Hello Chowhounds... I'm new to the board but not to good food. I have been thinking about our economy and how it is getting really rough for restaurants out there. I want to propose that we support the best locally owned eateries to help them survive the recession/ depression that is looming. Local businesses support our communities and if they have a good business with streamlined expenses they are more likely to survive and to provide us with good food that is nearby (when Peak Oil hits before long).