Austin VS San Antonio
Okay. Let's objectively look at this Austin vs San Antonio debate. Last month, shit hit the fan when Eater Austin discussed how SXSW attendees 'created' the breakfast taco. Some crappy SA blog fired back, Austinites got all defensive, and then some restaurant issued a breakfast taco challenge that never happened (because it was in the middle of SXSW).
Anyhow, a Forbes
writer blogger recently named San Antonio the Best City in Texas and Austin second. I decided to tour each place (again, objectively) and jot down my observations for this poorly written clickbait piece.
Austin: Partying, hipsters, music, festivals, shitty traffic, bats, stupid bike rides, festivals
San Antonio: The Alamo and a really overweight guy in a Spurs jersey, jean shorts, and sandals drunkenly trying to start a fight inside Wal-Mart at 2pm.
Where Most Residents Eat
Austin: Food trucks (East Side Kings), back yard cookouts, hip new restaurants (Launderette), dive bars (El Casino Camino), sushi (Otoko), one of the many great BBQ joints (Franklins),
San Antonio: Chilis, Applebees, McDonalds inside of Wal-Mart
Otoko, Jennifer Sinski
Speaking of BBQ…
Austin: Franklins, Salt Lick, Micklwaithes
San Antonio: Arby’s, beef jerky form Buccees
Austin: Cap City, Velvetta Room, Moontower Fest,
San Antonio: The River Center Mall
Cap City Comedy
Austin: Longhorns and whatever Dallas team is doing well
San Antonio: Spurs, Longhorns and whatever Dallas team is doing well
Austin: Willie Nelson
San Antonio: Really overweight guy in a Spurs jersey, jean shorts, and sandals drunkenly trying to start a fight inside Wal-Mart at 2pm.
Notable Music Venues
Austin: Stubbs, Mohawk, ACL Live, Bass Concert Hall and so many more
San Antonio: AT&T Center
Concert goer Dale Dudley enjoying music at ACL Fest
Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, ART on 5th, Yard Dog Art Gallery, Carissa
San Antonio: Hobby Lobby, Michael's
Austin: Tech, Creative, Real-estate
San Antonio: Manage a Chilis, Sell Life Insurance, Sell Used Cars
Austin: People from other cities, homeless from other cities
San Antonio: People forced out of Austin due to skyrocketing property values
Austin: 93.7 KLBJ, Dudley & Bob + Matt, 101x KUT, KGSR, La Zeta, Latino 102.7, the Beat, Coke Fm, Sun Radio,
San Antonio: that rock station that still plays Papa Roach and Nickelback
Fun Water Activities
Austin: Barton Springs, the Greenbelt, McKinney Falls, Lake Travis, Colorado River, Blanco River, Lady Bird Lake,
San Antonio: The River Walk, drive to New Braunfels
There you have it! Both cities are great for there own reasons and all these blogs are stupid. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or pictures - I would love to see them (yes, even complaints or corrections). Click here.