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No. 2 Philadelphia

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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.

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.

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America's Best Burger Cities 2012

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