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Monday, July 9, 2012

San Francisco vs. Seattle: Which City Is Better?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently concluded the obvious for us Northern Californians: The Emerald City is a way better place to be than the smoggy hell hole of Los Angeles.

But what we aren't so sure about is whether Seattle is a better place to be than San Francisco. To help readers make their decision, the Seattle P-I put together this slideshow, comparing the most important aspects of the rivaling Northwest cities, like burritos.

The newspaper started with the weather. Both cities have crappy forecasts consistently, so it's like choosing between spending the evening with Gargamel or the Grinch: incessant rain or incessant fog?

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Coffee: Moving along, the newspaper points out that both metro areas pride themselves on drinking a damn good cuppa Joe. And while yes, Seattle's Starbucks brought us the frappuccino and the super-sized coffee, you won't find the Hells Angels killing each other over Peet's coffee.

Food: What really makes a city a true destination is its tacos. As the P-I astutely notes, you don't need to travel to the Mission District in SF to find authentic Mexican eats. You can still get a worthwhile taco in the Castro -- and a cock-shaped cookie for dessert!

Phallic Landmarks: Any girl will tell you size does matter, and in the battle over big landmarks, the P-I pits San Francisco's Coit Tower against Seattle's Space Needle. Note: Getting to the base of Coit Tower is already a major workout.

Important People: Say what you want about San Francisco's Nancy Pelosi, but even the liberal-hating Justice John Roberts has found a soft spot for her.

Seattle has its pluses, but it can't be more desirable than San Francisco, considering they have launched a paid campaign to poach our tourists.

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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