Thursday, December 15, 2016

Best of 2016

Atlanta Scene of the Year - Switchyards Downtown Club

New Jam of the Year - Upstate Rubdown


Marketing of the Year - Pokemon Bollards at Target 

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YouTube Find of the Year - LBJ Orders Pants


Retailer of the Year -  O.P. Taylor's (Brevard, N.C.)

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Sandwich of the Year - Garlic Oyster Po Boy, Liuzza's By The Track (NOLA)  

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New Atlanta Restaurant of the Year - Fish Bowl Poke 

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Taste of the Year - Tomato Tarte Tatin from Fig, (Charleston, S.C.) 

Read of the Year - Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

App of the Year- PunkPost 


Secret Place of the Year - Path to the Getty Museum 

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Game of the Year - Little Broken Robots 

ATL Indulgence of the Year - Chocolate Dipped Pop

Business Book of the Year - Hacking Marketing: Agile Practices to Make Marketing Smarter, Faster, and More Innovative

Atlanta Slide of the Year - Chastain Park Double Barrel

Beverage of the Year - Chuice 

Periodical of the Year - Lucky Peach

Time Waster of the Year - The Garden of Earthly Delights Interactive Adventure

Mind Blower of the Year - Xocolatl Frozen Chocolate

Post of the Year - The Seven Essential Southern Dishes


Top Reason of the Year for a 5 a.m. Wake up Call - Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church

Southern Thing of the Year - Boll Weevil Monument, Enterprise, Alabama


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Faces of the Year - Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Perfect Gift for Atlanta History Fans

Chad Elkins of 4SQATL and NASA digital fame launch his 25th Century Games start up with a bang last week.  His 1,000 piece puzzle based on a balloon-eye view of 1892 Atlanta is available as a Kickstarter campaign through August 15.

Augustus Koch was born in Germany in 1840. He moved to the US before the Civil War where he served in The Corps of Engineers. After the war, he traveled to cities around the country and illustrated Bird’s Eye View maps from hot air balloons. Augustus drew a series of perspective based maps from dozens of locations. In 1892, he tied off his hot air balloon near Grant Park and created this beautifully drawn map of Atlanta and the surrounding area complete with notable locations and street names.

Inman Park and the other historic Atlanta neighborhoods are beautifully detailed on the puzzle.

The campaign met its target twenty four hours after it went live, guaranteeing that your $20 contribution will land a treasure for you or a killer gift.