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This Just In! The Happy Hour Gets Longer!

During lean times, what’s the first thing any good restaurateur does? Keep the bar open!

By Kathryn Robinson January 23, 2009

The Tablehopper has it on excellent authority that during a recession, 9 out of ten adults would prefer to ingest their calories in the form of liquids than solids. Restaurants know this, are changing their hours and menus to exploit it…and making many of us downright giddy in the process.
A few recent developments:
Smith is keeping its kitchen open later, serving food past midnight on Friday and Saturday nights, most items for under $10. Across the hill, Dinette is opening one hour earlier, for a 4pm-6pm Happy Hour of snacks and rotating selections of its sensational slathered toasts. Head to Licorous Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights and score a $1 nosh—a tartine, or coppa with pretzel dots—with your cocktail. Or venture into the Market during the week for The Pink Door’s $4 and $5 nibbles, mysteriously designed to taste perfect with its cocktails.

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