As 2015 draws to a close, we take a look back at our most popular stories of the year.
In compiling this list, we’ve passed over some of our most clicked-on packages – like our recently wrapped breakfast taco tournament, The Thrilla in the Tortilla, First Plates restaurant awards, and Austin Music Awards – to focus on individual stories. And in order to present a more accurate snapshot of the year, we’ve eliminated any stories not filed in 2015. The sudden, sometimes befuddling resurgence of years-old stories – for instance, Jordan Smith’s 2006 investigative story about a murder tied to the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, back in the news after May’s Waco shootout; perennial favorite “The Brunch Bunch”(SEO liquid gold); and four slim paragraphs on shirataki noodles from 2008 – is another list altogether.
So without further ado, we revisit the stories that had everyone talking.