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2012 Finalist1600 S. Congress Ave.South Congress Cafe Restaurant Review: Every town has one: the cool, almost-undiscovered spot where celebs and visiting VIPs convene, hoping to be noticed despite their disguises. In addition to the hype and the hip white banquettes, concrete floo...
2012 Winner10000 Research Blvd.With a name like Heroes and Legacies for your cigar store, you better be damn good. Fortunately, they are. The members of their staff are experts, and they have prices to fit any budget. Hang out in the smoking room or pick up some hand-blended to...
2012 Finalist619 N Colorado StKreuz Market Restaurant Review: Kreuz Market’s oak-fired pits produce meats worth the 30 to 40 minute drive south of Austin. Fleshy brisket is amazingly tender; the homemade course-ground sausage is spicy and garlicky; and the smoked pork chop riv...
2012 Winner1400 S. Congress Ave.Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar Restaurant Review: Boasting perhaps the most inviting, tree-shaded deck in Central Austin, Perla’s brings a carefree, beachfront ambience to the middle of Texas. But success hinges squarely on the fare; after all, Aust...
2012 Winner2001 Guadalupe St.We would never encourage you to partake of Mother Nature’s sweet herb, but if you are in the market for some fine decorative glass wear that just so happens to provide you with a nice buzz if you chose to use it in a certain way, a trip to BC Smok...
2012 Winner2015 E. Riverside DriveFor 20 years, Austin’s mecca for indie music ruled the bar scene near 6th Street only to close down in 2011. Fortunately, it re-emerged on Riverside as Emo’s East in the old Back Room location. It’s a massive space and when sold this year to the s...
2011 Winner4550 Mueller BlvdUpside down, around, and under, defying gravity 10 times over: The crazy, amazing playscape at Mueller is a moving work of art. It's designed by playscape leader KOMPAN, which specializes in organic forms and bright, primary colors. Get ready to d...
2012 Winner3704 Kerbey LaneEvery city needs its share of late-night hangs to help partiers and musicians shake off the cobwebs before heading home. Since 1980, that destination in Austin, more often than not, has been Kerbey Lane. It has all the funk you would expect from A...
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