Best of Detroit 2016


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Rockstar members (Best Local Band — Covers) didn’t learn any new songs for our ’80s prom! They didn’t need costumes, either.



Detroit Tigers Player 
// Miguel Cabrera

Detroit Lions Player 
// Calvin Johnson (yes, even after retirement)

Detroit Pistons Player 
// Andre Drummond

Detroit Red Wings Player 
// Dylan Larkin

Local Sports Star
// Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Choice For A Local Celebrity Dinner Companion 
// Kid Rock

Top Domestic Auto Executive 
// Mary Barra, General Motors

Local Loudmouth
// Charlie LeDuff, Fox 2 News, author

Choice For A Local Political Dinner Companion 
// Mayor Mike Duggan

Detroit Ambassador (Tie)
// Dan Gilbert // Kid Rock

DJ (Non-Radio) 
// DJ Captn20 (aka Nick Haddad)

Local Comedian 
// Andy Beningo

Local Band — Covers 
​// Rockstar

Local Band — Originals (Tie)
// Elsie Binx // Rio & The Rockabilly Revival // Ara Topouzian

Best Female Newspaper Columnist Rochelle Riley (fourth from left, above) researches break dancing for a Detroit Free Press commentary.

// Lance Sigler, 220 Merrill, Birmingham

Maître D’ (Tie) 
// Zharko Palushaj, Tre Monti Ristorante, Troy
// Jeffery Pyke, Due Venti, Clawson 

// James Rigato, Mabel Gray, Hazel Park

// Charles Sarnak, Sullivan’s Public House, Oxford

// Retailer: Ted Ross, Vince & Joe’s
// Sommelier Restaurant (Tie): Shaun Page, Wolfgang Puck Steak, Detroit // Zharko Palushaj, Tre Monti Ristorante, Troy

Personal Trainer

// Female: Deborah Linley
// Male: Brad Goodstein

Local Politician to Recall 
// Gov. Rick Snyder

Political Rising Star
// Mayor Mike Duggan

Independent Store Owner 
// Mary Liz Curtin, Leon & Lulu

Colorful Character (Tie)
// Charlie LeDuff, Fox 2 News, author // David C. McKnight, Emerald City Designs

Detroit Filmmaker (Tie)
// Tony D’Annunzio (Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story) // Christos Moisides, Tyre Corporation, Detroit // The Right Brothers, (Andrew Miller and Jamin Townsley)

Fine Artist 
// Tony Roko

Eye of the Tiger

“Yo, Adrian …” If the rock band Queen hadn’t reportedly denied Sylvester Stallone the right to use “Another One Bites the Dust” as the theme for his Rocky III movie, generations of impressionable young ears might not have been delighted (or tortured) by having Survivor’s 1982 smash “Eye of the Tiger” get stuck in their heads. And even though superstar Miguel Cabrera wasn’t even alive then (he was born in 1983), the eye of this Tiger was made for picking up on pitches and giving the ball a ride. Cabrera gets a double-header this year, as Hour Detroit readers’ favorite Detroit Tigers Player and Local Sports Star.

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