There’s a new list every day, and Thrillist helps lead the charge.
Recently, Thrillist released its ranking of all the States in these United States of America. Called "The Definitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States," here’s how it set the stage, "Seeing how it’s America Week at Thrillist, and we’ve already danced with state rankings involving food/drink and beer, we thought it was time to use the perfectly American cliche 'go big or go home' and rank the states based on everything."
Wisconsin, not to our surprise, faired very well landing at No. 4. Milwaukee, of course, was a big reason as the editors called our fair city "sneaky, underrated."
What state came in No. 1? Michigan. Yes, Michigan. Illinois, by the way, ranked 27.
Kevin Alexander, Thrillist's executive editor, and Matt Lynch, Thrillist's deputy editor, compiled the list.
On Milwaukee and On Wisconsin. Here’s the full blurb about Wisconsin:
Any state that loves beer enough to name its baseball team after it and loves sausage enough to make anthropomorphic versions of it race during said baseball team’s games has its priorities well established. Wisconsinites must chuckle at the notion that a bar focusing on fine ales, house-made charcuterie, and artisanal cheeses can endeavor to position itself as trendy -- beer, cheese, and meat -- really reinventing the wheel there, everybody! Milwaukee’s a sneaky, underrated big city and Madison’s properly rated as one of the finest college towns in the country. Step by Step was an underrated TGIF sitcom. On Wisconsin! On Wisconsin, indeed.