Best of Austin More 1995 Critics Entertainment Best In-your-face Club: Blue Flamingo Best New Bar: Casino el Camino Highest Expression Of The Lowest Form Of Humor: O. Henry Pun Off Best Twofer Fix: Coffee & a Movie in the Village Shopping Center Best Pair Of Aged Intoxicants: The Big Screen & Booze at the Paramount Making The Best Of A Bad Situation: The Ancho's Singers Best Gay Tavern With Possibilities: Auntie Mame's Biggest Piano Bar: Donn's Depot Next Best Thing To Having Don Walser At Your House: Jovita's Best Salsa Dancing: Calle Ocho Best Place To Find A Girlfriend: Lady Longhorn Games Best Obscure Bar: Miller's Hillside Bar Best Concept Bar: Cedar Street Best Reason To Still Be In Your Jammies At 5pm On A Saturday: Cartoons at LoveJoys Best Reason Not To Serve Liquor: Waterloo Brewing Co. Sweetest Door Folks: Steamboat Most Friendly Poetry Slam: Planet Theatre Biggest Art Mystery: Tabletops from La Zona Rosa Best Vegas Flashback: The Margo Lee Show Best Place To See A Musician Onstage: Salvage Vanguard Theater Best New Band Name: Earthpig & Fire Best Concept Band: The Administration Best Hand Stamp Rivalry: TIE: Electric Lounge; Emo's Best Happy Hour Deal Downtown: Manuel's Half-price appetizers Best Thing To Happen To Poster Art Since The Seventies: Lyman Hardy, Lindsey Kuhn, Jason Austin, & Lee Bolton Best Trade: Ronnie Lane/Ian McLagan Most Intriguing Trend: Poets Fronting Bands Best Place to Lost a Girlfriend: The Hollywood Best Reason to Watch Beavis and Butthead: Texas Videos

1995 › Critics › Entertainment

Best Re-invention Of An Eastside Tradition: Victory Grill

Johnny Holmes' Victory Grill was once Austin's premier venue for the biggest names in R&B and soul in the Fifties and Sixties, from Bobby Blue Bland and Ike & Tina Turner to locals T.D. Bell and Erbie Bowser. Though Holmes has long since retired, the newly reopened Grill has expanded its cultural vision to include poetry readings and dance. Talk about a long time coming...

Victory Grill
1104 E. 11th, 512/291-6211,

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