In Hawaii, fans of Sabai Dee, a beloved Thai restaurant, are hoping that the eatery will make it through the recession. They urged The Star Bulletin’s food reporter to review it as soon as possible so that a surge of attention will help the restaurant stay in business. One reader wrote, “”At the expense of not getting a table and the perfect service I am urging you to review these guys before they go out of business.”

Katia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.