The Uniquely Austin Award honors the Austin business that you think represents Austin in all of its quirks, community, dedication, and more!
When Austin FC first stepped on the pitch in 2021, it became the first (and still the only) major league professional sports team that Austin could call its own. In the exactly 100 matches it has played since, the team has served as a representation of the city that Austinites feel a distinct sense of pride in supporting. This pride is evident in the atmosphere at Q2 Stadium on game day, in the rate with which fans say they identify with Austin FC, and in the way the club and community support each other.Learn more
Moody Center possesses a distinct and uniquely Austin identity, deeply ingrained in its commitment to the local community and culture. We recognize the abundance of artistic talent in Austin and its surrounding areas. Therefore, we actively collaborate with local artists, musicians, and performers to infuse the venue with authentic Austin artistry. From showcasing local artwork throughout the building to featuring up-and-coming musicians as opening acts on the Dell Technologies Plaza before our larger shows, Moody Center serves as a platform to promote and celebrate Austin’s artistic community.Learn more
As Austin undergoes significant changes, Pinballz has remained steadfast in preserving the essence of the city's heritage, contributing to the preservation of its vibrant culture. Recently recognized as one of the top 150 Mom and Pop Shops in the United States by Yelp and Entrepreneur Magazine, Pinballz' inclusion on this prestigious list underscores its significance as a beloved independent establishment deeply rooted in the heart of Austin. Pinballz Arcade has evolved into more than just an entertainment venue. It has become a beloved gathering place where friends, families, and neighbors come together to create treasured memories. Pinballz hosts events that celebrate Austin's diverse culture, from pinball tournaments to live music performances, all designed to foster a sense of unity and belonging among Austinites. Its inclusive environment reflects the rich diversity of Austin's population, making it a true representation of the city's core values.Learn more
Our personality comes from our people. ThunderCloud sandwich makers are famously good-natured and talented. We’re dependable, friendly, and trustworthy people who take pride in a job well done. Our company is truly managed by our ThunderCloud family. Office management and ownership is all in Austin. We are in our second generation of family management. Nearly all of our store managers began as ThunderCloud sub-makers, many as their first jobs while in high school. We like them, they like us and the customers seem to like them too! Our average manager tenure is more than 20 years with several who have more than 40 years of working with us!Learn more