Hand over the ketchup, because Travel + Leisure just named Philly the second best burger city in America, as uwishunu reports. Yes, that’s right–our meat-hungry mecca is NUMBER TWO in the country–second only to Providence, RI. While we may not have a staple chain of burger places (In-N-Out, Jack in the Box…does McDonald’s count?), T+L appears to fancy the fancier side of our city’s sandwiches:
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.
So go ahead and shed a tear for that leftover cheesesteak in your mini fridge; we hear eight ounces of quality beef sandwiched between two toasted buns can put a smile on anyone’s face.