25 Chamber Members Recognized as “Athens Favorites” by Flagpole

We’d like to congratulate the 25 Athens Chamber Members who made the annual 2016 Athens Favorites Contest List!

Each year, Flagpole Magazine hosts a vigorous contest that keeps Athens businesses on their toes as they compete for a spot on the “Athens Favorite’s Contest” list. The contest is divided into seven sections: “Restaurants,” “Bars,” “Retail,” “Music,” “Pets and Kids,” “Services,” and “Stuff Around Town.” Within each section, there are even more in-depth categories that contain an individual winner and runner-up that fit into that classification. Flagpole’s readers are responsible for voting and selecting the businesses who are rewarded and recognized for their outstanding performance in The Classic City.

Here is a list of  Chamber Members who made it:


Favorite Restaurants 2016

New (opened between Feb. ‘15- Jan. ‘16): Saucehouse BBQ

Italian: DePalma’s Italian Café

BBQ: Pulaski Heights BBQ

Bakery: Independent Baking Co.

Coffee: Jittery Joe’s Coffee

Burrito: Barberito’s Southwestern Grille and Cantina

Taco: Taqueria del Sol

Steak: Porterhouse Grill

Wings: Amici

Dessert: Last Resort Grill 

Frozen Treat: Menchie’s

Lunch: Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

Catering: Homemade.made Catering


Favorite Music Around Town

Live Music Venue (200+ Capacity): Georgia Theatre


Favorite Bars

Wine Selection: The National


Favorite Services:

Hotel: Hotel Indigo

Photography Studio: Thrasher Photo and Design

Hair Salon: Republic Salon

Alternative Health Treatment: Thrive Integrative Medicine

Place to Get Fit: Pure Barre Athens

Car Dealership: Phil Hughes Honda

Electrician: Blue Moon Electric

HVAC: Stanfield Air Systems

Bank: Athens First Bank & Trust


Favorite Stuff Around Town

Nonprofit/Charity: Project Safe