As last year came to a close, I savored two special dinners out with my wife’s family: one at Emeril’s Orlando to celebrate my sister-in-law’s college graduation and a 15-person Christmas party at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ Scoozi in Chicago. I definitely won’t eat or drink that well again for months. But you already knew that.As restaurant operators have heard ad nauseam for the past year, many Americans plan to cut back on their discretionary spending in 2008, ...

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