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In re hope, I think the first act of an Obama presidency should be to save Calypso, his and my fiancee's favorite Hyde Park restaurant. Not up on my HPK news so I don't know if it's still doomed, but it's a damn shame if it is. Also, he should save its Harper Court neighbor Maravillas, a fine, cheap Mexican restaurant. Not a big fan of Dixie Kitchen, but that might be because the last time I went I got catfish, which, it turns out, is not a food, no matter where I eat it and how heavily it's deep-fried. "Silt-fed" doesn't make for good fish.