Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta is self-described as Atlanta’s annual roundup of “everything spectacular, exceptional, riveting, entertaining, stylish, and delicious.” Several UGA alumni were named to the 2014 list as exceptional Atlanta businesses. Read on to learn more about these businesses and the outstanding individuals that run them.
Men’s Prep Shop: Onward Reserve
TJ Callaway (BBA ’07)
Founded in Athens in 2011, Onward Reserve, a men’s gifts, apparel and home goods retailer with an online store and locations in Athens, Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C, was cofounded by UGA alumnus and former 40 Under 40 honoree TJ Callaway (BBA ’07). Most recently, Onward Reserve was named to the Bulldog 100 Class of 2015. To learn more about Onward Reserve, click here.
Sommelier: Steven Grubbs
Steven Grubbs (AB ’00)
Steven Grubbs (AB ’00) is the man behind the excellent wine selections at Hugh Acheson’s Empire State South and Five & Ten restaurants. As wine director for both restaurants, Grubbs’ expertise is the reason why Five & Ten was a semifinalist for Outstanding Wine Service at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards.
All-Around Animal Health Care: Briarcliff Animal Clinic
Dr. Elizabeth Busch (BS ’01, DVM ’04) and Dr. Peter Muller (DVM ’84)
It’s comforting to know that the medical team that gives your kitten booster shots is also available if curiosity leads him into harm’s way. Briarcliff Animal Clinic, founded in 1958, operates three clinics and a 24-hour emergency hospital and offers specialty surgery services like laparoscopy and orthopedics. The team at Briarcliff Animal Clinic boasts an impressive list of UGA alumni:
- Peter Muller (DVM ’84)
- Elizabeth Busch (BS ’01, DVM ’04)
- Sandy Hedge (DVM ’72)
- Mandy Reeve (DVM ’79)
- Andrea Powell (BSA ’03)
- Shannon Turner (DVM ’08)
- Clay Phillips (BSA ’07, DVM ’12)
- Shannon Day (DVM ’13)
- Siomara Acevedo (BSA ’03, DVM ’09)
To learn more about Briarcliff Animal Clinic, click here.