Get Your Drink On, Orange County!
|Photo by Jack Gould|
Bottoms up, Orange County!
It's not like we can knock Fresno, which--if you've visited it--you'd understand why it finished as the drunkest.
But 57? Nearby Riverside was No. 4 in the country! Even those latte-swigging freaks in LA finished ahead of us, at No. 48.
The way it worked, according to the USA Today, was cities were given letter grades based on "data such as death rates from alcoholic liver disease, booze-fueled car crashes, frequency of binge-drinking in the past month, number of DUI arrests and severity of DUI penalties."
Fine. But the numbers are still questionable. Those boozehounds in Chicago finished No. 85, the Pinot swillers in San Francisco were No. 86 and--get this--Boston was the soberest city in America, at No. 100 (or No. 1 if you count the opposite way).
The land of Cheers, Kennedys and Red Sauced fans? How could Beantown possibly pull that one off? Who knew Mitt Romney would leave such a lasting legacy?