Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Today is the first day of Ontario's vaccine mandate for non-essential businesses. Proof of vaccination is now required for dining in restaurants, bars, gyms, theatres and cinemas, and casinos. Here's a more complete list.
Going inside to pay, to use the washrooms, or pass through to the outside seating area is exempt.
Essential businesses, such as grocery stores, doctor's offices, liquor stores, and cannabis shops will not require proof of vaccinations.
Where can you get proof? A smartphone app is supposedly in the works but for now, it needs to be paper. You can download your vaccination proof from the Provincial website. All you need is your OHIP card and your postal code.
Wednesday Food + Drink
▪️This sounds like a match made in cocktail heaven: Kichesippee Beer’s Ginger Beer mixed with Dairy Distillery’s Vodkow vodka to make a tasty, locally produced Moscow Mule. Available in Kichesippi Beer’s taproom and beer garden now.
▪️Enjoy cocktails and live music at Queen St. Fare’s Jazz Night tonight (Wednesday September 22nd), when the Sean Duhaime trip performs from 7:00pm to 10:0pm. It’s free to attend but they recommend advance booking here.
▪️The Fall in Love with Maple event (September 25th to October 3rd, 2021) is a chance to enjoy “an authentic sugarbush experience while also enjoying the changing colours in the leaves and warmer weather.” - Ottawa Tourism. The event is a production of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association, and many maple syrup producers in our region will be taking part.
▪️But this is very different from a traditional, early Spring visit to the sugarbush. In addition to enjoying cool stuff like Thompsontown Maple Products’ Barrel Aged maple syrup, which is the result of a collaboration between Thomponsontown and The County Cooperage in Carp, you’ll be able to stroll through forests of vivid reds and oranges, as early Fall sets in.
▪️Admission at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (2452 Yorks Corners Road, Edwards, ON K0A 1V0) is $10 per car, and advance reservations are not necessary. Wander the trails to see the fall leaves and take in the full sugarbush experience from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
▪️On Saturday September 25th and Saturday October 2nd from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Oliver’s Mapleworks (158 Lakewood Lane, Perth, ON K7H 3C7) will have plenty of pure maple products for sale, and families can stop by the barn to visit the miniature goats and horses.
The full list of participating Ottawa area maple producers can be found here
In the media
▪️The Citizen looks at the city's Bahn Mi shops
▪️NarCity recommends The Best Restaurants in Ottawa for Cheap Eats.
▪️Apartment 613 drinks in Kanata's Ogham Craft Spirits
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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