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2010 Index of Winners

Best noncommercial radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Jazz 91.9 WCLK

Best off-the-beaten-path tourist destination BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Oakland Cemetery

Runner-up: Little Five Points


littlefivepoints.net

Best organic farm BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Love is Love Farm

Best OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Best OTP park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Stone Mountain Park

Runner-up: Kennesaw Mountain Park


900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, 770-427-4686, www.kennesaw.com

Best overall neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Poncey-Highland

Best overall neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Decatur

www.decaturga.com


Runner-up: Inman Park


www.inmanpark.org

Best overall radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
92.9 Dave FM

929dave.radio.com


Runners-up:


Q100 99.7 FM


www.q100atlanta.com


AND


WRAS 88.5 FM


www2.gsu.edu

Best overlooked tourist spot BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Westview Cemetery Inc.
Off the beaten path and underpublicized, WESTVIEW CEMETERY is one of the most picturesque spots in Atlanta. At nearly 600 acres, it's the largest cemetery in the Southeast, boasting many of the features beloved of graveyard enthusiasts: ornate monuments and tombs, rolling hills and gardens, and, of course,more...
Off the beaten path and underpublicized, WESTVIEW CEMETERY is one of the most picturesque spots in Atlanta. At nearly 600 acres, it's the largest cemetery in the Southeast, boasting many of the features beloved of graveyard enthusiasts: ornate monuments and tombs, rolling hills and gardens, and, of course, famous dead people, such as author Joel Chandler Harris, Coke founder Asa Candler and assorted mayors. Westview also stands apart for a magnificent stone abbey, its high walls and original gates and its iconic water tower resembling a castle turret. 1680 Westview Drive. 404-755-6611. &emdash;www.westviewcemetery.com. less...

Best overrated thing about Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Buckhead

www.buckhead.net


Runner-up: Georgia Aquarium


225 Baker St., 404-581-4000, www.georgiaaquarium.org

Best party school BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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University of Georgia

www.uga.edu


Runner-up: Georgia Institute of Technology


www.gatech.edu

Best person you hate to love BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Nene Leakes

Runner-up: Neil Boortz


www.boortz.com

Best person you love to hate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Erick Erickson
Back in the olden days (2007 or so), we genuinely liked Maconite Republican blogger ERICK ERICKSON, even though the only political issue we've ever agreed upon is the correct spelling of "America." Nonetheless, we admired his smarts, willingness to break ranks with the GOP and early mastery of a newmore...
Back in the olden days (2007 or so), we genuinely liked Maconite Republican blogger ERICK ERICKSON, even though the only political issue we've ever agreed upon is the correct spelling of "America." Nonetheless, we admired his smarts, willingness to break ranks with the GOP and early mastery of a new medium. But sometime in 2008, Erickson began earning notoriety for lobbing partisan bombs. He declared jihad against any Republicans who criticized risible ignoramus Sarah Palin. He called Michelle Obama a "Marxist harpy," compared a White House spokesperson to a Nazi, called a sitting Supreme Court Justice a "goat-fucking child molester" and joked about greeting census workers at the door with a gun. Despite turning his name into a blogospheric synonym for gratuitous personal attacks, Erickson's star continues to rise. And since no publicity is bad publicity for right wing pundits, CNN even gave Erickson a regular gig. www.peachpundit.com less...

Best person you love to hate BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Sonny Perdue

www.gov.georgia.gov


Runner-up: John Oxendine


www.johnoxendine.com

Best picnic spot BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Piedmont Park

Runner-up: Stone Mountain Park


1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, 770-498-5690, www.stonemountainpark.com

Best place to people-watch BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Best place to people-watch BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Little Five Points

littlefivepoints.net


Runner-up: Piedmont Park


400 Park Drive, 404-875-7275, www.piedmontpark.org

Best place to ride your bike BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead

Runner-up: Freedom Park


Corner of Moreland Avenue and E. Freedom Parkway, 404-817-6813, www.freedompark.org

Best playground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Piedmont Park

Runner-up: John Howell Park


801 Virginia Ave., 404-222-8244, www.atlanta-midtown.com

Best power couple BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
T.I. and Tiny

Runner-up: Arthur and Stephanie Blank


www.blankfoundation.org

Best public basketball court BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Candler Park

Runner-up: Hammond Park


705 Hammond Drive N.E., Sandy Springs, 404-303-6176, www.allaboutsandysprings.com

Best public pool BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Piedmont Park Aquatic Center

Runner-up: Grant Park


840 Cherokee Ave., 404-521-0938, www.gpconservancy.org

Best public skate park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Historic Fourth Ward Park

Runner-up: Brook Run Skate Park


4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, 770-394-5703, www.brookrun.wordpress.com

Best public tennis court BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Piedmont Park

Runner-up: Candler Park


585 Candler Park Drive, www.candlerpark.org

Best radio DJ BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Bert Weiss

Q100


thebertshow.com


Runner-up: Mara Davis


www.929dave.radio.com

Best radio show BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
"The Bert Show"

thebertshow.com


Runner-up: "The Regular Guys"


www.atlrg.dnn.cumulus.net

Best recession-proof neighborhood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Westside

Best rock radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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96.1 (WKLS-FM)

www.project961.com


Runner-up: 99X (97.9-FM)


www.99x.com

Best rooftop view of lower Midtown BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
The Georgian Terrace
You can get higher than the 19 floors occupied by the newer wing of the GEORGIAN TERRACE HOTEL, but you'll likely be looking out a plate-glass window. The top of the near-century-old, Beaux Arts hotel at the corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, however, is the only place from which youmore...
You can get higher than the 19 floors occupied by the newer wing of the GEORGIAN TERRACE HOTEL, but you'll likely be looking out a plate-glass window. The top of the near-century-old, Beaux Arts hotel at the corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, however, is the only place from which you can admire Midtown from above while enjoying the breeze in your hair, sipping a cocktail and dipping your toes in a rooftop pool. And when you dry off, you can head downstairs for drinks in the lobby bar or dinner in the brasserie-style Livingston restaurant. 659 Peachtree St. 800-651-2316. www.thegeorgianterrace.com. less...

Best sign that gay media is still alive BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Project Q
Even before this year's shuttering of Southern Voice, the popularity of PROJECT Q stood as evidence that the new media (i.e., a website) can keep the community informed and entertained with breaking news, cheeky columns and pop-culture updates. You gotta love an outfit that titles its daily event listingsmore...
Even before this year's shuttering of Southern Voice, the popularity of PROJECT Q stood as evidence that the new media (i.e., a website) can keep the community informed and entertained with breaking news, cheeky columns and pop-culture updates. You gotta love an outfit that titles its daily event listings "The Gay Agenda." www.projectqatlanta.com less...

Best street character BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Baton Bob

www.batonbob.com


Runner-up: Bicycle shorts man

Best suburb BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Decatur

Best underestimated suburb BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Marietta

Best underrated thing about Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Restaurant scene
Runner-up: Music scene and venues

Best uplifting local news story BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Rescue of woman who fell on MARTA tracks

Runner-up: Beltline development stories


www.beltline.org

Best urban radio station BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
103.3 (WVEE-FM)

v103.radio.com


Runner-up: 95.5 (WBTS-FM)


www.955thebeat.com

Best validation of the big-city daily BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Alan Judd and Heather Vogell
The ongoing coverage of the standardized test cheating scandal involving Atlanta schools by ALAN JUDD AND HEATHER VOGELL shows why a large daily newspaper is so vital to the welfare of a major city. The AJC, which first questioned suspicious test results and, more recently, graduation rates is the onlymore...
The ongoing coverage of the standardized test cheating scandal involving Atlanta schools by ALAN JUDD AND HEATHER VOGELL shows why a large daily newspaper is so vital to the welfare of a major city. The AJC, which first questioned suspicious test results and, more recently, graduation rates is the only local media entity with the resources to act as watchdog on such a complex issue. www.ajc.com less...

Best volunteer program BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Park Pride

Best volunteer program BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Hands On Atlanta

Runner-up: Habitat for Humanity


519 Memorial Drive S.E., 404-223-5180, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.habitat.org.

Best way to deal with historic properties BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Reuse them

Best way to see the city in a new way BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Beltline's Hiking and Bike Trails

Best adult toy store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Inserection

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Starship Enterprises


2275 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-320-9190, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.shopstarship.com.

Best antiques BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta

Best antique store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Kudzu Antiques + Modern

Runner-up: Highland Row Antiques


628 N. Highland Ave., 404-815-8830, www.highlandrowantiques.com

Best art supplies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sam Flax

Runner-up: Binders Art Supplies and Frames


3330 Piedmont Road, 404-237-6331, www.bindersart.com

Best Asian food market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Super H Mart

Runner-up: Buford Highway Farmers Market


5600 Buford Highway, Doraville, 770-455-0770, www.aofwc.com

Best bag for a last-minute trip BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Leather and Luggage Depot

Best barbershop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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American Haircuts - Midtown

Runner-up: Axiom Salon for Men


1874 Piedmont Ave., 404-815-0404, www.axiomsfm.com

Best bargain boutique for trend-setters BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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free fab'rik Boutique

Best bargain men's haircut BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Axiom Salon For Men
Our city boasts a healthy supply of coiffeurs who know how to transform a hirsute mess into a dapper, clean-cut gent. Very few, however, can accomplish that for less than $20. Say hello to AXIOM SALON FOR MEN. Known for its friendly stylists and walk-ins-welcome policy, the Piedmont Heights salon offersmore...
Our city boasts a healthy supply of coiffeurs who know how to transform a hirsute mess into a dapper, clean-cut gent. Very few, however, can accomplish that for less than $20. Say hello to AXIOM SALON FOR MEN. Known for its friendly stylists and walk-ins-welcome policy, the Piedmont Heights salon offers deals as low as $18. Uneven facial hair? They'll craft your beard for $8. And for the more fussy among us who require a bit of color and eyebrow sculpting, Axiom's staff is happy to wrap your tips in foil and give you a villain-esque arch. If you're into that sort of thing. 1874 Piedmont Road. 404-815-0404. www.axiomsfm.com. less...


 

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