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Arts & Entertainment

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Arts & Entertainment 100 nominees

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Auto

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Auto 72 nominees

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Beauty & Wellness

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Beauty & Wellness 197 nominees
  • Beautiful Me, Beauty, Waxing, 1700 South Lamar Boulevard South Austin (78704) Austin TX 78704

    1. Beautiful Me (South Austin (78704))

    Nominee for: Best Waxing

    "Hands down the BEST place to get waxed. Only two employees, so you know who you are getting when you make an..."

  • The Natural Way, Beauty & Wellness, Massage, 3801 South Congress Avenue South Austin (78704) Austin TX 78704

    2. The Natural Way (South Austin (78704))

    Nominee for: Best Massage

    "Luxury and complete care! Personalized customer service, Kat in the front office is awesome; and Jimmy is the absolute..."

  • Blondie at Salon620, Beauty & Wellness, Hair Salon, 12233 RR 620 N.  Austin, TX 78717

    3. Blondie at Salon620 (Austin, TX)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "I am always pleased with my hair cut every time Blondie cuts and styles my hair. I tried different hair stylists until..."

  • Mandy Silver, Beauty & Wellness, Hair Color, Downtown Austin TX

    4. Mandy Silver (Congress Avenue)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Color

    "I'm a blonde, and no one does blonde better than Mandy. A friend recommended her and I'm so thankful she did! Best..."

  • Bey Acupuncture, Beauty & Wellness, Acupuncture, 2200 South Lamar Boulevard South Austin (78704) Austin TX 78704

    5. Bey Acupuncture (South Austin (78704))

    Nominee for: Best Acupuncture

    "vote for Bey Acupuncture!"

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 205 nominees
  • Baton Creole, Cheap Eats, Food Trailer, 907 East 6th Street East Austin Austin TX 78702

    1. Baton Creole (East Austin)

    Nominee for: Best Food Trailer

    "Hands down the most delicious, Soul nourishing food, made with heart, by an amazing, hard working, very talented woman..."

  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Cheap Eats, Burger, 1400 South Congress Avenue a190 South Austin (78704) Austin TX 78704

    2. Hopdoddy Burger Bar (Bouldin Creek)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "I've never been let down at Hopdoddy's, every burger, milk shake, soda, and fries are perfection. Conversation is..."

  • Franklin Barbecue, Cheap Eats, Barbecue, 900 East 11th Street East Austin Austin TX 78702

    3. Franklin Barbecue (East Austin)

    Nominee for: Best Barbecue

    "I admit I have not tried them all, but there IS a reason for the long lines at Franklin's..."

  • Pieous, Cheap Eats, Pizza, 12005 U.S. 290 Austin TX

    4. Pieous (Austin, TX)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "Josh and Paige understand what Austin likes. Good local cuisine and never to far from brisket. The pizza is authentic..."

  • JuiceLand, Cheap Eats, Healthy Lunch, 1625 Barton Springs Road South Austin (78704) Austin TX 78704

    5. JuiceLand (South Austin (78704))

    Nominee for: Best Healthy Lunch

    "Try The ZoSo, employee special recipe, at the Lake Austin Blvd location. Jimmy Page would agree."

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Fitness

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Fitness 115 nominees
  • 1. Castle Hill Fitness (Clarksville)

    Nominee for: Best Gym

    "This gym also offers massage, acupuncture and skin care. And there's a cafe (Food for Fitness) and a bike shop (Castle..."

  • JoyMoves, Health & Fitness Health and Fitness, Personal Trainers Pilates Studio Yoga Studio, 2499 S Capital of Texas Hwy Austin TX 78746

    2. JoyMoves (Austin, TX)

    Nominee for: Best Pilates Studio

    "Shoshana changed my life!!! Best teacher and studio in Austin!"

  • Practice Yoga Austin, Health and Fitness, Yoga Studio, 1103 East 6th Street East Austin Austin TX 78702

    3. Practice Yoga Austin (East Austin)

    Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio

    "Highest quality donation-based practice in Austin. All the teachers are wonderful. Feeling sassy and want to get..."

  • Fit and Fearless, Fitness, CrossFit, 3804 Woodbury Dr South Austin (78704) Austin TX 78704

    4. Fit and Fearless (South Austin (78704))

    Nominee for: Best CrossFit

    "They'll sweat it out...losing inches!"

  • Fit and Fearless, Fitness, CrossFit, 3435 Greystone Drive #100 Northwest Hills Austin TX

    5. Fit and Fearless (South Austin (78704))

    Nominee for: Best Martial Arts

    "Fit and Fearless are just great - more like hanging out with friends than a faceless corporation chain like other gyms..."

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 181 nominees

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Home & Garden

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Home & Garden 72 nominees

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Local Flavor

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Local Flavor 81 nominees

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Nightlife

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Nightlife 175 nominees
  • Rain, Austin, Gay and Lesbian Bar, 217 W 4th St Austin TX 78701

    1. Rain (Warehouse District)

    Nominee for: Best Gay and Lesbian Bar

    "Love Corey Riser, johnathon Smith and Doria. Best bartenders Scottie hold best mgr of course muah"

  • Craft Pride, Nightlife, Beer Bar, 61 Rainey Street Austin TX 78701

    2. Craft Pride (Austin, TX)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Bar

    "I voted for @CraftPride as the best craft beer in Austin. Hard to be 54 taps of Texas beer. #drinklocal #locapour"

  • Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden, Nightlife, Specialty Food & Drink, Patio Bar, Bakery, Beer Bar, 709 East 6th Street Downtown Austin TX 78701

    3. Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden (6th Street)

    Nominee for: Best Patio Bar

    "Bakery + beer garden = dream come true? Awesome patio, board games, good beer selection, great baked goods."

  • Castros Warehouse, Nightlife, Dance Club, 213 West 4th Street Downtown Austin TX 78701

    4. Castros Warehouse (Warehouse District)

    Nominee for: Best Dance Club

    "Castros is so much fun. From happy hour every Friday night to always-shirtless men to after hours dancing, you really..."

  • Freedmen's, Nightlife, Great Meals, Cocktails, Brunch, 2402 San Gabriel Street University of Texas Austin TX 78705

    5. Freedmen's (University of Texas)

    Nominee for: Best Cocktails

    "While bar b que is king here the stuffed french toast are amazing!"

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Parenting

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Parenting 46 nominees

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Pets

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Pets 109 nominees

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Shopping

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Shopping 128 nominees

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Specialty Food & Drink

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Specialty Food & Drink 157 nominees
  • Amy's Ice Cream, Specialty Food & Drink, Ice Cream, 3500 Guadalupe St University of Texas Austin TX 78705

    1. Amy's Ice Cream (University of Texas)

    Nominee for: Best Ice Cream

    "Ohhh the caramel is my fav...then off to the gym! Yummmy. A bit pricey overall, but well worth it!"

  • Couch Potato Austin, Specialty Food & Drink, Meal Delivery, 900 Old Koenig Lane Brentwood Austin TX 78756

    2. Couch Potato Austin (Brentwood)

    Nominee for: Best Meal Delivery

    "I JUST LOVE THESE GALS!! Always friendly and personable, and anytime you may order something and they don't have it..."

  • Sugar Mama's Bakeshop, Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, Cupcakes, 1905 South 1st Street South Austin (78704) Austin TX 78704

    3. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop (Bouldin Creek)

    Nominee for: Best Bakery

    "I NEVER walk away disappointed with any variety of flavored cupcakes they offer... I also never walk away with less..."

  • Sugar Mama's Bakeshop, Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, Cupcakes, 1905 South 1st Street South Austin (78704) Austin TX 78704

    4. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop (Bouldin Creek)

    Nominee for: Best Cupcakes

    "I NEVER walk away disappointed with any variety of flavored cupcakes they offer... I also never walk away with less..."

  • Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery, Specialty Food & Drink, Donuts, Bakery, 701 East 53rd Street Austin TX 78751

    5. Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery (Austin, TX)

    Nominee for: Best Donuts

    "Oh better than the best. They have specials for more than 12 guys...make 'em happy at the office!"

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Weddings

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Weddings 201 nominees

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