Newport’s Mission Has “Best Burger in RI”
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Mission restaurant has the best burger in RI, according to the website Thrillist.
The site chose the best burger in every state in the United States, and for Rhode Island chose Mission’s Cheeseburger, which comes with American cheese, caramelized onions, and “Mission Sauce,” which is a made up of ketchup, aioli, cornichons (sour pickles), capers, fines herbes (fresh parsley, chives, tarragon and chervil), and brandy.
Other regional choices included Springfield, Massachusetts' White Hut - whose "Cheeseburger with grilled onions" was the Bay State pick, and Connecticut's K. LaMay's, who made the list with the interesting "steamed cheeseburger."
Mission is located at 29 Marlborough St in Newport.
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