Friday update

The Daily Memphian had some GREAT NEWS this morning. Health Department Director Dr. Alisa Haushalter and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris had their monthly meeting with members of the Memphis Restaurant Association. They indicated that in Health Directive 18, set to go into effect sometime around February 20, the stupid COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants that have been in place for months will be loosened. Some of the items under consideration include

  • The return of seating at bar areas
  • Increasing capacity from 50% to 75% where social distancing permits
  • Allowing restaurants to stay open for dine-in until 12 AM (currently 10 PM)

These are all fantastic proposals and long overdue. I can’t wait to sit at a bar again, and I would love to see my friends who work at the late-night bars Downtown have an opportunity to make 2 additional hours of money.

There’s all this talk of two masks being more effective than one. I would gladly double-mask if I could have my bar stool back.

Bardog Tavern is doing a Valentine’s Day dinner starting at 5 PM Sunday. It includes

  • Bottle of Bardog Cabernet OR Coppola Pinot Grigio
  • Soup or Side Salad
  • Ribeye or Cheese Tortellini w/ lobster cream sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes & Sautéed Spinach
  • Red Velvet Cake

Friday vaccinations by the Health Department have been postponed due to icy spots on roads.

Peoples on Beale hosts an All Blues and Motown Affair with Yubu and the Ancient Youth Band tonight at 7.

Randstad has a job opening for an Assembler at a company near Downtown Memphis. Hours are 6 AM to 2:30 PM and pay is $13 an hour.

From WREG: Fauci predicts “open season” on vaccines by April, herd immunity to COVID by late summer

Weatherbug’s forecast for Monday: 70% chance of snow with a high of 15; Monday night, 40% chance of snow with a low of 3. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week all have the potential to be snow days.

Grizzlies on national TV alert: They play the Los Angeles Lakers at 9 on ESPN.

Crosstown Brewing Co. celebrates WYXR’s Raised by Sound beer release today noon to 4. There will be a live on-air broadcast and DJ Alpha Whiskey will supply the music. You might score a free koozie whose design was a collaboration with Mempho Music Festival. Downtowners, don’t forget that Groove on Demand can take you there.

If you’re a fan of comedy, the Trumpster’s team will offer a defense in his second impeachment hearing today. The fun starts at 11 AM Central time.

Getting about time to make that long commute across Main Street to work. Back tomorrow with more news.