Colorado Ranked as the 17th Best State for Food/Drink
Thrillist is one of those websites that has a list for just about anything you can think of. Some interesting, some that no one really cares about. However, food/drink is one thing we can all agree on, and when Thrillist ranked each state based on those two things, they thought pretty highly of Colorado.
Four areas were taken into account to determine the rankings. What does each state produce? What food items are they known for? What's the food/drink scene like in the cities? Does the state produce any alcoholic beverages?
Colorado was No. 17 on the list, sandwiched between Hawaii and Maryland, and here is what they had to say about our states eats and drinks:
It’s tough to pin down the “thing” that really defines Colorado food-wise -- it’s kind of a mish-mash of Western influences that’ve migrated from elsewhere (they’re big on green chile) with a heavy dose of meats like buffalo and Colorado lamb, but Denver and Boulder are both solid culinary hubs, and the state’s enlightened drug policies only stand to help your enjoyment of whatever you’re eating. But, really, a hefty part of this ranking is a nod to Colorado’s role as one of the most pioneering craft beer states, a spirit that endures today as they turn out beer made with Rocky Mountain Oysters. They still make lots of good non-testicular beer too.
California was given the crown as the number one state for food and drink and they were followed by Texas and New York. The other end of the list had the Dakotas as the two worst states for food and drink. You can see the complete list here.