THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1537 – Posted on: 13-July-2020
NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available Baron Bock, Double Honey Imperial Irish Red Ale, Arctic Dark Munich Dunkel, Two Sons Milk Stout and Sweet Tart Cherry Dry Stout are currently on tap. There are also batches of Chinook ESB, Blood Orange Blonde Ale, Fleck’s Czech Dark Lager and Premium Pale Ale working their way through the brewery.
Our JULY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES are the Las Mulas certified organic wines from Chile. The red is their reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the white is their reserve Sauvignon Blanc. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.
Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring the Sumac Hazy Pale Ale from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing. Next up is the Hibiscus Lime Gose from Regina’s Pile O’ Bones Brewing.
This weekend’s Special Dining Features include our TORONTO BURGER & A PINT, BUTTER CHICKEN PIZZA and PORTER & RED WINE MARINATED BEEF TENDERLOIN MEDALLIONS WITH A CHANTERELLE SAUCE ON A BED OF MIXED RICE PILAF AND FARMER’S MARKET VEG.
In addition to taking our beer home in glass bottles, 2 litre jugs and growler fills direct from our pub, you can find a varying selection of 650ml bottles of Bushwakker beer in all six Regina SLGA stores.
Congratulations to Garrett Bailey! He was the winner of last weekend’s Limited Edition Super Summer Blackberry Mead Contest. Garrett received a Bushwakker face mask, Blackberry Mead T-shirt and a couple of bottles of our highly coveted mead.
Our BUSHWAKKER LOCAL ARTIST WALL for the month of July features the works of a talented Regina trio who are back for a return engagement. Their artist biographies are below:
Shiela Mitchell. I gained an interest in art while wearing an Art Teacher hat during more than one school year. We know that in rural schools, teachers often become involved in many subject areas outside their comfort zone. This can be a good thing. Presently, I paint on a regular basis with friends to share ideas, laugh and create what moves me. I have a wide and varied interest in subject matter from landscape to still life using photographs for inspiration. I began painting with watercolour and now work mainly with acrylics.
Linda Tidball. After retiring from a career as a medical laboratory technologist I began cultivating an interest in art. I’ve taken classes in acrylics, mixed media, oils, pastels, watercolour and encaustic wax. My focus has been on still life, wildlife and landscapes. I am currently a member of the Aurora Art Guild and enjoy working and painting with fellow artists.
Trina Wirth. I have always enjoyed the arts and crafts such as pottery, folk arts and ceramics. I took painting classes in later years which were taught by local artists. I’ve had the pleasure of exploring my love of art using oils, mixed mediums, water colours, encaustic wax, pastel and acrylics. My paintings have been displayed at several places in Regina. They show various ways paints react with different mediums. I enjoy all styles of painting as well as trying new methods. I have enjoyed the friendships and sharing of my ideas with fellow artists in the Aurora Art Guild since 2012.
Enjoy their colourful works all this month!
Please remember that reservations are accepted and are encouraged for any time and on any day so give us a call at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. Please note under current guidelines the maximum number of people who can be seated at the same table is limited to six. Larger reservations must occupy more than one table and maintain physical distancing between each table.
Our current hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 11:30 AM until 9:00 PM. Our kitchen closes at 8:00 PM. We are closed on Sundays. Our takeout food and beer services will continue to be made available.
Please continue to practice safe health and social distancing practices. Remain connected to one another and to us! In addition to this weekly newsletter, we are very active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check-in with us often as we navigate these continually evolving times together. Try to support local businesses whenever possible. Be vigilant in your resolve to protect yourselves which in turn will protect others. Please don’t let your guard DOWN so the province can continue to open UP!
Our Home Rider Game Burger & a Pint specials will continue according to the original 2020 CFL schedule. Our next gourmet burger offering will be a TORONTO BURGER & A PINT available on Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th.
Remainder of Saskatchewan Businesses Ready to Reopen by Middle of July
By Kayleen Sawatzky Global News Regina
With all businesses in Saskatchewan permitted to operate by mid-July, those included under the latest 4.2 dates say they are ready.
July 3 has movie theatres opening up in the province, and Landmark Cinemas Canada has a long list of new protocols in place.
Physical distancing will be enforced in a number of ways, including reducing available seating, concession queue lines on the floor, and asking moviegoers to arrive no sooner than 20 minutes before show time.
The company said it will also be enhancing health and safety measures by disinfecting seating surfaces, washrooms and common areas often.
CEO Bill Walker said Landmark Cinemas has been targeting their preparations to please even the most hesitant customer when deciding to return to theatres.
“It’s about when people have those first interaction or hear that first word of mouth, about what cinema going looks like,” Walker explained.
“They realize that it can be a safe choice for them, maintaining distancing, and still be one of the unique entertainment options that is available at this time.”
Restaurants in the province have been allowed to resume dine-in options since June 8, and some of the restrictions are being loosened as of July 6.
In addition to an increased seating capacity, recreation areas can now open — including video lottery terminals (VLTs), pool tables, dart boards, and arcade games.
Bar manager at Bushwakker Brewpub Grant Frew feels the increase in seating capacity sounds better than it actually is.
“As long as there is that two-metre minimum physical distancing in place, even if they increase the capacity allowable for a restaurant, we are still going to have to stay at that 35-per cent capacity,” said Frew.
“So this announcement does not really help us out very much.”
Bushwakker Brewpub — along with all other restaurants — will also be allowed to host live entertainment again as of July 16, however Frew isn’t sure they will start right away.
“Operating at a greatly limited capacity will make it a little bit challenging,” he said.
“I’m also wondering, are people going to be ready to come in and take in a live music performance?”
Casino Regina said its live showroom will be staying closed for the foreseeable future, although the gaming floor will reopen on July 9.
Physical distancing will be encouraged, capacity will be limited and guests will be screened at the door.
“Mask use is encouraged for guests, and gloves are also welcomed in the casino,” said Shanna Schulhauser, Director of Communications at SaskGaming.
“We’re going to be increasing cleaning and sanitation, every third slot machine will be open and our table game services will be closed.”
Also included in the newly announced dates are indoor sporting facilities and performing arts centres (July 6), bingo halls (July 9), as well as racetracks and rodeo-related activities (July 16).
TIME OUT – Laws of the Natural Universe – Part Two
Theatre Rule: At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.
Law of Coffee: As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, someone will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
Murphy’s Law of Lockers: If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
Law of Dirty Rugs/Carpets: The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.
Law of Location: No matter where you go, there you are.
Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don’t know what you are talking about.
Brown’s Law: If the shoe fits, it’s ugly.
Oliver’s Law: A closed mouth gathers no feet.
Wilson’s Law: As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.
Stay safe. Drive safe. Keep your vehicle safe.