America's Best Burger Cities 2012
No. 2 Philadelphia
Voters may associate the historic city with other comfort foods like cheesesteaks and pizza but it made a huge jump this year with its burgers, up from last year’s No. 22 ranking. 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.