Sometimes when I read chowhound, and particularly the wonderful regular posts by some of our Boston hounds, I am struck by the frequency with which some hounds eat out. I too eat out regularly, but I also spend a great deal of time at home cooking up deliciousness. Part of this is interest in cooking, part is financial constraint. My questions for you:
How often do you eat out?
How often do you eat out at upscale restaurants?
How often at less expensive establishments?
How much do you do take-out?
How often do you cook?
How much money do you spend on eating out?
I usually eat out about twice per week, usually at ethnic restaurants, and once a month IÕll splurge on a more upscale dinner. I always bring lunch to work. I bring home takeout about twice a month. Other than that I eat in (with time and care spent in preparing home-cooked food) and save up for eating out! I spend about 300 bucks a month eating out (I think, maybe more).