Do you remember that super special chocolate martini from that place you love down the street? Or that tangy slash sweet margarita that you can't get enough of? Thanks to our Gov. Greg Abbott, he has lifted the ban on delivering alcohol to your door in Texas.

This means you can order your favorite appetizer and a frozen margarita to your home from your favorite local watering hole, as long as it’s paired with food. This includes the sale and delivery of beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

This new waiver of legislation is in response to the financial hardships disproportionately affecting the hospitality industry and will help alleviate some of the economic pressure in our community.

It’s also a way to satisfy some thirsty Texans who miss their favorite adult beverage paired with their go-to meal of choice.

“Selling food will help pay the bills, and the alcohol sales could help us be a little profitable,” Ernie Quilantan, owner of E Bar Tex Mex in Old East Dallas, told Dallas Morning News

With so many restaurants forced to shut their doors due to the current health crisis, many are finding ways to adapt in an ever-changing and uncertain environment.

Thanks to Gov. Greg Abbott for cutting through the red tape and lifting the ban on alcohol delivery sales, this will make it a lot easier to generate a vital revenue stream and survive.

“The State of Texas is committed to supporting retailers, restaurants, and their employees,” said Governor Abbott. “These waivers will allow restaurants to provide enhanced delivery options to consumers during this temporary period of social distancing.”

Getting your favorite mixed drink served up with your dine-in meal? Sounds like a good plan!

So, go ahead, order a cocktail with your takeout. You’re doing a community service by staying indoors and helping your local restaurants stay afloat during this rather difficult time. Cheers.

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