Has the tanking economy got you down? Have rising gas and food prices cut into your slush fund (by which I mean drinking money)? If so, Mediterranean/American spot Cafe Rouge (1782 4th Street at Virginia) in Berkeley feels your pain, they really do. That's why they've announced Recession Tuesdays. Er, yay! I guess. The special, I mean. Not the recession. In addition to their Wednesday $1 oyster night, Tuesdays are now fair game for excessive drowning-of-sorrows. Stop in for $1 off all draft beers and $2 off cocktails, all day, every Tuesday — that's tonight. For info. call 510-525-1440.
— Brian Bernbaum