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Phanie D's Guide To San Antonio
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The drummer for indie rock trio Girl in a Coma chats about some of her favorite places and things to do.

Name: Phanie D
Age: 28
Profession: Drummer/Girl in a Coma
City: San Antonio, TX
Relationship Status: Taken
Sexuality: Si... I'm Gay

What is the best date you ever had in San Antonio?

It would have to be going out with my current gf, Stacie. Sometimes its the simplest things that make a great day. We went to the zoo and then to a place we have here called Japanese Tea Gardens. You forget how beautiful your own hometown can be. It was nice being with her and enjoying where your from.

What are some of the things you love most about San Antonio?

The people. I think we have some of the nicest people around, The fact that its big but not that big. It has a comfort quality to it. Our downtown hasn't grown out of control.. I like that it doesn't have crazy buildings. Simple. I guess I'm all about simple.

What are some of your least favorite things about it?

The people. (I kid.) Construction. Our roads are always under that.

What gym do you like most?

My bedroom cause its free!

What are some great San Antonio restaurants for a night out with gay friends there?

Henry's puffy tacos. mmmm. We have the greatest Mexican restaurants here.

What about good places for a romantic date?

I would imagine taking someone to The Tower of the Americas here in Sa would be pretty romantic. You can see the whole city up there. Or anywhere along the Riverwalk.

Is there a particular best place to "people watch" in San Antonio?

Sit in the middle of Travis Park. There is plenty fun people around there.

Are there any famous people from your town?

Carol Burnett and Joan Crawford ...

What are your favorite gay bars and/or dance clubs? What do you like about them?

We have a good amount of gay bars.. but I don't think we have a gay bar with good music. Its kinda always the same typical dance dance hits that you stereotype a gay person to listen too. So until that gay bar with an awesome selection happens you'll probably catch me at our little gay strip on Main St. We have a handful of bars there.

Where is the best public place for a gay person to make out?

Anywhere any straight couple does.

Do you have a particular fashion style? Where do you shop for clothes?

I don't think i do. I LOVE thrift stores . I consider going to the mall to shop a treat. I think the best clothing can be found at a thrift store.

Where do you go for other forms of entertainment -- live theater, concerts, movies, art exhibits? Are there any local gay performance groups, bands, or artists that you're a fan of?

Im all about checking out local music. There is a queer band called Kick It here and I love them.

If you had gay friends visiting from out of town for the first time, what are some "musts" that you'd recommend they see or do?

Well they must go to the Alamo and Riverwalk. Then of course Main St.