High Marks: Tampa touted as top for food and equality


The city of Tampa is a beautiful place to live work and play. While locals know this intrinsically, it’s always nice to see our city’s progress recognized and celebrated by outside sources.

Once again, Tampa received a 100 on the Municipal Equality Index. What does that mean?

Inclusivity is in Tampa’s DNA

The MEI is designed to understand the unique situation of each city and is structured to reward the specific achievements of a local government.

Tampa was rated on a scale of 0-100 based on the city’s laws, policies, benefits and services to protect the LGBTQ community. We’re proud of Tampa’s commitment to be a place of inclusivity.

Thank you to all of the city officials, business owners and law enforcement officers who make Tampa a welcoming community.

Tampa tops best food cities list

The accolades don’t end there. Once again Tampa found itself on Wallethub’s list of top foodie cities in America. We ranked 12th out of over 180 cities — and was the third highest rated Florida city behind Orlando and Miami.

The scores were based on affordability, diversity, accessibility and overall quality.

Which restaurants best exemplify this to us? Well, Rooster and The Till, Ichicoro, Mermaid Tavern, Ulele, Lolis Mexican Cravings and Stone Soup Company remain our forever go-to’s.

What’s your favorite food spot in Tampa? Let us know in the comments.

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