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10 things you'll miss when you leave Austin

Written by
Anastacia Uriegas

We all know one: the friend who left Austin in search of (seemingly greener) pastures. They are recognized by their social media posts lamenting the things Austinites take for granted, status updates that read “Why can't I find a decent taco?!” We have it good, y’all, but should you happen to consider leaving Austin, just remember these 10 things you'll definitely miss about our beloved city.

Seeing your favorite bands (practically) whenever you like
From festivals to live music venues that book top acts regularly, we are truly spoiled. 

Watering holes
Both the kind you swim in and the kind you drink in. 

Parks and Greenbelts
We’re not saying that these don't exist elsewhere, but our access to so many gorgeous parks and trails is a privilege.

Veracruz All Natural, Tacodeli, Torchy’s, Taco Joint, Tyson’s, Papalote—there are insanely good tacos in this city and don't you dare forget it.

Happy hour on a patio
It’s rarely intolerably cold here, and we all know how refreshing a giant margarita is.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Sure, they exist in other cities now, but we can claim OG status to the theater who started the STFU policy along with tasty eats and drinks.

Food Trucks
Via 313, Deedee Thai, East Side King, Valentina’s Tex-Mex, Tommy Want Wingy, Patrizi’s, Thai Kun and one of our new faves, Hummus Among Us. 

Posing in front of/making fun of people posing in front of the “i love you” wall.
Hey, you do you. 

La Barbecue, Franklin, Micklethwait, LeRoy & Lewis...need we say more?

Traffic on MoPac around 5pm
Pysch! Just wanted to make sure you were paying attention. But who knows—you might miss commiserating about your terrible commute.

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