So, our friends at Travel and Leisure just won’t give us a break. Last week it was Philadelphia’s shitty airport. And, now they snub us for Best Burger City by none other than Providence, Rhode Island. Yuk!
Here’s what they have to say about the obviously less-than-stellar town’s burgers:
According to readers, pretty much everything tastes good in this New England city, with its reputation for creative, locavore chefs. It ranked No. 2 for overall dining, as well as No. 2 for pizza and No. 5 for high-end cuisine. Try the New England Grass-Fed Burger at Local 121, or swing by Harry’s Bar and Burger for 100-percent-Hereford sliders on potato rolls and 50 beer options—proof of the city’s high rankings for microbrews.
And, as T+L points out, Philadelphia is more known for cheesesteaks and pizza, but our burgers have made a serious comeback this year. We jumped from 22nd best burger city last year to number two. No small feat at all. The article gives credit to a couple of great burgers that helped with our culinary cred:
Perhaps some thanks is due to celebrity chef Jose Garces, who tops his eight-ounce Angus burgers at Village Whiskey, off Rittenhouse Square, with maple bourbon–glazed cipollini, Rogue blue cheese, or foie gras. New restaurant Hickory Lane is also getting raves for its burger, a blend of filet mignon, short ribs, and brisket.
We can think of about a gazillion more great burgers around town. I mean we have a Burger Brawl for crying out loud. We are the best at everything we do. Especially better than anything Providence, Rhode Island has done. How could we get the snub, T+L? What exactly do your “readers” have against us? What did we ever do to them?