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Best Alterations
Express Alterations by Ace Custom Tailors

"Four Stars!" "It's haberdasherrific!" Our reviewers agree: Ace will leave you in stitches.

Express Alterations by Ace Custom Tailors, 916 W. 12th, 512/478-9965,

Best Appliance/Tv Repair
Mr. Wizard's Electronics Service

When it busts and burns, Austin's off to see the Wizard. (But don't look behind the curtain.)

Mr. Wizard's Electronics Service, 1507 W. North Loop, 512/454-1137

Best Auto Body/Paint Shop
B&B Body & Paint

Bring 'em in Bent & Broken, pick 'em up Bright & Bodacious.

Best Auto Mechanic
Flamingo Automotive

It's not just bright pink birds and hunky young mechanics: Flamingo is quality repair and conscientious service at a reasonable rate.

Flamingo Automotive, 3512 Guadalupe, 512/459-9917

Best Car Wash
Genie Car Wash

Pardon us if we sound soaporific (we do hate to wax sentimental), but roll out the shampooed carpet for Genie: good clean fun, bumper to bumper.

Genie Car Wash, 1311 S. Lamar, 512/444-9274,

Genie Car Wash, 7320 Burnet, 512/451-9274,

Genie Car Wash, 1021 W. William Cannon, 512/416-9274,

Best Dentist
Dr. Glenda Smith

photograph by Kenny Braun   photo by Kenny Braun

Here's the drill: Dr. Glenda Smith is this year's dental diva. Capped competitors were Dr. Jim Root and Dr. Ann Lyon.

Best Dry Cleaner
Rick's Cleaners

Best place to air your dirty laundry goes to Rick's again, just like last year.

Rick's Cleaners, 5324 Cameron, 512/452-2200,

Rick's Cleaners, 3652 Bee Caves Rd., 512/327-6846,

Rick's Cleaners, 7435 Burnet Rd., 512/454-7425,

12 more locations

Best Fitness Club
World Gym

World Gym once again clubbed the Q and the YMCA this year as Austin's favorite place to sweat indoors.

World Gym, 115 E. Sixth, 512/479-0044,

Best Florist
Unclear Winner:

Blooming brighter than all the others, this year's blue ribbon goes to the Flower Bucket.

Best Hair Salon
Avant Garde Studio Salon Spa

"Avant a new updo, Dahling." Reigning queen of your crown holds on to the scepter two years running.

Avant Garde Studio Salon Spa, 318 Colorado St., 512/472-6357,

Best Hair Stylist
Kat Head

With a name like that, how could she not win? Avant's Head is said to be quite creative with the snips and is the salon's star educator to boot.

Best Home Repair
Home Depot

In our fair city, Home Depot has staged a coup against longtime repair renegade the Fox. By this ballot, we guess our readers prefer the D.I.Y. principle. Home Depot doesn't do home repairs.

Home Depot, 1200 Home Depot Blvd., Sunset Valley, 512/892-3035,

Home Depot, 7211 N. I-35, 512/458-8012,

Home Depot, 10515 Mopac N., 512/338-1001,

6 more locations

Best Kennel/Vet
TIE: Brykerwoods Veterinary Clinic; Hyde Park Animal Clinic

photograph by Jana Birchum   photo by Jana Birchum

Tied this year for best health care for your hounds are Brykerwood and Hyde Park Animal Clinic.

Brykerwoods Veterinary Clinic, 1501 W. 35th, 512/454-3833

Hyde Park Animal Clinic, 404 E. 51st, 512/451-4781

Best Laundromat
Clean & Lean

Still one of the best ideas around, Clean & Lean is a gym and laundromat in one.

Clean & Lean, 4225 Guadalupe, 512/458-5326

Best Lawyer
Dan Dworin

In a town with more lawyers than you can shake a fist at, Dan Dworin emerges on top of the pile. Wilson McVicker is next in line and a heartfelt thanks to our readers for all those smart-ass comments.

Best Pharmacy/Drugstore

HEB beats out People's and Tarrytown as the best place to get your biotics antied.

HEB, 7015 Village Center Dr., 512/502-8445,

HEB, 2400 S. Congress, 512/442-2354,

HEB, 2701 E. Seventh, 512/478-7328,

13 more locations

Best Photo Lab
TIE: HEB; Holland Photo Imaging

Our winners for the past three years tie this year.

HEB, 7015 Village Center Dr., 512/502-8445,

Holland Photo Imaging, 1700 S. Lamar #327, 512/442-4274,

HEB, 2400 S. Congress, 512/442-2354,

14 more locations

Best Printer/Copy Shop
FedEx Office

It's open 24 hours.

FedEx Office, 327 Congress #100, 512/472-4448,

FedEx Office, 2901-C Medical Arts, 512/476-3242,

FedEx Office, 327 Congress, 512/472-4448,

5 more locations

Best Public Health Clinic
People's Community Clinic

The people have spoken: power to the people!

People's Community Clinic, 1101 Camino La Costa, 512/478-4939,

Best Recording Studio
Production Block

Music Lane, Parrot Tracks, and Sweatbox tie for second with Production Block the winner.

Production Block, 906 E. Fifth, 512/472-8975

Best Shoe Repair
Austin Shoe Hospital

Getting your shoes fixed is a bit easier now that Austin Shoe Hospitals are located all around town.

Austin Shoe Hospital, 3106 Windsor, 512/477-6515,

Austin Shoe Hospital, 720 Congress, 512/477-5078,

Austin Shoe Hospital, 3300 Bee Caves Rd., 512/329-8104,

8 more locations

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