Wed. update #3 – Flight offering family dinners to-go, more Downtown news

Flight restaurant at Main and Monroe now has its entire menu (including wine) available for curbside pick-up or free delivery. Check out the last page of the menu, on which they offer nightly family dinners.

Pricing listed below is per person. Orders must be placed by 9 PM the previous evening. To place your order call 901-521-8005

  • Thursday 3/26 – Mixed greens salad, fresh blueberries, goat cheese, lemon thyme dressing; Blackened Louisiana Redfish, seafood jambalaya, fried okra; warm chocolate cake and Chantilly dressing $26
  • Friday 3/27 – Caesar salad with parmesan reggiano and herb croutons; Surf & Turf, roasted asparagus, mashed potatoes, chive butter sauce; toffee bread pudding with pecan caramel sauce $40
  • Saturday 3/28 – Chopped salad, blackeyed peas, bell pepper, grape tomatoes, green peppercorn buttermilk dressing; Braised Wagyu Short Ribs, wild mushroom risotto, roasted Brussels sprouts; pecan cheesecake and caramel sauce $28
  • Sunday 3/29 – Fried greens salad, orange sections, black pepper candied walnuts, orange balsamic vinaigrette; Meatloaf, Cipolinni onions, maple glazed carrots, loaded mashed potatoes; Guinness dark chocolate brownie $29

MATA has announced free fares on all its modes of transportation effective March 25 through April 30. Social distancing rules will be in effect on MATA vehicles through at least April 7.

Build-your-own cupcake shop Cupcake Cutie is moving from Court Square to a much more visible location at the corner of South Main and Pontotoc. They want to do 7 cake flavors, 6 icings, and 30 toppings a day. They will also have other treats like cupcake milkshakes, pies, and cheesecakes.

The Mid-South Food Bank has suspended volunteer operations at its headquarters to protect volunteers from COVID-19. Instead, it is relying on its partner agencies to deliver food, with 1.2 million pounds distributed in the last two weeks. You can make a financial donation to the food bank here.

From the Humane Society.Questions can be directed to Monetary donations are also appreciated during this critical time and can be made at

The Office of the District Attorney General has a letter explaining how 201 Poplar will operate in the coming weeks (click to view in a larger size):

From stats site FiveThirtyEight: What actually happens when you get a COVID-19 test?

The CA has a photo gallery: Construction continues on the One Beale project

The Daily Memphian’s coronavirus blog reports that two Downtown hotels, the Hu. (formerly the Madison) and the Doubletree have temporarily suspended operations.

That’s it for right now. Back later today or tomorrow with more.