Congratulations to all the winners and runners up in this year’s Flagpole Athens Favorites Contest. The winners and runner ups were chosen by the votes of Flagpole readers, so they’ve got to be good, because who in Athens are more discerning customers than Flagpole readers? Right? That’s why so many of these great businesses are also Flagpole advertisers: It’s like the best reading the best and voting for the best, or something like that. So, thanks to our advertisers, too.
And a special thanks to our golden models Juli Bierwirth, Willow Tracy and Dave Frank of Acro Athens for bending over backward to make all these great pictures—on the cover, throughout this section and on the winners’ plaques. Thanks also to Zoomworks and CD Skehan for the photography, too. As usual, Alicia Nickles thought up the whole thing and juggled the 100 details that go into making it all work. Kelly Hart made the ads and created the cover and the online presence, and Larry Tenner worked his magic on the layout and design of the Favorites section in Flagpole.