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2006 Index of Winners

Best Farmer BOA Award Winner

Morningside Farmer's Market

Best Hardware Store BOA Award Winner

And other metro area locations.

Best Indie Crafter BOA Award Winner

Susan Voelker
678-613-4755. www.droptrow.com

Best Outlet Shopping BOA Award Winner

North Georgia Premium Outlets

Best Place Register for Your Wedding BOA Award Winner

Target
And other metro area locations.

Best Vitamin Store BOA Award Winner

GNC
And other metro area locations.

Best 24-Hour Dining BOA Award Winner

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 hour of the day — let alone at 5 a.m. Doraville is the exception. Tucked just inside the Perimeter on Buford Highway, 88 TOFU HOUSE serves tofu nearly 88more...
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 hour of the day — let alone at 5 a.m. Doraville is the exception. Tucked just inside the Perimeter on Buford Highway, 88 TOFU HOUSE serves tofu nearly 88 ways, predominantly in soups rounded out with meat, vegetables, seafood or bean paste. Even better, the restaurant stays open around the clock, meaning that you can order up the ultimate hangover cure — at a spice level that will knock the misery out of you — before your hangover even sets in. Even in the wee hours, the slightly tattered and friendly space can be packed with Korean diners, but servers do their best to make customers of all ethnicities welcome. The menu is printed in both English and Korean, and the waitstaff communicates well enough to let you know that the raw eggs on the table are to be cracked into the bubbling broth. less...

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Taverna Plaka

Best Beer Selection BOA Award Winner

And other metro area locations.

Best Cajun BOA Award Winner

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Havana Sandwich Shop

Best Ice Cream BOA Award Winner

Bruster's
And other metro area locations. www.brustersicecream.com.

Best Italian BOA Award Winner

Maggiano's Little Italy

Best-Looking Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

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 both genders of servers here is complete nudity. While you await your food — we recommend any of the daily specials or regular pastas — you’llmore...
At last, a reason for everyone to adopt a bisexual lifestyle — dining at APRES DIEM. The only thing that would improve the appearance of both genders of servers here is complete nudity. While you await your food — we recommend any of the daily specials or regular pastas — you’ll enjoy the taste of your fingernails, which you’ll be chewing as you watch the beautiful, exotic servers, going from table to table, gossiping to everyone in their throaty accents about how hot but unattainable they find you. less...

Best New Restaurant BOA Award Winner

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 Mediterranean-influenced menu to the wonderful redesign of Midtown’s Atlanta Fencing Club building, we havemore...
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 Mediterranean-influenced menu to the wonderful redesign of Midtown’s Atlanta Fencing Club building, we have plenty of cause to be smitten by ECCO. The menu, with its cheeses, appetizers, share plates, pizzas, sandwiches and entrees, makes for a highly versatile restaurant, whether you’re looking for nibbles at the bar or a five-course extravaganza. We recommend making a meal of the winning appetizers and the small plates, like delicately fried balls of goat cheese with honey and roasted clams with ginger and spiced ham. less...

Best Patio Dining BOA Award Winner

Taverna Plaka

Best Restaurant Trend BOA Award Winner

Tapas

Best Sandwich BOA Award Winner

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 the ritual: Wait patiently in line (which snakes out the front door at lunch hour), order a classic Cuban sandwich from the counter,more...
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 the ritual: Wait patiently in line (which snakes out the front door at lunch hour), order a classic Cuban sandwich from the counter, and relish every last bite from either the hood of your car or the dilapidated picnic table out back. Roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, tomato and pickles pressed between slices of warm, crusty bread — there’s simply no better sandwich in town. less...

Best Sandwiches/Subs BOA Award Winner

Subway
Ubiquitous. www.subway.com.

Best Steaks BOA Award Winner

Bone's

Best Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

Quinones at Bacchanalia

Best Wine List BOA Award Winner

The Grape

Best Alternative Art Space BOA Award Winner

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 visual arts. Now, the rest of the world has given the progressive space a vote of confidence with the award thismore...
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 visual arts. Now, the rest of the world has given the progressive space a vote of confidence with the award this year of a $30,000 Warhol Foundation Grant. less...

Best Art Event BOA Award Winner

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, in an art world that is rarely cohesive or democratic, manages to appeal to everyone from dilettantes to aficionados.
www.castleberryhillartsdistrict.com.

Best Art Exhibit In A Museum BOA Award Winner

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 goods and had visual impact to burn. By coupling Ross’ work with a show of the local art collaborative Goldenmore...
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 goods and had visual impact to burn. By coupling Ross’ work with a show of the local art collaborative Golden Blizzard’s acid-trip drawings, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia proved it could bring it when it came to smart, happening conceptual art. less...

Best Art Neighborhood BOA Award Winner

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 Mill Road’s retail corridor, but it’s also the artsy epicenter of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the King Plow Arts Center, the Sandler-Hudsonmore...
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 Mill Road’s retail corridor, but it’s also the artsy epicenter of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the King Plow Arts Center, the Sandler-Hudson Gallery and Octane Coffee, which has featured rotating shows of local artists. The district also is just a stone’s throw from the thriving Castleberry Hill art scene. less...

Best Book By An Atlanta Author BOA Award Winner

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 very, very bad writer attempting to write the history of America. In THE MYSTERIOUS SECRET OF THE VALUABLE TREASURE, Pendarvis’ words are asmore...

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 very, very bad writer attempting to write the history of America. In THE MYSTERIOUS SECRET OF THE VALUABLE TREASURE, Pendarvis’ words are as wild and possessed by the same mad genius as his characters.
$21. MacAdam/Cage. 187 pages.

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Best Book Set In Georgia BOA Award Winner

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 by that family’s sworn enemies. As an adult, only she can keep the two families from killing one another. No pressure. Set in a fictionalized versionmore...

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 by that family’s sworn enemies. As an adult, only she can keep the two families from killing one another. No pressure. Set in a fictionalized version of the real town of Between, the novel adeptly mixes cold-blooded creepiness with lyric love and loyalty.
$22.99. Warner Books. 304 pages.

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Best Coffeehouse to See Art BOA Award Winner

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 Daughter — is actually worth traveling to for art, latte or no latte.

Best Dance Company BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Ballet Company

Best Female Actor BOA Award Winner

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 original script featured a nearly impossibly ambitious premise, spanning the female perspective of armed conflicts, from historicalmore...
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 original script featured a nearly impossibly ambitious premise, spanning the female perspective of armed conflicts, from historical warriors to protester-moms to victimized refugee. The cast brought Women + War down to earth and featured such local theater leaders as Synchronicity co-founder Hope Mirlis, playwright Suehyla El-Attar and Savage Tree Arts Center co-founder Kristi Casey. Like a highly trained platoon, the excellent ensemble proved so tightly knit that it’s impossible to single out any one performer. less...

Best Literary Event BOA Award Winner

Best Local Curator BOA Award Winner

Stuart Horodner

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