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Local businesses make “Best Of” list

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Local businesses make “Best Of” list

Source: Creative Loafing
Source: Creative Loafing

Source: Creative Loafing

Creative Loafing has released its annual “Best of ATL List” and several local businesses earned kudos from editors and readers.

First, I’d like to thank readers for voting Decaturish.com as Atlanta’s best blog and its editor, Dan Whisenhunt (me), as Atlanta’s best blogger. It’s an honor to provide you with news about your community and I look forward to doing so for many years to come. I also couldn’t have done this without the support of my beautiful wife and my many talented friends and contributors. In particular, I’d like to thank Jared van Aalten, who put a lot of work into making this website look fantastic, Brittany Luiz, our logo designer, and our many contributors. Our ad salesman Jeff Cochran deserves a shout out for keeping me honest. I owe special thanks to our advertisers and paid subscribers. You’re keeping the news free for your community and it’s appreciated.

Here are the other “Best Of” winners from our area. It was a big list, so we may have missed a few. If your business is in our area and made this list, but you don’t see it listed here, please tell me at [email protected]

Editors’ picks

Best Student Revolt – Save WRAS

Best Family Oriented Neighborhood – City of Decatur

Best Neighborhood for Walking and Biking – Midtown

Best Neighborhood Porch Life- Cabbagetown

Best Free Event – Atlanta Streets Alive

Best Neighborhood Festival – Inman Park Festival

Best Place to Hear a Reading – Kavarna

Best Dance Company to Unite a Village- The Lucky Penny

Best Nightlife District – Edgewood Avenue

Best New Restaurant – Kimball House

Best Kickstarted Small Business – Taproom Coffee

Best Place to Get Lost in the Sauce – Decatur Package Store

Best Bartender – Miles Macquarrie, Kimball House

Best New Record Shop – Sunbrimmer Records

Readers’ picks

Best Local Hero – U.S. Rep. John Lewis

Local Political Figure – John Lewis and Kasim Reed (tie)

Best Place to People Watch – Little Five Points

Best Middle School – Inman

Best High School – Grady

Best Neighborhood – Inman Park

Best Walkable Neighborhood – Virginia Highland

Best Suburb – Decatur

Best Convention – Dragon Con

Best Community Garden – Oakhurst Garden

Best Local Blogger – Dan Whisenhunt

Best Local Blog – Decaturish.com

Best Theater Company – Dad’s Garage

Best Comedy Night- Star Community Bar

Best Neighborhood for Nightlife – East Atlanta

Best Acoustic Music Venue – Eddie’s Attic

Best Overall Restaurant and Tapas – Iberian Pig

Best Weekly Dining Deal- Grind House Burger BOGO Mondays and Pinewood’s Whiskey Wednesdays (tie)

Best Service and Cocktails – Kimball House

Best BBQ- Fox Bros

Best Tacos- Taqueria del sol

Best Doughnuts – Revolution Doughnuts

Best Sandwiches – Victory Sandwich Bar

Best French Fries – Leon’s Full Service

Best Beer List- The Porter Beer Bar

Best Farmer’s Market Food Stall- Spotted Trotter and Simply Seoul (tie)

Best Soup – Souper Jenny

Best Art Market – Homegrown Decatur

Best Jewelry – Worthmore Jewelers

Best Craft Beer Store – Ale Yeah

Best Cooking Classes – Cook’s Warehouse

Best Antique Store – Kudzu Antiques

Best Vinyl – Criminal Records