Best of Detroit 2015

Once upon a time, Hour Detroit readers picked their legendary favorites…
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Once upon a time… Hour Detroit readers picked their legendary favorites. From the hair stylists and dressmakers who make evenings seem enchanted to the spellbinding talents of local athletes and chefs, here are the 2015 Best of Detroit

Photographs by Roy Ritchie

Wardrobe styling by Rebecca Voigt

Prop Styling by Stephanie Potts

See the “Credits” page for the heroes & villains, conjurors & soothsayers, and other magical & cunning characters who helped craft this fanciful photo shoot.


 

If Rapunzel is looking for a trim or Cinderella needs another complete makeover…

Services // Leisure // Food // People // Media // Shopping // Etc. // Credits

Wedding Photographer

Craig David Butler Studios, craigdavidbutler.com

Wedding Planner

A June Event, ajuneevent.com

Dressmaker (Tie)

Katerina Bocci, Shelby Township; katerinabocci.com
Matthew F. Richmond, thepaperdresscode.com

Custom Framing

State Of The Art, Ferndale; stateoftheartonline.net

Portrait Photographer

Naturally Photography By Monni, naturallymonni.com

Shoe Repair

Frank’s Shoe Service, Birmingham; 248-647-3530

Tailor/Alterations

The Sewing Room, Utica; thesewingroomutica.com

Florist

Multiple Locations: 
Viviano’s, viviano.com

Single Location (Tie): 
Blossoms, Birmingham; blossomsbirmingham.com

Planterra Conservatory, West Bloomfield; planterraevents.com

Caterer

Forte Belanger, fortebelanger.com

Divorce Lawyer

Jordan Dizik, Bingham Farms; hauersnover.com

Pet Grooming

Bark-A-Bout, Shelby Township; barkabout.net

Hair Salon

Antonino’s Salon & Spa, Birmingham; antoninosalon.com

Dry Cleaner

Huntington Cleaners, Huntington Woods; huntingtoncleaners.com

Veterinarian

Gibraltar Veterinary Hospital, Gibraltar; gibraltarvet.com

Salon For A Blowout

Multiple Locations 
6 Salon, Birmingham and Royal Oak; sixsalon.com

Single Location 
Alex Emilio, Royal Oak; alexemiliosalon.com

Voula Isakov Salon, Rochester; voulaisakovsalon.com

Massage

Margot’s European Day Spa, Birmingham; margots.com

Spa

Margot’s European Day Spa, Birmingham; margots.com

Yoga Studio

Multiple Locations
Yoga Shelter, yogashelter.com

Single Location
Rave Yoga, West Bloomfield; raveyogafitness.com 

Salon For A Makeup Artist (TIE)

Todd’s Room, Birmingham; toddsroombirmingham.com

Jennifer Sadovsky, at H202 Birmingham; 248-723-7250

Salon/Spa For A Manicure

Margot’s European Day Spa, Birmingham; margots.com

Salon/Spa For A Pedicure

Margot’s European Day Spa, Birmingham; margots.com

Salon/Spa For A Facial

Face Skincare – Medical – Wellness,  Bingham Farms; facebeautyscience.com

Salon For A Makeover

Nude The Salon, Birmingham; nudethesalon.com 

Barber — Independent

The Berkley Chop Shop, Berkley; berkleychopshop.com

Transportation/Limo (Tie)

Metro Cars, metrocars.com

UBER, uber.com/cities/detroit

Gym

Nth Degree Fitness, Royal Oak; nthdegreefitness.com

Doggie Day Care

Multiple Locations
Canine To Five, Detroit and Ferndale; 313-831-3647

Single Location
Bark-A-Bout, Shelby Township; barkabout.net

Place To Dock Your Boat

Jefferson Beach Marina, St. Clair Shores; jeffersonbeachmarina.com

Realtor

Dana Cooper, Max Broock Realtors; danacooper.maxbroock.com

New Categories

Auto Detailing

Motor City Auto Spa, Royal Oak; motorcityautospa.com

 


 

Jog “over the river and through the woods” or experience the next pied piper’s performance.

Services // Leisure // Food // People // Media // Shopping // Etc. // Credits

Concert Venue

DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston; palacenet.com

Michigan Vacation Spot

Traverse City

Charity Event

Auto Show Charity Preview Gala, naias.com

Dive Bar

City
Bronx Bar, Detroit, 313-832-8464

Suburb
Gusoline Alley, Royal Oak; 248-545-2235

New Bar

City
Hopcat Detroit, hopcat.com/detroit

Suburb 
B One Ballroom, Keego Harbor; 248-682-2295

Sports Bar

City
Tap At MGM Grand, Detroit, mgmgranddetroit.com

Suburb
The Lodge Grill & Bar, Keego Harbor; lodgegrillandbar.com

Wine Bar

City
Motor City Wine, Corktown; motorcitywine.com

Suburb
Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room, mbtbtasting.com

Jazz Club (Tie)

Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Detroit; theofficialbakers-keyboardlounge.com

Cliff Bell’s, Downtown Detroit; cliffbells.com

Male Gay Bar

Pronto!, Royal Oak; prontorestaurant.com

Female Gay Bar (Tie)

Como’s, Ferndale; comosferndale.com

Stilettos, Inkster; 734-729-8980

Neighborhood Bar

City
Abick’s Bar, 313-894-9329

Suburb
Townhouse, Birmingham; eatattownhouse.com

Bar For Business Deals

Capital Grille, Troy; thecapitalgrille.com

Place To See An Art Film

City 
Detroit Film Theatre (DFT), at the DIA; dia.org

Suburb 
Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak; landmarktheatres.com

Pool Hall

The Loving Touch, Ferndale; thelovingtouchferndale.com

Place To See A First-Run Movie

Multiple Locations
Emagine, emagine-entertainment.com

Single Location
The Maple Theater, Bloomfield; themapletheater.com

Bike Trail

City
Detroit Riverwalk/Dequindre Cut, Detroit; detroitriverfront.org

Suburb
Paint Creek Trail, Oakland County; paintcreektrail.org

Private Golf Course

Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills; oaklandhillscc.com

Annual Sporting Event

Tigers Opening Day

Freebie

Slow Roll, slowroll.bike

Public Golf Course

Shepherd’s Hollow, Clarkston; shepherdshollow.com

Matthew Baldridge as ‘The Ogre’: Baldridge does not act like a made-for-TV monster in the kitchen. But some of the chef’s Dinner Club menus (“Best Pop-Up Dining Experience”) might seem downright evil if you’re on a diet. He even makes Spam taste decadent!

Place To Hear Bands

Small’s, Hamtramck; smallsbardetroit.com

Bowling Alley

Garden Bowl, Midtown Detroit; majesticdetroit.com

Special Event Venue (Tie)

Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters, St. Clair Shores, infinityandovation.com

Planterra Conservatory, West Bloomfield; planterraevents.com

Scenic Drive

City
Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores

State
M-22

Community Theater

Stagecrafters, Royal Oak; stagecrafters.org

Comedy Club

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, Royal Oak; comedycastle.com

Museum

DIA, Midtown Detroit; dia.org

Picnic Spot

City
Belle Isle, belleisleconservancy.org

Suburb
Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township; metroparks.com/Stony-Creek-Metropark

Outdoor Festival

City
Detroit Jazz Festival, detroitjazzfest.com

Suburb
Arts, Beats & Eats, Royal Oak; artsbeatseats.com

Location For A First Date (TIE)

The Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak; detroitzoo.org 

DIA, Midtown Detroit; dia.org

Happy Hour

City
Prism, Greektown Casino Detroit; greektowncasino.com

Suburb
Bistro 82, Royal Oak; bistro82.com 

Place To Learn To Dance

Dance City, Birmingham; dancecitybirmingham.com

Indoor Tennis Court

Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield; franklinclub.com

Casino

Greektown Detroit, greektowncasino.com

Running Route

City 
Detroit Riverwalk, Downtown Detroit; detroitriverfront.org

Suburb 
Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township; metroparks.com/Stony-Creek-Metropark

 


 

No poisoned apples in this bunch. Perhaps a gingerbread man or some magic beans, though.

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Restaurant For General Excellence (Tie)

The Mulefoot Gastropub, Imlay City; themulefoot.com

The Root Restaurant & Bar, White Lake; therootrestaurant.com

Restaurant Ambience

City
Wright & Co., Downtown Detroit; wrightdetroit.com

Suburb
Tre Monti Ristorante, Troy; tremontitroy.com 

Place to Have Dinner Before a Show (Tie)

Mario’s, Detroit; mariosdetroit.com

Roast, Downtown Detroit; roastdetroit.com

Place for Nightcaps After the Show (Tie)

The Sugar House, Corktown Detroit; sugarhousedetroit.com 

The Whitney, Midtown Detroit; thewhitney.com

View From a Restaurant

Coach Insignia, Downtown Detroit; theepicureangroup.com

Sunday Brunch

City 
The Whitney, Midtown Detroit; thewhitney.com

Suburb (Tie)
Social Kitchen and Bar, Birmingham; socialkitchenandbar.com

Toast, Birmingham; toastbirmingham.com, and Ferndale; eatattoast.com

Appetizers

City (Tie)
Selden Standard, Midtown Detroit; seldenstandard.com

Wright & Co., Downtown Detroit; wrightdetroit.com

Suburb (Tie)
Bistro 82, Royal Oak; bistro82.com

The Root Restaurant & Bar, White Lake; therootrestaurant.com

Attentive Service

Bistro 82, Royal Oak; bistro82.com

Beer Selection

City
Hopcat Detroit, Midtown Detroit; hopcat.com/detroit

Suburb
One-Eyed Betty’s, Ferndale; oneeyedbettys.com

Late-Night Dining

City
Bucharest Grill, bucharestgrill.com

Suburb (Tie)
Imperial, Ferndale; facebook.com/imperialonwoodward

Redcoat Tavern, Royal Oak, 248-549-0300; and West Bloomfield Township, 248-865-0500

Street-Level Window Seat

City (Tie)
Andiamo Riverfront, Downtown Detroit; andiamoitalia.com

Roast, Downtown Detroit; roastdetroit.com

Suburb
Bistro 82, Royal Oak; bistro82.com

Independent Coffeehouse

City 
Great Lakes Coffee, Detroit; greatlakescoffee.com

Suburb 
Commonwealth, Birmingham; gocommonwealth.com

Romantic Restaurant (Tie)

The Lark, West Bloomfield Township; thelark.com

Tre Monti Ristorante, Troy; tremontitroy.com

Fish Market

Multiple Locations 
Vince & Joe’s, Clinton Township and Shelby Township; vinceandjoes.com 

Single Location 
Superior Fish Company, Royal Oak; superiorfish.com

Locally Produced Food Brand

Imerman Cake Company, imermancake.com

Ice Cream Parlor

Ray’s Ice Cream, Royal Oak; raysicecream.com

Chinese

Hong Hua, Farmington Hills; honghuafinedining.com

Place for a Business Lunch

City (Tie)
Detroit Athletic Club, thedac.com

The Dime Store, Detroit; eatdimestore.com

Suburb (Tie)
Beverly Hills Grill, Beverly Hills; beverlyhillsgrill.com

The Capital Grille, Troy; thecapitalgrille.com

Julie James as ‘The Witch’: Here’s a mis-casting for the ages. James— one of five siblings behind Drought (“Best raw juice or smoothie”)— is much nicer in person. She might get mad if you suggest they start adding preservatives to their products.

French (Tie)

Bistro 82, Royal Oak; bistro82.com

Marais, Grosse Pointe; maraisrestaurant.com 

Restaurant Dessert

The Root Restaurant & Bar, White Lake; therootrestaurant.com

Wine List

City
Roast, Downtown Detroit; roastdetroit.com

Suburb 
The Lark, West Bloomfield Township; thelark.com

Place to Take Out-Of-Towners

City (Tie)
Selden Standard, Midtown Detroit; seldenstandard.com

Slows Bar BQ, Corktown Detroit; slowsbarbq.com

Suburb 
Vinsetta Garage, Berkley; vinsettagarage.com

Business Breakfast

Toast, Birmingham; toastbirmingham.com, and Ferndale; eatattoast.com

Greek

Pegasus Taverna, Greektown Detroit and St. Clair Shores; pegasustavernas.com

Indian (Tie)

Priya, Troy; priyarestaurant.com

Rangoli, Auburn Hills and Sterling Heights; detroitrangoli.com

Korean

Korea Palace, Sterling Heights; koreapalace.virb.com

Mexican

City
Mexican Village, Mexicantown/Southwest Detroit; mexicanvillagefood.com

Suburb
El Charro, Fraser; elcharrousa.com

Eastern Market as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’s Basket and Contents.’ Yes, you can get all these items, and Much more, at Eastern Market, voted “Best Farmers Market” in the city

Italian

City (Tie)
Giovanni’s, Southwest Detroit; giovannisristorante.com

Roma Café, Detroit; romacafe.com

Suburb
Tre Monti Ristorante, Troy; tremontitroy.com

Middle Eastern

Anita’s Kitchen, Ferndale; anitaskitchenonline.com

Japanese (Tie)

Noble Fish, Clawson; noblefish.com

Ronin Sushi, Royal Oak; roninsushi.com

Thai

Multiple Locations
Sy Thai, sythairestaurant.com

Single Location
Khom Fai, Shelby Township; 586-247-7773

Vietnamese

Da Nang, Clawson; danangrestaurant.com

Gourmet Market

Multiple Locations — East Side 
Vince & Joe’s, Clinton Township and Shelby Township; vinceandjoes.com

Multiple Locations — West Side
Papa Joe’s Gourmet Market, Birmingham and Rochester; papajoesmarket.com 

Single Location
Holiday Market, Royal Oak; holiday-market.com

24-Hour Restaurant

National Coney Island, nationalconeyisland.com 

Michigan Winery (Tie)

Black Star Farms, Traverse City; blackstarfarms.com

Chateau Chantal, Traverse City; chateauchantal.com

Steakhouse

City
Prism, Detroit; greektowncasino.com

Suburb 
Clawson Steak House, Clawson; clawsonsteakhouse.com

Burger

Macomb County
Shamrock Pub, Utica; shamrockutica.com

Oakland County
Redcoat Tavern, Royal Oak, 248-549-0300; and West Bloomfield Township, 248-865-0500

Wayne County
Miller’s, Dearborn; millersbar.com

Vegan

City
Detroit Vegan Soul, West Village Detroit; detroitvegansoul.com

Suburb
Inn Season Café, Royal Oak; theinnseasoncafe.com

Creative Breakfast

Multiple Locations
Toast, Birmingham; toastbirmingham.com, and Ferndale; eatattoast.com

Single Location
Mae’s, Pleasant Ridge; maesdetroit.com

Vegetarian

City
Seva, Midtown Detroit; sevarestaurant.com

Suburb
Inn Season Café, Royal Oak; theinnseasoncafe.com

Gluten-Free Menu

Wild Red Wings & Sandwiches, St. Clair Shores; wildredwings.com

Cheap Eats

Green Dot Stables, Detroit; greendotstables.com

Sandwich

Mudgie’s, Corktown Detroit; mudgiesdeli.com

Ribs

Slows Bar BQ, Corktown Detroit; slowsbarbq.com

Coney Island

Lafayette Coney Island, Downtown Detroit; 313-964-8198

Sushi (Tie)

Noble Fish, Clawson; noblefish.com

Ronin, Royal Oak; roninsushi.com

Seafood

City 
Joe Muer Seafood, Downtown Detroit; joemuer.com

Suburb 
Streetside Seafood, Birmingham; streetsideseafood.com

Locally Owned Bakery

City
Avalon International Breads, Midtown Detroit; avalonbreads.net

Suburb
Love and Buttercream, Royal Oak; loveandbuttercream.com

Fish ‘N’ Chips

City
Scotty Simpson’s, scottysfishandchips.com

Suburb
The Lodge Grill and Bar, Keego Harbor; lodgegrillandbar.com

Pancakes

The Original Pancake House, multiple locations; originalpancakehouse.com

Soul Food

Beans & Cornbread, Southfield; beanscornbread.com

Soup

Independent
Russell Street Deli, Eastern Market, Detroit; russellstreetdeli.com

Chain
Zoup!, zoup.com

Pizza

Multiple Locations
Buddy’s Pizza, buddyspizza.com 

Single Location
Supino Pizzeria, Eastern Market, Detroit; supinopizzeria.com

Deli

Steve’s Deli, Bloomfield Township; stevesdeli.com

Barbecue

Multiple Locations
Bad Brads BBQ, badbradsbbq.net

City 
Slows Bar BQ, Corktown Detroit; slowsbarbq.com

French Fries

Independent — City (Tie)
Green Dot Stables, Detroit; greendotstables.com

Hopcat Detroit, hopcat.com/detroit

Independent — Suburb 
Townhouse Bistro, Birmingham; eatattownhouse.com

Chain
McDonald’s, mcdonalds.com 

Bagels

Multiple Locations
New York Bagel, newyorkbagel-detroit.com

Single Location
Detroit Institute of Bagels, Detroit; detroitinstituteofbagels.com

Cupcakes

Taste Love Cupcakes, Royal Oak; tastelovecupcakes.com

Cookies

Love & Buttercream, Royal Oak; loveandbuttercream.com

Doughnuts

City 
Dutch Girl Donuts, 313-368-3020

Suburb 
Donut Cutter, Berkley; 248-542-4653

Classic Artisan Cocktails

City
The Sugar House, Corktown Detroit; sugarhousedetroit.com

Suburb
The Oakland Art Novelty Co., Ferndale; theoaklandferndale.com

Dave Kwiatkowski as ‘The Woodsman’: Kwiatkowski sharpened his skills to kill the Big Bad Wolf by slicing garnishes at The Sugar House (“Best Classic Artisan Cocktails” and “Place for NIghtcaps After the Show”). He’s also a partner in Wright & Co. and Café 78.

Bloody Mary

Vivio’s, Eastern Market, Detroit; viviosbloodymary.com

Locally Made Beer

City 
Atwater Brewery, atwaterbeer.com

Suburb 
Griffin Claw, Birmingham; griffinclawbrewingcompany.com

State

Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo; bellsbeer.com

Michigan-Made Wine

Chateau Grand Traverse Late Harvest Riesling, cgtwines.com

Chicken Wings

Independent 
Sweetwater Tavern, Detroit; sweetwatertavern.net

Chain
Buffalo Wild Wings, buffalowildwings.com

Deck/Outdoor Seating

City 
La Dolce Vita, ldvrestaurant.net

Suburb 
Townhouse Bistro, Birmingham; eatattownhouse.com 

Carryout

City
Bucharest Grill, Downtown Detroit, bucharestgrill.com

Suburb
Motor City Meatballs, Warren; mymeatballkitchen.com

Food Truck (Tie)

El Guapo, elguapogrill.com

Mac Shack, macshackmichigan.com

New Categories

Pop-Up Dining Experience

Single Location
Revolver, Hamtramck; revolverhamtramck.com

Moving Target (Tie)
Dinner Club (Matt Baldridge), dinnerclubpopup.com

Guns + Butter, (Craig Lieckfelt) gunsandbutter.com

Raw Juice or Smoothie (Tie)

Beyond Juice, beyondjuicedetroit.com

Drought, droughtjuice.com

Locally Made Spirits (Tie)

Two James Spirits, Corktown Detroit; twojames.com

Valentine Distilling, Ferndale; valentinedistilling.com

 


 

Legendary princes and princesses, potion-makers, and maybe even an ogre or two.

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Detroit Tigers Player

Miguel Cabrera

Detroit Lions Player

Calvin Johnson

Detroit Pistons Player

Andre Drummond

Detroit Red Wings Player

Pavel Datsyuk

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

Geoffrey Fieger, Attorney

Choice For A Local Political Dinner Companion

Mayor Mike Duggan

Detroit Ambassador

Kid Rock

DJ (Non-Radio)

DJ Captn20 (aka Nick Haddad), skamartist.com/captn20

Local Comedian (Tie)

Mike Stanley, Detroit

Leslie Ann Thompson, Royal Oak

Local Band — Covers (Tie)

Magic Bus, magicbusband.com

Rockstar, rockstaronline.net 

Local Band — Originals

Rio & The Rockabilly Revival, rioandtherockabillyrevival.com

Bartender (Tie)

Mike Durrant, The Emory, Ferndale; theemory.com

Shane McGrath, The Oakland Art Novelty Company, Ferndale; theoaklandferndale.com

Kaytee Querro, The Oakland Art Novelty Company, Ferndale; theoaklandferndale.com

Maître D’

Zharko Palushaj, Tre Monti Ristorante, Troy; tremontitroy.com

Chef (Tie)

James Rigato, The Root Restaurant & Bar, White Lake Township; therootrestaurant.com

Derik Watson, Bistro 82, Royal Oak; bistro82.com

Sommelier

Retailer (Tie)
Jennifer Laurie, Nino Salvaggio; ninosalvaggio.com

Ted Ross, Vince & Joe’s; vinceandjoes.com

Restaurant 
Zharko Palushaj, Tre Monti Ristorante, Troy; tremontitroy.com

Personal Trainer

Female 
Lisa MacDonald, fitnessdriven.com

Male 
Brad Goodstein, retrofitstudio.net

Local Politician To Recall

Gov. Rick Snyder

Political Rising Star

Mike Duggan, Detroit

Independent Store Owner (Tie)

Jeff Selik, Hillside Furniture

Gretchen Valade, Capricious, Dirty Dog Jazz Café, Morning Glory Coffee and Pastries

Colorful Character

Charlie LeDuff, Fox 2 News, Author

Cicerone

Robert Vedder, Powers Distributing; powersdistributing.com

Detroit Filmmaker

Rola Nashef, Detroit Unleaded

Fine Artist

Tony Roko

 


 

If a big bad wolf threatens your neighborhood, these folks will be the first to let you know 

Services // Leisure // Food // People // Media // Shopping // Etc. // Credits

Local Newspaper

Detroit Free Press, freep.com

Local Radio Station

101.9-FM WDET, wdet.org

Local TV Newscast

WDIV-Channel 4, clickondetroit.com

Local Radio News

WWJ 950-AM, detroit.cbslocal.com

Radio Voice (Tie)

Mojo, Channel 955 (WKQI 95.5-FM)

Paul W. Smith, WJR-AM 760

Dave Wagner, WRCJ 90.9

The Best Playlist

WRCJ-FM 90.9 Classical Days Jazzy Nights

Radio Program

Dave & Chuck The Freak, 101 WRIF-FM

Sports Play-By-Play (Tie)

Dan Dickerson, Tigers Radio Network

Ken Kal, Detroit Red Wings

Male Newspaper Columnist

Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press

Female Newspaper Columnist

Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press

Local Website

Clickondetroit.com

Local Radio DJ (Tie)

Mojo, Channel 955 (WKQI 95.5-FM)

Jay Towers, WNIC 100.3-FM

Local Male TV Anchor

Devin Scillian, WDIV-Channel 4

Traffic Reporter

Ashlee Baracy, WDIV-Channel 4

Weathercaster

Dave Rexroth, WXYZ-Channel 7

Local Talk-Radio Host

Mike Valenti, WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket)

Local Sportscaster

Bernie Smilovitz, WDIV-Channel 4

Local Female TV Anchor (Tie)

Carmen Harlan, WDIV-Channel 4

Rhonda Walker, WDIV-Channel 4

 


 

Need a pair of glass slippers, a golden egg, a flying carpet? Here’s where to find them.

Services // Leisure // Food // People // Media // Shopping // Etc. // Credits

Place To Be Fitted For A Suit

Independent 
The Claymore Shop, Birmingham; claymoreshop.com

Chain 
Nordstrom, nordstrom.com 

Women’s Clothing

City
The Peacock Room, facebook.com/peacockroom

Suburb (Tie)
Hips Resale Boutique, Clawson; havehips.com

Wanderlust, Rochester; wanderlustmainstreet.com

Chain 
Nordstrom, nordstrom.com

Women’s Evening Wear

Independent 
Marguerite Boutique, West Bloomfield Township; margueriteboutique.com

Chain (Tie)
Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com

Nordstrom, nordstrom.com

Fine Antiques (Tie)

Dumouchelles, Detroit; dumouchelle.com

Materials Unlimited, Ypsilanti; materialsunlimited.com

Place For One-Of-A-Kind Dresses

City
The Peacock Room, facebook.com/peacockroom  

Suburb
Hips Resale Boutique, Clawson; havehips.com

Vintage Clothing

Lost And Found Vintage, Royal Oak; lostandfoundvintage.com

Big And Tall

Destination XL, destinationxl.com

Men’s Clothing

Independent (Tie)
Claymore Shop, Birmingham; claymoreshop.com

The Shirt Box, Farmington Hills; theshirtbox.com

Chain 
Nordstrom, nordstrom.com

Athletic Wear

Lululemon Athletica, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, and Troy; lululemon.com

Luxury Bed And Table Linens

Cristions Fine Linen & Down, Birmingham; 248-723-3337

Gift-Wrapping Service

Lisa’s Gift Wrappers, Royal Oak; lisasgiftwrappers.com

Cutting-Edge Fashions (Tie)

Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield Township; 248-851-1260

Tender, Birmingham; tenderbirmingham.com

Lingerie

Bra-Vo Intimates, Royal Oak; bravointimates.com

Jeans

Caruso Caruso, Birmingham; carusocaruso.net

Jeffrey Imerman as ‘The Prince’: Even though he also plays the Big Bad Wolf, Imerman is really a prince of a guy. His Imerman Cake Company (“Best Locally Produced Food Brand”) also started and funds the Imerman’s Angels cancer victim support group.

Children’s Clothing

Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield Township; 248-851-1260

Place To Buy An Engagement Ring

Multiple Locations 
Tapper’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, tappers.com 

Single Location 
Ahee Jewelers, Grosse Pointe; ahee.com

Bridal Gown

The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley; theweddingshoppe.net

Gift Registry

Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com

Place To Buy Bridesmaid Dresses

The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley; theweddingshoppe.net

Place To Order Wedding Invitations

Lee’s Specialty, Bloomfield Township; leesspecialty.com

Furniture Store

Hillside Contemporary Furniture, Bloomfield Hills; hillsidefurniture.com

Place To Buy Stationery

Lee’s Specialty, Bloomfield Township; leesspecialty.com

Vintage Antiques

Materials Unlimited, Ypsilanti; materialsunlimited.com

Accessories (Tie)

Capricious, Grosse Pointe; capriciousgrossepointe.com

Lace Boutique, Troy; 248-740-5500

Farmers Market

City 
Eastern Market, easternmarket.com

Suburb 
Royal Oak Farmers Market, ci.royal-oak.mi.us

Candy Shop

Doc Sweets’ Candy Company, Clawson; docsweets.com

Personalized Service

Champane’s Wine Cellars, Warren; champanes.com

Place To Buy Local Crafts

The Rust Belt Market, Ferndale; rustbeltmarket.com

Place To Buy A Cake

Holiday Market, Royal Oak; holiday-market.com

Nursery/Greenhouse

Multiple Locations
English Gardens, englishgardens.com

Single Location (tie)
Bordine’s, Rochester Hills; bordines.com

Planterra, West Bloomfield; planterra.com

Store For Produce (Tie)

Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace, Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and Troy; ninosalvaggio.com

Vince And Joe’s Gourmet Markets, Clinton Township and Shelby Township; vinceandjoes.com 

Place To Buy Appliances

Local Chain
Sargent Appliance, sargentappliance.com

Chain (Tie)
ABC Warehouse, abcwarehouse.com

Sears, sears.com

Wine Store

Macomb County 
Champane’s Wine Cellars, Warren; champanes.com

Oakland County 
Hills Fine Wine And Spirits, Bloomfield Hills; hillsfinewine.com

Wayne County (Tie)
Cost Plus Eastern Market, Detroit; 313-259-3845

Merchant’s Fine Wine, Dearborn; merchantsfinewine.com

Fine Spirits Shop

Champane’s Wine Cellars, Warren; champanes.com

Gift Shop

Catching Fireflies, Berkley and Rochester; catchingfireflies.com

Jeweler

Multiple Locations 
Tapper’s Diamonds And Fine Jewelry, tappers.com

Single Location (Tie)
Ahee Jewelers, Grosse Pointe; ahee.com

Miner’s Den, Royal Oak; minersden.com

Estate Jewelry

David Wachler And Sons, Birmingham; wachlerjewelers.com

Fabric Store

Haberman Fabrics, Royal Oak; habermanfabrics.com

Independent Hardware

Frentz & Sons Hardware, Royal Oak; frentzandsons.com

Salvage Furnishings

Materials Unlimited, Ypsilanti; materialsunlimited.com

Place To Buy Toys (Tie)

Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop, Berkley; dollhospital.com

Toyology, Royal Oak; toyologytoys.com

New Book Selection — Independent

The Book Beat, Oak Park; thebookbeat.com

Used Bookstore

John K. King, Downtown Detroit; rarebooklink.com

Clothing Resale/Consignment Shop

Consignment Clothiers, Northville; consignmentclothiers.com

Shopping District

Downtown Birmingham, enjoybirmingham.com

Detroit Souvenir (Tie)

The Detroit Shoppe, Troy; detroitmovesme.com

Pure Detroit, multiple locations; puredetroit.com

Ethnic Food Market (Tie)

Cantoro Italian Market And Trattoria, Plymouth; cantoromarket.com

Honey Bee Market La Colmena, Southwest Detroit; honeybeemkt.com

Place To Buy A Bicycle

City 
Shinola, Midtown Detroit; shinola.com

Suburb 
Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop, Ferndale; downtown-bikeshop.com

Place To Buy Sports Equipment

Independent 
The Varsity Shop, Birmingham; thevarsityshop.com

Chain 
Dick’s, dickssportinggoods.com

Optical Shop

Independent 
Roland Optics, Bloomfield Hills; rolandoptics.com

Chain 
See Eyewear, seeeyewear.com

Smoke Shop

Churchills, Birmingham and West Bloomfield; churchillscigarbar.com

Place To Buy Original Art (Tie)

Bluarch Collection, Birmingham; bluarchcollection.com

The Rust Belt Market, Ferndale; rustbeltmarket.com

Pet Supply

Multiple Locations
Pet Supplies Plus, petsuppliesplus.com

Single Location 
Premier Pet Supply, Beverly Hills; premierpetsupply.com

Place To Buy Electronics — Independent

American Jewelry And Loan, Detroit; pawndetroit.com

Beer Store

Macomb County
Champane’s Wine Cellars, Warren; champanes.com

Oakland County
8 Degrees Plato, Ferndale; 8degreesplato.com

Wayne County
Discount Drinks, Wyandotte; discountdrinksetc.com

Comic Book Store

Detroit Comics, Ferndale; thedetroitcomics.wordpress.com

New Categories

Auto Dealership

George Matick Chevrolet, Redford Township; matickchevy.com

Place To Buy Organic Produce

Whole Foods, wholefoodsmarket.com

Place To Buy Musical Instruments

Independent
McCourt’s Music, Berkley; mccourtsmusic.com 

Chain
Guitar Center, guitarcenter.com

 


 

Enchanted sleepovers, haunted castles, and carriages that aren’t pumpkins (or lemons)

Services // Leisure // Food // People // Media // Shopping // Etc. // Credits

Ian Washington as ‘Ichabod Crane’: Normally, Washington stalks the aisles at 8 Degrees Plato (Oakland County’s “Best Beer Store”). He doesn’t really scare as easily as it might appear here, but he just might act horrified if you ask for something that “tastes like Busch Light.”

Detroit Car Brand — Automaker

Ford

Detroit Car Brand — Division

Ford

Detroit Car Model (Tie)

Corvette

Mustang

Downtown Skyscraper

Renaissance Center, gmrencen.com 

Detroit Cliché To Ban

Ruin Porn

Best Loft Building (Tie)

Waterview Loft – Port Authority, Downtown Detroit; waterviewloft.com

Willys Overland Lofts, Midtown Detroit; willysoverlandlofts.com

Private Club

City
Detroit Athletic Club, Downtown Detroit; thedac.com

Suburb
The Village Club, Bloomfield Hills; thevillageclub.org

Hotel

City 
Westin Book Cadillac, Downtown Detroit; bookcadillacwestin.com

Suburb 
The Townsend, Birmingham; townsendhotel.com

Best Sign of a Detroit Comeback (Tie)

Midtown Revival

New Restaurants

Inner-Ring Suburb

Ferndale

National Chain We Wish We Had Here (Tie)

Chick-Fil-A

In-N-Out Burger

Building Worth Saving

Michigan Central Train Station, Corktown Detroit

 


 

Services // Leisure // Food // People // Media // Shopping // Etc. // Credits

The Players

Andi Slick — Snow White
Madeline Burgett — Little Red Riding Hood
Danielle Goike — The Fairy
Jeffrey Imerman, imermancakes.com — The Prince and The Big Bad Wolf
Matthew Baldridge, dinnerclubpopup.com — The Ogre
Michael Law — The Headless Horseman
Ian Washington, 8degreesplato.com — Ichabod Crane
Dave Kwiatkowski, thesugarhouse.com — The Woodsman
Julie James, drought.com — The Witch
Jack George — Hansel
Kate George — Gretel
with
Allie Allemon, Bernie Allemon, Dee Dee Allemon, Dale Drew, Dan Gruenwald, Andrea Mckissack, and Stephanie Snyder as the Seven Dwarves

Behind The Scenes

Roy Ritchie — Photographer
Teddy Demski, teddydemski.com — Producer
Valerie Morgan — Creative Director
Rebecca Voigt — Wardrobe Styling
Stephanie Potts — Prop Styling
Daniel Phillips, dpmakeupstudio.net — Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Danielle Dettore, d2makeup.com — Makeup Artist
Marco Bertoldi, marcobettoldihair.com — Hair Styling
Michael Moran — Set Builder
Veronica Soderlund — Associate Art Director
Austin Phillips — Graphic Designer
Jennifer Pickering — Styling Assistant
with
Larry Lambrecht and Pete Wardrowski — Photographer’s Assistants
Ashli Cathey and Sean Mouton — Production Assistants
Angela Worrel and Jonathan Maurice — Set Assistants
Gerald Blakeslee — Tally Master

Special Thanks

Shot on Location at Cranbrook House and Gardens:

House tours are available Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, mid-June through October.
Free self-guided visits to Cranbrook Gardens are available daily, May through October, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit housegardens.cranbrook.edu for more information.

Props and Wardrobe Provided By:

Classic Camping, lizzietishvintage.etsy.com
Ruth Ehman, firesignfamilyfarm.com
Fleurdetroit, Bloomfield Hills, 248-953-3840
Free People, freepeople.com
Got Kilt, 989-262-8065, got-kilt.com
Kellyjean Passage; Kelly Lynne, 313-444-0506, kellylynne.com
Neiman Marcus, 248-643-3300, neimanmarcus.com
Alan Stevens and Vogue Vintage, Ferndale, voguevintage.net, 248-546-1555

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