Thanks to a new law that goes on the books Jan. 29, restaurants will be able to let potential patrons know what time they can get a deal on drinks.
"Beginning that day Virginia restaurants - remember, bars are still illegal - will be able to advertise the hours of their drink specials. Not drink prices, only hours," writes Kerry Dougherty, opinion columnist for The Virginian-Pilot.
"In other words, the state will magnanimously allow business owners to publicize their product promotions so they can make more money," she writes. "Sort of like capitalism light."