Toledo 30th best place for cookouts

According to Blue Rhino, Toledo is #30 in the country for cookouts. Leads all other Ohio cities. This may not be of much consolation to those who don't have a job.
Los Angeles Tops the Charts as the Country’s #1 ‘Cookout Capital’

Blue Rhino Announces Annual List of Ideal Grilling Cities

Travel & Leisure II, Summer Outdoors
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Rhino, the leading brand of propane tank exchange, announces the ideal cities to grill in with the top 100 Cookout Capitals for 2009. This year, the nation's top Cookout Capital is Los Angeles.

Top 50 Cookout Capitals for 2009:

1. Los Angeles, CA

2. San Francisco-Bay area, CA

3. San Diego, CA

4. San Jose

5. Sacramento, CA

6. Eugene, OR

7. Spokane, WA

8. Fresno, CA

9. Reno, NV

10. Salt Lake City, UT

11. Seattle-Tacoma, WA

12. Las Vegas, NV

13. Portland, OR

14. Billings, MT

15. Detroit, MI

16. Colorado Springs, CO

17. Lansing, MI

18. Midland-Odessa, TX

19. Albuquerque, NM

20. Denver, CO

21. Green Bay, WI

22. Philadelphia, PA

23. Milwaukee, WI

24. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

25. Madison, WI

26. Providence, RI

27. Grand Rapids, MI

28. Sioux Falls, SD

29. Norfolk, VA

30. Toledo, OH

31. Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point, NC

32. Chicago, IL

33. Portland, ME

34. Kansas City, MO

35. Bridgeport

36. El Paso, TX

37. Cincinnati, OH

38. Charlotte, NC

39. Tucson, AZ

40. Rochester, NY

41. Peoria, IL

42. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

43. Austin, TX

44. Dayton, OH

45. Columbus, OH

46. Baltimore, MD

47. Knoxville, TN

48. Phoenix, AZ

49. Allentown, PA

50. Springfield, MO

View the full list at:

Using the National Weather Service data from the previous grilling season, the list – now in its third year – ranks continental U.S. cities with populations equal to or greater than 99,000 based on the number of ideal grilling days. Ideal grilling days are defined as days during the months of May-August, under 90 degrees and having no precipitation.

"There are thousands of great places to grill, as our Cookout Capitals list shows,” said Tod Brown, president of Blue Rhino. "In fact, in 15 years of partnering with the nation’s best retailers to provide propane tanks for cooking out, we haven’t come across a bad place to grill yet!”

To view Blue Rhino’s complete list of Cookout Capitals, please visit

About Blue Rhino®

Blue Rhino is a leading national provider of branded propane tank exchange and complementary propane-fueled products to consumers. Blue Rhino tank exchange is offered at leading home improvement centers, mass merchants, hardware, grocery, drug, and convenience stores, with branded tank displays at more than 43,000 retail locations in 50 states and Puerto Rico. Blue Rhino's propane-fueled products division is focused on appliances such as grills, patio heaters and mosquito eradication devices. Blue Rhino is a brand of Ferrellgas, L.P. For further information regarding Blue Rhino, visit the Blue Rhino Web site at

Blue Rhino is a registered trademark of Ferrellgas, L.P.

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