Today's Times features an article about small business owners in the NY area coping with the economic crisis. Prominent among them is Mouhamad Shami, owner of Alfanoose, the outstanding FiDi Middle Eastern restaurant. Previously, as a result of 9/11, Mr. Shami was forced to close for nearly a year and then relocate. Now, according to the article, business is down and Mr. Shami is thinking of downsizing. Witn all the CRAP in the neighborhood: bad pizza, fast food, sandwich joints, etc., don't we have room in our stomachs for quality slow food? I've enjoyed his falafel sandwiches and other dishes, as well as his desserts and beverages, for 8 years. I encourage you to visit Alfanoose, to order your delivery lunch from Alfanoose and to express your support for Mr. Shami.