April 19th, 2013

A Tale Of Two Cities

Two Eaters go head-to-head in an attempt to one-up their opponent’s culinary skills. And you, dear reader, get to be judge and jury. Try the recipes yourself, then visit our Facebook page to cast your vote.

This month, WTE has been looking at budgeting from a bunch of different angles, including eating on the cheap with finds from your pantry or budgeting calories. This week, we look at food spending in two cities — Austin, Texas, and Detroit, Michigan — where typical food budgets are so vastly different that one could fit into the other a few times over.


by Victoria

With its thriving music and food scene, the Texas capital is growing bigger each year. And despite its low cost of living, the average budget for food and drink is surprisingly large. Guest Eater Vicky checks in with several Austin foodies to learn more about eating out in “the live music capital of the world.”

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Ann Millspaugh


by Amy

Now for a gritty truth: Five Detroit households could eat for a year on what one Austinite spends on food. The numbers might shock you. Native Michiganian Amy delves deeper into the problems plaguing the Motor City and what’s being done to combat an everyday struggle — hunger.

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