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These are the 10 hottest Austin stories of 2016

These are the 10 hottest Austin stories of 2016

Matthew McConaughey University of Texas Austin longhorn hook em
Meet Professor McConaughey. University of Texas at Austin/Facebook
Fasten ride sharing hailing TNC Boston app phone
After Uber and Lyft left Austin, a variety of ride-hailing services rolled into town. Photo courtesy of Fasten
Edgeland House from "Retreat: The Modern House in Nature"
This is quite possibly the coolest house in Austin. Photo by Paul Bardagjy
EZ's Austin restaurant sign
EZ's Brick Oven & Grill is slated for demolition. Paul D./Yelp
Quality Seafood Market fish dish corvina rice beans 2016
Take time to enjoy the best dives around town. Quality Seafood Market/Facebook
Steampunk Saloon Austin bar sign
When Steampunk Saloon opened, it got people talking. Steampunk Saloon/Facebook
The Bruno pizza at Cane Rosso in Fairview
Cane Rosso and Cow Tipping Creamery took over the old St. Philip space. Cane Rosso Fairview/Facebook
Eberly study restaurant Austin
Eberly is the most beautiful new restaurant in Austin. Photo by Merrick Ales
Matthew McConaughey University of Texas Austin longhorn hook em
Fasten ride sharing hailing TNC Boston app phone
Edgeland House from "Retreat: The Modern House in Nature"
EZ's Austin restaurant sign
Quality Seafood Market fish dish corvina rice beans 2016
Steampunk Saloon Austin bar sign
The Bruno pizza at Cane Rosso in Fairview
Eberly study restaurant Austin

Editor's note: From Matthew McConaughey's newest gig to booming city news, these are the 10 most popular CultureMap stories of 2016.

1. The complete list of ride-sharing companies available in Austin right now. Uber and Lyft are out of Austin, but these ride-sharing companies will get you around town. 

2. Forbes boldly declares Austin America's next boomtown. Texas is the land of opportunity, and Austin is leading the charge.

3. Matthew McConaughey returns to UT to teach once-in-a-lifetime class. Alright, alright, alright. The University of Texas introduced a surprising instructor for fall 2016. Meet Professor McConaughey.

4. This hidden retreat is quite possibly the coolest house in Austin. Almost completely hidden from view sits a one-of-a-kind property that has received international attention for its unbelievable design. 

5. Say goodbye to this iconic Austin restaurant space as it faces demolition. Months after it was heavily damaged in a fire, EZ’s Brick Oven & Grill on North Lamar Boulevard was prepped for demolition. 

6. 10 best Austin dive restaurants for damn good food at a good price. We took a look at the beloved dives of Austin that have a strong following of loyal customers and an unassuming neighborhood charm. 

7. A massive number of Austinites are ditching the city, shows new report. It seems like everyone wants to live in Austin, but does everyone want to stay? According to this report, Austin is losing residents at a staggering rate. 

8. New Steampunk Saloon on West Sixth Street is causing quite a stir. The Victorian-esque bar, which took over the Opal Divine's on Sixth Street, had folks buzzing about its unique aesthetic.

9. Dallas' best pizza restaurant hits Austin and snaps up notable space. Cane Rosso, an authentic Neapolitan-style pizzeria chain from Dallas, opened its first Austin branch in the building that was previously home to St. Philip.

10. South Austin's newest restaurant and bar opens in stunning fashion. Eberly, the highly anticipated South Lamar restaurant and bar from the former co-owners of Stubb's, opened in  October. At first glance, the industrial building looks stark, but walking in reveals a stunning space full of warmth and charm.