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Best and Worst Foodie Cities

foodieWith Oct. 16 being World Food Day and Americans spending more money at food establishments than at grocery stores in 2015, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2016’s Best & Worst Foodie Cities.

To find the best and cheapest foodie scenes in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 150 most populated cities across 21 key metrics, ranging from “cost of groceries” to “affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants” to “number of food festivals per capita.”

Foodie-Friendliness of Los Angeles (1=Best; 75=Avg.)

  • 102nd – Cost of Groceries
  • 84th – Average Beer & Wine Price
  • 120th – Number of Restaurants per Capita
  • 55th – Ratio of Full-Service Restaurants to Fast-Food Establishments
  • 39th – Number of Gourmet Specialty-Food Stores per Capita
  • 125th – Number of Craft Breweries & Wineries per Capita
  • 61st – Number of Coffee & Tea Shops per Capita
  • 126th – Number of Ice-Cream & Frozen-Yogurt Shops per Capita
  • 68th – Number of Grocery Stores per Capita

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. Valerie was a veteran 17-year member, and one of the "chief organizers” of the prestigious and long running, TCA: Television Critics Association’s press tour. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers of the association. TCA press tours are “a must” for hundreds of TV critics twice a year, in Beverly Hills and in Pasadena.