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February 27, 2009

Overnight Open Thread: Economy Collapses, Entrees Hardest Hit (genghis)

You can haz any subject…as long as it relates to zombies or pirates. Even better if you combine the two.

Episode #537 on the economy regarding things no one else gives a flying fuck about except journalists who live in Manhattan. Courtesy of AP, via MSNBC Sharing entrees no longer “gauche” at restaurants during downturn.

” NEW YORK - Can we split that?”

“The question — once considered a bit gauche in some circles — is now being asked by diners of all kinds at restaurants in every price range. With the economy still souring, splitting an appetizer, dessert and even an entree is becoming, for many, an easy way to save a few dollars without sacrificing the indulgence of a dinner out.”


Yeah, none of us have ever split an appetizer, but fair enough. Times are tight and all. Our intrepid AP reporter heads out on the mean streets to get the lowdown from Joe Six-Pack:
” "People are splitting things like they never have before," said David Pogrebin, general manager of French restaurant Brasserie in New York, where a hamburger costs $18 and an entree can rise above $30.”

So true. And so sad. Why just the other day when I was purchasing a 30-day dry-aged, hand-carved USDA Prime Choice McRib at my favorite corner bistro, I witnessed a family of four partitioning a Royale with Cheese into 4 sections so they could each have at least a taste of the succulent delicacy.

If you’d like more information, the definition of “gauche” may be found here.

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