Monday update

The County Commission votes today on a $2.5 million fund to support restaurant workers while their hours and capacity are reduced by COVID-19 regulations. The fund will provide for $1000 grants to go to 2500 workers – the $1000 amount is described as “the equivalent of what most of the workers make in the local restaurant industry per two-week pay period.” But the Safer at Home order and the 25% capacity restrictions last for a four-week period.

To make it personal, read this letter to the editor by workers at a dozen Shelby County restaurants.

StyleBlueprint has a profile of JoBeth Graves of South Main’s Grecian Gourmet.

From Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Ann-Margret describes the affair she once had with Elvis

From the Morning Brew newsletter: Search engine with 2 million recipes

There’s a wine dinner tonight at Catherine & Mary’s. Deets pasted from Instagram:

Join us for the first Enjoy AM wine dinner of 2021!

📅 Monday, January 11 at Catherine & Mary’s
🍷 Welcoming glass served 6:00pm-6:30pm.
🍝 Dinner starts at 6:30pm. Enjoy four courses with wine pairings selected by Ryan Radish for $75/person + tax and tip.
🍷 Joe’s Wine & Liquor will be present to take wine orders at 15% off or purchase 6 or more bottles with a wine club membership.
🇮🇹: theme: Trentino-Alto Adige

Call (901)254-8600 or email to reserve your space.

That’s all for this Monday that’s rather slow on news. Watching the radar. It’s snowing in North Mississippi. I wish some of that snow would find its way up here. Back tomorrow with more news.