Saturday, July 26, 2008

UK Recession Sessions

Recession This! has dispatched a intrepid reporter into the field to gather recession news from around the globe. Here's the latest scoop from London: a dollar bill's worth about as much as a post-it. We can all take a break from complaining about New York prices. In fact, this weekend, go to the movies and be happy to pay $12 a ticket. I went to see Hancock (one of those movies that's enjoyable but if you think about it for one minute afterwards you realize it actually makes no sense) and it cost me 9 British Pounds. Ladies and Gentlemen, that's $18!!! Go ahead, get the popcorn-- it's still a deal!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Recession Consumption: Cheap Eats reading

Check out this week's New York Magazine. It's the Cheap Eats issue!
Lots of listings for cheap food in NYC including 10 things to eat under $5 and a $20 meal for two showdown. Lots of great new directions for eating cheap.

And if you missed the Time Out Cheap Eats issue a few weeks ago, check out the article Cheap Eats for Every Occasion.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Recession Consumption: Happy Hour - FISH

Being a Florida girl I've never met an oyster I didn't like, so when friends called and asked if I wanted to try the oyster special at FISH (280 Bleeker Street between 6th and 7th) I couldn't pass it up.

It was a Friday night around 6:00p.m. and we had no trouble getting a table for four. It wasn't terribly crowded or loud, so we could talk without shouting. Best of all, not only do they have the Oyster Appetizer Special -- $8.00 for half a dozen oysters plus a beer (Pabst Blue Ribbon) or a glass of red or white wine -- they also have all beers on tap during happy hour for $4.00. PBR is always $2.00. I started with a $4.00 Blue Moon as I couldn't resist the price -- where else can you get Blue Moon for 4 bucks in a restaurant? -- then moved to the PBR with my delicious oysters. If you're not looking to eat a lot, this is a great deal. Full meals at this place are not recession priced, but for a quick, fun appetizer, check it out.

We then moved on to KETTLE OF FISH (59 Christopher) which I knew nothing about, but you can read a review if you click the highlighted area. Anyway, they also had a good drink special -- $3.50 for any beers on tap -- and they were also not very crowded; we easily scored a four top and didn't have to shout to be heard.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Recession hits LES

Saw this sign just yesterday outside a restaurant on Stanton St in the Lower East Side.
Has the recession become hip? Are we all cool because we're counting our pennies?