Same in Houston. I know folks that can't/don't cook. They eat out every meal. Most really can't/shouldn't afford to do that.
Our economy is doing ok here especially compared to some of the rest of the country.
Guns and ammo are doing especially well. I went down to my local gun shop and they were setting up for the CHL class. Used to be he had to wait for at least 10 to sign up befroe holding a class. That could be weeks or months in the past. He's holding classes every weekend now and has 40+ signed up for this class.