After a year on life support, restaurants start to ‘see some light’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 22, 2021 6:09 AM CT | Published: March 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT

It’s been a year since Memphis restaurants were told to close their dining rooms. As a second year of the ‘hustle and pivot’ begins, the vaccines and Health Directive 19 offer relief. Still, as one restaurateur says, ‘I go to bed every night stressed.’ 

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Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs is a native Memphian and veteran food writer and journalist who covers all things food, dining and spirits related for The Daily Memphian.