TJ’s Seafood owner Jon Alexis is so focused on testing staff for COVID-19 infections that he teamed up with Dr. Nick Karr, who operates Sinai Urgent Care in the Park Cities, and Zach Nathan to form a new company called Safework. The idea is to test workers at businesses like TJ’s.

“Testing is a really good way to open your business safely and mitigate the risk that the headline isn’t going to be that the next outbreak is at my restaurant,” Alexis told Eater. “I wanna get my business up and running, and I wanna get every business up and running.”

A restaurant or business owner access a Safework portal where an employee can consent to the testing. Medical professions do the tests on-site and tell the employee the results privately. The employer pays for the testing.

Read more about Safework here.

In addition to offering its menu for takeout, TJ’s is offering a special Stags Leap wine dinner Friday and Saturday at the Preston Royal location. There are two seatings.
Course 1
Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Watermelon Pico & Jicama Salad
Stags Leap Sauvignon Blanc
Course 2
Pan Seared Wild Alaskan Halibut
Celery Root, Glazed Baby Carrots, Tarragon Veloke
Stags Leap Chardonnay
Course 3
Brownie A La Mode
Katherine Hepburn’s Recipe She Baked For JFK (no joke!)
Stags Leap “Investor” Red Blend ’16
Buy the tickets here. It costs $125 per person and there’s no contact billing. The ticket is all inclusive, including food, drink and tip. Dining room and patio seating are available.

Photo by Kathy Tran.


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