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The Fiscal Cliff?

MikeR | | Dec 4, 2012 01:36 PM

No, that's not the name of a new Tapas bar on Capitol Hill. I've noticed in the past couple of weeks that some of my favorite lunch spots have raised their prices. Perhaps they're trying to make a few extra bucks while they still know how much their tax liability is?

For example, today I went to Cafe Rio for Taco Tuesday. Tacos that previously were $1.50 on Tuesday are now $1.75. I had a quarter chicken platter at Super Pollo on Monday, formerly $5.99 and now $6.99. Last week, a small bowl of Pho at Pho 50 that used to be $6.95 is now $7.25.

Not a large amount of cash, but trends are trends. Anyone notice this creep in big bucks serious Chowhound restaurants? Or is this something that always happens at the end of every year and I've just become more aware?