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Best of Atlanta 2018: Auto, Talent & Pets
By The Editors | Photo: Revel in Romance photo by Dylan York | March 27, 2018
Thousands of ballots were cast, and these are the victors—our readers’ local go-tos for everything from fashion to fitness to food.
Best Auto Dealership: Motorcars of Georgia
Eyeing the new Aston Martin Vantage? Motorcars of Georgia is already taking orders, along with any other luxury car you’ve been lusting after. @motorcars_of_georgia
Best General Manager: Mark Venti, Hennessy Porsche, Alpharetta
A Georgia native, Mark Venti prides himself on more than 17 years in the luxury automotive business.
Best Private Jet: GOGO Jets
From light jets for a small group of your closest friends to an airliner for 50-plus passengers, GOGO Jets lets you charter a luxurious aircraft to more than 200 international cities in style.
Best Service Center: Ed Voyles
At Ed Voyles Auto Group, you can schedule a quick appointment online to make the mundane—yet necessary—task of servicing your car a little easier. @edvoylescdj
Best Staff You Want to Buy From: Jim Ellis
You’ll feel like part of the family at Jim Ellis Automotive Group, which has served ATL for more than 47 years.
Best Local Athlete: Miguel Almirón, Atlanta United
This midfielder is a force to be reckoned with, having racked up nine goals and a team-high 14 assists in his first Major League Soccer season. No wonder he was named 2017 MLS Newcomer of the Year and a finalist for league MVP. @miguel_almiron; @atlutd
Best Local Singer/Songwriter: Erin Kirby
At 14 years old, Erin Kirby sings with a maturity and emotional depth well beyond her age. And people have taken notice: Her first single appeared in the indie film Breathe. @erinkirbymusic
Best Start-Up: Tailgatehouse
This biz transforms shipping containers into luxury suites—complete with TV screens, beer taps and A/C—for a tailgating experience so good you won’t want to leave for the game. @tailgate_house
Best Local Visual Artist: Laurie Duncan
New to A-Town from across the pond, bubbly blonde Laurie Duncan creates fashion-inspired watercolor prints. @laurieduncanart
Best Doggie Day Care: Haven, The Dog Spot
Owner Barbara McRee carefully designed each aspect of Haven—including materials, ventilation, sanitation, lighting and bedding—to create an intimate and playful space for your pup that will quickly feel like their home away from home. @haventhedogspot
Best Pet Groomer: Andrea Richardson, Jazzy Pawz
Treat your fur baby to a massage, oatmeal paw soak, and a blueberry and oatmeal facial scrub (part of the Bliss N Bath package) in this cage-free, by-appointment-only environment with all-natural spa products. @jazzypaws_
Best Vet: The Village Vets
Atlanta’s top vet experts (they even offer home visits) take the time to address concerns about your pet’s health, providing full medicine, dentistry and surgery services. @thevillagevetsinatlanta