Best of Detroit 2017

Our reader's picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and services


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Detroit Tigers Player 
// Miguel Cabrera

Detroit Lions Player 
// Matthew Stafford

Detroit Pistons Player 
// Andre Drummond

Detroit Red Wings Player 
// Henrik Zetterberg

Local Sports Star
// Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

Choice For A Local Celebrity Dinner Companion 
// Kid Rock

Top Domestic Auto Executive 
// Mary Barra, General Motors

Local Loudmouth (Tie)
// Charlie LeDuff, Fox 2 News, author // Geoffrey Fieger, attorney

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

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

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

Local Comedian 
// Billy Ray Bauer 

Local Band — Covers 
// Killer Flamingos

Local Band — Originals (Tie)
// George Aneed and the Law Abiding Citizens // Ara Topouzian 

// Dorothy Elizabeth, Standby 

Maître D’ 
// ​Agata Lombardo-Bogel, Bacco, Southfield 

// Myles McVay, Otus Supply, Ferndale 

// Retailer: Ted Ross, Vince & Joe’s  
// Restaurant: Dennis Payne, Parc, Detroit 

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

Local Politician To Recall (Tie)
// Gov. Rick Snyder // Warren Mayor James Fouts

Political Rising Star
// Gretchen Whitmer 

Independent Store Owner 
// Mary Liz Curtin (Leon & Lulu)

Colorful Character 
// Eric Harthen (voice actor) 

// Cameron Barnett, Ale Mary’s, Royal Oak 

Detroit Filmmaker 
// Sam Logan Khalegi (Prison Boat, Approaching Midnight, Love is a Thieves Game) 

Fine Artist 
// Tony Roko

Best Local Author*
// Kristy Robinett 

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Abood Law Firm
Dr. Ellen Janetzke
Franco Public Relations Group
Somerset Collection
Star Lincoln
Dwellings by Rudy & Hall
Greektown Casino Hotel
Optik Birmingham
Space Monkey Productions
EW Kitchens
Lot 40
Tito's Vodka
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