As one of America's fastest-growing cities, Austin has the pleasure of finding itself in the national spotlight — and on list after list — all the time. It can be hard to keep up with each new list championing our fair city, so we've rounded up the latest and greatest places where Austin ranks.
Who's in the news this week? Tim League, Franklin Barbecue and college haunt Cain & Abel's.
100 Most Creative People in Business
Not surprisingly, two Austin favorites landed on this comprehensive list from Fast Company. Alamo Drafthouse founders Tim and Kerrie League are ranked No. 78 on this list of entrepreneurial people. Why were they selected? "For making the movie theater fun." We couldn't agree more.
Best College Bars in America
West Campus haunt Cain & Abel's has been coined one of the Best College Bars in America by Thrillist. "Abel's," says Thrillist, "has the distinction of being an extremely kick-ass college bar that's legitimately difficult for minors to get into, so it maintains a cool, slightly-older-people scene."
Best Cities for Small Business
Austin ranks No. 16 on this list from the folks at Wallethub. While not our best showing (Dallas came in at No. 9 and Houston at No. 13), we were bestowed one top honor. Austin ranked No. 1 for small business vitality.
Best Cities to Start a Career
Thanks, Wallethub, for yet another acknowledgement! This time, Austin ranks No. 7 on the site's list of best cities to start a career, just ahead of Dallas and Houston.
Last 13 Feminist Bookstores in the U.S. and Canada
Bookwoman, the feminist oasis on North Lamar Boulevard, has received a well-deserved nod from Paste as one its choices for the last feminist bookstores. The store also celebrates 40 years of business this year.
Top 10 Barbecue Joints in the U.S.
Put another notch in Aaron Franklin's belt. Franklin Barbecue secured the No. 1 spot on the Top 10 Barbecue Joints list from TripAdvisor. Texas fared pretty well, too, ranking as the No. 3 state for barbecue in the U.S.