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Dull objects, Halloween hair and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Boo! Three events to mark the occasion ….. Event #1 – Meet the Neighbours – Bring Your Knives Things around Halloween seem dull? Things like knives, scissors, shears, garden tools and lawnmowers? With winter coming, stay sharp! JC’s Mobile Sharpening will be at 102 Fairmont Saturday, October 27th from 1-5pm to grind the dullness away from the Halloween… Read more »

PS* – I Love You? But what about cinnamon, funfetti or cookies & cream?

Whether or not you’re hosting, need a host or hostess gift, or you’re the one who has been tagged for dessert, this is the time of year to profess love of pumpkin spice.             View this post on Instagram                   pumpkin with vanilla ice cream in one slice! Cakes… Read more »

15 minutes longer …

School starting? Summer ending?   Remember Labour Day weekend when you were a kid? Is there a weekend with more mixed up emotions about the return to school and the end of summer?   Maybe there was that feeling that summer could just last 15 minutes longer … And this weekend, on Sunday and Monday, The Merry Dairy Truck seeks out summer… Read more »

Dinner? At The Merry Dairy?

Every once in a while we are lucky enough to partner with someone very special. And on a Monday!! Tonight, Monday, August 13, Sula Wok, home of the Tibetan Momo (and much much more), visits 102 Fairmont beginning at 5pm and will have items from their amazing menu available for take-out until 7:30pm. Then at 7:30, The Merry Dairy will close early for our (back-to-school??) staff party… Read more »

Today it’s peaches, Wednesday it’s …..

Do I dare eat a peach? It’s the dare of a season. And is there anything as sweet and worth waiting for as an Ontario peach? Poet Li-Young Lee‘s ode to roadside peaches speaks to the reaches we’ll go for peaches. And now that they’re in season, we have the reason to put the squeeze in for some all-natural, store-made peach ice cream. Available beginning this afternoon, Sunday,… Read more »

Some of our all-star reviews …

… don’t appear on Google, Yelp, Facebook, Instagram, or reviews on our local media such as the Kitchissippi Times or Ottawa Citizen – they’re dropped off in the form of letters or drawings by kids.     One of those letters was from Max – who wrote us to suggest a new sundae, called the ChocoMAX, (which is available all summer at the special price… Read more »

Canada Day at The Merry Dairy (great for kids, pets and hoomans of all kinds …)

To roam, or not to roam: that is the Ottawa question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to remain at home and suffer the slings and arrows of Parliament Hill FOMO, Or to lock arms toward a sea of humanity, And by venturing forth, join them?   No matter how this question is answered for those in the city on Canada Day, for the roaming or the home-ing, it’s Canada Day at The Merry… Read more »

Dad? Pops?

On Father’s Day, let’s celebrate the dads and fathers and pops of all kinds with a free mini Merry Pop for dads.  Let’s also celebrate all those people who were like a dad, or reminded us of our dad. Choose from strawberry sunrise, mango lime & chocolate! So, if you’re a Pop or Pop-like, come on in on Sunday, June 17 and enjoy a mini… Read more »

The Best Monday …

Not a Bangles Manic Monday* … but a glorious, sunny, 18 degree Monday so that we can finally, hopefully, say goodbye to our long 100 days of January …   And a glorious Monday also marks the start of Monday openings for The Merry Dairy and, looking at the forecast, open on Tuesday, April 24th to boot. By June, we’ll be open… Read more »

Training Day

No, not the movie starring Denzel Washington, but the time of year when our new summer hires learn all about the frozen custard and ice cream business! Coming to our first full year of operation at 102 Fairmont Avenue, this new group of university and high school students gather for two Saturday mornings to meet each other and get to know the… Read more »