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Best Apartment Locator
A+ Apartment Locators

These people helped me in the worst time of my life. I owe them a lot. An agent named Ingrid was an angel in disguise. – Natalie Killian

11150 Research #208, 512/231-1400

Best Auto Repair/Service
Flamingo Automotive

They have saved me and my Honda countless times! Great service with a fair price every time … And, they care. – Rachel Yeager

3512 Guadalupe, 512/459-9917,

Best Barbershop
Birds Barbershop

Their haircuts get you laid! – Vivian Rusk

Multiple locations,

Best Bike Shop/Repair
The Peddler Bike Shop

These guys know bikes and are quick, easy to work with, and very detail-oriented. A true neighborhood bike shop for sure! – Andy Jones

10526 W. Parmer #419, 512/218-5062; 5015 Duval, 512/220-6766,

Best Computer/Appliance Repair
Discount Electronics

Always fixed on the spot. – Mike MacKenna

Multiple locations,

Best DWI Lawyer
TIE: Rick Flores; Mary Ann Espiritu

Rick Flores: Rick is not only experienced, effective, and professional, but he's not hard to look at either. – Zooey Cuilla Mary Ann Espiritu: She's like an attorney you'd see in a movie – beautiful, demure, perfectly coiffed, and deadly as hell in the courtroom. – Bronwen Butler

Mary Ann Espiritu: The Law Office of Mary Ann Espiritu, 1307 Nueces, 512/777-1394, Rick Flores: Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, 1100 Guadalupe, 512/476-4873,

Best Home Maintenance/Services
ABC Home and Commercial Services

ABC restored my faith in handyman services. Fast, affordable, and reliable. But mainly fast. – Kaci Beeler

Multiple locations,

Best Hotel/Motel
The Driskill Hotel

I hear it's haunted, but isn't that half the fun? – Brittney Cassel

604 Brazos, 512/439-1234,

Best Laundromat/Dry Cleaner

An ecological must! What a difference it makes to pick up clothes that don't smell of gasoline! – Pamela Ferguson

Multiple locations,

Best Mani/Pedi
Great Nails & Spa

You get the best service and prices here, and Lord knows we all need a 30-minute leg massage. – Anastacia Uriegas

2911-B S. First, 512/804-5228

Best Movers
Einstein Moving Co.

These guys moved us last year and simply amazed us. I don't ever want to move again, but if I do I have found my guys! – James Tessmann

Multiple locations,

Best Music Services/Equipment
Strait Music Co.

Strait does and has it all, from classical to rock to school band. Family-owned, knowledgeable and friendly staff – what more could you want? – Rebecca Raphael

2428 W. Ben White, 512/476-6927; 13945 Hwy. 183 N., 512/918-3743,

Best Pet Services
Mud Puppies

The best pet service ever! Our dogs go here twice a week and have for many years. With Mud Puppies, I have no reason to even think about worrying about my dogs. They love my dogs and my dogs love them. – Glynda Cox

12233 FM 620 N. Ste. 110-A, 512/249-2498 2015 E. Riverside, Bldg. 9, 512/912-0200

Best Psychic/Tarot
Sister Temperance

Angeliska is a magical being. She's guided me through many chapters of my life by being an empath to her core, with a wild intuition and deep wisdom. – Ashley Halligan

1051 Springdale, 512/466-5124

Best Realtor
Samantha Soletti Adler

The most personable, honest Realtor around. No detail left undone. Goes beyond what is expected and watches out for the good of her clients always. – Elaine Carty

Eanes Properties 1 Yellow Tail Cv., 512/263-7333

Best Salon
Salon by Milk + Honey

Heaven on Earth. – Mercedes Madiedo

Multiple locations,

Best Spa
Milk + Honey

Heaven on Earth. – Mercedes Madiedo

Multiple locations,

Best Tailor/Alteration
Ace Custom Tailors

Nicest ladies in town, honest about when I should repair vs. call it quits on something. – Karlene Berger

Multiple locations,

Best Tattoo
Atomic Tattoo

The staff at Atomic Tattoo went above and beyond to make my first ink something special. They spent hours getting the design just right, understood my pain tolerance, and went out of their way to make me comfortable. – Gwen Sanger

Multiple locations,

Best Veterinarian

One of the best nonprofits around and their mission is amazing! Much like education, they attack the issue of animal overpopulation from the inside out, which results in exponential lives being saved! – David Reimherr

Multiple locations,

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