Best of Aiken, SC 2010
Blessing of the Hounds Thanksgiving Day • Photo By George Buggs
Black Tie & Blue Jeans benefiting the Child Advocacy Center
Best Home-Grown Down-Home Fun
Aiken Blue Grass Festival
Best New Tradition
Best Thanksgiving Meal Tradition
One Table, where 2,000 Aikenites share Thanksgiving dinner on tables that span the Alley. The food is free and open to everyone.
Best Thanksgiving Morning Tradition
The Blessing of the Hounds in Hitchcock Woods. Attend
the Blessing and then on to One Table for lunch.
Celebrate Aiken! Aiken’s
175th Anniversary, which is being celebrated from January through December 2010 with a multitude of great events.
Best Horsey Party in Town
The Aiken Triple Crown, Fall and Spring
Best Place To Buy Something Chic for the Triple Crown
118 Laurens St. S.W.
Best Place To See and Be Seen
Happy hour at the Willcox Inn
100 Colleton Ave. S.W.
Best Local Film
Edgewood: Stage of Southern History
Best Local Filmmakers
Christi and Jamie Koelker who made Edgewood: Stage of Southern History
Best Local Activists
Public Education Partners
Best Outing for Your Four-Legged Friends
The SPCA Dog Park
Willow Run Road
Best Way To Bathe Your Four-Legged Friends
Saturday Dog Washes at Cold Creek Nursery sponsored by the SPCA
398 Hitchcock Pkwy.
Best Place to See a Pair of Pileated Woodpeckers or Get Back to Nature in General
Ridge Mile Track in Hitchcock Woods
Best Way to Relieve Stress
Indian Scalp Massage at Power Cuts
Best Place To Get the Lead Out
The Carolina Star Gun Club
371 Cedar Branch Rd.
Best New Store Downtown
137 Laurens St. S.W.
Best “Off Aiken” Theater
The Aiken Playhouse
Storm runoff project by Clemson scientists to keep runoff from damaging Sand River in Hitchcock Woods
Best Firecracker Shrimp
TakoSushi. Sushi’s pretty
201 The Alley
Best Home-Cooked Breakfast
Pat’s Restaurant. Served all day on Saturdays.
205 Richland Ave. W.
Best Reason To Break Your Diet
Cake Truffles at
125 Laurens St. S.W.
Best House Salad
EeJays Fine Food & Spirits
1680 Richland Ave. W.
Best Gourmet Take-Out
120 Laurens St. S.W.
Best Burgers and Fries
208 Richland Ave. W.
Best Thing You Have Every Time You Go There
Lobster Bisque at Red
752 Silver Bluff Rd.
Best Meat and Three, Lunch and Dinner
Auten’s Family Restaurant
969 Pine Log Rd.
Best Kept Secret Lunch Spot
Magnolia Natural Market
210 York St. S.E.
Best Place To Buy Locally Grown Everything
Historic Aiken County Farmer’s Market. Don’t miss the homemade goat cheese.
Corner of Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue
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