The folks at WalletHub have crunched the numbers and the results are in: Tampa Bay ranks among the country's most affordable destinations for foodies.

Tampa Bay comes in No. 8 on the list, bracketed by Santa Rosa, Calif., and Rochester, N.Y.

We rank high for both diversity (No. 11) and affordability (No. 27).

With up-and-coming restaurants like Fodder & Shine in Seminole Heights and Haven in Hyde Park, Tampa Bay is making a name for itself on the culinary scene.

And WalletHub's ranking squares with Fodder & Shine chef Greg Baker's desire to create high-quality meals without high-quality prices.

Makes you want to go out to dinner just thinking about it.