AWARDS & RECOGNITION

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS
BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America

AUSTIN CHRONICLE
First Plates Award Bacon Blue Burger 2014
Readers’ Choice Best Beer/Wine Prices 2007-2012
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
Critics’ Best Under-the-Radar Hamburger 2010
Critics’ Best Frito Pie 2009

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2016

BEVERAGE DYNAMICS
Retailer of the Year 2007

THE COLONY
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2015
Readers’ Choice Best Beer & Wine Store 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER
Readers’ Choice Best Beer/Wine Selection 2012

THE DAILY TEXAN
UT-Most Best Liquor Store

DALLAS OBSERVER
Readers’ Choice Best Wine/Liquor Store 2012-2014 & 2016

THE EAGLE – COLLEGE STATION
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2010-2014
Readers’ Choice Best Wine Selection 2014
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2010-2014
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2015-2016

EL PASO TIMES
Reader’ Choice Best Wine Selection 2015

ERNST & YOUNG
Entrepreneur of the Year Award

FORT WORTH MAGAZINE
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2015-2016

FORT WORTH WEEKLY
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2014 & 2016

GALVESTON.COM
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2014
Readers’ Choice Best Wine Selection & Liquor Store 2015
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor 2016

HIGHLANDER NEWS
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Selection 2015-2016

HOOD COUNTY NEWS
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2015-2016

HOUSTON PRESS
100 Best Dishes in Houston, #99 for Texas Turkey Sandwich 2012
100 Best Dishes in Houston, #60 for Pâté de France 2011
Runner-up Best Sommelier in Texas – Luis La Torre 2013
Top 5 Food Signs in Houston – Store #3 Stella Link 2010
Houston’s 10 Best Pizzas (Honorable Mention #1) – Smith Street 2013
Best Liquor Store – Smith Street 2000, 2004-2011, 2013, 2015-2016
Best Wine Store – 2014, 2016
Best Cheese Selection – Smith Street 2001
Best Budget Lunch Spot – Smith Street 2013
Houston’s 10 Best Sandwiches – Pâté de France 2012

HOUSTON SYMPHONY
Corporate Citizenship Award 2011
Mike Stude Award for Enduring Artistic Vision 2016

KERRVILLE DAILY TIMES
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Shop 2013-2016

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2012-2016

THE LEADER NEWSPAPER
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2016

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE 
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2014

MARKET WATCH MAGAZINE
Best Merchandising 2010
Retailer of the Year
Outstanding Leaders Award
Market Watch Leader, Lisa Rydman 2016

NASFT
Outstanding Food Retailer

NEW BRAUNFELS
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2015-2016

NORTH TEXAS EXES ASSOCIATION
Martha Turner Award of Distinction 2004

NORTH TEXAS UNIVERSITY
Green Glory Service Award 2001

OUTSMART MAGAZINE
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2010-2016

PLANO MAGAZINE
Plano’s Best Sandwich 2016

PORT ARTHUR NEWS
Readers’ Choice Best Beer & Wine 2014 & 2016

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS
Readers’ & Critics’ Choice Liquor/Wine Store 2013-2016

SAN ANTONIO CURRENT
Readers’ Choice Best Liquor Store 2016

TEXAS ASSOCIATION FOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS
Award of Excellence for Business 2004

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
Distinguished Alumni Award, John & Lindy Rydman 2011

VICTORIA ADVOCATE
Readers’ Choice Best Wine & Liquor Store 2010-2016

WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
Wine Retailer of the Year 2008

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