Best of Austin

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2012

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Best Belly of the Whale: The I-35 Reconnection Project

Best Domiciles for Eccentric Bats: Barbara Attwell's Bat Houses

Best Glitter-Encrusted Venue: Beauty Ballroom

Best Grandstandin': Miró Rivera Architects at Circuit of the Americas

Best Makeover: Commodore Perry Estate Restoration

Best Organized Chaos: Cathedral of Junk

Best Outdoor Museum With a View: Graffiti Park

Best Place To Ponder Pacifism and Peace: Mirrored Gandhi and Virgin Mosaics

Best Recycled Fast-Food Joints: Hill-Bert's Burgers

Best Talk About Sex, Baby: The Sex Wall at the Q

Best Toilet Tableau: Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning

Best Urban Space for an Art Walk: East Cesar Chavez

Best Way To Announce Yourself: Joe Swec Sign Painting

Best Wildfire Phoenix: CCC Cabins in Bastrop State Park

Most Productive Rooftop: IKEA Solar Panels

Best Drum Circle, Line, Triangle, Rhombus, and Moebius Strip: line upon line percussion

Best Emergent Art Collective: Kitty_City

Best Film Programming: Violet Crown Cinema

Best Glass Blower: Jay Massey

Best Independent Fashion Education: Austin School of Fashion Design

Best Indie Film Cred Boost: Cinema 41

Best Movement Illuminator: Allison Orr

Best Place To Air Your Kiss-and-Tell (or, Perhaps, a Bit More Than That): Bedpost Confessions

Best Schtickers: Lipschtick Collective

Best Valkyrie of the Set: Ia Ensterä

Most Continuously Innovative Improv Troupe: Parallelogramophonograph

Quirkiest Quarter-Life Crisis: aGLIFF/Polari

Savviest Smeller: Alyssa Harad

Best Adult Hula Hooping: Lustre Pearl

Best Bingo Hall: American Bingo

Best Built-In Karaoke Backup Dancers: Ego's Bar

Best Cocktail Butter: Opal Divine's

Best Indescribable Rakish Crooner: Fantasy!

Best LGBTQ Bartender: Garold Bates

Best Meshes of an Afternoon, Evening, or Dead of Night: Recspec

Best Neighbor to the Newsroom: Twin Liquors

Best New Fetish Group: Austin Gears

Best Periodic Glam-splosion: The Shows of Coco Coquette

Best Place To Level Up: Arcade UFO

Best Places To Suck at Karaoke: TIE: Austin Karaoke Studio, Bernadette's Lizzy Caroloke

Best Rebirth: Emo's East

Best Straw Man: Brian Brushwood

Best Way To Say Boo to Cancer: Scare for a Cure

Best Baby Hummus: Baby Zach's

Best Banana Frappe Dizzle: The Hideout Coffeehouse

Best Campus Area Coffeehouse Treats: La Tazza Fresca

Best Coffee Bean: Texas Coffee Traders

Best Green Acres Without Having To Buy a Farm: Lenoir

Best King Cake: Bakerman's

Best Kombucha: Wunder-Pilz

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