What are your most anticipated?
Who do you think will/won't last more than 6 months - 1 year?
This huge list of openings has me thinking about the economy and how places will have to provide health insurance or screw their employees out of hours in the coming year(s)...
So many openings at a time when all costs are going up and only some of us have salaries that will rise to meet that increase (and no, I am not one of the some, sadly). I have already begun to see prices on menus that keep reminding me that I need to eat at home more, and that, no thanks, I don't need another drink tonight...in fact, I'll just drink water (and water only) more often, thanks.
Examples I have seen lately: A casual restaurant (one I like and frequent) serving one ear of corn for $6? Another place with oysters at $4 each? At some point I think chef/owners need to take a step back and see how that looks on a menu. Sure, you don't have to order those items, but it makes me question the value of other things I might order, and keeps me asking servers about the relative size of any plate of food...especially if I am sharing.