Travel + Leisure has officially announced the best places in America for burgers and guess who came in #2 in the nation? That’s right, Salt Lake City (no. 1 was Houston but we won’t talk about that here). I’m often asked why I started a burger blog so knowing that I’m based in the #2 burger city in the country pretty much answers that question now. In the words of the website:
Locals have lined up in droves ever since the streamlined burgers of In-N-Out have come to town, but otherwise the area’s burger personality is quite a bit more decadent—as in, pastrami burgers. To try a quarter-pound patty piled high with more beef, check out Crown Burger, where they also add Thousand Island dressing, lettuce, onions, and cheese.
The fact that Crown Burger and In-N-Out were called out by the blurb surprises me. With Roy’s Burger Bar being featured on diner tv shows, Porter’s Place having the Destroying Angel (nothing says Utah like a Porter Rockwell themed Destroying Angel burger), the awesomeness that is Communal in Provo and so many variations of the pastrami burger dotting the state I guess a congratulations is in order for both chains. Imagine how much sooner Utah could have been featured if In-N-Out hadn’t waited so long to join the ranks of burger stops.
We are in a burger paradise.