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Profligate Austinites Top USA in Taco [ and other ] Dollars

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Profligate Austinites Top USA in Taco [ and other ] Dollars

scrumptiouschef | Aug 24, 2010 11:01 AM

http://www.grist.org/article/food-wha...

Love the quote "Big-spending Austinites love their tacos."

We're number 1.

Austinites spend more money on food per year than any other city dwellers in the United States.

What Austin food source received the most of your hard earned dollars in the last year?

Mine is easily Fiesta Mart. I shop there a minimum of 3 times a week, sometimes 5.

The info graphic exults " a lot of Torchy's Tacos" but what they fail to mention is that it doesn't take a lot of Torchy's to break the bank.

Want to to save a few grand of your taco dollars? Quit paying 3 dollars apiece at the over priced west side taco joints and come to East Austin where cheap tacos rain from the sky.

Addendum: I just studied the photo at the top of the article. It's been nigh onto a decade since I walked into Tacodeli and now I remember why.

Look at the prices on that chalkboard. Can we all pool our money together and fly Mil Mascaras into Austin to hit the owner of this clip joint with a Plancha Suicida?

Something tells me if this person found themselves on the business end of a couple flying bodyblocks they might rethink their business model.

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