm in the Towngate Plaza at Bank and Huntclub. [Moe's BBQ]
🥓 The King Eddy diner’s patio is now open, with 70 physically distanced seats for customers. If you can’t get a seat, they offer delivery or take out from the curtsied windows at 45 Clarence St. The words “All Day Breakfast” make our hearts flutter, so we’ll be heading there today. [King Eddy]
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌦️ Chance of showers. High of 24°
Quote: “Yes, he's the CEO, but this is an institutional failure by RTM, and so changing out one human is not going to solve all of their problems” – Transit commissioner Sarah Wright-Gilbert on the unexpected resignation of Peter Lauch, the CEO of Rideau Transit Group [CBC]
⭕ There have been 2061 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of five since yesterday, and 261 deaths in Ottawa, an increase of one.
⭕ Alta Vista ward has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Ottawa at 182 per 100,000 [CFRA]
⭕ Poll says that Canadians want to keep 2m distancing rule [Toronto Star]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Gatineau rules out alcohol in parks
▪️City plans to let developer make hundreds of millions of dollars if it sells 100 apartments to a housing society
▪️NCC keeping roadways open to pedestrians and cyclists until Labour Day
▪️Doug Ford scraps plan to cut six statutory holidays from retail workers
▪️Did the City build a too-tiny roundabout?
🍁 Celebrate Canada
Canada Day is One Week Today
Yes, July 1, 2020 is going to be a Canada Day unlike any other, and we won’t be celebrating in the usual ways.
Yet despite the uncertainty accompanying the COVID-19 cloud over our collective head, at The Ottawan we find ourselves feeling quite patriotic these days. To that end, we’re continuing to showcase Canadian businesses including manufacturers, craftspeople, designers, and artists.
Today, we’re proud to feature some fantastic homegrown furniture manufacturers, all based in Quebec. Up tomorrow: women’s fashion accessories.
▫️ Over 75% of the sofas, solid wood tables, beds and dressers found in Mikaza Home’s Montreal and Ottawa stores are manufactured in Canada. If you’re bargain hunting, check their website for liquidation items from both store locations. [Mikaza]
▫️ Honoured as an industry pioneer by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers Association in 2017, Romano has been manufacturing a wide range of stylish sofas in Montreal since 1962. The company, which is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, also produces beds, armchairs and ottomans. [Romano Sofa]
▫️ Canadel furniture is made in Louisville, Quebec. The stylish collections of on-trend and classic furniture include tables, chairs, stools, kitchen islands, benches and occasional furniture. Even better, if the “Tomato Red” kitchen island isn’t to your liking (we love it), Canadel offers a huge number of colour and finish options. https://canadel.com/
If we’ve left out your favourite Canadian furniture manufacturer, let us know. [email protected]
▫️ 529 Alasken Drive, South Gloucester
▫️ 88 Appleby Private, Ottawa