THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1574 – Posted on: 29-March-2021
On March 23rd the provincial government announced that Regina restaurants will be reduced to takeout only starting on March 28th. We don’t know how long these measures will be in place. We will offer our takeout food and beer Monday to Saturday from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM for lunch and then from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM for supper. We will try to retain as many staff as possible by reducing their hours and offering an extra day off rather than laying them off. If the volume of takeout business is sufficient, we can keep our staff working. Our current full menu will continue to be made available. Our Monday and Wednesday Wings & a Pint Special, Tuesday Pizza & a Pint Special and Saturday Steak & a Pint Special will continue but you’ll get a glass bottle of Bushwakker beer to take home instead. Our popular Soup & Sandwich Specials will also remain in place. Curbside service will also be available. We will be open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM for our big Good Friday Fish & Chips Day. Call us at 306-359-7276 to place your takeout food orders. Our offsale cooler will be fully stocked too. Let’s get through this together Regina! We cannot tell you how much we appreciate your support throughout these very challenging times. We would not be here today without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
BREWERY “HOP”PENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available Irish Coffee Stout, Red Currant Ale, Chinook ESB and 30th Anniversary American Barleywine are currently on tap! There are also 13 other year round brews to choose from making a total of 17 Bushwakker brews currently available.
Our MARCH PREMIUM WINE FEATURES are from the Luigi Bosca Winery in Argentina. The red is the La Linda Old Vines Malbec. The white is the La Linda Sweet Viognier. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature on March 26th and 27th is a MONSTER BURGER for $19.95. Our Saturday CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL for $21.95 will also be available.
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 650 ml bottles of Bushwakker beer in ALL SIX REGINA SLGA stores.
FESTIVE FISH GOOD FRIDAY! Friday, April 2, 2021. The biggest day of the year for Fish & Chips! Ensure you don’t miss out and order yours in advance for takeout online. Visit bushwakker.com/fishfriday and choose from either our classic award-winning Alaskan Cod in Stubblejumper Pils beer batter or our special Chico IPA battered Halibut with jalapeno tartar sauce. Perhaps order a bottle of Bushwakker beer and a slice of Carrot Cake Cheesecake too! Select your pick up time and you are done like dinner!
Thanks to everyone who nominated us in 13 different categories in the 2021 edition of the Prairie Dog Magazine’s Best of Food Regina Awards! Those categories include: Best Brewpub, Best Pub, Best Downtown Pub, Best Covid-Adapted Restaurant, Best Beer Selection, Best Takeout, Best Business Lunch, Best Nachos, Best Pub Pizza, Best Local Burgers, Best Local Fries, Best Scotch Selection and Best Desserts. Help us turn those nominations into wins by voting at https://prairiedogmag.com/best-of-food-2021/#// from March 22nd until May 2nd. Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support!
Fundraising Opportunity! Although we have suspended our in-house Steak Night Fundraisers, we now offer a unique PIZZA & A “PINT” takeout fundraising event on Mondays. Pizza & Pint Pick Up. BUSHWAKKER AWARD-WINNING PUB PIZZAS! Prepared with our own handmade herbed pizza crust. 8” on regular thickness crust with hearty toppings! (Typically feeds 1-2 ppl). Includes your choice of one 650ml bottle of Bushwakker beer!
Learn more or register your group for a hassle-free and unique fundraising experience at Bushwakker Brewing: Pizza & Pint Pick Up | Fundraisn
BUSHWAKKER “NEW NORMAL” NOTES
Our Hours of Operation will change on Monday, March 29th! On March 23rd the provincial government announced that Regina restaurants will be reduced to takeout only starting on March 28th. We will offer our takeout food and beer Monday to Saturday from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM for lunch and then from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM for supper. We are closed on Sundays for now. Call 306-359-7276 to place your orders.
We appreciate your business very much! Due to our greatly reduced seating capacity, we ask that customers limit their dining time so as many people as possible can comfortably enjoy our Real Saskatchewan Brewpub Experience, especially if we have a line-up! Thank you for your co-operation and support.
We are very appreciative of the considerable increase in the number of our takeout food orders. Every little bit helps during these challenging times. Because we do not have many tables to spare for customers to use while they wait for their takeout orders, we kindly ask you place your orders ahead of time by calling us at 306-359-7276 so that we can have your order ready upon your arrival. We have added additional waiting spaces in our back common area. Just stand on a red “X” and we will bring your takeout order to you as soon as it is ready. We also can provide curbside pickup. Just let us know when you will be arriving at out back door and we’ll run it out to you. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
We ask that our customers do not alter the position of our tables. We are required by the Saskatchewan Health Authority to have our tables placed three meters apart. We have measured the correct spacing so that we can maximize the numbers of tables present while complying with this health order. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation. It has been quite an adjustment to see our number of tables be reduced from a whopping 64 to a mere 19. Nevertheless, we remain grateful for being allowed to offer in-house dining during this challenging time.
Reservations are accepted and encouraged. We accept reservations as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday. Call at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. Please note under the new provincial guidelines the maximum number of people who can be seated at the same table is now limited to four. Larger reservations must occupy more than one table and maintain three meters of physical distancing between each table.
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 open back UP!
‘It’s quite unnerving’: Regina businesses preparing for restrictions to take effect
Stefanie Davis CTV News Regina Video Journalist
REGINA — A number of Regina businesses that are affected by the province’s announcement of new COVID-19 restrictions are now busy preparing accordingly.
On Tuesday, the provincial government announced all restaurants and bars must close for in-person dining, however take-out and delivery are still permitted.
Venues including arts galleries, museums, cinemas, bowling alleys and science centres must also temporarily close. These changes come into effect on Sunday.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
Restaurant owners and operators have only a few days to navigate what their businesses will do to comply with the new restrictions.
Grant Frew, the bar manager at Bushwakker Brewpub, said the past few months have been an emotional roller coaster.
“I must admit I was a little surprised. I know that the rates of infection are increasing, but with all steps that we’ve been taking in terms of physically distancing the tables, the enhanced sanitation and the contact tracing, I always felt that we were really on top of things,” Frew said. “But I do understand that something has to be done. For us, it’s just trying to figure out how we can survive on take-out.”
Bushwakker has rearranged some staff scheduling to ensure all staff can stay on.
“It will really come down to our customers and the people of Regina. Can they help keep us going?” he said. “I feel confident that we can, but there’s just so much uncertainty out there. It’s quite unnerving.”
To help with business, Bushwakker is expanding its hours of take-out service. It’s also offering food and beer combinations for takeout specials, which it didn’t do last time these restrictions were in place.
Elle’s Cafe is also preparing to shift to more take-out options.
“We’re going to have to completely redesign our whole motto and how we’re serving food,” Elle Grzeda, the owner of Elle’s Cafe, said. “We’re going to be changing all of our stuff to delivery or take-out, and we’re really encouraging people to use our curbside.”
She said the biggest challenge they’re facing is encouraging people to still support local – whether that’s by using a food delivery app or picking something up to go.
“I feel like the smaller businesses are getting hit the hardest with this. These people are your neighbours, your friends, so you have to support them during this time of need,” she said.
Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina has rearranged some staff scheduling to ensure all staff can stay on. (Stefanie Davis / CTV Regina)
TIME OUT – Opinions of Medical Specialists Regarding COVID-19 Lockdowns
Medical experts in London today were asked if it is time to ease the COVID lock downs:
Allergists were in favour of scratching it, but Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling about it, but Neurologists thought the government had a lot of nerve.
Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, while Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted.
Many Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!” while Pediatricians said, “Oh, grow up!”
Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while Radiologists could see right through it.
Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and pharmacists claimed it would be a bitter pill to swallow.
Plastic Surgeons opined that this proposal would “put a whole new face on the matter.”
Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but Urologists were pissed off by the whole idea.
Anesthetists thought the whole idea was a gas, and Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.
In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in politics.