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Gas prices effect dining expectations

Paul Silver | Jun 11, 2008 12:07 PM

When gas was $3.00 per gallon it never influenced by dining options. But now the cost of fuel has intruded on my consciousness and I am aware that my trip from central Austin to a suburb costs $8 even before the cost of the meal, wine, tip...

So now I look at Central Austin dining venues with new eyes and consider that I am saving $4-6 dollars just on gas. And now Whole Foods, and the wide variety of downtown happy hours, seem like bargains.

Is anyone one else effected by the cost of getting to and from dining adventures?

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