Saturday, March 15, 2014

SXSW Day 3 Notes

I begin the day with light dread. Day 3 is the busiest day yet. Back-to-back interviews with Hollow Jan and Crying Nut in the morning. Then back-to-back interviews with Big Phony and Love X Stereo before Seoulsonic showcase began. Then six hours of Seoulsonic, with an interview with Glen Check mixed in. By the end of the day, I have so much written down in my notebook that I fear it will be well after SXSW before I can finish writing about everything I saw and heard.

To avoid burning myself out--on my vacation, no less!--I seek local delicacy. So I found myself in front of this building.

Whataburger, the pride of the South. I order a double cheeseburger with jalapenos, fries and diet coke. Apparently Whataburger operated on the same system as Carl's Jr.--you order at the counter, and the food is brought to you. They also bring a condiment tray, as if they are selling cigarettes at a casino. I am intrigued by salsa picante and spicy ketchup. I get everything.

A couple of bites in, and the appeal of the burger was evident. The vegetables were very fresh, which warmed the heart of this unorthodox burger lover who thinks vegetables are what completes the true burger experience. Salsa picante and spicy ketchup were both excellent. The fries were mediocre, but I have had worse.

Overall, I would love to have it again whenever I have a chance. But anyone who thinks Whataburger is better than In-and-Out burger is out of her mind.

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  1. I never truly appreciated how lucky I am to have In-n-Out, Five Guys Burger, Fatburger, and Whataburger within 2 mile radius of my home before.

    1. Strange...I think of it in the opposite direction: that is, I never truly appreciated how lucky I am to NOT have all those awesome burger places near me. I'd eat myself to death by way of heart disease, etc.

  2. Honestly, I've been lurking and just enjoying reading your posts for months and never commenting. However, I'm from TX and I'm glad you enjoyed SXSW. I love Whataburger. Have you heard the radio commercials? They're quite soothing. Next time you get a chance, get the breakfast burrito or biscuits and gravy. Its a Southern thing maybe, but since moving to PNW, I've definitely missed the grill to order burgers and sweet tea. I only ate the pineapple burger at In & Out's. IMHO, Five Guys > In & Out =)


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