1994 Readers Poll
1994 Critics Picks
Best Alterations

A new suit, only a short time, and Ace will send you away with a flawlessly fitting new suit, always in time. Friendly services and expert work are the mark of this repeat winner.

Express Alterations by Ace Custom Tailors
916 W. 12th

Best Appliance/Tv Repair

Sure they're good, but don't let the name fool you: they won't tow your broken-down washer in off the side of some dirt road. Short of that, you can count on them.

AAA Appliance
7756 Northcross Dr

Best Carpenter

Wooden ya know it? Another repeat from '93.

Best Criminal Lawyer

When you absolutely must pass go and collect $200.

Best Dry Cleaner

A long-established Austin dry cleaning tradition, with locations all over town. And for those with no plasma left to sell, J.B. will also buy the Levi's off your butt.

Jack Brown Cleaners
615 W. MLK

Best Electrician

Hey, we want to remove shorts for a living, too.

Best Emergency Room

The city-owned hospital has had a rough fiscal and public relations year, but their quality of care and service has never been questioned.

Brackenridge Hospital
601 E. 15th

Best Fitness Club

A cacophony of sounds, light, and brightly colored Lycra (matching only, please) in motion.

Q the Sports Club
10616 Research

Best Florist

A critics' choice last year, the smell of sweet success is now drifting in courtesy of readers as well.

Cowgirls & Flowers
508 Walsh

Best Hair Salon

R spellczech 8 this 1 write up. Hair's 2 U!

Maximum FX
1007 S. Congress Ste. 10-C

Best Jewelry Repair

Bust a bauble? Do not think about sweating one bead over it. Originals can fix ya right up.

Originals Jewelry & Fine Gifts
10225 Research

Best Kennel/Vet

Our sources nod vigorously in agreement, but warn that the clinic has so many satisfied customers that they haven't had room for a new one in years.

Hyde Park Animal Clinic
404 E. 51st

Best Laundromat

Austin's only laundromat and exercise club. The perfect place to work out all your dirty clothes and develop clean muscle tone.

Best Photo Lab

Yes, in one hour you can be the proud owner of Texas Size prints of your finger on the lens with some boring landmark in the back-ground. Just kidding -- these techs take pride in their development.

7015 Village Center Dr., 512/502-8445
2400 S. Congress, 512/442-2354
2701 E. Seventh, 512/478-7328
10710 Research #200, 512/794-8221
6900 Brodie, 512/891-8900
11521 FM 620 N., 512/249-0558
2508 E. Riverside, 512/448-3544
201 FM 685 N., Pflugerville, 512/251-0002
1080 E. 290, Elgin, 512/285-4168
500 Canyon Ridge Dr., 512/973-8143
5808 Burnet, 512/453-8864
7112 Ed Bluestein #125, 512/926-1491
9414 N Lamar, 512/835-5400
600 W. William Cannon, 512/447-5544
6001 W. Parmer, 512/249-0400
5800 W. Slaughter, 512/301-9770

Best Self-Defense Instruction

A reader says "informative, realistic, thorough, serious-minded, supportive, depth-breadth of instruction." Whew.

Best Shoe Repair

Dare we say tongues are a-wagging not only about the service but the persistence - they won't let you forget to pick up your "new" shoes.

Austin Shoe Hospital
3106 Windsor, 512/477-6515
720 Congress, 512/477-5078
3300 Bee Caves Rd., 512/329-8104
1911 W. Ben White, 512/440-8788
8211 Burnet, 512/453-1961
5114 Balcones Woods Dr. Ste. 301-B, 512/345-8663
6781 Hwy. 290 W., 512/288-6386
1316 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock, 512/244-9124
306 S. Bell, Cedar Park, 512/219-8387
3932 RR 620 S., Lakeway, 512/263-4630
12119 Hwy. 290 W., 512/827-3398

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