Hello everyone, terrible situation! The news on television and radio every day is not getting any better. I am so glad that Maryland Governor Hogan has made it mandatory for folks to wear a facemask in public places. While going to Giant and other supermarkets, I have seen so many people without mass and gloves, including the cashiers. It is crazy! So from me to you, please protect yourself and others. This COVID-19 IS NO JOKE!
A few of our favorite eateries have found a way for you to still enjoy meals and deserts during this Cronavirus pandemic by opening up a window pick-up or a drive by pick-up. One of my favorite places that has adopted this idea is the Avenue Bakery. That is right! You can still get your Poppay’s rolls and sweet potato ies from the Avenue Bakery on Friday’s from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For your safety they will serve you at their walk-up window— the lobby is closed. So, folks, go get your hot rolls and tell the owner, James Hamlin, I said “hello” and to hold a dozen of those rolls for me. Please don’t forget to wear your mask and gloves.
Dante Daniels, owner of Colin’s Seafood and Grill in Randallstown also is doing carryout seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. You can pick your favorite meals from their menu. It is probably best to call ahead first, especially if you have a large order.
Then there is my buddy, “Downtown Kevin Brown,” who also owns a popular restaurant with his partner William Maughlin called “Nancy by SNAC.” located 131 W. North Avenue are serving delicious breakfast and lunch all day every day starting at 8 a.m. by curb side pick-up.
If you know any other eateries in Baltimore that have found away to continue to serve customers food in a safe way, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 410-833-9474.
There are a few ways you can practice social distancing and still try to have fun such as: take a walk; go for a hike; do yard work; play in your yard; clean out a closet; read a good book; listen to music; cook a meal; have a family game night— this does not mean for you to invite family and friends over who do not live in the household— go for a drive; do group video chats; stream a favorite show; check on a friend; check on elderly neighbors by phones only.
Here is something to smile about! My journalist sister, Valerie Fraling made a statement that is so true. She says, “I would have never thought that I would walk into a bank and up to a teller with a mask on and ask for money!” Valerie also said she has washed her hands so much she uncovered a night club stamp from 25 years ago. I thought that was so funny! Valerie keep the jokes coming, we need that right now.
In this time of uncertainty, many people are hurting. We are grateful for front-line healthcare workers, first responders and human service workers who are meeting basic human needs like food and shelter. Although some thought this crisis would bring out our worst, I find people have an overwhelming desire to help and be of service. If you are feeling this way, be assured that it is possible to make a difference even from home. Just stay safe and follow the rules. Please wear a mask and gloves when you go out.
Well my dear friends, I am sorry I couldn’t tell you where or when the next jazz show will be, or Day-Time Party or what night club is doing what, but don’t worry, have faith, this too shall pass; hopefully soon.
Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at email@example.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS