San Antonio puts love of tacos on hold to show love for Houston

3:15 p.m Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 Austin360 Home
Deborah Cannon
At right, sisters Danielle and Katelyn Courville, from left to right, pose at Jo's Coffee at the 'I Love You So Much' sign, as their father, Kurt, takes a photo on Sunday, January 22, 2017. The family was visiting town from Lake Charles, Louisiana. The spot is a popular photo destination for tourists and locals. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

For the past several years, a wall at Viva Tacoland near the old Pearl Brewery featured a San Antonio version of Austin’s beloved “I love you so much” mural.

At 103 W. Grayson St., the gray wall featured the same phrase, but with “love” crossed out and the mural edited to read “I love tacos so much.”

For the next couple weeks, though, San Antonians will get the opportunity to show their love for Houston and raise funds for the city just down Interstate 10.

The mural now reads “I love Houston so much” and, according to a recent story in the San Antonio Express-News, “each Instagram photo posted at the wall with the hashtag ‘#ILoveHoustonSoMuch’ will be matched with a $1 donation from Viva Tacoland and its bar to various relief charities.”

The original “I love you so much” mural in Austin was created in 2010 next to Jo’s Hot Coffee as a love letter from Austin musician Amy Cook to her partner Liz Lambert. Though the mural has been vandalized several times, it has always come back strong.

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