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December 2009

Best of Atlanta


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Chick-fil-A Bowl · Widespread Panic · Denene Millner · SisterVG · Brantley Gilbert · Holiday sparkle · A Hemingway-esque remodeled basement · Entertaining in a Brookhaven cottage · Our full list of the best of 2009
FEATURES
Best of Atlanta
Our yearly rundown of the city's finest places to dine, play, shop, and thrive. PLUS Hall-of-famers and neighborhood favorites

Applaud
Eight stories of charity and courage that remind us the best parts of Atlanta are the people among us.

Believe!
In a sport ruled by women half a foot taller, Melanie Oudin leveraged a tireless work ethic and a staggering intensity to surprise everyone at this year's U.S. Open—everyone, that is, except herself.
By Elizabeth Westby Florio
 
FOOD & DINING
Restaurant review Iberian Pig on the Decatur Square

LIFE & STYLE
Beauty school Inman Park's Aviary sets the green standard
Head to toe Zaza Pachulia, Hawks center
Getaway
Jekyll Island
Expert advice Restocking your cocktail bar
Reflections Eli Sotto, Holocaust survivor and Atlanta institution
 
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Five points What to do this month
Georgia music
The Constellations
> ONLINE ONLY: Full interview with the punk/rock/hip-hop group
Teresa Weaver The year's best

COLUMNS
Charles at large The Pink Pig and other trains
Thomas Lake A boy, his mother, and a swag attack
Hollis Gillespie Social networking can be so isolating
Editor's Note