Only having two little restaurants is sometimes a good thing. I have been weighing the impact of the economic situation in the country and have come to the conclusion that university towns are a bit more insulated than most places... at least for now. The university works on a budget that was crafted before the recession really kicked in so they get to glide along until the legislators hack the next years budget to shreds. So while the rest of the country is gearing up for recovery, us little university towns may be waning for a wee bit longer, but it shouldn't5 be too bad. Long live tenured positions. Long live our customers.
This is not to say that the recession hashad no impact around these here parts. We have declined in sales but customer covers remain about the same, maybe a touch lower. High end wines have taken a hit and splitting dishes or eating apps as mains seems to be more popular than ever. But you know what? That's fine with us. At the end of the day we can absorb the decline and we just continue to enjoy being what we are: restaurants for a community. We'll all get through this and it will make us (hopefully) financially smarter for years to come.