From the New York Daily News:
Jeffrey Ruhalter, owner of Jeffrey's Meat Market
in the Essex Street Market, will host recession dinners for $10, which includes a meal of: New York strip steak, grilled vegetables, gourmet cheese, and cupcakes. People interested should bring an unemployment check or documentation showing their homes are facing foreclosure to Ruhalter's shop, and 115 couples will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis. One half will dine at Essex Restaurant
on March 31, and the other half at THOR in the Rivington Hotel
on April 1.