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Best of Atlanta 2008 Index

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2008 Index of Winners

Best Mountain Escape BOA Award Winner

Blue Ridge Mountains

Best Neighborhood Festival BOA Award Winner

Inman Park Festival

Best New High-End Hotel BOA Award Winner

Twelve Centennial Park

Best Place for Civil Disobedience On The Go BOA Award Winner

Critical Mass

Best Playground BOA Award Winner


Best Reason Atlanta Should Secede From Georgia BOA Award Winner

A blue city in a red state

Best Rock Radio Station BOA Award Winner

Dave FM (92.9)

Best Suburb BOA Award Winner

Best Underrated Thing About Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Restaurants

FAVORITE SON: Best Local Politician BOA Award Winner

Nan Orrock

Best Antique-Browsing Experience BOA Award Winner

Kudzu Antiques
Somewhere between the pre-WWII Chinese tourism posters and the 19th-century bridal trunk, it becomes clear that KUDZU ANTIQUES has a hard time saying no. This packrat's paradise covers about 25,000 square feet and hosts an average of 100 dealers in its Decatur warehouse. Looking for high-quality vintagemore...
Somewhere between the pre-WWII Chinese tourism posters and the 19th-century bridal trunk, it becomes clear that KUDZU ANTIQUES has a hard time saying no. This packrat's paradise covers about 25,000 square feet and hosts an average of 100 dealers in its Decatur warehouse. Looking for high-quality vintage clothes and shoes, primitive furniture, or such kitschy LPs as Music for Tired Golfers? Kudzu's got it. The staff is laid-back, yet eager to answer questions. Plan on spending a couple of hours browsing when you go, and bring a compass – you could get lost in there and end up for sale in one of the booths a few years from now. less...

Best Barbershop BOA Award Winner

Rooster's

Best Bike Shop BOA Award Winner

Outback Bikes

Best Bikini Wax BOA Award Winner

Natural Body Spa & Shoppe

Best Budget Women's Wear BOA Award Winner

H&M

Best Car Wash BOA Award Winner

Best Computer Repair BOA Award Winner

Geek Squad

Best Drag Wear BOA Award Winner

Best Florist BOA Award Winner

Candler Park Flower Market

Best Furniture on a Budget BOA Award Winner

IKEA

Best Gun Store BOA Award Winner

Best Health Club BOA Award Winner

And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Independent Bookstore BOA Award Winner

Bound to be Read Books

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Green's Liquor

Best Massage Therapist BOA Award Winner

Dale Grados (Attune Massage)

Best Pet Store BOA Award Winner

Park Pet Supply

Best Used Bookstore BOA Award Winner

And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Women's Shoes BOA Award Winner

Sole
Our shoe obsession may not be on the Carrie Bradshaw level, but whenever we feel the urge to decorate our feet with a new strappy number, we head over to SOLE in the Edgewood Retail District. It offers a more unique and varied selection than your average department store, complete with name-drops suchmore...
Our shoe obsession may not be on the Carrie Bradshaw level, but whenever we feel the urge to decorate our feet with a new strappy number, we head over to SOLE in the Edgewood Retail District. It offers a more unique and varied selection than your average department store, complete with name-drops such as Jeffrey Campbell, Tsubo and MC & Power. Whether you're looking for a classic pump or a trendy pair of sandals, the knowledgeable and friendly staff at Sole can outfit your feet. less...

Best Women's Shoes BOA Award Winner

DSW
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Alon's Bakery and Market

Best Biscuits BOA Award Winner

And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Breakfast BOA Award Winner

In the quest for a perfect breakfast, the question is always sweet or savory. WEST EGG ingeniously solves this problem by serving cinnamon butter alongside its impossibly rich and fluffy biscuits, so you can have your eggs and bacon and your dose of sweet relief as well. Or you could go for the heartymore...
In the quest for a perfect breakfast, the question is always sweet or savory. WEST EGG ingeniously solves this problem by serving cinnamon butter alongside its impossibly rich and fluffy biscuits, so you can have your eggs and bacon and your dose of sweet relief as well. Or you could go for the hearty and comforting Irish oatmeal, topped with a fresh fruit compote. The breakfast sandwiches also hit the spot, and the friendly atmosphere and good coffee make this the most solid all-around morning – or afternoon (breakfast is served all day for you lazy britches) – spot in town. less...

Best Caribbean BOA Award Winner

And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

The setting, inside a no-frills alcove next to the freezer section, is less than ideal. But people don't come to the cafeteria at YOUR DEKALB FARMERS MARKET for the ambiance. They come for the grub. Nowhere else in Atlanta can you fill yourself up with sweet spicy lentils, tangy rosemary-roasted mushrooms,more...
The setting, inside a no-frills alcove next to the freezer section, is less than ideal. But people don't come to the cafeteria at YOUR DEKALB FARMERS MARKET for the ambiance. They come for the grub. Nowhere else in Atlanta can you fill yourself up with sweet spicy lentils, tangy rosemary-roasted mushrooms, juicy Parmesan-toasted fresh squash, a grouper fillet, baked beets in ginger syrup, and creamy baked mac-n-cheese, while paying less than $4. For $1.25 extra, you can have one of the restaurant's legendary samosas. Stuffed with beef, lamb, vegetables or lentils, they're a meal by themselves. The same plate of food, served on china in a prettier setting, would cost 20 bucks. less...

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