The Austin Chronicle 2010 Best of Austin picks were announced today, and Austinites branched out a little more than usual this year. They chose several newer spots like Justine's (Best Intimate Dining), Liberty (Best Neighborhood/Dive Bar, along with Nomad), and East Side Showroom (Best Bar Ambiance) to join perennial favorites like Kerbey Lane Cafe and Wink.
The critics' picks are perhaps a little more interesting, since the categories are open and allow the staff of the Chronicle to alert readers to newer places or names they might not know about. This year, while their list does get a little suburban (Bastrop? Lago Vista?) we're on board with anyone who recommends Tomodachi and the Tamale House cupcakes.
· Best of Austin 2010 [Chronicle]
Best of Austin 2010. [Photo: Austin Chronicle]