Sunday, December 13, 2020

Best of 2020

 Graphic Artist of the Year – Amos Kennedy

YouTube Find of the Year – Billy Strings, Soul Never Dies


Best Thing I Read This Year – Our Man - Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

Album of the Year Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass Vol. 1   

Spread of the Year – Rajdhani Nepali Restaurant Nashville, TN

Business Content of the Year – H.R. You Kidding Me?

Inman Park Addition of the Year – Gordon Park Little Library


Instagram Hero of 2020 Charlie Hunter 

New Atlanta Restaurant of the Year – Tea Leaf Creamery 

 Podcast of the Year – Eric Krasno Plus One

Pencil Sharpener of the Year – Blackwing One-Step


Nightly Sanity Provider of the Year – Luck Yates

 Time Waster of the year – WPA Poster Archive 

 Audacious Audio of the Year
The Harry Smith B-Sides

 Pie of the Year - Maple Syrup Pecan Pie


Gig of the Year – Junior Brown Feb. 24, 2020

Southern Thing We Miss the Most in 2020 – Waffle House

 Geocache of the year – Selenite Crystal Heaven

Appetizing of the Year – Russ and Daughters Delivery


Attic Find of the Year – ELP Sr. WW2 Division Patch Collection


Kid Pic of the Year – G at Georgia Guidestones 


The Words to Remember from 2020 – John Lewis

 "When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Best of 2019

Hashtag of the Year - #Deerheadlife

Wildlife Encounter of the Year – Baby Manatee, Crystal River Florida


Book of the Year – Spying on the South

Covers of the Year – Jarrod Dickenson, Under a Texas Sky  

Kid Pic of the Year – Will with Pigeons

YouTube Find of the Year – Dick Cavett and Orson Wells

Mofongo of the Year
Punto de Vista, San Juan

Laughs of the Year – Rachel Mac

Southern Thing of the Year – Stanley Church

Business Book of the Year – Millennial Whisperer 


Atlanta Restaurant of the Year Truva Turkish Kitchen

 River Music of the Year – Wheelhouse Rousters

Time Waster of the Year – The Shack Project

Pimento Cheese Component of the Year – White Fox Leicester

Vintage Game of the Year – Electronic Mastermind

Reading Spot of the Year – Switchyards Inman Park Club

Atlanta Retailer of the Year – Archer Paper Goods

Logo of the Year – Ohlaf, Danish Bakery, Racine, WI

Podcast of the Year
Hard Times and Weirdness

Geocache of the Year – Taliaferro County, Georgia

Remembrance of the Year
Charles McLellan II

Monday, December 17, 2018

Best of 2018

Album of the Year – Khruangbin, Con Todo El Mundo

Atlanta Sandwich of the Year - Country Ham and Brie, Recess

Coffee Shop of the Year – Snowing in Space, Charlottesville, VA

Record Store of the Year – M-Theory, San Diego, CA


Book of the Year - The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War


 YouTube Find of the Year – Beware of Mr. Baker

Kid Art of the Year – Whalein' (Inspired by 08/16/69 Soul Sacrifice)

Song of the Year – Abstractum Belladonna by Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel


Pocket Knife of the Year – A. G. Russell Carbon Fiber Mid-Lock Folder

Podcast of the Year - The Bitter Southerner Podcast

Ice Cream of the Year – Oreo Bowl, iDessert by Jean-Philippe

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Transportation of the Year – Bird Scooter (with helmet)

Gadget of the Year – Pavlok Shock Bracelet

     Chops of the Year – Rhythm Future Quartet
Grand Marshall of the Year - Dr. Victor Polizos

Outdoor Adventure of the Year – No Taste Like Home Foraging Tour Ashville, NC

Southern Thing of the Year - Hutchinson's Finest Biscuits Delivery Service

Botanical Achievement of the Year – Bumper Crop of Celeste Figs

Pastry of the Year – Palmiers at La Calavera Bakery, Decatur, GA

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Business Book of the Year - Subscribed

Atlanta Crust of the Year - Margherita In Detroit Pizza, Nina and Rafi 

ATL Street Art of the Year – Shimmering Ghosts 

Word of the Year - Tsundoku

Time Waster of the Year - History of Cartography Online Edition

Americana of the Year – Weather Vanes at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Poignancy of the Year – The Lesson of the Château de Calberte