THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1581 – Posted on: 17-May-2021
GOOD NEWS! We are very happy to announce that we have been permitted by the provincial government to resume limited seating in-house dining beginning Monday, May 17th! Limited reservations accepted as late as 6:00 PM. Please call 306-359-7276 to book your table.
BREWERY “HOP”PENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our brand new Mexican Lime Radler, Tart Cherry & Raspberry Fruit Beer, Red Currant Ale and Chinook ESB seasonal brews are currently available in our offsale cooler. There are also many other beers available including a West Coast IPA, Irish Red Ale, Brown, Blonde, Pilsener, Vienna, Pale Ale and a Porter. Keg fills are also available at this time. Growler fills will resume on May 17th.
Our brand new MEXICAN LIME RADLER was released on May 5th as part of our Cinco de Mayo Event. Your feedback was very positive. We will endeavour to make this quenching brew available all summer long.
In addition to taking our beer home in glass bottles and 2 litre jugs direct from our pub, you can find a varying selection of 650 ml bottles of Bushwakker beer in ALL SIX REGINA SLGA stores.
Our May PREMIUM WINE FEATURES are fun and festive! The red is Felicette Cats In Space Grenache from France. Raspberry and plum aromas, medium-bodied on the palate, soft and juicy. The white is Kona Pinot Gris from New Zealand. Fruit-driven yet balanced with gentle acidity. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.
Our brand new Bushwakker Online Ordering Page is now live on our website! You can order everything from our food menu as well as our Bushwakker brews and even select the time you’d like to pick up your order. Visit https://bushwakker.com/shop-2021/and give it a try! Of course, you can continue to place your orders by calling us at 306-359-7276. We still love to hear your friendly voices. Thanks for your support everyone!
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature on May 14th and 15th is SMOKED PORKLOIN for $17.95. Our CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL will also be available this Saturday, May 15th.
Although we are not expecting crowds like this or any home Rider games in the immediate future, we are very grateful our provincial government has permitted Regina restaurants to reopen at a limited capacity on May 17th
BUSHWAKKER “NEW NORMAL” NOTES
We will resume in-house dining on Monday, May 17th and our Hours of Operation will change. We are now open even earlier and later! Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM and the kitchen closes at 8:00 PM. Fridays and Saturdays we open at 11:00 AM and close at 10:00 PM. Kitchen closes at 9:00 PM. We are still closed on Sundays at this time. Our takeout food and beer services will continue to be made available. Call 306-359-7276 to place your orders or visit our new online ordering page at https://bushwakker.com/shop-2021/
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.
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.
Reservations are accepted and encouraged. We accept limited reservations as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday. Call at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. Please note under the current provincial guidelines the maximum number of people who can be seated at the same table is limited to four. Larger reservations must occupy more than one table and maintain three meters of physical distancing between each table. These measures will loosen up as the province enters into Phase One of the 2021 Reopening Roadmap Plan.
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!
Brendan Ellis CTV News
REGINA — Regina restaurants will be allowed to reopen for in-person dining on May 17.
In a release, the Government of Saskatchewan said restaurants in the Queen City will be subject to the in-person dining guidelines currently in place province-wide.
“Now that we have moved past some very high numbers were in Regina and they’re stabilizing, plus our vaccines that are rolling out, we thought it was a good opportunity for them to be able to look at the 17 of May, and be able to figure out ‘okay what do I need to do for ordering food, logistics, staffing up?’” Minister of Health Paul Merriman said.
Capacity at a single table will be limited to four people. Indoor tables with physical barriers between them must be two metres apart, while tables without barriers have to be placed three metres apart.
For outdoor dining, there must be a two metre distance between tables, with or without barriers.
Alcohol sales will be allowed up until 10 p.m.
Restaurants also must continue to record information for all customers, for contact tracing purposes.
The province said all other measures and public health orders remain in place.
Minister of Trade and Export Development Jeremy Harrison said he notified hospitality Saskatchewan on Friday morning ahead of the announcement of the changes.
“They were very, very excited that this would be going forward and that business owners as well, would have a have a bit of time to make sure that they were prepared to go back into in-room dining when that May 17 date came along,” Minister of Trade and Export Development Jeremy Harrison said.
Harrison said he expects to the reopening of restaurants to have a significant impact on employment in the city.
“I expect that we’re going to continue to see positive growth and employment going forward, that this isn’t just a one month thing,” Harrison said.
“Any ability for the sector to plan is appreciated by myself as somebody advocating for food and beverage, but we’re going to need to do more work to help this sector recover,” NDP Economy & Jobs Critic Aleana Young said.
Who says cops don’t have a sense of humor? The following were taken off of actual police car videos around the United States.
“Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they’re new. They’ll stretch out after you wear them awhile.”
“Take your hands off the car, and I’ll make your birth certificate a worthless document.”
“If you run, you’ll only go to jail tired.”
“So you don’t know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?”
“Yes, Sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don’t think it will help. Oh … did I mention that I am the shift supervisor?”
“Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I’m warning you not to do that again or I’ll give you another ticket.”
“The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?”
“Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy, and step in monkey poop.”
“Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven.”
“No sir we don’t have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas but now we’re allowed to write as many tickets as we want.”
“I’m glad to hear the Chief of Police is a good personal friend of yours. At least you know someone who can post your bail.”
“You didn’t think we give pretty women tickets? You’re right, we don’t. Sign here.”
Cheryl is so excited your Bushwakker will resume limited capacity in-house dining on May 17th. She hasn’t worked the floor with her friend Donna in a Dog’s Age!