The cover story in this month's issue is about the importance of neighborhood restaurants. A sluggish economy during turbulent times has led to a resurgence of restaurants that are warm, comfortable, affordable and relaxed. In many instances, chef/owners have left their upscale operations to create affordable, stylish neighborhood joints.
It's just one more case of the industry constantly readapting to the ever-changing environment. It came as no surprise that many upscale operations