The circus of sustaining pleasures in Athens is almost endless, and again Flagpole has turned to our readers to sort through their favorites and come up with this year’s picks. Almost 3,000 readers responded, and here are the winners and runners-up, based on the preferences of our peanut gallery. We appreciate the time and attention they brought to this competition. We especially appreciate the enthusiasm demonstrated by the winners and runner-ups included here and by those who may be here next year. For them, it’s really a year-long effort, and we all benefit from their determination to be Athens Favorites.
Special thanks to our Favorites models Rhuben Williams and Sean Wessling for their strong support and to ZoomWorks for putting the spotlight on them. (There was no doping necessary for these photos. Our strongmen are for real.) Alicia Nickles organized the effort, Cindy Jerrell provided the art direction, Larry Tenner did the layout, and Porter McLeod shot extra photography.