THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1529 – Posted on: 18-May-2020
Thank you Regina! We re-opened our kitchen for a second weekend with a new limited takeaway menu last Friday and Saturday and we will be doing it again on May 15th and 16th from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Our offsale will open even earlier from noon – 7:00 PM. We were very happy to see so many folks who stopped by for some of our award-winning brewpub cuisine. We very much appreciate your enthusiastic support as we endeavour to provide our takeaway food and beer in this new normal. No cash please. No growler fills. As part of our social distancing measures, customers will be required to enter the brewpub from the north entrance of the building and then exit through our front doors. Takeout food orders can be placed by calling us at 306-359-7276 starting at noon each day. Sorry, no delivery service is available. Our third limited takeout weekend menu offerings are found below.
Room with a view. It has been a great joy to ignite the neon for a few hours over these last few weekends. Thank you to our many devoted customers and friends for your enthusiastic support!
THIS WEEK’S BUSHWAKKER TAKEOUT MENU
Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th: Kitchen open 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Offsale open noon – 7:00 PM
Phone: 306-359-7276 starting at noon each day to place food orders.
SIGNATURE FISH AND CHIPS $20.95
Our most popular dish! Stubblejumper Pilsener battered cod fillets, served with handcut fries and fresh tartar sauce.
CHICKEN FINGERS $15.50
Tender pieces of breaded chicken with our honey dill dip. Served with your choice of handcut fries or Caesar salad.
Prepared with our own handmade herbed pizza crust. No substitutions please. Sorry, no gluten-free crust at this time.
PULLED PORK & APPLE $16.95
Tender pulled pork with sliced Granny Smith apples and a tangy chipotle BBQ pizza sauce.
Saskatchewan’s favourite: pepperoni, mushroom and bacon.
SANDWICHES & CLASSIC BURGERS*
REUBEN 4OZ-$16.95 | 8OZ-$20.95
Smoked beef and sauerkraut with melted Swiss on marble rye. Served with grainy mustard on the side.
Black beans, tomatoes, onions, peppers, jalapenos, Mexican rice and Monterey Jack cheese. Enjoy as is or add chicken or beef for $5.00 extra.
WAKKER BURGER $16.95
Topped with cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and red onions. Choose from beef or bison patties made on premises.
CAJUN ANDOUILLE BEEF BURGER $18.95
Cajun andouille sausage and beef patty with cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and remoulade sauce.
BLACK & BLEU BURGER $16.95
Rubbed with Cajun blackening spice and topped with fried onions and a rich bleu cheese sauce, lettuce and tomato. Choose from beef or bison patties made on premises or a chicken breast.
*All sandwiches and burgers are served with a side of hand-cut fries or Ceasar salad. Gluten-free bun $2.00.
TACO SALAD $17.95
Romaine lettuce and spinach, black bean and corn, Monterey jack cheese, tomato, jalapeno, guacamole, salsa and sour cream. Served with your choice of seasoned chicken skewers or spicy ground beef and topped with crispy tortilla strips.
CAESAR SALAD $12.95
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with our special dressing, topped with croutons and parmesan cheese. Add a seasoned chicken skewer for $5.00.
FAMOUS HANDCUT BUSHWAKKER FRIES $7.95 GRAVY $3.00
HOUSE-MADE CHOCOLATE PORTER BROWNIE CHEESECAKE $8.50
Ultimate comfort food. We more than doubled our cheesecake production last weekend and were able to meet the demand. Our Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake was a hit. This weekend we offer Chocolate Porter Brownie Cheesecake! Call us at 306-359-7276 starting at noon on Friday and Saturday to order yours!
Please continue to practice your safe social distancing practices and remain connected to one another and to us! Yes, we do indeed miss you! Try to support local businesses whenever possible. Be vigilant in your resolve to protect yourselves which in turn will protect others. The more disciplined we are at being separated now, the sooner we will all be together again later! We look forward to safely embracing Phase 3 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan economic plan.
Two litre bottles of Bushwakker Chico IPA and Dungarvon Irish Red Ale are now available for home delivery with the help of fellow Regina craft brewers, Pile O’ Bones Brewing. To place your order, just visit www.saskbeerdelivery.ca Don’t forget all six Regina SLGA stores offer a selection of Bushwakker bottled beers.
The annual Prairie Dog Magazine “Best of Food” Regina reader’s poll is back! Deadline to vote has been extended to May 19th! We are pleased to announce that you have nominated your Bushwakker in a record- breaking 23 categories in this year’s contest! Thank you for your incredible support! Those nomination categories include Regina’s Best: brewpub, pub, restaurant,pub server (both Cheryl and Rayna), nachos, appetizers, soup, salad, pub pizza, gourmet pizza, wings, dessert, business lunch, lunch restaurant, sandwich, local burger, chicken burger, veggie burger, local fries, restaurant for a first date, restaurant for a budget date, restaurant for a party AND restaurant for a fundraiser!
Visit the voting site at https://prairiedogmag.com/best-of-food-2020/#// before May 19th and turn those nominations into victories! If you vote in at least 20 categories, you have a chance to win a $500 prize package from the Prairie Dog.
Saskatchewan Economy Faces More Uncertainty with Possible Grey Cup Cancellation
By Jonathan Guignard Global News May 11, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Saskatchewan’s economy could face another major hit due to the uncertainty around the 2020 Grey Cup.
Hosted in Regina in 2013, the Grey Cup brought in $93 million to the province. This year, Tourism Regina projected the event to bring in around $95 million of economic activity.
But last week, the CFL announced that it’s very unlikely the football season will go ahead this year. If that’s the case, it also means no Grey Cup.
While it’s not set in stone, John Hopkins, Regina and District Chamber of Commerce CEO, says cancelling the event would mean restaurants and hotels would feel the brunt of the loss.
“Any kind of major event coming to the city, it has an impact in terms of ensuring that viability of a lot of businesses, particularly when you think about hotels. They need these major events to fill rooms,” Hopkins said.
“When we don’t have these types of events, it makes it more challenging and has an impact in terms of the viability of the business.”
Bushwakker Brewing, meanwhile, says a cancelled season could cost the pub tens of thousands of dollars.
“In 2013, we saw people in our brewpub from all over the country wearing their home province or city’s team jerseys beginning early in Grey Cup week,” the pub told Global News in a statement.
“Additional staff were brought in to meet the increased demand and there was an incredible feeling of celebration and national pride throughout the brewpub all week long. For Regina to lose the opportunity to host the 2020 Grey Cup is both a huge financial and emotional blow.”
However, if there is a CFL season, it won’t start until July at the earliest — inevitably costing teams money, too.
But Regina sports columnist Murray McCormick says the Saskatchewan Roughriders are in a better position than most.
“The fan base helps a lot and it’s helped build up that sort of a nest egg that allows (the Riders) to move forward and not be as worried as other teams are,” McCormick said.
McCormick added that at the end of the day, Saskatchewan will host a Grey Cup. If the 2021 Grey Cup goes to Hamilton as planned, he said, Regina could see the big game in 2022.
“All the plans aren’t being pushed aside or wasted because the Riders right now are continuing to work under the assumption that there’s going to be a Grey Cup,” McCormick said.
Regardless, Regina city council has already committed $1,000,000 to this year’s Grey Cup, with another $600,000 for police enforcement.
“We’ll see where it goes from here, but we did commit that and we may get some of that back or all of it,” Mayor Michael Fougere said.
Despite the challenges that come along with a cancelled event, Hopkins says it comes down to safety.
“Yes, the economy is absolutely vital and we need to make sure there is some sort of balance there and I think that’s where we are right now, is trying to balance the needs of the economy- the needs of people going back to work with the safety of people,” Hopkins said.
“There’s going to be some time that has to go by before we get to the other side of this and that’s just where we are in this point in time and none of us could have foreseen this happening and we are all trying to do this together.”
TIME OUT – Pay Raise
A pastor’s wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise.
After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the preacher’s family expanded, so would his paycheck.
After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the preacher’s expanding salary.
A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued, as to how much the clergyman’s additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost.
After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke, ‘Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us.
Silence fell on the congregation.
In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said in her frail voice, ‘Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers.’
The entire congregation said, ‘Amen.’
Step by step we are indeed seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Proceed safely and patiently everyone.