Best of Austin
Best of Austin

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Best Blue Hues Renewed: Mueller Air Traffic Control Tower

Best Double-Decker Clash Reference: #19

Best Mural Savers: Gallery Black Lagoon

Best New Condo Tower: Spring

Best New Roof Over Our Heads: 5604 Manor

Best Place To Hide in Plain Sight: Women in Construction Pavilion

Best Place To Table-Dance at a Family Reunion: Austin Open Room

Best Respite on the 40 Acres: The Malcolm X Lounge

Best Tall Drink of Water: Reclaimed Water Tower at 51st Street

Best Use of a Puffy Water Slide: Social Cycling's Landing at the Scoot

Best Art Fundraiser: Body of Art – Spring Gala

Best Couple of Clowns in the City: Schave & Reilly

Best Funny First Steps: Cap City Comedy Club Open Mic

Best New Collaborative Art and Volunteer Space: Space12

Best Undiscovered Event Venue: Hummingbird House

Best Advocates of Drinking and Fact-Checking: Encyclopedia Show

Best Approximation of the Fall of the Roman Empire: TIE: La Dolce Vita; 'The 24 Hour Roman Reconstruction Project'

Best Baby Girl: BabyGirl

Best Brewery: Live Oak Brewing Company

Best Emblematic Hangout or Don Draper Bowl-a-rama: The HighBall

Best First Date Bar: The Tigress

Best Free Course in Film Appreciation: 'Film Score Focus'

Best New Gay Destination: M Two

Best New Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection: Anarchy Championship Wrestling

Best Reason To Shake Whatcha Momma Gave Ya: Texas Burlesque Festival

Coolest Local Drink Trend: Skilled Mixologists

Most Glam Gay Party: aGLIFF's Oscar Party

Most Luxurious Movie Theatre: Gold Class Cinemas

Best 24-Hour Buzz: Bennu Coffee

Best Affordable Delectable Burger: Cherrywood Coffeehouse

Best Combined Force of Radical Politics and Bluth Family Homage: Bananarchy

Best Cupcake Baker Without a Bakery: Maritza M. Lujan of Four Pink Dragonflies

Best Cure for the Nuclear Heat: GoodPop's Watermelon Agave Popsicle

Best East Austin Roots, Literally: East Austin Urban Farm Tour

Best Example of Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: Farmers' Market Fracas

Best Local Food Trend: Artisanal Butchering

Best Lunch Refuge for Downtown Masses: Messhall Cafe

Best New York Bagel Short of Actually Going to New York: Wholy Bagel

Best Next-Best Thing To Hiring a Personal Chef: TIE: Mel's Meals; My Fit Foods; Snap Kitchen

Best Pies on the Edge: Pies Galore and More

Best Potato Cake: New India Cuisine

Best Sauce for a Po'boy: MoJoe Sauce

Best Secret Recipe: Pacha Latté

Best Stuffed Hamburger: Bam's Roadhouse Grill

Best Tippler Teach-ins: Tipsy Tech at Twin Liquors Marketplace

Best Unexpected (and Affordable!) Cupcake: Tamale House

Best Unexpected Chocolate Chip Cookies: Pitchforks & Tablespoons

Best Vegetarian Meal for Less Than $2.50: Nuevo León

Humblest Use of Scare Quotes: Jim-Jim's "Famous" Water-Ice

Most Sensual Sushi: Tomodachi


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