Houston Slips to No. 4 on Travel + Leisure's List of Top Burger Cities
After reigning as Travel + Leisure's No. 1 burger city in America for 2011, Houston has now slipped to No. 4 in the magazine's 2012 list. This year's top city? Providence, "with its reputation for creative, locavore chefs" according to the magazine, followed by Philadelphia and Chicago.
Photo by Troy Fields Grilling 'em up at The Burger Guys.
Providence? For burgers? Ahahahahahahahaha! (p.s.: If you're looking for Dallas on the list, our neighbor to the north didn't even merit a mention. So there's that bit of hilarity, too.)
Anyway. Travel + Leisure cited a few Houston favorites in its blurb about the city "known for its giant, mustard-laced burgers," including Lankford Grocery, Bubba's Texas Burger Shack and "newcomer" The Burger Guys.
Sadly, the article (and corresponding pop-up-filled slideshow, which is maddening to the point of insanity) feature no photos of the burgers from any of the cities Travel + Leisure spotlighted -- only photos of the various cities' skylines. So to make up for T+L's lapse in judgment, here are some photos of the Houston burgers that got a nod.
The Sonoma Burger at The Burger Guys: applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar, avocado, arugula and aioli.
Photo by Mai Pham
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