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Best of Austin In Memoriam: Phillip Adams
Phillip Adams, a member of our "Best of Austin" family (Critics: Kids:"Best Imagination Hour," 2013), passed suddenly in August, 2014.

3:30PM Sun. Nov. 2, 2014, Terry Ornelas Woodroffe Read More | Comment »

Best of Austin: The Driskill Hotel
Upscale, classic, and a BOA all-time winner, The Driskill does have a minor issue: Some of the guests never check out, if you know what we mean. Yep, it's haunted!

10:20AM Wed. Sep. 11, 2013, Neha Aziz Read More | Comment »

Best of Austin: End of an Ear
It's no surprise the music gem of South Austin has sweeped the award for Best Small Record/CD Store every year since 2008, making this cozy record store a part of the Best of Austin Hall of Fame.

9:15AM Wed. Sep. 11, 2013, David Estlund Read More | Comment »

Shopping Guide: Vote With Your Wallet
Yeah, we know, the election's over. But Mitt Romney and his Bain Capital pals continue to enjoy space in the headlines, and if you, like us, are still trying to get that taste out of your mouth, you're probably trying to avoid Bain-owned businesses as much as possible.

11:45AM Thu. Nov. 22, 2012, Monica Riese Read More | Comment »

Bee Oh Ay Par Tay
We had our Best of Austin throwdown at the Long Center the night before the issue came out. It is our tradition to inform our winners of their award the night before. Cutting it so close can get tense. We send out invitations the Friday before, but don't know how many addresses we have wrong until they come back in the mail that Monday. Erin Collier, the Chronicle's Marketing Director always throws a great party. This year, Curra's, Primzie, Twin Liquors, Tiff's Treats, among others catered and Nakia & His Southern Cousins and the Khabele School Jazz Band delivered on the musical milieu. Click above the picture to see a full gallery of celebs. (You will not see much Uno in this gallery, as there is an entire post of gallery pictures devoted to that darned dog coming up soon…)

4:36PM Sun. Oct. 19, 2008, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Numero Uno
Welcome, friends. We're opening up a special area of the blog for the brand new 2008 Best of Austin, on stands Thursday. Tonight we had a blast at the Long Center, celebrating with this year's winners. The issue's late production, tonight's party, and the debates have pooped me out. (The Long Center folks were so sweet to allow us access to their fine Sony monitors to allow guests to watch the last presidential showdown.) I have two radio dates tomorrow morning (tune in, please!): KGSR with morning show winner Brian Beck at 8am and hanging out with Jason & Deb on the Morning X on 101X at 9am. In the meanwhile, enjoy this sweet li'l pic of yrs truly and Critic Pick (a party fave) Uno the Beagle, the first beagle to ever win Westminster Best in Show and proud Austinite. More tomorrow. (And promise: Pics of other people!)

12:23AM Thu. Oct. 16, 2008, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

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