What does it take to be a foodie?  The dictionary says just love food and be interested in it.  Ok!

Boise has a good grip on that, and ranks in the Top 50 in the US.  Here's why.

How much of your paycheck do you think you spend on food, and how much of that goes to restaurants?  Restaurants can make life easier on busy days, and they can be more fun than eating at home (if you ask the kids anyway).

Wallethub says we spend nearly a third of every food dollar on restaurant services, which could amount to one meal per day.  They ran the numbers to figure out the best and cheapest foodie scenes among the 150 largest cities, and Boise fell into the top third.

Boise ranks #42, right between Philadelphia, PA and Louisville, KY.  In other words, we're worse than a Philly Cheese Steak and better than a "hot brown," which is some sort of Louisville turkey sandwich with cheese and bacon on top.  We'll provide the fries for both.

Wallethub says, "wallet-friendly cities cater to foodies who prefer to concoct their own scrumptious creations at home, sample unique flavors of the local gastronomy or both."  Boise comes up with great home recipes and we're not afraid to experiment, and our restaurants are creative and interesting and not too pricey.

Here are the Top 10 Foodie Cities:

1 Orlando, FL
2 Portland, OR
3 Miami, FL
4 Tampa, FL
5 San Francisco, CA
6 Cincinnati, OH
7 St. Louis, MO
8 Salt Lake City, UT
9 Richmond, VA
10 Seattle, WA

Oh, and World Food Day is coming up this Sunday, Oct. 16, if you're looking for an excuse to really eat up, or maybe try something new.  "Hot Brown" anyone?