San Francisco vs. Seattle: Which City Is Better?

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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
Erin Sherbert

Obviously, you have never visited Lamesa, Texas 

sadiesays
sadiesays

First I will say that I am a 5th generation San Franciscan. Then I will say the part that hurts. SF is shithole. Yes, a filthy, overpriced garbage pit that enables free-loading druggies and homeless people to live for free in nice apt.'s or on the lawns of our public spaces and piss and shit all over our streets. I am embarrassed to have friends visit my hometown because it's full of pretentious hipsters and stinky lunatics. ANYWHERE is better than SF. I hate it so much I am moving, yes, from my hometown that I used to love. It has never been this bad, and is getting worse. 

Francisco
Francisco

You all better know Rio de Janeiro, and we  dont have to  talk about this anymore.

Robert Smiley
Robert Smiley

Neither of those two cities hold a candle to Vancouver where if you move fast enough you can ski, play golf and sail all in the same day.

Howie_Felterbush
Howie_Felterbush

Peets Major Dickason's Blend vs Starfucks? NO COMPARISON!

guest
guest

Seattle = clueless white people & rain

Rainalday
Rainalday

It's a trick question. Portland's better. 

"Arf!" Lemming
"Arf!" Lemming

...and for Mexican.. Ma Ma's Mexican Kitchen on 2nd and Bell..See-addle..

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