Four Northwest cities are cookout capitals

May 18, 2010, 4:46 PM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

Based on weather trends, four Northwest cities make the top 10 Cookout Capitals list of the most ideal grilling locations.

grilledsalmonAccording to an analysis by Blue Rhino, a company that conveniently makes propane tanks to power some of those grills, Olympia is the 7th best place in the country for grilling. Seattle and Tacoma are 8th on the list, while Spokane is number 10.

Mmmm, who’s grillin tonight? And would plugging a microwave in on the deck count as outdoor cooking? I’m a pathetic cook – the smoke detector is my kitchen timer – but I could warm up some salmon in the microwave outdoors.

The most sizzling spot for grilling is San Diego, followed by Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Eugene, Oregon.

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