yes, austin possesses a bustling dining scene, a young, extroverted population (students, as a rule, don't cook), two spectacular grocery chains battling for customer loyalty, and supports a respectable organic/local/slow foods movement ... but damn! it's somewhat surprising to read that 5 detrioters could eat on the *average* austinite's budget. that is to say, as an austinite who attempts to buy/grow/eat fresh, nutritious food-with-a-capital-f, but who by no means eats caviar, well, *ever* ... I am shocked.
other than that, all's I really know is, whoever is responsible for this graphic must be local, if he/she knows torchy's.