Our city’s leaders didn’t have to spend millions of dollars on a “Brand Atlanta” campaign to convince the world of our city’s greatness—they could have just come to us.
After all, every year we compile the barometer of what’s best about life in the Big Peach: the can’t-miss attractions, the hottest restaurants, the coolest celebrities, the defining trends. (Hey, someone has to do it.) So as we blow out the candles on our second birthday cake, please enjoy our gift to you: the utterly random yet absolutely unassailable SP 100—the people, places and things that put the “great” in ATL.
96. Bert’s Big Adventure
Why: The staff of Q100’s morning-drive gabfest “The Bert Show” champions many worthy causes—including their own heartwarming nonprofit. That is, each year, ringleader Bert Weiss and crew take a break from their role as Atlanta’s premier coffee klatch to treat a handful of chronic and terminally ill children to a weekend at Walt Disney World, medical staff in tow. How can you not be moved?
(This article originally appeared in The Sunday Paper on 9/24/2006)