It seems as though more people are getting food to go these days, rather than cooking at home.

Since restaurants are only allowed to be open for take-out orders, businesses have been hurting left and right. People are looking to go out and have a nice sit-down, not take home a filet mignon in a Styrofoam container. That's just my opinion.

As of today, Governor Charlie Baker passed the bill allowing restaurants to be able to sell alcohol with to-go food orders and I couldn't be happier for local businesses.

The moment the bill was passed, I noticed a local Fairhaven business, the Bayside Lounge, was quick to the social media punch and instantly caught my attention. Of course, I was now obligated to put in an order to experience the new law change.

According to the newly-signed bill, restaurants are allowed to sell 1.5 liters of wine (which is equivalent to two bottles of wine) or 192 ounces of beer/malt liquor (which is equivalent to 16 12 oz. beers, ciders or seltzers such as White Claw).

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I'm not trying to take away from liquor stores at all, which are still open; I'm simply stating the fact that our local restaurants are hurting (as we all are) and if this is a way to benefit and produce additional revenue then I'm all for it.

Hear me out folks, this coronavirus is no joke.

Let's all do out jobs, as Coach Belichick would say, by staying at home, supporting local business, and focusing on the silver linings of this COVID-19 pandemic. Even if that means enjoying a bottle of wine to go.

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