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Bella Lopes, Engagement Editor

May 25, 2019


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Best date night: Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery

Best date night: Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery

Alyssa Weinstein

April 12, 2018


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Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery is a beloved restaurant that made its mark on the San Marcos community. Its popularity has grown over the years and led to winning best date night in the San Marcos Stars. Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery is considered a “new American” restaurant, offering a twist on classic...

Best Automobile Shop:Nichols Tire & Automotive and Texas Express Lube & Auto

Best Automobile Shop:Nichols Tire & Automotive and Texas Express Lube & Auto

Arielle Raveney

April 12, 2018


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The people have voted, and the best auto service in town is a tie. Nichols Tire & Automotive and Texas Express Lube & Auto are servicing students' and local residents' cars. Nichols Tire & Automotive is located on the Square at 301 N LBJ Drive and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday...

Best dessert: Rhea’s Ice Cream

Best dessert: Rhea’s Ice Cream

Zach Ienatsch

April 12, 2018


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Made by hand and with the freshest ingredients, Rhea’s offers over a dozen flavors of ice cream. The store offers ice cream in a cup, cone, brownie, cookie sandwich, milkshake or even a pint or half-gallon container. Rhea’s also offers vegan ice cream for the lactose intolerant or dairy abstainers....

Breakfast Winner: Dos Gatos

Breakfast Winner: Dos Gatos

Melea Polk

April 12, 2018


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The students of Texas State have spoken and one restaurant in San Marcos reigns supreme in the breakfast category: Dos Gatos Kolache Bakery. The kolache bakery has been serving the people of San Marcos since opening in 2009 across the street from campus on N. LBJ Drive. Dos Gatos offers a variety...

Barefoot campus outfitters: Best Boutique in San Marcos

Barefoot campus outfitters: Best Boutique in San Marcos

Michelle Joseph

April 12, 2018


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College students enjoy buying from small boutiques that sell clothes, accessories and school merchandise. Barefoot Campus Outfitters is one of the best boutique stores in San Marcos. Barefoot sells collegiate T-shirts, novelty items and its own brand of Barefoot and combined apparel for Texas State....

Best liquor: Twin Liquors

Best liquor: Twin Liquors

Zach Ienatsch

April 12, 2018


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Coming out on top for best liquor in town is Twin Liquors. With over 80 stores and four in San Marcos, Twin Liquors has served affordable wine, beer and spirits to central Texans for decades. Bobcats and local residents who are of age can visit one of the many local stores for beer, wine, cider and...

Best Hair Salon: San Marcos Hair Company

Best Hair Salon: San Marcos Hair Company

Brittlin Richardson

April 12, 2018


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San Marcos Hair Company offers more than haircuts and styles, every hair service is a unique and high-quality experience in the heart of downtown San Marcos, which is why readers voted it the best for 2017-18. The salon, tasked with keeping Bobcats in style for 33 years, is known for its popular haircu...

Best Sandwich: Jimmy Johns

Best Sandwich: Jimmy Johns

Carrington Tatum

April 12, 2018


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The "Italian Night Club" is one of the most popular choices at Jimmy John's, the number one sandwich shop in San Marcos. With 2,630 locations Jimmy Johns is never too far away. It offers a quick meal between classes or a casual hang-out spot for students. However, what puts this sandwich shop over...

Best Taco: Torchy’s Tacos

Best Taco: Torchy’s Tacos

John Paul Mason

April 11, 2018


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Texas State students' usual go-to foods for studying, post-river floating or late night cravings need to be affordable and Torchy's Tacos is a San Marcos favorite. Torchy's Tacos is a well-known company in Texas. Starting with just a man in Austin selling his own queso and tacos from food trailers,...

Best BBQ in San Marcos: Kent Black’s BBQ

Best BBQ in San Marcos: Kent Black’s BBQ

Shayan Faradineh

April 11, 2018


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Kent Black’s BBQ is a family-owned restaurant that started back in 1932 and is currently in its fourth generation. The BBQ restaurant was selected for the San Marcos Stars Best BBQ award, courtesy of The University Star. The restaurant won by one vote against AJ's Ranch Road Grill. Kent Black ...

Best Italian Restaurant: Italian Garden

Best Italian Restaurant: Italian Garden

Jaden Edison

April 10, 2018


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Italian Garden has been deemed the best Italian restaurant and has served high-quality Italian entrées in San Marcos since 2000. The award-winning dining room serves Italian dishes at affordable prices, ranging from its popular chicken tetrazzini to tortellini served with creamy pesto sauce. The...

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