Friday, February 09, 2018

Cuisine Capitals of the US

From Medium:

When it comes to restaurants, every US city has a unique identity. Austin, TX is renowned for its BBQ. New York City is densely packed with pizza-by-the-slice. San Francisco and LA compete on taqueria prestige.

Using Google data, visualized by Google News Lab with design studio Polygraph, we can begin to quantify how these food trends vary across the country. Based on aggregated, anonymized, and differentially private data from users who have opted in to Google Location History, we ranked cities and counties by their most popular cuisine.

We can also make comparisons: where are pizza parlors more popular than Mexican restaurants?

And by comparing all cuisines, we have a better picture of regional preferences across the US.

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