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The Third Annual Armadillo Awards were a huge success!


aa logo16 3001,097 local business were nominated

30,807 votes were cast for local business!

45 Finalists

9 Armadillo Award Recipients

It was an amazing evening with live music from Beto and the Fairlanes, local food from Il Forte, Hoover's Cooking, Vivo Modern Tex Mex and Wheatsville Food Co-op, a raffle of fabulous items from your local buisnesses and more.

And the Armadillo goes to...

1. New Local Business--Austin Bouldering Project
Most popular new local business that has opened since January 2015.


Austin Bouldering Project
SPUN Ice Cream
Orange Coworking
Flyrite Chicken

2. Austin Customer Experience--Amy's Ice Creams
The whole package that creates the experience at a local business: the atmosphere, customer service and the products/services.

Amy's Ice Creams
Jack Allen's Kitchen
Thundercloud Subs
Terra Toys
Live Oak Brewing Co.

3. Made in Austin--Tacodeli
Handmade or manufactured products including wholesale packaged food made in Austin by a local business.

Tito's Handmade Vodka
Austin Beer Garden Brewery (ABGB)
Pinthouse Pizza and Brewery
Austin Beerworks

4. Community Champion--Austin Pets Alive
Local business who gives back to the community through personal involvement.

Austin Pets Alive
Meals on Wheels and More
Wheatsville Food Co-op
Assistance League of Austin
Mobile Loaves & Fishes

5. Taste of Austin--Kerbey Lane Cafe
What local eatery best reflects the taste of Austin? This can be a brick & mortar restaurant or a food truck.

Kerbey Lane Café
Jack Allen's Kitchen 
Hopdoddy's Burger Bar

6. Favorite Music Venue--Stubb's
What’s your favorite place to kick back (or kick up your heals) and soak up the local music scene?

The Continental Club
The Mohawk
Saxon Pub
Strange Brew Lounge Side

7. Austin Originals--Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Local business that defines Austin—past and present.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Broken Spoke
Wheatsville Food Co-op
TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls

8. Just Because We Love You--Method Hair Salon
Your favorite local business for no reason except you love them!

Method Hair Salon
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Amy's Ice Creams
Assistance League of Austin
TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls

9. Soul of Austin--Austin Pets Alive
Local business who is an expression of Austin culture.

Austin Pets Alive
Waterloo Records
The Austin Chronicle
Save Our Springs Alliance