It's called real personal income. You might make more than the median yearly salary here, which is $31,265, but how much bang for your buck are you really getting? Here's a look (via Planet Money's breakdown of Bureau of Economic Analysis Data) at the real value of median income in five cities.
Photo by Kent WangEat like a prince at Da Marco (on a pauper's salary).At Da Marco, as I ate the last, sweet bites of my antelope paillard -- the barely gamy meat pounded thin and just slightly crispy at the edges, draped with caramelized peppers and finished off with a beautiful mound of flu ... More >>
Photo by toastforbrekkieFor me, BYOB means one thing and one thing only: Bring Your Own Beer. It has become a raging obsession of mine lately, to find the best places to get a top-flight meal where I can bring in my own American brewed, world-class brew and create my own pairings. Of course, ... More >>
Guy Fieri Once again, a national eye has turned to Houston, which the rest of the country tends to dismiss out of hand as not being a food town. Guy Fieri's popular Food Network show -- Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives -- has spent the last few weeks filming at various restaurants around town, lead ... More >>