As the new year begins, we’re taking a moment to look back on 2014 and celebrate the articles our community loved most. Walk with us down memory lane as we present Austinot.com’s 10 most popular articles of 2014.
You’ll enjoy our list best with a local snack in your hand, and we have just the thing you need. We rounded up the best 7 grilled cheese sandwiches in Austin, from greasy spoon joints to formal dining establishments. Pick the grilled cheese sandwich that suits your mood, but remember to keep it local!
If you’re new to Austin or want to see a different side of the city in 2015, resolve to visit these local spots. You’ve probably heard of some activities on the list, but others will surprise you. We couldn’t include everything, so leave a comment on the article with your own suggestions. Together we can make 2015 Austin’s best year yet!
Are you finished that grilled cheese sandwich yet? Now it’s time for pizza. Our writer Jessica Pino grew up in a pizza shop, so she took it upon herself to catalog her favorite pizza joints in the city of Austin. How many have you visited?
Austin’s food and drink scene is wildly competitive. So businesses that manage to keep their doors open for an extended amount of time deserve respect. These 15 eateries and bars have survived for 15 years or more, serving everything from comfort food to seafood to German cuisine.
This article won’t do you much good until next December, but we’re glad we could help so many of our neighbors to find a place to enjoy a local Christmas meal!
If you have fitness goals set for 2015, yoga may be on your radar. These free or donation based classes in Austin are definitely worth a try. We’re grateful to our readers who have added to our list by suggesting other local options in the comments section.
If you’re currently in dating mode, we gave you one less thing to worry about in 2014 by publishing these date ideas! They were specifically angled towards summer and fall in Austin, but we know you’re inventive enough to repurpose them for any time of year.
It goes without saying that our lives should be about more than restaurants and activities. In 2014, Austin non-profit Mobile Loaves and Fishes announced plans to create a ground breaking village for 250 homeless Austinites. It’s a tribute to the compassion in our city that this article was one of our most read in 2014. By continuing to support local non-profits of all types, we can make our city better in the year ahead.
These rooftop photos of downtown Austin proved irresistible in 2014! One of our writers took a bird’s eye view of the city to interview a daredevil photographer and get his a slice of his story. The photographic evidence is breathtaking.
Our most popular article in 2014 came as a shock to most Austinites. In an open letter, Toy Joy owner Lizzy Newsome shared that the iconic Toy Joy was for sale, and she pulled back the curtain on financial troubles that had followed the business for many years. The story had a happy ending: another local business owner bought out the business and allowed Toy Joy to live on. But we’ll never forget the storm of controversy that surrounded the Austinot’s most read article of 2014.