The “Daily Menu” showcases local take-out options and Covid-19 related deals. Tune into Perfect Duluth Day tomorrow for yet another social-distance dining option.
Bulldog Pizza offers curbside orders from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Orders can be made online or by calling 218-728-3663. The current special is two single-topping medium pizzas for $15. While families are cooped up inside, Bulldog Pizza is also offering the option to order “pizza party in a box,” which includes ingredients for four mini pizzas for families and their kids to make at home.
Duluth’s Parks and Recreation division released guidelines today advising citizens how to use city parks and trails in a manner that will reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. March and April are also the months when snow is melting and trails can be easily damaged.
So, where is it OK to hike and how is it done safely?
As we continue adjusting to social distancing practices, Perfect Duluth Day presents episode number two of the “Daily Menu.” Each day, we showcase another local take-out option.
7 West Taphouse offers curbside orders from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from its Miller Hill, Downtown Duluth and Superior locations. All health-care workers, emergency response workers, and grocery store workers can show their ID badge or name tag to receive 15 percent off of their order.
In this clip, Scott and Angie Shober talk about ice racing on Allouez Bay in Superior. In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.
Yesterday, I snagged five pieces of tiramisu from Wussow’s through the drive-through window, in a nearly touchless exchange. A few days before, Zhong Hua made some tasty Chinese in, again, a nearly touchless exchange.
The social-distance dining era is upon us. This post is episode one of Perfect Duluth Day’s probe into the available options.
Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub is offering curbside service for food orders from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Anyone who orders gets a $15 ticket to a future Dubh Linn Saturday Night Pro Comedy Tour show, which can be redeemed when the establishment reopens for traditional dining and entertainment.
As we’re facing social distancing for the next little while, it’s looking more and more like social media will be important to many of us for remaining socially connected. As a technology ethicist focusing on social technology and interpersonal relationships, this falls under my area of research. What follows isn’t everything that could be said about relationships and social media, of course, but might be of use as we strive to maintain connection in spite of physical distance. And in case you’re interested in following this up with some of your own research, I’ve included plenty of links to further work on this subject.
First, while it might not be everyone’s first choice as a way to connect with others, reject the narrative that interactions mediated by social technologies aren’t “real.” You can really talk and share and tell jokes and play games together remotely as well as in person. Yes, some things about these interactions will be different, but context is going to color any of your interactions. And don’t think of this as just substituting for “real” interaction: comparing, say, Skype to having lunch with a friend might be frustrating, but there are things you can do in computer-mediated communication that have no in-person equivalent: playing with filters and goofy overlays, daily “roll call” with a bunch of friends all sharing pictures of their pets, Your imagination is the limit. These can be enjoyed on their own merits.
Gaelynn Lea had to cancel her March tour due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Above is the first of two virtual concerts; the second will stream live on March 22 at 2 p.m. The shows are available for free, but you can support the artist by buying a ticket on eventbrite.com.