The Boathouse features waterfront dining with a seafood-centric menu. Morimoto Asia is a concept by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto that offers a Pan-Asian menu. STK Orlando is a two-story steakhouse with an in-house DJ and an outdoor patio.
The report includes the 150 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S., which were judged on 36 qualities. Orlando topped its per-capita lists for amusement parks, public golf courses, paintball fields, arcades, zoos and aquariums, shopping centers, ice-cream shops, spas, theaters and “prevalence of affordable restaurants with 4.5+ stars.”
Chicago-based Levy Restaurants announced it closed Portobello this week and has started work on a multimillion-dollar renovation of the space into a new, Italian restaurant concept.
The new restaurant, for which a name hasn’t yet been revealed, will be run by James Beard Award-winning chef and Top Chef Master Tony Mantuano. The new restaurant’s menu will feature dishes inspired by Mantuano’s “adventures across the many regions of Italy.”
In honor of World Food Day on Oct. 16, WalletHub crunched the numbers to determine the best and cheapest foodie scenes among the 150 largest cities. We compared the cities across 21 key metrics, ranging from “cost of groceries” to “prevalence of affordable restaurants rated at least 4.5 stars” to “number of food festivals per capita.”