The Social Distancing Weekly: May 29, 2020
Did you see that Osteria Rialto was named #7 on Toronto Life's list of Best New Restaurants 2020? Now is your chance to try it out!
For our local friends (and those willing to travel), we're delighted to announce Osteria Rialto's new Neighbourhood Dinner.
This dinner is available for pick-up only. Help us avoid delivery fees, and we'll help you eat well! For only $65, the Neighbourhood Dinner includes:
- House-baked focaccia (it's incredible)
- Ontario Buffalo Mozzarella and in-house pickled vegetables
- Your choice of two handmade pastas from: rigatoni with asparagus al limone; ricotta cavatelli with spicy sausage ragu; and tonnarelli with red shrimp and livornese sauce
- Polpettone ragu, a.k.a. beef meatballs in tomato sauce
- Chocolate-caramel cake cup
Add a bottle of our house red or white wine for $20, and make a Paradise occasion of it!
Today in the newsletter, we present:
- Food & drink
- Virtual Paradise Theatre
- Festivals online
- Fun things from isolation
- What's next for...
Food & drink:
Arancini Quattro Formaggi comes free on orders of $40+ on the apps. A fried rice ball with Taleggio, Cantal, Pecorino Romano and Parmigiano Reggiano—what's not to love?
Paradise Party Pack
Four popcorns with Paradise special seasoning, plus four candies and batched cocktails of your choice! Order our negronis and rent the movie Caro Diario for an Italian night in.
Prima Donna cheese
Aged for 24 months, this aromatic cow's milk cheese from the Netherlands is a guaranteed hit on any cheese plate. Order it with your wine, spirits and cider, today!
Virtual Paradise Theatre
When you buy a ticket to one of the movies below, you're also giving two tickets to front-line workers to enjoy a well-deserved escape to Paradise when we re-open. More info.
This audacious zombie thriller blends “political commentary, ethnography, teenage melodrama and genre horror” (Screen).
A White, White Day
In this hypnotic tale of vengeance, an off-duty police chief in a remote Icelandic town has obsessive suspicions.
A chain-smoking grandma in New York's Chinatown lands herself on the wrong side of luck in this crowd-pleasing comedy.
A hilarious and intimate self-reflective comedy set across Italy—from riding a Vespa around Rome, to writing in the Aeolian Islands.
We're delighted to continue offering:
StayOutLate brought Dumpling to Paradise in February, and this weekend they present a festival with a music panel, showcase and dance party!
It's not spring without Hot Docs! Check out There's No Place Like This Place, Anyplace, a documentary about Bloor Street icon, Honest Ed's.
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Now in its 28th year, TJFF presents new films, Q&As, and an excellent selection of free programs.
Winnipeg Folk Festival
Formerly of Hey Rosetta!, Tim Baker celebrates the release of his new single with two online concerts presented by the folk festival.
Fun things from isolation:
One man has gone to extreme lengths to make a squirrel-proof bird feeder, and the results can only be described as extremely entertaining!
A dedicated fan has mapped out the precise chronological order of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
Recreating Favourite Scenes
A dedicated Animal Crossing player has faithfully recreated the "I Want It That Way" cold open from Brooklyn Nine Nine.
What's next for...
Armed with a wide breadth of new ideas and examples from around the world, Vulture asks: What will make us feel comfortable going out to the movies again?
Live Music Venues
Now gets specific on possibilities for the future of live music in Toronto, talking to local musicians, promoters and venue operators.
Glimpse into the future with this Atlantic piece, combining reports from Hong Kong restaurants today with economic predictions about the future of the industry.
Do you love what we do, and look forward to our re-open? There are many ways to support us:
- Order from Osteria Rialto for dinner
- Order Paradise Theatre concessions for home movie night
- Stream a movie on Virtual Paradise Theatre to support us and front-line workers
- Buy a Gift Card - we have $14 and $21 gift cards, perfect for "pre-buying" ground floor and balcony tickets!
- Review us on Google
- Invite your friends to sign up to our newsletter
- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
We'll be back with another Social Distancing Weekly next week.
Until then, email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, requests or inspiration. We're all in this together.