THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1222 - Posted on: 30-Jun-2014
Bushwakker NewsOur premium wines for July are Wayne Gretzky Okanagan VQA Wines from BC: The red is a Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah. The white is a Pinot Grigio. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre. Our guest tap now offers Paddock Wood's Belgian Wit from Saskatoon. $7.95 for a pint. Next up is the Mikkeller Super Galena single-hop IPA for $8.95 pint.
Bushwakker EventsSun., June 29: It's one of those rare Sundays when the Bushwakker will be open! The Hamilton Tiger Cats are in town for the Rider's first game of the regular season. We suspect they would love a win over Team Green following the 2013 Grey Cup contest. Kickoff is at 5:00 PM and we open at noon. Enjoy our Tabby Burger and a Pint feature. Think of it as "devouring" the competition! June 30: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Uptown Jazz. Great jazz standards from this revitalized group. 8:00 PM. July 1: Closed. Happy Canada Day! July 2: Wednesday Night Folk. Becky & The Jets. Classic folk tunes and great harmonies for this popular group. 9:00 PM. July 4: First Firkin Friday. A great Bushwakker monthly tradition! Enjoy the pomp and circumstance as a small keg (firkin) is lead in a procession throughout the pub headed by a piper from The Fraser Pipe Band. An unsuspecting volunteer wields a handmade wooden maul and taps the firkin on the bar in the centre of the room. A drenching of the keg tapper as well as all those in the immediate proximity is almost guaranteed. Don’t miss the special brew that Bushwakker head brewer, Mitch Dalrymple has prepared for you this month. 5:30 PM. July 7: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Jazz Band-Its. Over 20 members comprise this very big band which plays big band jazz. 8:00 PM. July 9: Wednesday Night Folk. The Rusty Augers. Great country rock from this popular Moose Jaw act. 9:00 PM. July 12: Riders vs. Lions. The second home game of the regular season starts at 7:30 PM. Be sure to stop by the Bushwakker before, during or after the game for our Lion Burger & a Pint feature. “Devour” the competition’s namesake burger and enjoy any regular Bushwakker pint for only $15.95. July 14: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Whiteboy Slim. Toronto Exclusive Magazine Music Awards best blues artist, best blues CD and best blues song. 8:00 PM. July 16: Wednesday Night Folk. The Stillhouse Poets. Great roots duo inspired by the music of the Mississippi Delta and the Appalachian mountains. 9:00 PM. July 21: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Ministry of Groove. Jazz/Funk from the 70’s and beyond! 8:00 PM. July 23: Wednesday Night Folk. Chad Kichukla & The Garage. Americana roots rock inspired by inspirations Springsteen and Earle. 9:00 PM. July 26: Riders vs. Argonauts. The big Saturday night game starts at 8:00 PM. Enjoy our Argonaut & a Pint feature before or after your visit to Mosaic Stadium. Go Riders go! July 28: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Uptown Jazz. The “new & improved” band continues to lay it down in fine form. 8:00 PM. July 30: Wednesday Night Folk. The Upside of Maybe. Energetic roots/folk/pop/rock group from Stratford, Ontario on a summer Canadian tour. 9:00 PM.
Judith Bellamy; July’s ArtistI spent my childhood and young adulthood on the farm, with an interlude in 2 small Saskatchewan towns. There are wonderful memories from both, but the farm years were by far the best. There the great outdoors became my canvas. Nothing matches the freedom of walking the soft dips and rises of the fields, pasture and woodland. I treasured the small secret ponds and mysterious trails. My life seemed to stand still as the four seasons shared their gifts with me – year after year. Both my parents had artistic discerning eyes. My mother still paints and creates anything she puts her mind to including mosaics and glass works. She is still an award-winning gardener – also making art cards from the pictures of her beloved flowers. My father was never without his camera, whether on the tractor, car; beach or on his beloved country roads. He recorded the changing seasons on his land, sunrises and sunsets – water, earth and sky.. I often feel that I look at the world though my parents eyes. The buffalo may have traversed over our patch of farmland in years past and I have long felt a connection to them. Perhaps my childhood footsteps over the farm crisscrossed their trails from times long past. Today, our children are grown, my nursing career is complete and the lovely days of retirement are filled with contemplation and enjoyment of Mother Earth and best of all – recording some of those moments with a paintbrush!
Time OutA man and his wife check into a hotel. The husband wants to have a drink at the bar, but his wife is extremely tired so she decides to go on up to their room to rest. She lies down on the bed... just then, and elevated train passes by very close to the window and shakes the room so hard she's thrown out of the bed. Thinking this must be a freak occurrence, she lies down once more. Again a train shakes the room so violently, she's pitched to the floor. Exasperated, she calls the front desk, asks for the manager. The manager says he'll be right up. The manager is skeptical but the wife insists the story is true. "Look... lie here on the bed -- you'll be thrown right to the floor!" So he lies down next to the wife. Just then the husband walks in. "What," he says, "are you doing here!?!" The manager calmly replies, "Would you believe I'm waiting for a train?"
Our weekend Seafood Feature is Shrimp w/ Romesco Sauce & Grilled Bread. $12.95
The Soup & Sandwich Special is $10.95. All hot specials are $14.95, except where noted, and include a serving of soup du jour, chopped, or Caesar salad.
|Fri., June 27||Split Pea & Ham||Chicken Salad||Mole Chicken w/ Cornbread & Plantain Chips|
|Sat., June 28||Bushwakker||Bacon & Egg Risotto||Steak & a Pint. $16.95|
|Sun., June 29||Bushwakker||Tabby Burger & a Pint. $15.95||Steak & a Pint. $16.95|
|Mon., June 30||Cream of Broccoli||Prosciutto Mushroom & Spinach Wrap||Sausage Carbonara|
|Tues., July 1||CLOSED||HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!||CLOSED|
|Wed., July 2||Squash & Bacon||Baked Cod Chips & Mixed Greens Salad w/ Chive & Pine Nut Dressing||Chicken Pot Pie|
|Thur., July 3||Harissa Pork||Spicy Chicken w/ Coriander Flat Bread||Yellowfin Tuna on Warm Udon Noodles & Sautéed Vegetables. $16.95|
|Fri., July 4||Tomato Beef Noodle||Focaccia Club||Braised Short Ribs w/ Aged Cheddar Baked Potatoes & Sweet Onion Compote. $15.95|
|Sat., July 5||Bushwakker||Chicken & Strawberry Tostadas||Steak & a Pint. $16.95|