Mitchell Dannenberg knows how to savor a lunch at the new Vapiano restaurant in Fort Myers, Fla. Order the fresh pasta crafted from a machine behind the station counter? Check. Chat with the cook while he prepares the dish? Check. Hang out for two and a half hours in the stylish restaurant with leather-covered chairs at heavy-oak tables. Check.
“I enjoyed watching the food prepared,” says Dannenberg, an insurance broker who considers himself a foodie. “It was like I had my own persona