Enough already with the food recession blues. Believe it or not, there are actually some good things the econopocalypse hath wrought — the demise of water sommeliers, gold-flecked sundaes and reservation scalpers chief among them.
So let's get back to basics and toast an end to bloat. Check out our Top 10 reasons for loving the recession.
Among the reasons? An end to Velvet ropes!
While the Meatpacking District is still fueled by models and bottles, there are signs that the trend is waning. We were happy to see the uber swank of Level V recently replaced by 675 Bar. The honest-to-goodness joint is billing itself as a local's hangout ("because the Meatpacking District is a neighborhood, too") offering "a casual, no bottle, no guest list vibe."
And here's the photo the Post uses to illustrate their point on 675 Bar: