Restaurants and the economy, part deux
A couple of features reporters are working on a story about how local restaurateurs are dealing with the current economy. Are they passing rising costs onto consumers? Shrinking portions? Cutting back on specials? Charging for bread? Sending their kids to Towson instead of Harvard? (Just kidding about that last one.) Or are they adopting a wait-and-see attitude and hoping this, too, shall pass?
I'm hoping the reporters will start by reading one of my all-time favorite posts, Restaurants and the Economy. Not because of what I said, but because of the fabulous comments in response.
Still, there's some kind of story there, so my editors would like me to ask you if you've noticed any changes at places you eat regularly that could be because of the economy. It would point the reporters in the right direction. And if you're willing to talk on the record for the story, that would be even better. Just e-mail me as soon as possible, and I'll pass your contact info along.
(Photo of half-price burger night at P.J. Pub by Amy Davis/Sun photographer)