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Recession Is Your Friend

  1. Recession Is Your Friend
    Economy Makes Opening Smaller Restaurants Easier“The trend is for opening smaller neighborhood-focused restaurants, and the trend is a way from the palaces,” says Kevin Westlye, executive director of Golden Gate Restaurant Association.
  2. Recession Is Your Friend
    Graffiti Art and a New Happy Hour at SampanThe Midtown Village restaurant is serving up satay and a side of street art
  3. Recession Is Your Friend
    Weekend: Oyster Shucking, Octopus Wrestling and Discount BeerWhat to do this weekend
  4. Recession Is Your Friend
    Free Ice CreamThere’s a sweet freebie today
  5. Openings
    First Look at 500 Degrees, Opening TodayRouge busts its burgers out of the confines of Rittenhouse Square
  6. Recession Is Your Friend
    Weekend: Free Peeps Water Ice at Rita’sGet your free water ice on Saturday
  7. Recession Is Your Friend
    Seven Days of Deals Starting Tuesday, March 16Discounts and specials around town
  8. Recession Is Your Friend
    Tonight: Free Hors D’Oeuvres at Ladder 15The Sansom Street spot debuts its new beer list tonight
  9. Price Check
    Saigon Sandwiches Raises Prices By 25 Cents
  10. Recession Is Your Friend
    Seven Days of Deals Starting Tuesday March 9Discounts and specials around town
  11. Back of the House
    Recessionomics at Reading TerminalThe Market keeps on chugging
  12. Marketing Gimmicks
    Banh Mi Budget: How Much Is Enough for Five Hours of Free Lunching?The mathematics of a giveaway
  13. Recession Is Your Friend
    Seven Days of Deals, Starting Tuesday March 2Discounts and specials around town
  14. Recession Is Your Friend
    Seven Days of Deals, Starting TonightDiscounts and specials around town
  15. Video Feed
    How to Get Out of Bi-Rite With Romantic Dinner Fixings for Under $20Gabi Moskowitz teaches NBC correspondent George Kiriyama how to live richly on a Mission pauper’s budget.
  16. Recession Is Your Friend
    Tuesday Night Seafood SpecialsSushi and shrimp on sale
  17. Oenofile
    Are California Wines Too Pricey for Recession Drinking?Luxury brands and small producers saw are seeing zero or negative growth due to their price point.
  18. Recession Is Your Friend
    Sidewalk Soup on SansomA clammy jam at the Oyster House
  19. Closings
    The Great 2009 Data Dump: Weighing SF’s Openings and ClosingsDespite popular lore, 2009 was a year that saw twice as many openings as closings on the SF restaurant scene.
  20. User’s Guide
    Where to Find a $50 Prix Fixe on New Year’sWith prix fixe offerings this NYE averaging about $75 a person, there are still some recession-friendly deals out there for $50 or less.
  21. Recession is your Friend
    Park Chalet Offering Half-Priced MealsLunch and dinner going for 50 percent off on Wednesdays this month.
  22. Recession Is Your Friend
    Drown Your Holiday Shopping Sorrows in Le Bec-Fin’s Late-Night Pastry BuffetThe grande dame of Walnut Street is getting into the buffet business
  23. Recession Is Your Friend
    Wash West Tria Launching a Weekday Happy HourThe beer-wine-cheese cafe will offer discounted drinks and cheese
  24. Recession Is Your Friend
    Flying Monkey Deuce Offering $1 Cupcake Deal, with Banh MiA sweet deal at the cupcake shop
  25. Foodievents
    Tonight: Schitty Beer, Hoppy Beer and Eating AnimalsWhat to do this evening
  26. Marketing Gimmicks
    Saturday Night Special: World Series, Halloween and Free Black TacosTaco Bell is giving away freebies on Halloween
  27. Recession Is Your Friend
    Sweetie’s Pie Diner Offering Sweet DealEat pie for dinner at a discount
  28. Foodievents
    Tacolicious Taking Over Laiola TonightThe street taco vendor takes over the restaurant, with two-for-one tacos during happy hour.
  29. Recession Is Your Friend
    Oyster House Extends Happy Hour Through SaturdaySaturday nights get happier at Oyster House
  30. Recession Is Your Friend
    Brown Betty Petite Giving Away Free Cupcakes TodayThe Rittenhouse store celebrates its first anniversary
  31. Recession Is Your Friend
    Kibitz Room Follows Butcher’s Burger Lead, Slashes Corned Beef PriceA meaty new lunch special
  32. Recession Is Your Friend
    Get Your Buns and Beer at Chifa, Starting TonightA cheeky new promo launches tonight
  33. Recession Is Your Friend
    Oyster House Replaces Tuesday Crabs with Tuesday Fish and ChipsA new Tuesday special at the seafood-centric Sansom Street restaurant
  34. Recession Is Your Friend
    Jose Garces’s Delicious Buns Will Be Served with BeerA new deal at Chifa
  35. Mediavore
    Tipping Guidelines Outlined; Exotic Species To Market
  36. Recession is Your Friend
    What to Eat at Number’s ‘Depression-Proof’ Tuesday DinnersDepression-proof dinners arrive at West Hollywood’s Numbers every Tuesday.
  37. Marketing Gimmicks
    Positano Coast Will Redeem Oceanaire, Bookbinders Gift CardsThat Bookbinder’s gift certificate may not be so worthless after all
  38. Recession Is Your Friend
    88-Cent SataysThis Saturday at Kuta, with coupon.
  39. Freebies
    Tonight: Free Movie at Capogiro on the AvenueFree movie and popcorn at the gelateria tonight
  40. Recession Is Your Friend
    Bottomless Chicken BucketsUnlimited-fried-chicken deals.
  41. User’s Guide
    Buy Your Oysters Cheap on National Oyster DayHoliday falls out of season, but that doesn’t matter in the Bay Area.
  42. Recession Is Your Friend
    Rise and SaveThe “best breakfast deal” at the Smith.
  43. Deal or No Deal
    Build Your Own Restaurant Week with Our Prix Fixe PicksA guide to prix fixe menus every night of the week
  44. Mediavore
    Kingfish Saved; Recession Specials Working
  45. Recession Is Your Friend
    Discount Alert: $3 Pitas All Day at the Pita PitSandwich shop celebrates third anniversary with discount pitas
  46. Recession Is Your Friend
    Fine-Dining Deals: $3 Sangrias, 50 Percent Off Wine, and MoreThe latest roundup of recession specials.
  47. Recession Is Your Friend
    Happy Hour at Bar 210 at Lacroix, Now with Free Snacks
  48. Recession Is Your Friend
    You Tell Us: Is Yoshi’s 10 for $10 a deal?Yoshi’s deal seems great but has been criticized. Please tell us what you thought of it.
  49. Cheap Eats
    Eat Cheap Without Eating Like a ChumpNew York’s annual guide to the city’s best cheap eats.
  50. Recession Is Your Friend
    Bon Chon Bomb: Unlimited Chicken and Beer at Boka$20 gets you all the Korean chicken your heart desires.
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