By Christina Sturgis
It is a popular notion that pizza and beer go together at a meal, but a recent marketing study says they go together in cities, too.
A recent study by the marketing company Infogroup has found the cities with the highest concentration of pizza parlors also have the highest concentration of taverns. Cleveland is No. 4 on the list of top pizza cities with 6.7 parlors per 10,000 people and No. 3 on the list of cities with the most bars, 11.5 per 10,000 people.
Ohio is the only state with two major cities in the top 10 for both categories. Cincinnati is No. 3 for pizza with 6.7 shops per 10,000 people and No. 4 for taverns with 11.5 per 10,000 people. New York and Chicago, both known for pizza, did not even crack the top 10 on either list.
Other cuisines are considered in the study. Orlando, the No. 1 pizza city, is also the restaurant champ for all types of food with a top 10 showing for barbecue, seafood and burgers.
Miami is in third place nationwide for total restaurants with 90.6 for every 10,000 people, has a second-place showing for seafood with 2.1 restaurants per 10,000 people, and finished in fifth place for burger restaurants, with 4.3 per 10,000 people.
The pizza-bar partnership looks a little different in Streetsboro. Checks on Mapquest and Yelp for pizza parlors in Streetsboro, population 16,000, yielded 10 shops or 6.25 per 10,000 people. Some local shops are Gioninos, Blasiole’s, Teresa’s and Pizza Pan.