Papaya Ching

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While SushiSamba is offering a $35, three-course “Recession Menu” (“break your chopsticks, not the bank”!), the Times reports that Gray’s Papaya is raising the price of its “Recession Special” for the first time since 2006, from $3.50 to $4.45. No word yet about whether Papaya Dog, Papaya King, Papaya World, or Papaya Express will follow suit. [NYT]