NEW: Providence Named America’s Top Burger City—Travel + Leisure
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The capital city has snagged the highest honor in the latest Travel + Leisure's America's Favorite Cities survey, naming it the #1 Burger City in America.
Classic and creative burgers
"The No. 1 burger city, Providence, may have it both ways, offering both classic and creative burgers, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients—within reason," according to T+L's Katrina Brown Hunt. T+L gives special love to Harry’s Bar and Burger, where "you can wash down your 100-percent-Hereford-beef sliders with spiked milkshakes, such as the Caramel Twinkie, made with ice cream, vanilla vodka, and snack cakes."
Providence moved up 2 spots from its #3 ranking last year. Meanwhile, this is not the first food honor for Providence in T+L's annual survey of thousands of its readers. "Pretty much everything tastes good in this New England city, with its reputation for creative, locavore chefs," says Hunt. "It ranked No. 2 for overall dining, as well as No. 2 for pizza and No. 5 for high-end cuisine." T+L recommends the New England Grass-Fed Burger at Local 121, the aforementioned Hereford sliders at Harry's, along with "50 beer options--proof of the city’s high rankings for microbrews."
Providence beat out #2 Philadelphia, #3 Chicago, #4 Houston, and #5 San Juan, PR, for the top slots in this year's poll. New York City ranked #9, and Portland, ME, just eked into the Top 20 at #19.
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