Sunday, July 18, 2010

Best of Austin Awards

Here are my recommendations for the Austin Chronicle's "Best of Austin" Awards!

This list has really made me realize all the things I still have to learn about Austin. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

Voting ends tomorrow!

It'd be swell if you could vote for Say Yes Austin for "Local Blog" and Christian Ryan Criswell for "Photographer" and "Local Blogger".

You can vote here: http://www.austinchronicle.com/feedback/bestof/10/



ARCHITECTURE AND LODGING

New Building (Past Five Years):
Public Art: Cathedral of Junk
Historic Site: The Capitol
Bathroom: Texas Chili Parlor
Trailer: Jalopy
Sign: Austin Vistor Sign
Window Display: The building on 8th and Congress with the Shel Silverstein display
Holiday Display: Lala's
Downtown View : St. Edward's
Hotel: Driskill
Motel: Austin Motel
Bed and Breakfast: Hotel St. Cecilia
Hotel/Motel Pool: Lakeway Resort and Spa
Hotel/Motel Staff:
Affordable Motel: Holiday Inn Town Lake

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Scenester/Mover and Shaker: Leslie
Art Gallery: Women & Their Work
Museum: AMOA
Place to See Local Art:
Visual Artist: Kaci Beeler
Performance Space: The Hideout Theatre
Theatre Director: KT Shorv
Actor/Actress: KT Shorv
Composer:
Dancer or Dance Company:
Comedian or Comedy Troupe: Confidence Men
Movie Theatre: The Paramount
Emergent Local Filmmaker:
Video-Game Studio/Developer:
Clothing Designer:
New Club: Kiss and Fly
Place to Dance: Barcelona
Jukebox: Dog and Duck Pub
LGBTQ Hangout:
Drag Performer:
Live Club or Party DJ:
Party of the Year:

FOOD AND DRINK

Local Food Company:
Food Event:
Local Farm:
Lunch Delivery:
24-Hour/Late: Kerbey Lane
Place to Take a First Date: Romeo's
Cheap Date: Maria's Taco Xpress
Outdoor Dining: Iron Cactus
Intimate Dining: DK Sushi
Farmers' Market:
Neighborhood Grocery:
Sweets/Goodies: Gourdough's
Bar Staff:
Bar Ambience: Rio Rita
Neighborhood/Dive Bar: The 04 Lounge
Local Cocktail:
Cocktail Menu:
Wine Selection: (I was going to say Uncorked, but then had an experience that made me bitter...)
Beer Selection: The Flying Saucer
Beer/Wine Prices:
Best-Kept Secret: The Bakehouse
Local Food Blog: Say Yes Austin

KIDS

Bookstore:
Clothes:
Haircut:
Shoes:
Toys: Terra Toys
Restaurant: Freddie's
DVD Selection: Vulcan Video
Video-Game Rental/Purchase:
Teen Hangout: The Hideout
Club for Teen Performers:
Texas Amusement Park: Schlitterbahn
Afterschool Activity:
Summer Camp:
Sports/Rec Program:
Birthday Cakes:
Party Place:

MEDIA

Journalist:
Sportswriter:
Photographer: Christian Ryan Criswell
Local Author/Poet: Patrick Collins
Local Non-Chronicle Publication: The Onion
Music Station: KOOP
Radio Music Deejay:
Talk/News Station:
Radio Talk/News Host:
Locally Produced TV Show:
Public-Access TV Show:
Local TV News:
TV Anchor:
TV Reporter:
Sportscaster:
Weatherperson:
Local News Website: The Austin American-Statesman
Local Entertainment Website: The Onion's Decider
Local Blogger: Christian Ryan Criswell
Local Blog: Say Yes Austin

OUTDOOR AND RECREATION

Local Team:
Annual Event: Live on the Lake
Annual Festival: SXSW
Secret Romantic Hideaway:
Austin Holiday:
Scenic View: 360 Bridge
Gear/Sporting Goods:
Bike Ride:
Place to Skate:
Day Trip - Dry:
Day Trip - Wet:
Place to Tube:
Place to Camp:
Swimming Pool:
Swimming Hole:
Basketball Court:
Tennis Court:
Bowling Alley: The Highball
Pool/Billiards: Slick Willie's
Golf:
Fitness Classes: Yogagroove

POLITICS AND PERSONALITIES

News Story:
Scandal:
Elected Official:
Gubernatorial Moment:
City Official:
Council Member:
Green Program:
Unsung Behind-the-Scenester:
501(c)(3): Greater Austin Creative Alliance
Activist Organization:
Grassroots Activists:
Activist:
Local Politics Blog:
Environmentalist:
Austin Icon: Leslie

SERVICES

Barbershop:
Hair Salon:
Tattoo Artist:
Spa:
Pedicure/Manicure:
Dry Cleaner: Capitol Cleaners
Laundromat:
Shoe Repair:
Tailor:
Florist:
Auto Service/Repair:
Car Wash:
Bicycle Repair:
Computer Repair:
Appliance/TV Repair:
Printer/Copies:
Veterinarian:
Pet Groomer:
Landscape Services:
Movers:

SHOPPING

New Local Business: Perla's
Clothing: Emerald's
Shoe Selection: Emerald's
Thrift Store: Saver's
Naughty Business: Cindie's
Antiques/Collectibles: Room Service
Vintage: Lovely
Furnishings/Home:
Local Hardware Store:
Gardening Store:
Pet Store:
Car Dealership:
Green Business:
Convenience Store: Whip-In
Drugstore/Pharmacy:
Liquor Store:
Local Bookstore: Domy Books
Comic-Book Store:
Computer Store:
Music Gear:
Record/CD Store: End Of an Ear
Small Record/CD Store: End Of an Ear
Video-Game Rent/Purchase:
DVD Rental/Purchase: I Luv Video

You can vote here: http://www.austinchronicle.com/feedback/bestof/10/

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thanks for recommending/voting for me, Ryan! You're awesome.

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