Saturday, December 09, 2023

Best of 2023

Atlanta Environ of the Year  -  Everything Elvis Museum (Cordelia, GA)

Southern Thing of the Year  -  Alabama Astronaut

Read  of the Year  -  Cosmic Scholar: The Life & Times of Harry Smith

Showstopper of the Year  -  Russian Decorative Arts, VMFA (Richmond, VA)

Album of the Year  -  The Mexico City Experiment

Cold Thing of the Year  -  Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls  (NOLA)

YouTube Find of the Year  -  Conjunction Junction, KTLA

Far Out Place of the Year  -  The Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum (Littleton, NC)

Time Waster of the Year  -

Bookstore of the Year  -  Blue Bicycle Books (Charleston, SC)

Audio of the Year -  The Quest for a Homemade Hovercraft

Atlas Obscura of the Year-Superman (Metropolis, IL)

Biscuit of the Year  -  Country Ham Biscuit, Bomb Biscuit Co.

Business Book of the Year  -  Busting Silos

Falafel of the Year  -  King Tut’s Food Truck (Nashville) 

Best Thing From 25 Years Ago -  Combustication  -  MM&W

Retro Gaming of the Year  -  Southern-Fried Gaming Expo

Coolest Monument - Maplewood Cemetery (Mayfield, KY)

Guilty Pleasure of the Year  -  Cocaine Bear

Geocache of the Year - No Rest For The Weary 

Confusing Mural of the Year  -  Grove's Chill Tonic (Paris, TN)


Sunday, December 04, 2022

Best of 2022

Southern Thing of the Year - Memphis Listening Lab


 Kid Pic of the Year - Seattle Gum Wall


 Book of the Year - Dangerous Rhythms

Album of the Year - Not Tight, Domi & JD Beck

 Sandwich of the Year - Jambon-beurre, Viandas de Salamanca


Parenting Advice of the Year - 21st Century Dad

 YouTube Find of the Year - Otis Gibbs


Atlanta Environ of the Year - Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm


Podcast of the Year - Underunderstood

 Gig of the Year - Greyboy Allstars @ Variety Playhouse


Business Book of the Year - Founder Brand


Espresso of the Year - Houndstooth Coffee Austin, TX


Time Waster  of the Year - Portable Antiquities Scheme Hoard Search 

New Atlanta Restaurant of the Year - Tio Lucho's

Amazing Discovery of the Year - Wreck of the Endurance

Tinned Fish Experience of the Year - Boho 115 Decatur, GA

 Children's Book of the Year - True Meaning: A Look Into Cemetery Symbolism

 Record Store of  the Year - All-Ages Access London

Consumer Good of the Year - Great Fellow Stagg EKG Kettle

Fried Pickles of the Year - Clocked! Athens, GA


Thursday, December 09, 2021

Best of 2021


Book of the Year – It Came From Memphis


 Arkansas Thing of the Year – Mountainburg City Park Dinosaurs


#Tinnedfish of the Year – Wildfish Cannery Sockeye Salmon


Album of the Year – I Be Trying, Cedric Burnside



Instagram Obsession of the Year – Hand Carved Stamps


Atlanta Restaurant Pop-up of the Year – Mighty Hans


Southern Thing of the Year – Buffalo National River


Podcast of the Year – Tomb with a View


Atlanta Street Food of the Year – Lángos, Palacsinta Crepes


Jazz Memoir of the Year – The History of Bones


Time Waster of the Year – Stud Terkel Archive


Atlanta Environ of the Year – Pasaquan

Gig of the Year – Khruangbin at The Eastern


Audio Book of the Year – True Grit Narrated by Donna Tartt

New Restaurant of the Year – Pie Town Tacos, Nashville, Tennessee


Reissue of the Year – Philadelphia Experiment


New Atlanta Retailer of the Year – Virginia Highland Books


Gastropod of the Year – Mystery Spot Banana Slug

Trading Card Find of the Year – Three’s Company


App of the Year – Atlas Obscura


Inman Park Meme of the Year – No Left On Krog


RIP Danny Hutchens