Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More reasons why we all should LOVE the recession! (Alternative headline: Enough already with listicles telling us how we should enjoy a recession)

From the Post:

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:

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

eew--eew

BaHa said...

Real bars don't serve food, except popcorn, peanuts, and pretzels.

EV Grieve said...

Those burgers in the photo look as if they belong in a Pac-Man machine.

Bowery Boogie said...

i agree with BaHa.

but lemme get this straight. recessionary spending is now becoming trendy? talk about adventures in irony.

BaHa said...

Are there more cliches or grammatical errors in that Post story? I lost count... (A local's hangout? Just the one?)

Grieve said...

Good point, BB... I should really try to compile some of these recession-trends pieces....

Did the Post piece mention the paradigm shifts too?

Larry Slade said...

I think I might give 675Bar a try.
I'm a sophisticated drinker and I think that the young ladies might also be sophisticated drinkers. If they are not I would happily show them the ropes.