Don’t get me wrong. Austin is a great place to live and visit. And it’s unquestionable that the city has become a foodie destination.
But nothing is perfect. Here’s a list of some of the common little gripes that Austin foodies will understand #AustinFoodieProblems.
1. Lines… lines everywhere!
2. Want to eat at a food truck, but it’s 100 degrees outside
3. Can’t figure out why trailer food costs more than restaurant food
4. Favorite food truck got kicked out by condos
5. $6 cocktails are now $12 cocktails
6. Even “drunk food” on Dirty 6th costs twice as much as it used to
7. Tired of hearing words artisanal, farm-to-table, locally sourced
8. Organic smoothies are great, but they cost more than actual food
9. Need to work out… too many tacos.
10. Need to cut back… blood queso levels too high
11. List of new restaurants to try is already too long, and growing
12. Eating at new restaurants is the new keeping up with the Joneses
13. People judge you if you eat at a national chain
14. People think that Dairy Queen is a local restaurant (cause’ that’s what I like about Texas!)
15. Drinking Starbucks is a crime against hipster humanity
16. Uchi is amazing, but you’ve probably thought about going to McDonald’s afterwards (would you like fries with that omakase?)
19. Gourdough’s is delicious, but eating there is a sure fire way to get Type 2 Diabetes
17. The farmers’ markets are great, but getting there before 11AM can be a problem after a night out…
18. Finding free food during SXSW has become a full contact sport
19. The line at Franklin BBQ is so long, it has created it’s own economy (hello pink chair rental guy)
20. Alamo Drafthouse, a movie theater that unintentionally doubles as one of those dining in the dark experiences
21. Frequent confusion between Draught House, Drafthouse, or another Alamo Drafthouse (the one on Anderson… or Anderson Mill!??!)
22. Instagram feed makes you hungry. VERY HUNGRY
23. So… many… new… local breweries
24. Can’t figure out why we need 4 different Torchy’s locations within in a one mile radius
25. Having to go to the same touristy restaurant every time someone visits (oh… you want to go to the Oasis!?)
26. Food Network mentioned your favorite restaurant, now there’s a 2 hour wait.
27. The comments section of Eater Austin can feel like a dark, creepy bridge where trolls hang out… Yelp reviews can be like an open mic night where people go to (over)share their life story
28. New restaurants that go out of business before you got to try them
29. So much good food on South Lamar and Burnet, so little parking
30. Tourists without a clue holding up the lines
31. No food or drink allowed at Barton Springs Pool
32. The frustration of trying to make a happy hour while waiting in Mopac or I-35 rush hour traffic
33. BBQ induced meat sweats
34. Hipster bartender / barista secretly hates you
35. Nothing says “romantic picnic” in the park like a naked guy riding past you on a bike
36. Tired of the Torchy’s vs Tacodeli debate (they aren’t the only taco joints around!)
37. Kerby Lane vs Magnolia discussion is pointless (it’s just breakfast – can’t we just all get along?)
38. Sick of friends asking what your favorite restaurant is (can’t pick just one… narrow it down people!)
39. Everyone thinks they’re a food expert now
What other Austin foodie problems do you experience?
Let us know in the comments or share using #AustinFoodieProblems