Our beloved Bailey's BBQ, which is a stone's throw from the Star-T's offices downtown, is the ultimate comfort lunch. Their daily special for $4.75 (sandwich, chips and a drink) is the best bargain in town.
Except now it's 5 bucks. This is an economic indicator of recession if I've ever seen one.
This doesn't mean people won't keep lining up for delicious barbecue, (they did Thursday), but it does mean that 25-cent tip some customers toss into the jar is a goner. Of course you could always add a Twinkie for 35 cents, and give the hard-working ladies behind the counter the rest. That's what John McCain would do.