Type illustration by Diana DeFrancesco
These are the Best of Austin '95 winners, as originally printed in The Austin Chronicle, August 4, 1995. The Awards are split into two sections, the Readers Poll and the Chronicle Critics' Picks.
Readers Poll Winners:
Each year, the Chronicle's Best of Austin issue highlights many of the things that make us want to inhabit our fair city; to be neighbors in a diverse community,to raise our families here, to support the local economy, and to protect the environment. This time around, we continued the tradition of giving our readers the opportunity to vote in a poll that runs through a series of weeks (results annotated by Spike Gillespie and Robert Faires start on this page and run through page 33), and offer our usual (or unusual) critics' picks, where Chron staffers share their opinions of what makes Austin so special. Since we are in agreement from the start that Austin is, in fact, the best city - and its businesses, services, and places are what make it so - we have to accept the impossibility of citing every reason why in these relatively few pages. Please understand that it is not our intention to step on toes here, but our decision is to try listing different categories from year to year, for the idea of "Best of Austin" to grow and evolve as our city does. If your favorite isn't included this time, it may well be next year. The Readers Poll, of course (results meticulously compiled by our own Nisa Sharma), reflects choices you have made yourselves. We hope you find some of the very best of Austin in the following pages. -- Jennifer Scoville
Critics' Picks contributors:
Suzy Banks, Nick Barbaro, Andrea Barnett, Marjorie Baumgarten, Louis Black, Louisa C. Brinsmade, Robert Bryce, Pamela Bruce, Hollis Chacona, Dave Cook, Patrick Earvolino, Robert Faires, Hugh Forrest, Laxman Gani, Spike Gillespie, Marene Gustin, Raoul Hernandez, Rebecca Levy, Ann S. Lewis, Ken Lieck, Gerald McLeod, Alex de Marban, Kate X Messer, S. Emerson Moffat, Margaret Moser, Shadrock Roberts, Jennifer Scoville, Brenda Sommer, cindy soo, R.U. Steinberg, Phil West, Cindy Widner, Deborah Wilson, Virginia B. Wood.
Readers Poll / Critics' Picks