Best Of 2023

Best Cosmetic Surgery

Winner: New Life Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Center

117 Waterview Parkway, Boerne

(830) 465-3224

New Life Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness Center's services extend beyond nips and tucks. Dr. Daniel Lee is a certified cosmetic surgeon, but he's also certified in family and an OB/GYN medicine. As a result, the doctor sees patients "from all over Texas" for hormone replacement therapy, according to New Life's website. What's more, Lee is dedicated to talking to patients about what they want to achieve, not just with their appearances but their overall health, the clinic notes.

2. Alamo Plastic Surgery

19016 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 240

(210) 670-5302

3. Hill Country Plastic Surgery

9150 Huebner Road #162

(210) 658-3555



Winner: Frost Bank

Multiple locations

Banks can be hard to love. But Current readers clearly have a crush on San Antonio-based Frost Bank. The 155-year-old financial institution has won 14 J.D. Power Awards for "Highest Customer Satisfaction with Consumer Banking in Texas," which explains a lot. Beyond that, its customer service representatives are in-state, and they're available 24/7. It's clear Frost's "based here, best here" history gives customers a lot to feel good about.

2. Lone Star National Bank

Multiple locations

3. USAA Federal Savings Bank

Multiple locations

Winner: Townsend Barbershop

1014 Townsend Ave.

(210) 473-2033

Alamo Heights' tiny Townsend Barbershop has just three chairs and two barbers, but it's clearly got an outsized following. Owner Sweet Ayala and her hair-cutting compatriot Chris the Barber draw online raves for their skills with clippers and scissors. The shop's intimate, old-time vibes also helps explain the loyalty of its customers. There's no TV, and Ayala discourages cell phone conversations inside the small shop's confines. The end result is a business that captures the feel of barbershops of old — a spot where folks can catch up and engage in camaraderie. "People like our laid-back vibe," Ayala said. "We keep it true to the old barbershop way. Nobody talks about politics and religion. We're just chill."

2. Matador Men's Grooming

Multiple locations

3. North Star Barber Shop

Multiple locations

Winner: The Bubble Bath Car Wash

Multiple locations

2. Club Car Wash

Multiple locations

3. New Shine Auto Bath & Detailing

1216 Hoefgen Ave.

(210) 270-8218

Winner: Empowered Chiropractic + Massage

2101 West Ave. Suite 103

(210) 288-3771

2. The Nest Chiropractic & Wellness

Multiple locations

(210) 323-2163 

3. Peterson Chiropractic

4230 Gardendale #201

(210) 864-5220

Winner: CryoFit TPC Parkway

3111 TPC Parkway, Suite #117

(210) 467-5801

2. CryoFit Alamo Heights

6486 N. New Braunfels Ave.

(210) 375-9087

3. Sweat Equity Infrared Saunas

809 S. St. Mary's St.

(210) 375-5319

Winner: Legacy Dental SA

13205 George Road

(210) 767-3562

Legacy Dental's Dr. Brian L. Eck has been practicing in the Shavano Park and Castle Hills area since 1984, making him a trusted and familiar face. Legacy does general, restorative and preventive dentistry, but offers specialty services too, including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and even sleep apnea therapy. What's more, Eck's surgical training also allows him to do oral surgery and periodontal plastic surgery. Online reviews laud the practice for its friendly and compassionate staff and a focus on patient comfort during procedures.

2. Kara Tapangan, DDS, Sonterra Dental

255 E. Sonterra Blvd. #150

(210) 341-3222

3. Great White Dental

2520 Broadway #102

(210) 468-3360

Winner: Sonterra Dermatology - Stone Oak

1314 E. Sonterra Blvd. #2201


2. Dermatology Associates Of San Antonio - Derm SA

Multiple locations

3. Dr. John Browning, MD, FAAD, FAAP, MBA - Texas Dermatology

Multiple locations

Winner: Culpepper Cleaners

Multiple locations

Culpepper Cleaners has being serving San Antonio for more than seven decades, which helps explain readers' endorsement of the family-owned business. With just three locations, Culpepper clearly isn't the largest dry cleaning operation in the Alamo City, but online customer reviews praise it for consistently delivering good work and top-notch service. One longtime customer thanked staffers for their "cheerful, prompt and personal touch," while another said they drive from outside Loop 1604 to "receive the quality service and smiles" from the Culpepper crew.

2. Oak Park Cleaners

Multiple locations

3. Kraft Cleaners

355 West Josephine St.

(210) 732-9731