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Best Art Neighborhood

The Westside

Though at this point there is hardly a glut of galleries, things are definitely on the rise on THE WESTSIDE. Yes, it’s home to Howell »more

Best “Best Club” Curse

If a club gets national attention, it closes

Atlanta clubs shouldn’t strive to be the “best club,” just a really good club. In Atlanta, for some strange reason, IF A CLUB GETS NATIONAL »more

Best 24-Hour Dining

88 Tofu House

In most cities situated more than 5,000 miles from Seoul, it’s hard enough to find a silky, sizzling bowl of tofu soup at a normal »more

Best Acoustic Music Club

Eddie's Attic

There’s a reason EDDIE’S ATTIC dominates this category year after year — the venue earns it! Even changes in ownership (now in the loving hands »more

Best After Hours/Late-Night Spot

Decatur Social Club

When the bars in Fulton County began closing at 2:30 a.m., we sorta thought people might start going out earlier to pack in the same »more

Best All-ages Author

Andy Runton

In the Owly series of graphic novels published by Marietta’s Top Shelf Productions, Lilburn native ANDY RUNTON gives “wholesome” a good name through the black-and-white, »more

Best All-around Play

Keeping Watch

In a year blessed with numerous world-premiere productions, none proved more heartfelt, insightful or quintessentially “Atlantan” than Theatrical Outfit’s debut of Thomas Ward’s KEEPING WATCH, »more

Best Alternative Art Space

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

Artists have always loved EYEDRUM ART & MUSIC GALLERY. The scrappy nonprofit features a democratically programmed repertoire of everything from cutting-edge sonic experiments to conceptual »more

Best Annual Event

National Black Arts Festival

Atlanta is a city of festivals. There’s the Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park, Pride Week, the return of the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Downtown Festival »more

Best Antique Store

Big Shanty Antique Market

There are plenty of highfalutin antique stores around Atlanta where rich folks can drop a mess of cash on old European gewgaws. Then, there are »more

Best Art Blog

www.extremecraft.com

Local artist and craft fan Garth Johnson has one of the most impressive artsy-craft-centric websites going, period, at WWW.EXTREMECRAFT.COM. Its visual panache is matched by »more

Best Art Event

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll

The place to both look at art and be looked at looking at art is the CASTLEBERRY HILL ART STROLL. The diverse Friday night scene, »more

Best Art Exhibit In A Gallery

David Humphrey'sNew Paintings at Solomon Projects

Few shows this year generated the laugh-out-loud chuckles of DAVID HUMPHREY’S NEW PAINTINGS AT SOLOMON PROJECTS. The New York artist’s über-kitsch paintings feature oddball imagery »more

Best Art Exhibit In A Museum

Origin: Andrew Ross Installations

ORIGIN: ANDREW ROSS INSTALLATIONS was the breathtaking solo show featuring former Atlanta artist Ross’ meditation on the fragile history of humankind. It delivered the conceptual »more

Best Athlete

Andruw Jones

It wasn’t so long ago that ANDRUW JONES walked into the office of Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz without his agent and agreed to »more

Best Bakery

Alon's Bakery

We’ve been addicted to the lamb sandwiches, croissants, chocolate-chocolate cookies and country French bread at ALON’S BAKERY for more than a decade. In recent years, »more

Best Ballet — and Stoning

The Lottery

Though we’re slightly concerned that they may have emboldened our enemies, we loved Brooks & Company Dance’s ominous take on unquestioning allegiance in THE LOTTERY. »more

Best Bar Food and Best Beer Selection

Brick Store Pub

Fried food at bars is a given, but vegetables? That’s the BRICK STORE PUB for ya. Its food menu offers both expected pub fare like »more

Best Barbecue

Daddy D'z

We dread this selection more than any other, since really good ‘cue in town. We like the fair prices, the great staff and an ambiance »more

Best Beach Retreat

Cumberland Island

With rapid construction overtaking Atlanta’s already jammed streets, there’s no better way to escape than to cruise down to CUMBERLAND ISLAND. It’s Georgia’s biggest barrier »more

Best Big Box Shopping Center to Attract Local Businesses

Edgewood Retail District

Big boxes usually do their best to eclipse the little guy. But at Reynoldstown’s EDGEWOOD RETAIL DISTRICT, there are living, breathing independent retailers operating in »more

Best Bizarro News Story

John Mark Karr

Atlanta’s tangential relationship to the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey just gets stranger and stranger. JonBenet was born here and is buried here, even though »more

Best Blues Club

Northside Tavern

Other clubs may have luxuries such as nice tables, easily accessible bathrooms, parking spaces and stages that can be seen from everywhere in the room. »more

Best Book By An Atlanta Author

The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure

The short stories of Jack Pendarvis find security guards watching over a shock jock buried alive, an unemployed man spying on sinister squirrels, and a »more

Best Book Set In Georgia

Between, Georgia

Atlanta author Joshilyn Jackson puts a new twist on the family feud in BETWEEN, GEORGIA, in which the biological daughter of one family is raised »more

Best Bowling Alley

Midtown Bowl

Inspired by L.A.’s Lucky Strike Lanes, the revamped MIDTOWN BOWL brings the concept of boutique alleys to Atlanta. Opened in 1960, the 32-lane emporium now »more

Best Breakfast

Sliver Skillet

We tend to be traditionalists when it comes to the morning meal and SILVER SKILLET is about as traditionally Southern as you can get. One »more

Best Brunch

The Globe

THE GLOBE is the kind of restaurant we’d love to see more of. Sleek design, friendly staff, a library room with Wi-Fi — it incarnates »more

Best Burlesque Performer

Monkey Zuma

MONKEY ZUMA takes the banana crème cake when it comes to beast burlesque performer. Wait, “best”? Well, that too, if for no other reason than »more

Best Camp Drag Queen

Bubba D'Licious

Laughter can cure almost anything — just ask the countless number of people whom BUBBA D’LICIOUS has helped over the years. Then, you’ll understand the »more

Best Car Wash

Auto Glo Hand Car Wash

The difference between AUTO GLO HAND CAR WASH and some other car washes in town is that at Auto Glo, it’s all hands all the »more

Best Carryout

Metrofresh

Mitchell Anderson, formerly Ross on the Fox’s “Party of Five,” opened METROFRESH after a stint at Souper Jenny’s in Buckhead. Here, as there, you’ll find »more

Best Cartographic Dance

The Mapping Project

You’d think we would make some joke about stopping to ask for directions, but directions are far too linear for the wandering explorations of Beacon »more

Best Caterer that Caters to Those Without Trust Funds

Tuohy's

Twenty years ago, a little catering outfit called TUOHY’S filled baskets for Chastain Park picnickers and dished up meals for modestly sized private parties. Today, »more

Best Celebrity

Cee-Lo

This time last year, CEE-LO was another B-level celebrity known as much for his role as the indulgent father on MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16” »more

Best Cheap Eats

Cantina La Casita

East Atlanta lucked out last year when CANTINA LA CASITA opened, serving wonderful, cheap Mexican food in a friendly dive-bar setting. La Casita is a »more

Best Chef

Guenter Seeger

Despite the recent soap opera over his decision to leave Atlanta and then to stay, GUENTER SEEGER continues to cook with a level of invention »more

Best Cinematic Shout-out

ATL

ATL appreciated Atlanta’s color and geographic divides. First-timer Chris Robinson’s sweet coming-of-age movie also featured a bevy of local flavor, including Eddie’s Gold Teeth, Value »more

Best Classical Music Act

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

The ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS should be counted as one of the city’s true major-league teams, alongside the Braves. With more than 100 CDs »more

Best Club Anthem

Yung Joc's "It's Goin' Down"

Mix together a hypnotic five-key piano melody played like an arpeggio, and a growled, perfectly timed chorus. What do you get? YUNG JOC’s “IT’S GOIN’ »more

Best Coffee

Aurora Coffee

Atlanta was nothing but perked dishwater until AURORA COFFEE opened here in 1992. Its two shops, which are now owned by the same folks who »more

Best Coffeehouse to See Art

Aurora - Little Five Points

Most coffeehouse art makes us cringe, but AURORA-LITTLE FIVE POINTS — the happening java joint sharing a Moreland Avenue strip with Criminal Records and Junkman’s »more

Best Coffehouse

Octane

Whether you’re looking for the perfect latte, a great office away from the office with free Wi-Fi, a tasty lunch sandwich or a super-chill place »more

Best Columnist

Cynthia Tucker

Ever the fair-minded, we excluded CL’s own columnists for critics’ consideration in this category. But that shouldn’t detract from our admiration for AJC Editorial Page »more

Best Comedian

Drew Thomas

With his quick wit and smooth delivery, DREW THOMAS has become a force in Atlanta’s comedy scene. Aside from hosting the weekly open-mic night at »more

Best Comedy Club

Uptown Comedy Corner

This year, UPTOWN COMEDY CORNER returned to Atlanta better than before. In the few months since its reopening, the club has featured Paul Mooney among »more

Best Concert Venue

Variety Playhouse

You can get to the VARIETY PLAYHOUSE early and find a comfortable seat where you can see, or you can get there late and join »more

Best Consignment Shopping

Finders Keepers

If you don’t like the cost listed on the price tag at FINDERS KEEPERS, check out the date. For every 30 days that have passed, »more

Best Cooking Class

Viking Cooking School

Billed as “the most enjoyable school on Earth” — where even the homework is fun — VIKING COOKING SCHOOL hosts nearly 70 classes per month. »more

Best Country Music Club

The Swallow at the Hollow

In Roswell, there’s a nondescript but delicious barbecue restaurant that’s a bit too easy to miss. Every weekend, THE SWALLOW AT THE HOLLOW treats fans »more

Best Country Radio Station

Eagle 106.7 (WYAY-FM)

Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Tift Merritt, Del McCoury, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam, Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss — don’t you wish there was a »more

Best Crash and Burn

Atlanta Braves

Last time we checked, the ATLANTA BRAVES had won 14 straight division titles. But last time we checked this year, they were more than 15 »more

Best Cuban

Las Palmeras

LAS PALMERAS may also be the best value in Midtown. The tiny, ambiance-free restaurant — not surprisingly located in the neighborhood that was home to »more

Best Cupcakes

Star Provisions

Gazing in the bakery case at STAR PROVISIONS, it’s hard to settle on just one thing. But if you must, let it be a cupcake. »more

Best Dance Club

MJQ Concourse

The predictably unpredictable nature of MJQ CONCOURSE keeps crowds rolling in. In theory, a “best dance club” has a huge dancefloor, but MJQ has a »more

Best Dance-community Response To Hurricane Katrina

Moving Forward

Dancers are plenty familiar with people not eating, but this time they danced to fill others’ tummies. Pamela Dionne’s CityDance Ensemble brought together nine Atlanta »more

Best Deli

Muss & Turner's

Chef Todd Mussman and food and beverage management expert Ryan Turner are the names behind MUSS & TURNER’S. Yeah, we know. As soon as you »more

Best Desserts

Park 75

Atlanta is a great town for dessert, and it just keeps getting better as pastry chefs branch out and move slowly from safe favorites into »more

Best Dim Sum

Canton House

CANTON HOUSE is the favorite for dim sum in Atlanta’s Chinese community. We’re not surprised. Few dim sums are operated with such efficiency and such »more

Best Dive Bar

The Phoenix

Stepping into THE PHOENIX is like walking onto a David Lynch movie set. The oddly lit bar hosts a cast of characters who will leave »more

Best Doctors to Give You Perfect Perky C Cups

Paces Plastic Surgery and Recovery Center

Looking at the list of doctors at PACES PLASTIC SURGERY AND RECOVERY CENTER, you’ll find the chief of the division of plastic surgery at Emory »more

Best Dog Trainer

Kate Jackson

Atlanta has its own dog whisperer, and her name is KATE JACKSON. Jackson understands dogs — anxious ones, aggressive ones, destructive ones — and she »more

Best Ear to the Ground

Richard Eldredge

For years, the AJC’s Peach Buzz gossip column was a fluffy time-killer that served to keep readers abreast of the latest celebrity sightings and highbrow »more

Best Emerging Visual Artist

Sheila Pree-Bright

Winner of this year’s prestigious Santa Fe Prize for Photography, SHEILA PREE-BRIGHT is an enormously talented Atlanta Contemporary Art Center studio artist. She has created »more

Best Established Visual Artist

Joseph Peragine

With an important public art commission for the City Court of Atlanta this year, an ongoing installation at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s baggage claim, and a »more

Best Example Of Getting Stuck On Dance

Flypaper Dances

How can we miss her when she won’t go away? Coriolis Dance Project artistic director Elizabeth Dishman recently moved to New York, but she keeps »more

Best Farmer’s Market

Morningside Farmer's Market

There is something immensely comforting about buying your food from the person who grew it. And so, while there is an abundance of fine shopping »more

Best Female Actor

Nine-performer ensemble of Women + War

No single actress delivered a performance so wrenching, surprising and even humorous as the NINE-PERFORMER ENSEMBLE OF WOMEN + WAR, from Synchronicity Performance Group. The »more

Best Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival

The 30 year-old ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL has caught some criticism and suffered some turnover in recent years. But it remains the city’s pre-eminent film event »more

Best Film Series

Film Love

Andy Ditzler’s frightfully ambitious, dedicated series at Eyedrum, FILM LOVE, devoted to avant-garde and experimental film often unavailable to consumers by the likes of Stan »more

Best First Date

The Globe

Fabulously stylish yet refreshingly unpretentious, THE GLOBEwas custom-made for a getting-to-know-you night out. The menu is modern and unfussy, with a cocktail list to die »more

Best French

Le Fleur De Lis Cafe

There is some great high-end, high-price French food in this town, but no place captures the spirit of Paris better than LE FLEUR DE LIS »more

Best Friend of the Arts

Lucinda Brunnen

LUCINDA BUNNEN is a collector and philanthropist, a major proponent of photography in the city and an important patron of the High’s growing photography collection. »more

Best FrouFrou Martini

Grapefruit Rosewater Martini

It’s a match made in heaven: “SRF (single, ruby-red fruit) looking for an elegant and exotic companion. Some call me bitter (I prefer ‘tart), but »more

Best Gallery

Romo Gallery

The tiny, adventurous ROMO GALLERY in Castleberry Hill consistently surprises — and sometimes confounds — visitors with its mix of emerging and established artists, and »more

Best Gay Bar

Jungle

When the legendary Backstreet closed its doors, Atlanta’s nightlife scene had already experienced major blows and was losing its big-city club creditability. Fortunately, the spirit, »more

Best Georgia-based band MySpace page

Mastodon

MySpace is the 21st-century equivalent of a Trapper Keeper binder — it’s covered in unicorns, dragons, notes from friends, and rock ‘n’ roll fantasies. Except »more

Best Georgia-based Music Blog

www.kissatlanta.com

Local DJ, promoter and band manager Preston Craig launched KISSATLANTA.COM in March 2005, according to its first post, “so that people might gain a better »more

Best Glam Drag Queen

Nicole Paige Brooks

Local drag celebrity NICOLE PAIGE BROOKS is like one big “Mindfreak” episode storming through town, taking the art of illusion to a level that Criss »more

Best Golf Course

North Fulton Golf Course

If you’re a golf snob, then you don’t mind the drive to some of Georgia’s premiere golf courses with lush grounds, breathtaking views and heart-stopping »more

Best Greasy Spoon

Pot and Pan Restaurant

We’ve tried them all. We’ve gone here and there all over Atlanta, gobbling up the grease. But we keep coming back to POT AND PAN »more

Best Guerrilla Art

Indie Craft Experience

OK, maybe reconstituted thrift-store clothes and witty handbags don’t exactly jibe with the traditional macho, street-art, culture-jamming definition of “guerrilla.” But with the second annual »more

Best Guest Actor

J.D. Goldblatt

Out-of-towner J.D. GOLDBLATT had some big tap shoes to fill by playing pioneering jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton in Jelly’s Last Jam, a role created »more

Best Guilty Pleasure (And Best Party)

Atlanta Peach

While nobody really reads Ocean Drive magazine, it sure looks pretty on the coffee table, and it has gorgeous pictures of the “beautiful people” inside. »more

Best Hair Salon

Rockit Salon

At Candler Park’s appropriately named ROCKIT SALON, stylists like to name-drop the list of rock-star hair they’ve done, from the mops of Tommy Lee and »more

Best Hamburger

Ann's Snack Bar

Don’t make the mistake of setting your baby on the counter at ANN’S SNACK BAR, or you’ll probably be asked to leave, according to a »more

Best Hip-hop Hooray

A3C Independent Hip-Hop Festival

Arc the Finger Records once again brought the “true school” to The Loft for the A3C INDEPENDENT HIP-HOP FESTIVAL, the indie alternative to the big-name »more

Best Ice Cream

Jake's Ice Cream

The little plastic tasting spoon isn’t necessarily your friend at JAKE’S ICE CREAM. The merest sample can induce you into ordering at least a scoop »more

Best Independent Boutique with Hard-to-Find Labels

Veruca Boutique

From porch parties to “mystery designer” Sunday sales, Midtown’s cozy VERUCA BOUTIQUE knows how to show off its stuff. And much of that stuff is »more

Best Indian and Best Vegetarian

Madras Saravana Bhavan

We keep looking, but, year after year, nothing comes really close to Narenda Patel’s MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN. There isn’t a thing on the South Indian »more

Best Intown Park

Grant Park

Perennially overshadowed by its flashier Midtown sibling, the 131-acre GRANT PARK has something of a split personality. On its western side, the city’s oldest park »more

Best Italian

Di Paolo

Who would have thought that the best Italian food in town could be found in a strip mall in Alpharetta? “Eat little, well, and often” »more

Best Jazz Club

Churchill Grounds

Sometimes a quiet evening of jazz is better than a night in a loud and smoky rock club. Yeah, we know that sounds crazy. But »more

Best Jogging Path

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

For years, cross-country teams have jogged on the rooted paths and trekked up the grueling hills of KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK. The park offers »more

Best Karaoke Night

Karaoke Tuesdays

Fortunately, the drinks are cheap and stiff at Atlanta’s most surreal setting, the fallout shelter/basement called the Clermont Lounge. At KARAOKE TUESDAYS, you’re going to »more

Best Korean and Best Late-Night Dining

Hae Woon Dae

You’re up at 4 a.m. and looking for something more than a Waffle House? In the mood to do some grilling? Go to HAE WOON »more

Best Kosher

Quality Kosher Emporium

Oy vey! What’s a Jew gotta do to get a good kosher bite to eat in Atlanta? Go to the QUALITY KOSHER EMPORIUM, where the »more

Best Latin Club

La Rumba Night Club

It used to be that if you wanted a good night of hip-shaking, booty-peppering, sweat-inducing salsa, you’d have to wait for that time of the »more

Best Lesbian Bar

The Red Chair

Saturday nights at THE RED CHAIR feels like watching an episode of Showtime’s super sexy hit series, “The L Word.” The lesbian wet dream finally »more

Best Local Artist on the National Scene

Amalia Amaki

AMALIA AMAKI was featured in a major retrospective at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and a smaller show at Sandler-Hudson this year — all »more

Best Local Band To Reinvent Itself

A Fir-Ju Well

When word spread that A FIR-JU WELL was playing its “last show ever,” rumors of the band’s death were greatly exaggerated. Of equal exaggeration was »more

Best Local Blues Act

The Wood Brothers

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Oliver Wood enjoys a sizable following for his heavy blues band, King Johnson. So it’s no surprise that Ways Not to »more

Best Local Brew

Numbers Ale

Simply because we are gimmick cynics, we were a little skeptical upon first hearing that Bob Amick and the Atlanta Brewing Company were teaming up »more

Best Local Club Promoter

Liquified

The glow sticks and UFOs may have matured into iPods and Diesels, but the party still rocks whenever Liquid Groove — ahem, LIQUIFIED, in its »more

Best Local Concert Promoter

Tight Bros. Network

As club promotion crew TIGHT BROS. NETWORK knows all too well, rock and roll is a messy thing. Randy Castello and Nisa Asokan mostly operate »more

Best Local Country Music Act

No River City

NO RIVER CITY is a rustic combo that sure has somethin’ flowin’. The actively touring quintet can range from twangy rue to resolute roots stomp, »more

Best Local Curator

Stuart Horodner

When the Atlanta College of Art folded, STUART HORODNER’s future helming its prestigious ACA Gallery seemed uncertain. But thankfully, this well-connected, extremely knowledgeable recent Atlanta »more

Best Local Do-Gooder(s)

Carol and Boake Moore, Chelsea Butler, and Stan King

After the killing waters of Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and Mississippi, Atlantans reached out to help. Among them were CAROL AND BOAKE MOORE, who »more

Best Local Electronic Act

Evol Intent

Perhaps mashing drum ‘n’ bass troupe EVOL INTENT should change its name to “Evol Knievol.” After all, the Evol Intent trio has leapt some prodigious »more

Best Local Emo Act

Cartel

CARTEL’s music is big: beefy hooks, a ringing voice in group leader Will Pugh, and an ambition to become one of the country’s best emo »more

Best Local Experimental Music Act

Deerhunter

DEERHUNTER’s most compelling asset is its penchant for unpredictability. No two performances are the same, yet the group’s cerebral fingerprint shines through its constantly morphing »more

Best Local Hero

Judith Curry

When Hurricane Katrina tore into the Gulf Coast, it created a perverse, but tempting, chance to make a point about global warming. Scientists had long »more

Best Local Hip-hop Act

Purple Ribbon All-Stars

It’s been a big year for big butts, particularly for Big Boi’s PURPLE RIBBON ALL-STARS. Every rap label has its token white boy, and Purp’s »more

Best Local Instrumentalist

Bobby Yang

Whether leaping burning Led Zeppelin riffs or standing still enough to balance a bar glass on his head while zooming through a Pagannini, violinist BOBBY »more

Best Local Jam Band

Blueground Undergrass

Ever since Jerry faded into the psychedelic sunset, followers of the Dead have been searching for a new groove. Fortunately, before the drugs wore off, »more

Best Local Jazz Act

Takana Miyamoto

Pianist TAKANA MIYAMOTO is probably the hardest-working lady in the Atlanta jazz scene. She plays weekly at local clubs; records and performs solo and with »more

Best Local Label

Arc the Finger Records

In May, ARC THE FINGER RECORDS celebrated its fourth anniversary. Its dedication to quality hip-hop and sound business practices ensures plenty more birthdays to come. »more

Best Local Latin Music Act

Rua 6

The dearth of Latin-themed parties is long gone. There’s always somewhere to go to shake your booty to some buena música, and though international stars »more

Best Local New Music Act

Ghost Tour

GHOST TOUR is an indie-rock band with country influences, not vice versa. The group’s jangle-pop chops bare the burdens of working man’s music but there’s »more

Best Local Overall Music Act

T.I.

T.I. calls himself “king of the South” with some justification. Much like Jay-Z, he takes commercial rap to its zenith. On each of four albums, »more

Best Local Playwright

Steve Yockey

For more than a year, playwright STEVE YOCKEY has seemed all but ubiquitous, debuting such scripts as the full-length, darkly comic <>Cartoon for Out of »more

Best Local Politico

Nan Orrock

Georgia has no lack of bad politicians. Linda Schrenko, Bill Campbell, Ralph Reed. You name ’em. What’s often missed is that we have some damn »more

Best Local Rock Act

The Black Lips

Garbled garagists THE BLACK LIPS are a beautiful disaster spreading bruised pop like a social disease. Like everything about the Brian Jonestown Massacre, everything about »more

Best Local Singer/songwriter

Anna Kramer

What sets ANNA KRAMER apart from the troubadour masses isn’t just the honesty in her songs, but her ability to wander through an array of »more

Best Local Television Anchor

John Pruitt

Because he’s sat next to a shining star such as Monica Kaufman for all these years, it’s been too easy to overlook JOHN PRUITT. But »more

Best Local Traditional Folk Act

Elise Witt

To confine ELISE WITT to the narrow realm of “traditional folk” would be a mistake. True, those are her roots, and she’s careful not to »more

Best Local Tribute Band

Van Heineken

Gasp! Pop-culture guru Jon Waterhouse leads a double life. By day, he’s a mild-mannered, erudite raconteur, lady charmer and astute wordsmith with a penchant for »more

Best Local Troublemaker

Joe Parko

Meet JOE PARKO, and you think “ordinary guy.” The retired Georgia State professor is anything but. Behind a gentle smile and shock of white hair »more

Best Local Vocalist

India.Arie

Mention the name INDIA.ARIE and you’ll conjure images of ever-changing hairstyles, sweet-smelling incense and colorful headwraps. But bug all that: The lady can sing, as »more

Best Male Actor

David Silverman

For years, local actor DAVID SILVERMAN established a reliable, boyish stage persona with occasional departures, like his gleefully nasty eBay addict in Jewish Theatre of »more

Best Margarita

Pozole

Atlanta’s a town with lots of good margaritas, but POZOLE takes it to the next level. It’s the shaved ice that does it, transforming Pozole’s »more

Best Middle Eastern

Imperial Fez

Forget clowns. Send in the belly dancers; there have to be belly dancers. At IMPERIAL FEZ, they undulate about the room with candles on their »more

Best Mixtape DJs

Aphilliates

In the capital of the Southern hip-hop movement, the APHILLIATES DJ camp (Don Cannon, Drama, Sense, Jamad, Ox Banga, and Jaycee) speaks loudly. You can »more

Best Morality Tale

Bill Campbell

If you didn’t believe BILL CAMPBELL was a crook when he was mayor, then you weren’t paying attention. A puzzling jury verdict acquitted the slickster »more

Best Mountain Escape

Chattooga River

BEST MOUNTAIN ESCAPE

In the early 1970s, the CHATTOOGA RIVER was officially dubbed one of the nation’s first “Wild and Scenic Rivers.” That remains an »more

Best Museum

Museum of Design Atlanta

Though it works with a quirky, out-of-the-way exhibition space in the shade of the Marriott Marquis hotel, the small but deeply relevant MUSEUM OF DESIGN »more

Best Nana-Na-Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye!

Ralph Reed

We Georgians may be a little slow occasionally, but at least we’re not dumb enough to elect RALPH REED lieutenant governor. Reed cut his teeth »more

Best Neighborhood Festival

Inman Park Festival

We know it’s won several years in a row, and we like to vary our picks when possible. But the INMAN PARK FESTIVAL proves it’s »more

Best New Building

Terminus 100

TERMINUS 100 may not be quite finished yet, but when it’s completed in the spring, the 26-story glass-and-steel high-rise will bring a Fifth Avenue vibe »more

Best New Gallery

Composition Gallery

COMPOSITION GALLERY, a labor of love undertaken by Movies Worth Seeing staff member Ron Hughes, has brought contemporary photography — at an affordable price point »more

Best New Neighborhood Bar

P'Cheen

“Here you are, two Hoes and a Hummer,” a waiter is overheard telling a trio of ladies. He’s talking about beer: two Hoegaarten and one »more

Best New Restaurant

Ecco

Beauty and intelligence — now that’s not something you find every day on Atlanta’s hip restaurant scene. From fantastic cocktails to a delicious and thoughtful »more

Best New Thing About Atlanta

Beltline

Not a strip of sod or a splotch of asphalt has been laid for the BELTLINE. But only months after local governments gave it the »more

Best New Trend in The Arts

Affordable art

AFFORDABLE ART is showing that, even if big-time collectors aren’t doing enough to support the big-money artists in town, there are a number of galleries »more

Best Newcomer Club DJ

DJ Drew Van Atten

Having lived his entire life in the ever-increasing bulge that we call Atlanta (we know this ‘cause his mom was once a Loafer), DJ DREW »more

Best News For The Arts Scene

Contemporary Art at the High Museum

CONTEMPORARY ART AT THE HIGH MUSEUM! The High brings contemporary and regional artists into the Dead Guys mix with the traveling Chuck Close: Self-Portraits show, »more

Best Non-Commercial Station

Radio Free Georgia, WRFG-FM (89.3)

Back when RADIO FREE GEORGIA, WRFG-FM (89.3), went on the air in 1973, people who listened were like a secret society. The signal didn’t go »more

Best Old Thing About Atlanta

Oakland Cemetery

It’s tough to find much of anything in Atlanta older than OAKLAND CEMETERY, and arguably no place in this city wears its age more gracefully. »more

Best OTP Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

The name Kennesaw comes from the Cherokee word “gah-nee-sah,” which means burial ground. Fitting, since the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain ended the lives of an »more

Best Overall Radio Station

Album 88

Year after year, as other radio stations fall in and out of favor and change formats and call letters, ALBUM 88 never seems to change. »more

Best Overall Restaurant

Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

Walk through the bar bustling with the bejeweled and the beautiful, up the curving staircase, and into the hushed DINING ROOM AT THE RITZ-CARLTON BUCKHEAD. »more

Best Patio Dining

Wahoo

The dining room at WAHOO is so adorably cozy that you may be tempted to take a table inside. But press on through the French »more

Best Person You Hate to Love

Clark Howard

He’s corny and occasionally hokey. His sincerity seems too good to be true. He’s too nerdy to be cool. But WSB-AM (750)’s CLARK HOWARD has »more

Best Person You Love to Hate

Neal Boortz

Well, if it isn’t our own John Sugg, then it has to be Atlanta’s contribution to big-league talk radio, NEAL BOORTZ. Whether Boortz is trumpeting »more

Best Pizza

Baraonda

Atlanta is blessed with a wide range of pizzerias, from Chicago-style deep dish to the razor-thin, New York-style crust, and, more to the point, the »more

Best Place for a Cheap Date

Starlight Six Drive-In

Remember the first time you went to a drive-in theater? The thrill of being up past your bedtime and crawling around the car in your »more

Best Place for an Expensive Date

How would we know?

How would we know? Do you know how much journalists make? Why don’t you check out some of those fancy restaurants in the ORAL PLEASURES »more

Best Place to Bike

Silver Comet Trail

Named after a passenger train that ran along the same route from 1947 to 1968, the SILVER COMET TRAIL is a gorgeous stretch of pavement »more

Best Place to Find Unique Formalwear for Any Occasion

Stefan's

Little Five Points’ STEFAN’S stocks the best selection of period pieces in town. And though you’re sure to find a fabulous Western button-down or a »more

Best Place to Get a Grill (And We Don’t Mean the Kind for Cooking)

Eddie's Gold Teeth

If you want to take a pilgrimage to the mecca of gold teeth, pack light, because it’s right here in A-Town. Eddie Plein, owner of »more

Best Place To Hear Local Music

The Earl

Throughout 2006, there’s been an ongoing debate around the office: Does fried okra and nitrates on a stick make music better? Well, recent trips to »more

Best Place to Mountain Bike

Yellow River Mountain Bike Trail

The beautiful part of the YELLOW RIVER MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL is its accessibility. No, we’re not talking about how close it is to town (although »more

Best Place To See A Movie

Lefont Garden Hills

LEFONT GARDEN HILLS, the cozy Buckhead 1946 cinema, provides the perfect old-school environs for catching local independent cinema mogul George Lefont’s diverse repertoire of art »more

Best Place to Shop for Local Designers

Beehive Co-op

Petra Geiger had grown weary of lugging her handmade handbags to neighborhood festivals and seasonal markets. So she came up with a clever alternative. Rather »more

Best Place to Splish Splash

Ocoee River

For continuous whitewater fun within a couple of hours of a major city, it’s hard to match the OCOEE RIVER. Just north of the Tennessee »more

Best Place to Spot Celebs

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Now that Vision has closed, where do you go to see Britney, K-Fed, Nelly and Usher? Sure, the newly minted, über-plush B.E.D. is becoming something »more

Best Playground

John Howell Park

Across from Inman Park Middle School, JOHN HOWELL PARK features two playgrounds: one for tots and one for school-age kids. Though neither playground is particularly »more

Best Public Art

Niki in the Garden

In a town that has been fighting to get its fair share of public art, the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been quietly shaking things up »more

Best Quirk About Atlanta

Most Adults Who Live in Atlanta ain't From Around Here

Hang out in Atlanta long enough and you’ll discover that MOST ADULTS WHO LIVE IN ATLANTA AIN’T FROM AROUND HERE. Just ask around. Atlanta sucks »more

Best Radio DJ

Marvin Evangelista

He stumbles over words. He screws up his PSAs. He’s a total spaz. And he undoubtedly grates on some listeners’ nerves. But those people are »more

Best Real TV Journalist

Dale Cardwell

You’ve heard the jokes about TV newspeople. The “blow-dries.” The “news babes.” The “rip-and-read” anchors. The “if it bleeds, it leads” sensationalists. They’re all true, »more

Best Reason to Barbecue

Big Green Egg

Once, when we arrived at a friend’s barbecue, we were disappointed to learn we’d be eating pizza. Then, out on the back deck, we spied »more

Best Reason to Believe in Atlanta

Shirley Franklin

SHIRLEY FRANKLIN was elected mayor in 2001. The city was in shambles. She faced a budget crisis and — even more — City Hall faced »more

Best Reason to Buy A Nintendo Classic

Contraband

If you pick up a classic console, you can infinitely replay the eight-bit jams performed live by CONTRABAND, the alter ego of Athens’ post-hardcore math-rock »more

Best Reason to Look Before You Leap

The King Papers Sale

The way politicians and the media congratulated each other when the city stepped in to pay $32 million for the papers of the Rev. Martin »more

Best Reason To Shout Out “Eureka!”

Ephiphany

The way we heard it, EPIPHANY was originally supposed to be a small, simple piece, something easy to keep the Ballethnic Dance Company occupied while »more

Best Reason to Suspect There's Something in the Water

Overpass Jumpers

The least welcome Atlanta fad of recent years has got to be the legions of OVERPASS JUMPERS who hold up rush-hour traffic while threatening to »more

Best Restaurant to Get a Great Meal Where Your Kids Will be Tolerated

Wisteria

There are places that are designed for kids, and then there are places that you feel guilty bringing them. Somewhere in between is WISTERIA, a »more

Best Restaurant to Take Visitors

Son's Place

It there’s one thing your out-of-town visitors may not be able to get in other big cities, it’s genuine, delicious Southern soul food, served up »more

Best Restaurant Trend

Meat and Cheese Plates

BEST RESTAURANT TREND

Americans are finally learning to eat at a leisurely pace. Over recent years, more and more restaurants have been forgoing the three-course »more

Best Restaurant With a Social Conscience

Cafe 458

With many restaurants becoming more active members of the community, we wanted to give a good citizen’s award this year to encourage the do-gooders in »more

Best Restaurant Worth the Long Trip

The Highlands Bar & Grill

There are many restaurants around the world that we wish we could visit more often. Most are located in far away places like Paris, California »more

Best Rock Club

Lenny's

All sorts of musical acts perform on LENNY’S stage — the ongoing experimentation of Kirkwood Ballers Club, hip-hop from the 2nd Sight Crew, and various »more

Best Rock Station

Dave-FM (92.9)

“Rock is dead, they say,” was the Who’s infamous proclamation in the ’70s, and they may have been more prescient than they realized. It’s no »more

Best Sandwich

Kool Korners

Once you’ve eaten at KOOL KORNERS on 14th Street, you’re in the club — you’re officially an Atlantan. But first you have to participate in »more

Best Shopping District to Maintain its Character

Virginia-Highland

Step onto the sidewalk at the corner of North Highland and St. Charles avenues. Start walking north. Don’t stop for half a mile, until you »more

Best Sign Atlanta Isn't like L.A.

Or are we...?

Maybe we should start with the things that are similar. Smog. Check. Traffic. Double-check. Self-absorbed stars. Check. L.A. is surrounded by ocean and desert, but »more

Best Sign Atlanta Isn't Like the Rest of Georgia

Pride Week

In a state where there was going to be a special session of the friggin’ Legislature to reinstitute a ban on gay marriage — a »more

Best Sign of the Changing Political Landscape

April 10 Rally

Last spring, as the state Legislature crafted one of the nation’s most Draconian immigration bills, a new and surprising political force was born. Metro Latinos »more

Best Simulation of Daigon Alley

11:11 Teahouse

Looking for the ingredients to fill an assignment from Professor Snape’s potions class? Well, how about the makings for a nice pot of tea instead? »more

Best Snap Music Act

Dem Franchize Boys

Some will rightfully argue over who pioneered the snap music sound, but DEM FRANCHIZE BOYZ — Buddie, Jizzal Man, Parlae and Pimpin — are the »more

Best Sommelier

Chantelle Grilhot

We’re not sure if we will ever get over our infatuation with CHANTELLE GRILHOT, the 24-year-old sommelier at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. She is beautiful, brilliant »more

Best Soul Food

Red's Tasty Express

You can’t get dinner at RED’S TASTY EXPRESS, but lunch at this counter inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market is the best test of your »more

Best Southwestern

Agave

Looking to sample an infinite variety of tequilas and chow on superb posole or green chili? Head to Cabbagetown’s AGAVE. This mid-priced restaurant has terrific »more

Best Spoken Word Series

Art Amok

Atlanta’s Word Diversity Collective shook up the spoken word scene with ART AMOK, a semi-regular poetry slam packed in an all-out multidisciplinary art party, complete »more

Best Sports Bar

Famous Pub and Sports Palace

With two giant projector screens and dozens more televisions scattered about, FAMOUS PUB AND SPORTS PALACE has a setup that allows you to watch every »more

Best Sportscaster

Fred Kalil

A few years ago, when WXIA-TV/Channel 11’s FRED KALIL made his return to the Braves clubhouse at Turner Field following his recovery from surgery to »more

Best Stage Director

Kent Gash

Never less than a bold, provocative director, KENT GASH — the Alliance Theatre’s associate artistic director — exceeded his already impressive standards with three musicals »more

Best Steak House

Bones

There surely are swanker steakhouses in town, but what does that matter when the steak on your plate at BONES tastes like butter? No other »more

Best Store for Fighting Bad Juju

Rondo's Temple Sales

RONDO’S TEMPLE SALES is the sort of store you might expect to find under an L-train track in the Bowery circa 1940. Inside the dingy, »more

Best Straight Bar

Andrew's Upstairs

Let’s face it, in Buckhead, just about any bar is fertile grounds for girls and boys on the prowl. But ANDREWS UPSTAIRS comes closest to »more

Best Street Character

Baton Bob

Certainly the city has edgier street people and those who have been around longer. But in the two years since he arrived intown, BATON BOB »more

Best Suburb

Clarkston

There’s no suburb in Atlanta where you’ll hear Vietnamese, Somali, Urdu and Serbo-Croatian as commonly spoken as it is in CLARKSTON. The town popped up »more

Best Supporting Performer

Yvonne Singh

In numerous recent roles, YVONNE SINGH achieved the goal of any theater artist: to make the artifice of stagecraft appear real. Singh brought grounded credibility »more

Best Sushi

MF Sushibar

MF SUSHIBAR celebrates the “magic fingers” of chef Chris Kinjo, who owns the restaurant with his brother, Alex, an equally talented artist who created an »more

Best Swan Dive

Cathy Cox

When she kicked off her quest to become governor last year, Georgia Secretary of State CATHY COX had everything going for her. She’d raised more »more

Best Tapas

Krog Bar

You can hit a tapas restaurant practically anywhere in town these days, but none are as true to the Spanish vision as KROG BAR in »more

Best Taqueria

El Molino

There are zillions of totally authentic taquerias all over Atlanta, thanks to our growing Mexican population. But we haven’t encountered anything quite like the taqueria »more

Best Tattoo Artist

Phil Colvin

In-the-know first-timers and the already heavily inked venture to Poncey-Highland to get drawn on by Liberty Tattoo’s PHIL COLVIN. Colvin specializes in highly realistic, photograph-quality »more

Best Thai

Little Bangkok

Yes, one of intown’s most inexpensive restaurants is also its best Thai restaurant. We know there are gourmet Thai spots in town, but they don’t »more

Best Theater

Theatre in the Square

After 25 years of solid, occasionally controversial work, the Marietta playhouse THEATRE IN THE SQUARE has perfected the formula to meet its artistic and commercial »more

Best Theatrical Gimmick

Metamorphoses

Georgia Shakespeare has never shown fear of elaborate “concept” productions, like its “Huey Long” version of Julius Caesar set in New Orleans, or its Wild »more

Best Theatrical Makeover (Cosmetic)

The New American Shakespeare Tavern

OK, no one’s going to mistake the still-seedy stretch of Peachtree Street for Stratford-on-Avon. Nevertheless, THE NEW AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE TAVERN’s $300,000-plus Elizabethan-era façade goes a »more

Best Theatrical Makeover (Mission)

Theatre Decatur

After 27 years, Neighborhood Playhouse made a bid to move beyond its often wheezy, predictable fare by changing its name to THEATRE DECATUR and by »more

Best Thing for Your Body, Mind and Spirit

Kashi Atlanta

It goes without saying that Kashi Atlanta’s 10-DAY YOGA DETOX isn’t, um, a cakewalk. No sugar, no caffeine, no alcohol and a three-day juice fast »more

Best Unspoken Spoken Word

Java Monkey Speaks, Vol. 2

We cramped our brains a little trying to figure out whether it still counts as “spoken word” if you print it in a book, but »more

Best Urban Music Club

Apache Cafe

For years it’s been known as “the club formerly known as Yin Yang Cafe,” but no one can deny that APACHE CAFÉ established its own »more

Best Urban Radio Station

Hot 107.9(WHTA-FM)

Check the playlists at some of the urban stations in the A, and it’ll seem as if the program directors are stationed in New York. »more

Best Use of a "Get Out of Jail Free" Card

Dallas Austin

DALLAS AUSTIN, dude, what were you thinking? We’ll wait to see whether Austin’s bust earlier this year in Dubai will damage the good-guy reputation the »more

Best Use Of Sharpie On Flesh

Elizabeth Elkins

Many rockers are heavily inked with colorful tattoos, but look closely at the Swear’s intense but beguilingly beautiful ELIZABETH ELKINS. You’ll notice self-inflicted graffiti, scrawled »more

Best Vietnamese

Com Vietnamese Grill

COM VIETNAMESE GRILL took the foodie population by storm when it opened more than a year ago. Food & Wine magazine even gave it national »more

Best Waitstaff

Quinones at Bacchanalia

It makes sense that QUINONES AT BACCHANALIA would have such good service. The 40-seat restaurant with a slightly Old South décor was named after the »more

Best Weekly Club Night

Thursdays at the Mark

Although drum ’n’ bass may not be the average person’s choice of music, THURSDAYS AT THE MARK offer up consistency, quality DJs, a supportive venue »more

Best Wi-Fi Location

Teahouse 11:11

With everyone seemingly owning a laptop and Wi-Fi coffee shops popping up all over town, more and more people are escaping the office or classroom »more

Best Wine List

Joel

There are many phonebook-sized wine lists in town, but none as accessible or as fun as sommelier Philippe Buttin’s list at JOËL. The well-organized selection »more

Best Wine Shop

Ansley Wine Merchants

The crusty, placard-bearing poodle sprawled on the sidewalk out front says it best: “Buy at Ansley Wine.” If that isn’t convincing enough, check out ANSLEY »more

Best-Looking Waitstaff

Apres Diem

At last, a reason for everyone to adopt a bisexual lifestyle — dining at APRES DIEM. The only thing that would improve the appearance of »more

Local R&B/soul Act

Algebra

It took damn-near forever, but local soul vocalist ALGEBRA finally broke onto the national scene. Born and raised in Atlanta, Algebra has been kicking around »more

Most Welcoming Restaurant For Kids

Dakota Blue

DAKOTA BLUE in Grant Park actually encourages kids rather than tolerates them. A whole corner of toys and coloring books to keep your child occupied »more

Best Art Neighborhood

The Westside

Though at this point there is hardly a glut of galleries, things are definitely on the rise on THE WESTSIDE. Yes, it’s home to Howell »more

Best “Best Club” Curse

If a club gets national attention, it closes

Atlanta clubs shouldn’t strive to be the “best club,” just a really good club. In Atlanta, for some strange reason, IF A CLUB GETS NATIONAL »more

Best 24-Hour Dining

88 Tofu House

In most cities situated more than 5,000 miles from Seoul, it’s hard enough to find a silky, sizzling bowl of tofu soup at a normal »more

Best Acoustic Music Club

Eddie's Attic

There’s a reason EDDIE’S ATTIC dominates this category year after year — the venue earns it! Even changes in ownership (now in the loving hands »more

Best After Hours/Late-Night Spot

Decatur Social Club

When the bars in Fulton County began closing at 2:30 a.m., we sorta thought people might start going out earlier to pack in the same »more

Best All-ages Author

Andy Runton

In the Owly series of graphic novels published by Marietta’s Top Shelf Productions, Lilburn native ANDY RUNTON gives “wholesome” a good name through the black-and-white, »more

Best All-around Play

Keeping Watch

In a year blessed with numerous world-premiere productions, none proved more heartfelt, insightful or quintessentially “Atlantan” than Theatrical Outfit’s debut of Thomas Ward’s KEEPING WATCH, »more

Best Alternative Art Space

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery

Artists have always loved EYEDRUM ART & MUSIC GALLERY. The scrappy nonprofit features a democratically programmed repertoire of everything from cutting-edge sonic experiments to conceptual »more

Best Annual Event

National Black Arts Festival

Atlanta is a city of festivals. There’s the Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park, Pride Week, the return of the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Downtown Festival »more

Best Antique Store

Big Shanty Antique Market

There are plenty of highfalutin antique stores around Atlanta where rich folks can drop a mess of cash on old European gewgaws. Then, there are »more

Best Art Blog

www.extremecraft.com

Local artist and craft fan Garth Johnson has one of the most impressive artsy-craft-centric websites going, period, at WWW.EXTREMECRAFT.COM. Its visual panache is matched by »more

Best Art Event

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll

The place to both look at art and be looked at looking at art is the CASTLEBERRY HILL ART STROLL. The diverse Friday night scene, »more

Best Art Exhibit In A Gallery

David Humphrey'sNew Paintings at Solomon Projects

Few shows this year generated the laugh-out-loud chuckles of DAVID HUMPHREY’S NEW PAINTINGS AT SOLOMON PROJECTS. The New York artist’s über-kitsch paintings feature oddball imagery »more

Best Art Exhibit In A Museum

Origin: Andrew Ross Installations

ORIGIN: ANDREW ROSS INSTALLATIONS was the breathtaking solo show featuring former Atlanta artist Ross’ meditation on the fragile history of humankind. It delivered the conceptual »more

Best Athlete

Andruw Jones

It wasn’t so long ago that ANDRUW JONES walked into the office of Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz without his agent and agreed to »more

Best Bakery

Alon's Bakery

We’ve been addicted to the lamb sandwiches, croissants, chocolate-chocolate cookies and country French bread at ALON’S BAKERY for more than a decade. In recent years, »more

Best Ballet — and Stoning

The Lottery

Though we’re slightly concerned that they may have emboldened our enemies, we loved Brooks & Company Dance’s ominous take on unquestioning allegiance in THE LOTTERY. »more

Best Bar Food and Best Beer Selection

Brick Store Pub

Fried food at bars is a given, but vegetables? That’s the BRICK STORE PUB for ya. Its food menu offers both expected pub fare like »more

Best Barbecue

Daddy D'z

We dread this selection more than any other, since really good ‘cue in town. We like the fair prices, the great staff and an ambiance »more

Best Beach Retreat

Cumberland Island

With rapid construction overtaking Atlanta’s already jammed streets, there’s no better way to escape than to cruise down to CUMBERLAND ISLAND. It’s Georgia’s biggest barrier »more

Best Big Box Shopping Center to Attract Local Businesses

Edgewood Retail District

Big boxes usually do their best to eclipse the little guy. But at Reynoldstown’s EDGEWOOD RETAIL DISTRICT, there are living, breathing independent retailers operating in »more

Best Bizarro News Story

John Mark Karr

Atlanta’s tangential relationship to the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey just gets stranger and stranger. JonBenet was born here and is buried here, even though »more

Best Blues Club

Northside Tavern

Other clubs may have luxuries such as nice tables, easily accessible bathrooms, parking spaces and stages that can be seen from everywhere in the room. »more

Best Book By An Atlanta Author

The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure

The short stories of Jack Pendarvis find security guards watching over a shock jock buried alive, an unemployed man spying on sinister squirrels, and a »more

Best Book Set In Georgia

Between, Georgia

Atlanta author Joshilyn Jackson puts a new twist on the family feud in BETWEEN, GEORGIA, in which the biological daughter of one family is raised »more

Best Bowling Alley

Midtown Bowl

Inspired by L.A.’s Lucky Strike Lanes, the revamped MIDTOWN BOWL brings the concept of boutique alleys to Atlanta. Opened in 1960, the 32-lane emporium now »more

Best Breakfast

Sliver Skillet

We tend to be traditionalists when it comes to the morning meal and SILVER SKILLET is about as traditionally Southern as you can get. One »more