Rejoice, list lovers! Louisiana is once again near the top of the heap on a national list, and this time for our prominence as a state rich in food and drink.
Thrillist, the national "digital lifestyle brand for men" ranks Louisiana as the fourth best state in the country for eating and drinking, falling in just behind California, New York, and (sigh) Texas.
Using a not-so-scientific method, states were ranked based on what food items they produce, iconic dishes, beer/wine/spirit production, and the food scene in major cities. While Thrillist rolls its eyes at the national hype around New Orleans classics like gumbo and po' boys, it does note that we are, in fact, "America's finest drinking city."
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(My deepest condolences to South Dakota, which rounds out the list at #50 and is one of the few states to have its own official state bread.)