The Curbed Cup, our first annual award to the Atlanta neighborhood of the year, kicked of with 8 'hoods vying for the prestigious fake trophy. Here is the updated bracket with the Final Four. Voting for the next round pairing begins after the holidays, get ready!
Well, it was a week of spectacular contests, with come of Atlanta's most treasured neighborhoods fighting each other tooth and nail for (virtual) possession of the (fake) trophy. The week started with East Lake trouncing the lone suburban interloper Sandy Springs. This was followed by quiet, mellow Candler Park getting nosed out by the upstart food and decor magnet Midtown West. Wednesday will forever be a day of infamy...Decatur and Inman Park were engaged in a pretty close match before Inman Park mobilized its legions and delivered one of the biggest beat-downs ever seen on a Curbed site pole anywhere. Finally, yesterday, Virginia Highland scored a surprisingly handy victory over its conjoined sibling Midtown, and our final four was determined. Everyone go rest up over the holiday weekend, and when we return next week, we'll witness the next round of eliminations as we move into the championship round and the awarding of the coveted Curbed Cup 2011 to Atlanta's Best Neighborhood. Merry Christmas!