Austin November 24, 2017
11 Things Austinites Do That Seem Insane To Everyone Else
Austinites love to keep their city weird, and this premise often baffles out-of-towners. The people of Austin, Texas do things their own way. Our eclectic mix of traditions, culinary habits, and quirks sometimes leaves people scratching their heads. These are 11 things Austinites do that seem insane to everyone else.
1. Wait in line all morning for barbecue.
For Franklins, it's worth the wait.
2. Put hot sauce on just about everything
We even have a whole shop dedicated to the many varieties of hot sauce. Visit Tears of Joy at 618 E 6th St and taste for yourself.
3. Watch Jaws on the water
This film, hosted by The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is not for the faint of heart. Every summer, the movie lovers at Alamo put a projection screen up at Volente Beach Water Park. Then, eager viewers sit on inner tubes on the water and enjoy the film.
4. Stand on a bridge waiting to see bats
Some people wait at the South Congress Bridge for hours before the little mammals make their appearance. When all 1.5 million of them come out at once, it's a sight to behold.
5. Celebrate Eeyore's birthday
Remember that chronically sad donkey from Winnie the Pooh? Well, we have to cheer him up somehow! This vibrant event has been going strong for over 50 years and takes place every April in Pease Park.
6. Use a pedicab as our main source of downtown transportation
Who wants to walk 10 blocks when someone else can do the work for you? Especially during SXSW, pedicabs can be a saving grace.
7. Eat a burger with donut buns
This gluttonous concoction is the product of Gourdough's Public House.
8. Bring our dog everywhere we go
From the department store to the bar, we'll always take Fido and Spot with us. Austin is one of the most dog-friendly places in the U.S, and it's not uncommon for restaurants to bring out a treat and refreshment for your pup too!
9. Hibernate when the temperatures dip below 50 degrees.
If there's even the chance of a frigid wind chill, we're spending our day bundled up in blankets and fuzzy soaks.
10. Eat tacos for every meal of the day
It doesn't matter if it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack, we will eat a taco at any time of day.
11. Take our date to a food trailer park
Most of the time, Austinites will flock to a food trailer park before going to a brick and mortar. With so many delectable dishes to devour, it's no surprise food trucks are so popular.
Austinites are definitely a quirky bunch! What are some things you would add to this list?