Omnivore - Food feature: Dining deals

Local restaurants get creative with recession specials

The restaurant industry is usually one of the first casualties of a recession. Eating out's a luxury many people forsake as soon as money gets tight. When folks do eat out, value becomes a key factor: People return to the ethnic favorites and the family restaurants they already trust.

In Atlanta, restaurants have closed down as a result of the recession (the Globe), projects have been put on hold (Buckhead Life’s signature restaurant in the St. Regis Hotel), and other restaurants are struggling to get customers in the door.

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(Photo by James Camp)