Check out the Top 10 Happiest Food Cities!

Did you know that 71.2% of top foodie influencers cause others to visit restaurants and bars? Ever wonder which restaurants and cities foodies love the most? Foodable labs analyzed a data set of 7.3 million food influencers to figure out which foodie cities are the happiest. Of those 7.3 million influencers, Foodable Labs looked at those who dine out at least eight times a month and search exclusively for “happy terms.”

Here’s what we found!

  1. San Diego - 91.56
  2. Scottsdale, AZ 91.31
  3. Austin, TX 91.08
  4. Kansas City, KS 90.76
  5. Palo Alto, CA 90.55
  6. Sarasota, FL 90.37
  7. Columbus, OH 89.37
  8. Boulder, CO 89.11
  9. Thousand Oaks, CA 88.62
  10. Portland, ME 88.51

See which restaurants ranked the highest across America at www.foodabletv.com/top-restaurants

 
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Amazon Mobile App Takes on Food Delivery

Amazon Restaurants homepage

Amazon is officially taking on food delivery under the name: Amazon Restaurants. It is available now to over 20 cities in the United States.

The service is still exclusively available online to Prime members, but now also through the Amazon mobile app, Prime Now. 

Navigating the Amazon Mobile App

  • Tap the menu icon 
  • Tap on: "See all programs"
  • Scroll down to: "Amazon Restaurants"
  • Browse restaurant selection after typing in your ZIP code

As Foodable previously reported, Amazon started testing the food delivery services in Seattle back in 2014. Just this year, the logistics company began to deliver food in Las Vegas and District of Columbia.

Below you can find a complete list of cities where Amazon’s delivery services are available:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Brooklyn
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Manhattan
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • Northern Virginia
  • Orlando
  • Oakland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Seattle and the Eastside
  • Tampa
  • Las Vegas

Petco Park Elevates Ballpark Culinary Options

Petco Park Elevates Ballpark Culinary Options

By Brian Murphy, Foodable Contributor

Baseball season is close with spring training already underway. This translates to a lot for establishments that look forward to more patrons coming in to watch a baseball game or are neighbors with a major league ballpark. The excitement about the start of baseball season is an even larger deal for the many vendors throughout the country that offer their signature items at the games, a business decision that gains restaurateurs and breweries exposure and potentially a new clientele.

Stadium Food Redux

There are baseball purists and longtime fans of the game that romantically stick to a hot dog at the ballpark, with the cliché peanuts and Cracker Jacks thrown into the mix “because it’s in the song.” Something about that feels good and nostalgic, but times have changed at the ballpark.

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Inside the Consortium Holdings Restaurant Group

Inside the Consortium Holdings Restaurant Group

By Brian Murphy, Foodable Contributor

“We set out to create not restaurants and bars, but public gathering spaces that help cultivate our neighborhoods through the fostering of creativity, dialogue, questions and conversations. More than houses for innovative menus and handcrafted drinks, our projects are meant to be incubators for meaningful interaction.” This statement, taken directly from San Diego’s powerhouse, Consortium Holdings Projects’ website succinctly sums up the group’s mission AND customer experience, which means they have experienced success. How much success? They currently operate twelve very different concepts, with more in the works. They are innovative, bold, and don’t do anything half way. The industry lessons abound with this group as they continue to grow and almost defy trends. If anything, they are setting them.

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