I don't have to tell you that all your favorite places to eat and drink in Tuscaloosa are either closed right now or operating on a seriously limited basis with no on-site service allowed. I applaud each business for doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and sincerely hope that with the help of the community, each of them can find a way to weather this storm.

I don't go out like I used to, but not being allowed to sure has left me with a hankering to visit all my favorite haunts for the comfort of my favorite meals and cocktails. I've always been a downtown Tuscaloosa man, and I miss that beautiful square mile of local flavor down in the marrow of my bones.

I can't predict the future, but I imagine on the day all these restrictions are lifted there is going to be a party in this city unlike any we've seen before. Where are you going to be on that day? Below's a silly gallery of all the places I'm going the minute their doors reopen.