Americans love surveys and ranking things. In my humble opinion, they should be taken with a grain of salt.

Who commissioned it? What are they trying to sell?

Anyways, St. Patrick's Day is Friday. Wallet Hub has released a list of the 200 best & worst places to celebrate. Four cities in New York state (#1 Buffalo, #12 Rochester, #21 Yonkers, #29 Syracuse) are listed in the top 30.

The survey was clearly not conducted this week. Parades in those municipalities are likely to either be cancelled or feature dog sleds & snowmobiles in lieu of floats.

New Orleans in ranked #42. Really!? NOLA has a sizeable Irish population. Besides, it's a great place to celebrate nearly any holiday.

Lafayette isn't listed at all! I guess they don't know about Patty in the Parc.