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2010 Index of Winners

Best bargain women's haircut BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Aveda Institute
There's an old adage that you get what you pay for, but if you're like most people slogging through the recession, you'll take your chances to save a few bucks. At the AVEDA INSTITUTE, however, you get much more than you pay for. Sure, your coif becomes something akin to a school project, but studentsmore...
There's an old adage that you get what you pay for, but if you're like most people slogging through the recession, you'll take your chances to save a few bucks. At the AVEDA INSTITUTE, however, you get much more than you pay for. Sure, your coif becomes something akin to a school project, but students are eager to please and diligently overseen by instructors. Your cut might take a little longer, but at the bargain-basement price of $15 for a cut and style, the money you'll save is worth the extra time in the chair. Did we mention the complimentary scalp and hand massages? 3402 Piedmont Road. 404-649-7119. www.avedainstitutesbb.com/atlanta. less...

Best bike shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Outback Bikes

Runner-up: Peachtree Bikes


2825 Peachtree Road, 404-262-9853, www.peachtreebikes.com

Best bikini wax BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Hush Beauty Bar & Lounge

Best bikini wax BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sweet Samba Wax & Sugar Bar

Runner-up: Natural Body Spa


1402 N. Highland Ave., 404-872-1039, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.naturalbody.com.

Best bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Eagle Eye Book Shop

Best bridal shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Kelly's Closet

Runner-up: Bridals by Lori


6021 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, 404-252-8767, www.bridalsbylori.com

Best camera shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Showcase Photo & Video

Runner-up: Wolf Camera


3141 Piedmont Road, 404-869-1116, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.wolfcamera.com.

Best car wash BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Cactus Car Wash

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Two Minit Car Wash


1836 Piedmont Ave., 404-874-8128

Best caterer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Bold Catering & Design

Runner-up: Sun In My Belly


2161 College Ave., 404-370-0856, www.suninmybelly.com

Best CDs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Criminal Records

Runner-up: Decatur CD


356 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-371-9090, www.decaturcd.com

Best CD store to satisfy your soul BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Little 5 Soul
LITTLE 5 SOUL has not only survived, it's grown from a stall in the Bazaar at Little Five Points to its current location, where you can always find owner Darryl Hicks chatting about everything from soul to house to classic hip-hop CDs. The store serves as headquarters for the local house and soul musicmore...
LITTLE 5 SOUL has not only survived, it's grown from a stall in the Bazaar at Little Five Points to its current location, where you can always find owner Darryl Hicks chatting about everything from soul to house to classic hip-hop CDs. The store serves as headquarters for the local house and soul music scenes, too, with live performances, tickets to shows, and a chill atmosphere for connecting with other lovers of everything from Black Sheep's early '90s masterpiece to Quadron's recent debut. 1131 Euclid Ave. 404-653-0724. www.moodsmusic.net. less...

Best cigar store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Highland Cigar Co.

Runners-up:


Jay's Cigars


2072 Defoors Ferry Road, 404-355-7994.


AND


Puff 'N' Stuff


2523 Lawrenceville Highway, 770-908-9388.

Best clothes you can't afford BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Phipps Plaza

Runner-up: Neiman Marcus


Lenox Square Mall, 3393 Peachtree Road, 404-266-8200, www.neimanmarcus.com

Best comic books BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Oxford Comics & Games
The comic bubble burst in the '90s, but fanboys, geek girls and graphic novel enthusiasts still crowd OXFORD COMICS & GAMES every Wednesday for new releases. An exhaustive array of mainstream and indie comics and manga titles line the walls, while the store peddles plenty of statuettes, T-shirts andmore...
The comic bubble burst in the '90s, but fanboys, geek girls and graphic novel enthusiasts still crowd OXFORD COMICS & GAMES every Wednesday for new releases. An exhaustive array of mainstream and indie comics and manga titles line the walls, while the store peddles plenty of statuettes, T-shirts and other accessories to extend the genre world beyond the confines of the four-color page. 2855 Piedmont Road. 404-233-8682. less...

Best comic bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Criminal Records

Runner-up: Oxford Comics, Games & More


2855 Piedmont Road, 404-233-8682, www.realpagessites.com/oxfordcomics

Best consignment store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Finders Keepers Boutique

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Rag-O-Rama


1111 Euclid Ave., 404-658-1988, www.ragorama.com

Best cooking classes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Cook's Warehouse - East Cobb

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Viking Cooking School


1745 Peachtree St., 404-745-9064, www.vikingcookingschool.com/atlanta

Best CSA BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Moore Farms & Friends GP

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Riverview Farms
Morningside Farmers' Market, 1397 N. Highland Ave., 706-334-2926, www.grassfedcow.com

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Spot for Dogs LLC

Best doggie day care BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Pet's Playhouse on Ponce

Runner-up: Barking Hound Village


1918 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-897-3422, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.barkinghoundvillage.com.

Best dry cleaners BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sig Samuels Dry Cleaners

Runner-up: Sunny's Cleaners


2280 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-248-1957

Best DVD/video rental BOA Award Winner

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

Runner-up: Netflix


www.netflix.com

Best flea market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta

Runner-up: Kudzu Antique Market


2928 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-373-6498, www.kudzuantiques.com

Best florist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Candler Park Flower Mart

Runner-up: Foxgloves & Ivy


563 Memorial Drive, 404-892-7272, www.foxgloves.biz

Best furniture store BOA Award Winner

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

Runner-up: Room & Board


1170 Howell Mill Road, 404-682-5900, www.roomandboard.com

Best garden shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Pike Nurseries

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Garden*Hood


353 Boulevard, 404-880-9848, www.gardenhoodatlanta.com

Best gay-themed store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Runner-up: Brushstrokes


1510 Piedmont Ave., 404-876-6567, www.brushstrokesatlanta.com

Best gym deal BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
LA Fitness Ansley Mall

Best hair salon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Van Michael Salon

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Salon Red


1642 DeKalb Ave., 404-373-2868; 119 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-377-3164. www.salonred.com.

Best hardware store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Intown ACE Hardware

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: The Home Depot


650 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-892-8042, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.homedepot.com.

Best head shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Forty Two Degrees South

Runner-up: Starship Enterprises


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

Best health club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
LA Fitness Ansley Mall

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: BTB CrossFit


3209-R Maple Drive, 404-688-0100, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.btbfitness.com.

Best health food store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sevananda Natural Foods Market

Runner-up: Whole Foods Market


650 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., 404-853-1681, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

Best health trend BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Boot camps

Best high-end vintage garb BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Stefan's Vintage Clothing
STEFAN'S VINTAGE CLOTHING is held in high esteem for its orderly racks of formalwear, and for good reason. The Little Five Points institution has anchored Findley Plaza's constantly rotating retail stores for three-plus decades, with fairly equal real estate dedicated to men's and women's vintage. Amore...
STEFAN'S VINTAGE CLOTHING is held in high esteem for its orderly racks of formalwear, and for good reason. The Little Five Points institution has anchored Findley Plaza's constantly rotating retail stores for three-plus decades, with fairly equal real estate dedicated to men's and women's vintage. A search for fancy duds will turn up frilly tuxedo shirts, dapper three-piece suits, and mint-condition wedding dresses that look as lovely as they did when worn the first time around. 1160 Euclid Ave. 404-688-4929. www.stefansvintage.com. less...

Best highfalutin furniture BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Bungalow Classic

Best hip men's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Sid Mashburn

Runner-up: Bill Hallman


792 N. Highland Ave., 404-876-6055, www.billhallman.com

Best hip women's clothing store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Junkman's Daughter

Runner-up: Fab'rik


1114 W. Peachtree St., 404-881-8223, www.fabrikatlanta.com

Best independent bookstore BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
A Cappella Books

Runner-up: Bound to Be Read Books


481-B Flat Shoals Ave., 404-522-0877, www.boundtobereadbooks.com

Best jewelry BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Worthmore Jewelers - Decatur

Runner-up: Young Blood Gallery & Boutique


636 N. Highland Ave., 404-254-4127, www.youngbloodgallery.com

Best kids' clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Children's Place

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Seed Factory


1170 Howell Mill Road, 404-355-2043, www.seedfactoryatlanta.com

Best Latino food market BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Buford Highway Farmers Market

Runner-up: Supermarket Chicago


5263 Buford Highway, 770-452-1361

Best laundromat BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
The Laundry Lounge

Runner-up: Midtown Wash


607 Sixth St., 404-703-1633, www.midtownwash.com

Best lingerie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Victoria's Secret & PINK

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Intimacy


Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road, 404-261-9333, www.myintimacy.com

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Green's Beverages - Buford

Runner-up: Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits


2161 Piedmont Road, 404-881-0902, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.towerwinespirits.com.

Best local boutique BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Squash Blossom Boutique

Runner-up: Sage


37 W. Paces Ferry Road, 404-233-8280, www.sageclothing.com

Best local clothing designer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Bill Hallman Boutique - Inman Park

Runner-up: Rene Rene


1142 Euclid Ave., 404-522-7363

Best local place to buy indie crafts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Young Blood Boutique

Runner-up: Indie Craft Experience


www.ice-atlanta.com

Best martial arts studio BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Madhouse Training
MADHOUSE TRAINING is where the practicing mixed martial arts pros go, but that doesn't mean you should be intimidated. The studio, headed by six-time world champion Manu Ntoh, is equally approachable for the novice and offers a state-of-the-art training facility, character-building youth boxing, andmore...
MADHOUSE TRAINING is where the practicing mixed martial arts pros go, but that doesn't mean you should be intimidated. The studio, headed by six-time world champion Manu Ntoh, is equally approachable for the novice and offers a state-of-the-art training facility, character-building youth boxing, and judo/Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes. 2652 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna. 404-316-1110. www.manuntoh.com. less...

Best martial arts studio BOA Award Winner

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

Runner-up: Unit 2 Fitness


240 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-745-3019, www.unit2fitness.com


 

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