Image by Darwin Bell via FlickrYou'd never think the fine dining restaurant segment has been hit by the economy based on the numbers I'm hearing for tomorrow. Forget flowers. We hear reservations are through the roof -- and many local faves have expanded hours and added seatings. Elements, Meridian and most other local fine dining standbys are reporting full bookings all day. Fogo (rumor has it) has 1300 people booked for eating meat tomorrow. Ruth's Chris has 800 coming for the day.
While many who dine out often say they're cooking in tomorrow night, here's a toast to a much needed spring boost to the local restaurant business. Happy Valentine's Day, indeed.