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2022 Critics Picks

Photo courtesy of Birds Barbershop


"When I need a fresh cut and a fresh beer, I know where to go." Pedro Berlanga

Birds Barbershop
Birds Barbershop South Lamar, 2110 S. Lamar, 512/442-8800
Birds Barbershop Burnet, 6800 Burnet Rd., 512/454-1200
Birds Barbershop East Sixth, 1107 E. Sixth, 512/457-0400
Birds Barbershop South Congress, 1902 S. Congress, 512/445-0500
Birds Barbershop 41st/Red River, 905 E. 41st, 512/492-8400
Birds Barbershop Slaughter, 5000 W. Slaughter, 512/758-7800
Birds Barbershop 183/Anderson Mill, 13219 Hwy. 183 N., 512/879-4700
Birds Barbershop Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose #114, 512/610-7600


"They treat their staff and customers like a BFF who just walked in the door." Gretchen Ludwig

Urban Betty
1206 W. 38th #1107

photo by Jana Birchum

photo by Jana Birchum


"Birthdays are the best here." Jessica Henderson

Milk + Honey
12901 Hill Country Blvd. Ste. D1-110, 512/236-1115
9722 Great Hills Trail #210, 512/236-1115


"Sweet relief for my muscles!" Seth Whaland

Mantis Massage
3823 Airport


"SACA is an awesome place where I'm able to get affordable acupuncture. Their practitioners are helpful & caring & I always leave relieved of the pain I showed up with." Suzanna Choffel

South Austin Community Acupuncture
5700 Menchaca Rd. #300


"Friendly, welcoming, & crazy talented technicians." Lauretta Massicott

Cute Nail Studio
1211 E. Seventh

photo by Shelley Hiam

photo by Shelley Hiam


"Kindest team and my lashes look great every visit." Victoria Curiel

Lash Lounge
1911 Aldrich #140, 512/648-5274
3300 Bee Caves Rd. #630, 512/361-5274
1335 E. Whitestone Blvd. Ste. H-400, Cedar Park, 512/817-2848


"This place is so professional and inviting. I have always left happier and hotter than I walked in." Victoria Sanchez

Cute Nail Studio
1211 E. Seventh

photo by Shelley Hiam

photo by Jana Birchum

Skin Care

"For a facial, they set the mood and get everything right. There are standard and tailored facials. All feel amazing. Choosing the organic product line feels decadent." Laura Olesen

Viva Day Spa
215 S. Lamar, 512/361-2047
1811 W. 35th, 512/361-1786
11601 Rock Rose Ave., 512/361-2558


"Awesome group of tattooers and piercers. 10/10." Joey Edwards

Atomic Tattoo
8401 Burnet Rd., 512/458-9693
13686 Hwy. 183 N., 512/249-7319
15301-F N. I-35, Pflugerville, 512/252-8537
2800 S. I-35 #108, 512/445-7260
11657 Research #105, 737/205-7039

photo by John Anderson


"Angeliska is brilliant, kind, wise, and empathic." Pär Winzell

Sister Temperance Tarot

Bike Shop/Repair

"Decades of service to the community and free teaching/training." John Day

Yellow Bike Project
1216 Webberville Rd.

photo by John Anderson

photo by Anne Burnett / courtesy of Giant Noise


"It drips with history and style, but isn't pretentious." Marianne Laguna

The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos

Auto Repair/Service

"Most honest mechanic I've ever met. I won't go anywhere else." Carrie Wilcox

Juke Auto
924 Shady

photo by Jana Birchum

Computer Repair

"Professional assistance and a great selection of parts." Zachary Ricks

Discount Electronics
4005 W. Parmer, 512/983-9989
1001 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/637-7051

Music Services/Equipment

"Quality repairs and friendly customer service." Greg Scarborough

Strait Music Co.
3201 Bee Caves Rd., Suite 140
13945 Hwy. 183 N., 512/918-3743

photo by John Anderson

photo by Bret Brookshire

Music Instruction

"Super fun students and teachers. Great way to connect with other women who want to make music." Larisa Chipman

Girl Guitar Austin
2309 Thornton Studio C

Home Maintenance/Services

"Great service and professionalism." Ian Eksner

ABC Home & Commercial Services
9475 Hwy. 290 E., 512/837-9500
202 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/819-9140
208 S. Guadalupe St., San Marcos, 512/392-9500
1010 College St., Bastrop, 512/308-1274

Lawn Care/Landscaping

"My yard looks perfect. No more patches or bald spots, lush green, and I didn't have to do a thing!" Thom Vaughn

Real Green Pest and Lawn
15527 RR 620 N.


"They did our small job when nobody else would." Susan Cotar

Viking Fence
9602 Gray Blvd., 512/837-6411
11701 Von Quintus Rd., 512/777-2900


"Excellent service and quality roofing work." Brenda Renfrew

1317 Sam Bass Rd.
Round Rock

A/C Repair/Installation

"Radiant replaced our A/C unit and were very professional, courteous, and thorough." Cathy Alvarado

Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning
901 Reinli

photo by John Anderson


"Great service, experienced and well trained technicians, and fair pricing." David Boren

Salt Service Co.
901 S. MoPac, Bldg. 1, Suite 300


"They put in a nice water heater for me. Super nice people and great job." Jocelyn Mellberg

Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning
901 Reinli

photo by John Anderson


"They've been here opening doors forever." Ginny Agnew

8225 Burnet Rd., 512/454-9547
2119 N. Mays, Round Rock, 512/246-3979
1315 W. Ben White, 512/447-1883

Restaurant/Beverage Delivery

"Always clutch." Christina Lewis

Tso Chinese Delivery
3909 N. I-35

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Cleaning Service

"OMG! Love! Great service! They really take care of my home." Stacey Sass

The Purple Fig Eco Cleaning & Disinfecting Co.
5555 N. Lamar Ste. 109-J


"The self serve, wash and fold, and delivery are reliable + reasonably priced." Annie Black

SpinZone Laundry
1909 E. Willam Cannon, 512/326-2200
6307 Cameron, 512/454-6600
2424 S. Congress, 512/447-2700
1108 N. Mays, Round Rock, 512/580-0900

Dry Cleaner

"Great value and quick turnaround." Rafael Sandrea

Rick's Cleaners
3652-D Bee Cave Rd., 512/327-6846
7435 Burnet Rd., 512/454-7425
110 N. I-35 #250, Round Rock, 512/244-4363
5324 Cameron, 512/452-2200
850 N. Bell Blvd. #304, Cedar Park, 512/258-4990
11126 Jollyville, 512/346-8845
900 N. Austin Ave. #603, Georgetown, 512/930-0666
500 W. William Cannon #404, 512/462-3868
12218 RR 620 N., 512/257-0057
8400 Brodie #101, 512/291-1588
3810 Gattis School Rd. #102, Round Rock, 512/244-3733
13011 Shops Pkwy. #200, Bee Cave, 512/263-1588
3411 N. Lamar, 512/323-0188
2614 S. Lamar, 512/433-6666


"They can do everything, from making repairs to making a suit." Ronald Watkins

Ace Custom Tailors
724-A N. Lamar, 512/478-9965
11909 Domain Dr. #154, 512/345-7688
2707 Walsh Tarlton, 512/329-0523


"Best pricing, best attitude." Peter Schmookler

Einstein Moving Co.
9200-A Brown, 737/252-1607
3904-B Warehouse Row, 737/530-8057

Real Estate Agent

"Lisa Muñoz is top-notch. She loves what she does, she's a bada$$, and she treats everyone involved, including lenders and title insurance folks, with respect, gratitude, and humility. She's integrity incarnate." Sarah Rooney

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Apartment Locator

"Had such an incredible experience with Smart City, they found me the perfect apartment and you don’t have to pay for their service." Haley Aiken

Smart City Apartment Locating
506 E. St. Elmo Ste. A-1


"They are incredibly ethical, compassionate, and caring. And they know what they're doing! All you want in a law firm." Kim Hokanson

Cofer & Connelly
602 W. 11th


"I run a small dog rescue and we couldn’t do it without these guys. They are affordable and provide excellent service. What a great community resource Emancipet is!" Trina Purcell

1030 Norwood Park Blvd. #316, 512/587-7729
15803 Windermere Dr. #420, Pflugerville, 512/587-7729
7201 Levander Loop, Bldgs. I & K, 512/587-7729

Doggie Day Care

"My dog loves going to Taurus! They know him and love him and I feel completely comfortable leaving him there for a day or for boarding." Cindy Johnson

Taurus Academy
715 S. Lamar, 737/402-8679
6917 McNeil, 737/242-2359
Taurus Academy: Bark & Zoom, 2601 Cardinal Loop, 512/817-2275
12419 Metric, 737/242-2381
3721 RR 620 N., 737/202-2156
6506 Burnet Rd., 512/900-2236

photo by Jana Birchum

photo by John Anderson

Pet Grooming

"The groomers at Dirty Dog are the best! My dogs always come out looking fantastic. Love them!" Ilene Haddad

Dirty Dog
8108 Mesa, 512/342-8399
2710 S. Lamar, 512/443-0013
3016 Guadalupe, 512/453-3647
1901 W. William Cannon, 512/383-0444

Wedding Venue

"Simply beautiful." Nora Hunter

Camp Lucy
3509 Creek Rd.
Dripping Springs

image courtesy of Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation

Services Wild Card

"I found them when I needed someone to help with my chronic pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Life is livable again." Rob Saenz

Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation
12701 Lowden Ln., Bldg. 501

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