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Out to Lunch Midday meals and business deals are pairing up again.

By Nichole L. Torres

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Largely forgone in the lean years since the dotcom bust, thebusiness lunch is making a comeback. The National RestaurantAssociation projects a record $476 billion in overall industrysales for 2005, a 4.9 percent increase over last year, andrestaurateurs report more bustle and business-deal making duringthe lunch rush. Check out the report from the trenches of threebusiness lunch hot spots.

Swifty's, New York City
Business Lunch Buzz: Business clientele have beenfrequenting this Upper East Side eatery more regularly, andbusiness is up from past years, says co-owner Robert Caravaggi.

Hot Meal: Men prefer dishes like crab cakes, steaks andrisotto. Women order salads and cheese souffles.

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