These are the 10 hottest Austin stories of 2016
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.