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Best Place to Fill Your Tank BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
QuikTrip
It might only be a penny cheaper by the gallon compared with its closest competitor, but Atlanta’s four QUIKTRIP stations offer something more than cheap gas: consistent prices. When we compared gas-by-the-gallon rates at www.atlantagasprices.com, we found that QuikTrip was the only stationmore...
It might only be a penny cheaper by the gallon compared with its closest competitor, but Atlanta’s four QUIKTRIP stations offer something more than cheap gas: consistent prices. When we compared gas-by-the-gallon rates at www.atlantagasprices.com, we found that QuikTrip was the only station in the city that had the same regular-grade price at all of its locations: $2.79. Prices at five of Atlanta’s BP stations, on the other hand, ranged from $2.80 to a whopping $3.19. QuikTrip also has some of the lowest prices in the burbs, where gas prices can be significantly lower than in town. Here’s to QuikTrip, for keeping gas prices low no matter where in the city you fill ’er up. Multiple Atlanta locations. www.quiktrip.com less...

Best Place to Fill Your Tank BOA Award Winner

Quiktrip
It might only be a penny cheaper by the gallon compared with its closest competitor, but Atlanta's four QUIKTRIP stations offer something more than cheap gas: consistent prices. When we compared gas-by-the-gallon rates at www.atlantagasprices.com, we found that QuikTrip was the only station in the citymore...
It might only be a penny cheaper by the gallon compared with its closest competitor, but Atlanta's four QUIKTRIP stations offer something more than cheap gas: consistent prices. When we compared gas-by-the-gallon rates at www.atlantagasprices.com, we found that QuikTrip was the only station in the city that had the same regular-grade price at all of its locations: $2.79. Prices at five of Atlanta's BP stations, on the other hand, ranged from $2.80 to a whopping $3.19. QuikTrip also has some of the lowest prices in the burbs, where gas prices can be significantly lower than in town. Here's to QuikTrip, for keeping gas prices low no matter where in the city you fill 'er up. less...

Best Ballot Stuffers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Crazy Anglos
It’s a thin line between what we call ballot-stuffing and having a huge, supportive fan base. Every year one band runs away with the reader’s choice in a number of categories, and we scratch our heads wondering how it was done. This year, CRAZY ANGLOS swept three categories: best localmore...

It’s a thin line between what we call ballot-stuffing and having a huge, supportive fan base. Every year one band runs away with the reader’s choice in a number of categories, and we scratch our heads wondering how it was done. This year, CRAZY ANGLOS swept three categories: best local new music act, best music video shot in Atlanta and best Georgia-based band MySpace page. The group’s guerilla street-team tactics have earned it a massive local following. But if you’re not convinced by numbers alone, ask yourself how many rap-core bands you know of that won the John Lennon Songwriting Award? Yep, that’s what we thought.


www.myspace.com/crazyanglos

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Best Doctors to Give You Perfect Perky C Cups BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Paces Plastic Surgery and Recovery Center

Best Plastic Surgeon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Mark Baucom

Best Dating Service BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
match.com

Best Dating Service BOA Award Winner

Manhunt
Maybe we're using the word "date" too generously, but MANHUNT is one Internet success story that's left countless numbers of local guys smiling. Some swear they use it as a social outlet - a place to chat up strangers without having to deal with smoky bars and the accompanying attitude. Others see itmore...
Maybe we're using the word "date" too generously, but MANHUNT is one Internet success story that's left countless numbers of local guys smiling. Some swear they use it as a social outlet - a place to chat up strangers without having to deal with smoky bars and the accompanying attitude. Others see it as more of a delivery service (with "service" being the key word, ahem). Either way, there's got to be a good reason so many ATL boys are always "on the 'Hunt." less...

Best Dating Service BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Manhunt
Maybe we’re using the word “date” too generously, but MANHUNT is one Internet success story that’s left countless numbers of local guys smiling. Some swear they use it as a social outlet — a place to chat up strangers without having to deal with smoky barsmore...

Maybe we’re using the word “date” too generously, but MANHUNT is one Internet success story that’s left countless numbers of local guys smiling. Some swear they use it as a social outlet — a place to chat up strangers without having to deal with smoky bars and the accompanying attitude. Others see it as more of a delivery service (with “service” being the key word, ahem). Either way, there’s got to be a good reason so many ATL boys are always “on the ’Hunt.”
www.manhunt.net.

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Best Bath Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Bath and Body Works

Best Bath Shop BOA Award Winner

Bath and Body Works

Best Dating Service BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Match.com

Best Dating Service BOA Award Winner

Match.com

Best Bath Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Bath & Body Works

Best Dating Service BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Match.com

Best Bath Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Bath & Body Works

Best Billboard BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
96 Rock Morning Domination

Best Billboard BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Big belly guy for 96 rock

Best Bath Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Bath & Body Works

Best Billboard BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Uncontested Divorce
She grins over the interstate like a monolithic Mona Lisa, bemused yet coy; circumspect yet jocular. Just south of Beaver Ruin Road on I-85 stands an unlikely monument of sorts to women's lib, attorney Tamela Adkins' UNCONTESTED DIVORCE billboard promising post-domestic bliss for just $499. The beautymore...
She grins over the interstate like a monolithic Mona Lisa, bemused yet coy; circumspect yet jocular. Just south of Beaver Ruin Road on I-85 stands an unlikely monument of sorts to women's lib, attorney Tamela Adkins' UNCONTESTED DIVORCE billboard promising post-domestic bliss for just $499. The beauty of the ad lies in the lawyer's larger-than-life expression, a comforting smirk that seems to say, "Get rid of that a-hole and enjoy life again." And the tactic apparently works; Adkins' office says the billboard generates calls galore. less...

Best Bath Shop BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Natural Body Spa and Shop (Featured)
Complexion oily? Feet gnarly? Muscles achy-breaky? NATURAL BODY SPA & SHOPPE is the place to get some well-deserved rejuvenation. We applaud NB's commitment to natural products and techniques - no harsh chemicals here. The array of services is massive: facials (men's and women's varieties), seaweed bodymore...
Complexion oily? Feet gnarly? Muscles achy-breaky? NATURAL BODY SPA & SHOPPE is the place to get some well-deserved rejuvenation. We applaud NB's commitment to natural products and techniques - no harsh chemicals here. The array of services is massive: facials (men's and women's varieties), seaweed body wraps, body polishes, manicures, pedicures, etc. We'd like to spend all week here. We add fabulous froth, foam and fizz to our bath with the vast array of soaps, lotions and potions ranging from standard brands (Aveda, Burt's Bees) to a few marvelously kitschy brands, too. "1402 N. Highlands Ave. 404-872-1039; 255 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Suite 150. 404-370-1330; and other locations. www.naturalbody.com." less...

Best Billboard BOA Award Winner

"Welcome to Gwinnett — Lowest Paid Public Safety in Metro Atlanta
I-85 South near Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Gwinnett County Any publicity is good publicity, right? Gwinnett police and firefighters seem to think so. After asking for a raise for months, a group of public safety employees began advertising its quest for more pay. The billboard, which also lists the countymore...
I-85 South near Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Gwinnett County Any publicity is good publicity, right? Gwinnett police and firefighters seem to think so. After asking for a raise for months, a group of public safety employees began advertising its quest for more pay. The billboard, which also lists the county commission's phone number and urges motorists to "Support pay raises now!, was paid for by individual public safety officers. Gwinnett plans to spend up to $750,000 to analyze how the county compares with others' salaries for their police officers and firefighters, but wouldn't the money be better spent on the public's safety? The county currently offers the lowest pay of five metro Atlanta counties. The study could be complete by the end of the year. less...

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