Crowning Achievements

Letter from the editor


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This election year seems to have literally taken a year already. So it’s understandable if you’re a bit tired of hearing voting results. Still, there are exceptions, like our “Best of Detroit” ballot that gives Hour Detroit readers a chance to voice their preferences. 

Many take this process seriously (well, except the one person who each and every year picks Taco Bell for “wine list” and “most romantic” restaurant). 

Some readers even hold what might be considered “caucuses.” A while back, I got a call from Robert Facca, a chiropractor from Royal Oak. He was particularly interested in the pizza category this year, and held his own taste-test, gathering a few friends for a “Detroit Deep Dish Throw Down.” 

The event matched up some of the area’s finest, and Facca made guests a thin-crust pie of his own. The results: Loui’s was first, Buddy’s second, and Cloverleaf third. (Buddy’s salad won first place and Loui’s took second.) 

See if our readers agreed with the results from Dr. Bob’s pizza party, plus the winners in more than 300 other categories (here). 

One thing we pretty much all agree on is that, even though it’s not made here anymore, Vernors is an iconic Detroit original. Leyland DeVito finds out what our fabled fizzy drink is up to on its 150th birthday (here).

Meanwhile, we don’t really like to toot our own horns. But we received a few votes of our own at The Society of Professional Journalists — Detroit Chapter’s annual Excellence in Journalism program (here). 

We’re proud of our staff, of course. But it takes a village to put out a magazine. So I also want to cast a vote for our network of freelance photographers, writers, illustrators, and more. Thanks for helping to make us look good each month.

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