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1997 Readers Poll
1997 Critics Picks
Best Alterations

"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
www.acetailors.com

Best Appliance/Tv Repair

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

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

Best Auto Mechanic

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

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
7320 Burnet, 512/451-9274
1021 W. William Cannon, 512/416-9274
www.geniecw.com

Best Dentist

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

photograph by Kenny Braun   Kenny Braun

Best Dry Cleaner

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

Rick's Cleaners
5324 Cameron, 512/452-2200
3652 Bee Caves Rd., 512/327-6846
7435 Burnet Rd., 512/454-7425
110 North I-35, Ste. 250, Round Rock, 512/244-4363
13492 Research Blvd., 512/258-8181
850 N. Bell #304, Cedar Park, 512/258-4990
11126 Jollyville, 512/346-8845
900 N Austin Ave. Ste. 603, Georgetown, 512/930-0666
600 W. William Cannon, 512/462-3868
12218 FM-620, #101, 512/257-0057
4005 W. Parmer Lane, Unit C, 512/339-0401
8400 Brodie #101, 512/291-1588
3810 Gattis School #102, Round Rock, 512/244-3733
13011 Shops Parkway #200, 512/263-1588
3411 N Lamar Blvd, 512/323-0188
www.rickscleaners.com

Best Fitness Club

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
www.worldgym.com/city.cfm?name=Austin&state=tx

Best Florist

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

Best Hair Salon

"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
www.avantsalon.com

Best Hair Stylist

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

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
7211 N. I-35, 512/458-8012
10515 Mopac N., 512/338-1001
3600 S. I-35, 512/693-9811
13309 N. I-35, 512/989-6650
8801 S. I-35, 512/291-0153
7900 FM 620 N., 512/258-7914
2551 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/238-0820
11301 Lakeline Rd., 512/331-4436
www.homedepot.com

photograph by Jana Birchum   Jana Birchum

Best Kennel/Vet

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

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

Best Lawyer

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

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

HEB
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
www.heb.com

Best Photo Lab

Our winners for the past three years tie this year.

HEB
7015 Village Center Dr.
512/502-8445
www.heb.com

Holland Photo Imaging
1700 S. Lamar #327
512/442-4274
www.hollandphoto.com

Best Printer/Copy Shop

It's open 24 hours.

FedEx Office
327 Congress #100, 512/472-4448
2901-C Medical Arts, 512/476-3242
327 Congress, 512/472-4448
330 Bee Caves Rd. #715, 512/314-2300
6406 N. I-35 Ste. 1210, 512/452-3600
5601 Brodie #1210, 512/892-1992
9222 Burnet #101 & 102, 512/339-1191
13729 Research, 512/331-0800
www.fedex.com/us/office

Best Public Health Clinic

The people have spoken: power to the people!

People's Community Clinic
1101 Camino La Costa
512/478-4939
www.austinpcc.org

Best Recording Studio

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

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
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
www.austinshoehospital.com

 
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