A number of L.A. restaurants are having recession specials. Friday evenings at Edison get a 35¢ martini with a free cup of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose is offering a guarantee. If you don't, you'll receive a gift certificate for another one. Campanile has soup-kitchen menu on Wednesdays; three courses for $22.
Music break: Cowboy (Instrumental) by The Rumble Strips