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

Photographs by Jenny Risher

Wardrobe Styling by Rebecca Voigt

Prop Styling by Stephanie Potts

 


 

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

Wedding Photographer
// Falcon Film Studios 

Wedding Planner 
// A June Event

Dressmaker 
// Matthew Richmond 

Custom Framing 
// State of the Art Framing & Gallery, Ferndale 

Portrait Photographer
// Amy Cooper/Acronym 

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

Tailor/Alterations
// The Sewing Room, Utica

Florist
// Multiple Locations: Viviano’s 
// Single Location: Blossoms, Birmingham 

Caterer (Tie)
// Vince & Joe’s, Clinton Township and Shelby Township  // Celebrity Catering

Divorce Lawyer 
// Jeffrey Abood, Birmingham

Pet Grooming 
// Bark-A-Bout, Shelby Township 

Hair Salon (Tie)
// Antonino Salon & Spa, Birmingham // Red the Salon, Birmingham

Dry Cleaner 
// Huntington Cleaners, Huntington Woods 

Veterinarian 
// DePorre Veterinary Hospital, Bloomfield Hills

Salon For A Blowout 
// Multiple Locations: 6 Salon, Birmingham and Royal Oak
// Single Location: Antonino Salon & Spa, Birmingham

Massage (Tie)
// Margot European Day Spa, Birmingham // Rivage Day Spa, Birmingham

Spa 
// Beach House Day Spa, Birmingham

Yoga Studio
// Multiple Locations: Citizen Yoga, Detroit and Royal Oak;
// Single Location: Explore Yoga, Troy

Salon For A Makeup Artist 
// Todd’s Room, Birmingham 

Salon/Spa For A Manicure
// The Ten Nail Bar, Detroit

Salon/Spa For A Pedicure
// The Ten Nail Bar, Detroit

Salon/Spa For A Facial (Tie)
// Margot European Day Spa, Birmingham // Rivage Day Spa, Birmingham

Salon For A Makeover 
// 6 Salon, Birmingham and Royal Oak

Barber — Independent 
// The Berkley Chop Shop, Berkley 

Transportation/Limo 
// Metro Cars

Gym 
// Multiple Locations (Tie): The Barre Code, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Rochester Hills, and Royal Oak // Orangetheory Fitness, Troy, Birmingham, and Rochester Hills 
// Single Location: Ohana Fitness & Wellness, Shelby Township

Doggie Day Care
// Single Location: Bark-A-Bout, Shelby Township 
// Multiple Locations: Canine to FiveDetroit and Ferndale

Place To Dock Your Boat 
// Detroit Yacht Club, Detroit

Realtor
// Nicole McAvoy, Keller Williams

Auto Detailing 
// Detail Vehicle Appearance Specialists, Troy 

Child Care Services*
// Top Notch Child Care Concierge

*= New Category

 


 

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

Restaurant for General Excellence
// Selden Standard, Detroit

Restaurant Ambience 
// City: Parc, Detroit 
// Suburb: Otus Supply, Ferndale 

Place to Have Dinner Before a Show
// City (Tie): The Whitney, Detroit // Parc, Detroit
// Suburb: Bistro 82, Royal Oak 

Place for Nightcaps After the Show
// The Whitney, Detroit 

View from a Restaurant (Tie)
// Joe Muer’s Seafood, Detroit // Parc, Detroit 

Sunday Brunch
// City: The Dime Store, Detroit
// Suburb: Social Kitchen and Bar, Birmingham 

Appetizers 
// City: Wright & Co., downtown Detroit
// Suburb (Tie): Bistro 82, Royal Oak  // J. Baldwin’s, Clinton Township

Attentive Service
// City (Tie): Joe Muer’s Seafood, Detroit // Parc, Detroit 
// Suburb: Chapman House, Rochester 

Beer Selection
// City: Hopcat Detroit, Detroit 
// Suburb (Tie): One-Eyed Betty’s, Ferndale // Ale Mary’s Beer Hall, Royal Oak 

Late-Night Dining
// City: Honest John’s, Detroit 
// Suburb: O.W.L., Royal Oak; 248-808-6244

Street-Level Window Seat
// City: Parc, Detroit 
// Suburb: Bistro 82, Royal Oak 

Independent Coffeehouse
// Ashe Supply Co., Detroit 

Romantic Restaurant 
// City: The Whitney, Detroit 
// Suburb: Café Cortina, Farmington Hills 

Fish Market
// Multiple Locations: Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township
// Single Location: Superior Fish Company, Royal Oak 

Locally Produced Food Brand
// Better Made Snack Foods

Ice Cream Parlor
// Ray’s Ice Cream, Royal Oak

Chinese (Tie)
// Mon Jin Lau, Troy // Hong Hua Fine Chinese Dining, Farmington Hills

Place for a Business Lunch
// City: Parc, Detroit 
// Suburb: Phoenicia, Birmingham

French
// Bistro 82, Royal Oak 

Restaurant Dessert
// City: The Whitney, Detroit
// Suburb (Tie): The Morrie, Royal Oak // Forest, Birmingham 

Wine List
// City: Parc, Detroit
// Suburb: Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, and Shelby Township

Place to Take Out-of-Towners
// City: Selden Standard, Detroit
// Suburb: Vinsetta Garage, Berkley

Business Breakfast
// City: Dime Store, Detroit
// Suburb: Beverly Hills Grill, Beverly Hills 

Greek
// Pegasus Taverna, Detroit and St. Clair Shores 

Indian
// Priya, Troy 

Korean
// Korea Palace, Sterling Heights 

Mexican
// City: Mexican Village, Detroit 
// Suburb: El Charro, multiple locations

Italian
// City: Giovanni’s, Detroit 
// Suburb: Bacco Ristorante, Southfield 

Middle Eastern
// Phoenicia, Birmingham 

Japanese
// Noble Fish, Clawson

Thai
// Multiple Locations: Sy Thai
// Single Location: Katoi, Detroit

Vietnamese
// Single Location: Da Nang Restaurant, Clawson 
// Multiple Locations: Pho Lucky

Gourmet Market
// Multiple Locations: Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township
// Single Location: Holiday Market, Royal Oak 

24-Hour Restaurant
// O.W.L., Royal Oak; 248-808-6244

Michigan Winery 
// Black Star Farms, Traverse City 

Steakhouse
// City: London Chop House, Detroit 
// Suburb: The Clawson Steak House, Clawson

Burger
// Macomb County (Tie): Shamrock Irish Pub, Utica // Terry’s Terrace, Harrison Township 
// Oakland County: Redcoat Tavern, Royal Oak, 248-549-0300; and West Bloomfield Township, 248-865-0500
// Wayne County: Miller’s, Dearborn 

Vegan
// City: Detroit Vegan Soul, Detroit 
// Suburb: GreenSpace Café, Ferndale 

Creative Breakfast
// Multiple Locations: Toast, Birmingham and Ferndale;
// Single Location: The Dime Store, Detroit 

Vegetarian
// City: Seva, Detroit
// Suburb (Tie): Inn Season Café, Royal Oak //  GreenSpace Café, Ferndale 

Gluten-Free Menu
// GreenSpace Café, Ferndale 

Cheap Eats
// Green Dot Stables, Detroit

Sandwich
// Mudgie’s, Detroit 

Ribs
// Slows Bar BQ, Detroit

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

Sushi (Tie)
// Noble Fish, Clawson // Ronin Sushi, Royal Oak

Seafood
// City: Joe Muer Seafood, Detroit 
// Suburb: Streetside Seafood, Birmingham 

Locally Owned Bakery
// City: Avalon International Breads, Detroit 
// Suburb: Love and Buttercream, Royal Oak

Fish n’ Chips
// City: Scotty Simpson’s Fish and Chips, Detroit 
// Suburb: The Lodge Grill and Bar, Keego Harbor 

Pancakes
// The Original Pancake House, multiple locations 

Soul Food
// City: Detroit Vegan Soul, Detroit 
// Suburb: Beans & Cornbread, Southfield 

Soup
// Independent: Russell Street Deli, Detroit 
// Chain: Zoup!

Pizza
// Multiple Locations: Buddy’s Pizza 
// Single Location: Supino Pizzeria, Detroit 

Deli
// Multiple Locations: Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township  
// Single Location: Steve’s Deli, Bloomfield Hills

Barbecue
// Multiple Locations: Bad Brads BBQ 
// City: Slows Bar BQ, Detroit

French Fries
// Independent (Tie): Hopcat Detroit, Detroit // Social Kitchen & Bar, Birmingham 

Bagels
// Multiple Locations: New York Bagel 
// Single Location: Detroit Institute of Bagels, Detroit 

Cupcakes (Tie)
// Taste Love Cupcakes, Bloomfield Township // Love & Buttercream, Royal Oak

Cookies
// Love & Buttercream, Royal Oak 

Doughnuts
// City: Dutch Girl Donuts, Detroit; 313-368-3020
// Suburb: Donut Bar and Coffee, Southfield; 248-595-8212

Classic Artisan Cocktails
// City: The Sugar House, Detroit 
// Suburb: The Oakland Art Novelty Co., Ferndale 

Bloody Mary
// Vivio’s, Detroit 

Locally Made Beer
// City (Tie): Atwater Brewery, Detroit // Batch Brewing Co., Detroit 
// Suburb: Griffin Claw, Birmingham 
// State: Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo

Michigan-Made Wine 
// Chateau Grand Traverse Late Harvest Riesling 

Chicken Wings
// Sweetwater Tavern, Detroit 

Deck/Outdoor Seating
// City (Tie): La Dolce Vita, Detroit //  Townhouse Detroit, Detroit 
// Suburb (Tie): Townhouse Bistro, Birmingham // Social Kitchen & Bar, Birmingham 

Carryout 
// Bucharest Grill, multiple locations 

Food Truck
// El Guapo 

Pop-up Experience
// Single Location: Revolver, Hamtramck 
// Moving Target: Katoi, (after the fire)

Raw Juice or Smoothie
// Beyond Juice, multiple locations 

Locally Made Spirits
// City: Two James Spirits, Detroit 
// Suburb: Valentine Distilling, Ferndale

 


 

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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

Bartender 
// Dorothy Elizabeth, Standby 

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

Chef 
// Myles McVay, Otus Supply, Ferndale

Sommelier 
// 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)

Cicerone
// 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

*= New Category

 


 

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

Place To Be Fitted For A Suit 
// Independent (Tie): 1701 Bespoke, Birmingham // Claymore Shop, Birmingham;
// Chain: Nordstrom

Women’s Clothing
// City: The Peacock Room, Detroit; 313-559-5500
// Suburb: Wanderlust Boutique, Rochester
// Chain: Nordstrom

Women’s Evening Wear
// Independent: The Peacock Room, Detroit;  313-559-5500
// Chain: Nordstrom

Fine Antiques (Tie) 
// Materials Unlimited, Ypsilanti // Oddfellows Antiques, Berkley 

Place For One-Of-A-Kind Dresses  
// The Peacock Room, Detroit; 313-559-5500

Vintage Clothing 
// Lost and Found Vintage, Royal Oak

Big And Tall 
// Destination XL 

Men’s Clothing 
// Independent: Claymore Shop, Birmingham
// Chain: Nordstrom

Athletic Wear 
// Lululemon Athletica, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, and Troy 

Luxury Bed and Table Linens 
// A Touch of Lace, Bloomfield Hills

Cutting-Edge Fashions 
// Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield Township; 248-851-1260

Lingerie 
Bra-Vo Intimates, Royal Oak

Jeans 
// Caruso Caruso, Birmingham

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
// Single Location: Ahee Jewelers, Grosse Pointe Woods 

Bridal Gown 
// The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley 

Gift Registry 
// Bed Bath & Beyond 

Place To Buy Bridesmaid Dresses
// The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley 

Place To Order Wedding Invitations 
// Lace Boutique, Troy

Furniture Store 
// Single Location: Leon & Lulu, Clawson
// Multiple Locations (Tie): Art Van // Gorman’s

Place To Buy Stationery 
// Write Impressions, Royal Oak 

Accessories 
// Lace Boutique, Troy

Farmers Market  
// City: Eastern Market, Detroit
// Suburb: Royal Oak Farmers Market

Candy Shop 
// Doc Sweets’ Candy Company, Clawson 

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

Place To Buy Local Crafts 
// Yellow Door Art Market, Berkley 

Place To Buy A Cake (Tie) 
// Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township // Holiday Market, Royal Oak 

Nursery/Greenhouse 
// Multiple Locations: English Gardens
// Single Location (Tie): Bordine’s, Rochester Hills // Telly’s Greenhouse, Troy

Store For Produce 
// Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township

Place to Buy Appliances 
// Local Chain: Sargent Appliance 
// Chain (Tie): ABC Warehouse // Sears

Wine Store
// Macomb County: Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township 
// Oakland County: Old Woodward Cellar, Birmingham 
// Wayne County: House of Pure Vin, Detroit

Fine Spirits Shop 
Hills Fine Wine & Spirits, Bloomfield Hills; 248-540-8200

Gift Shop 
// Leon & Lulu, Clawson

Jeweler 
// Multiple Locations: Tapper’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
// Single Location (Tie): Miner’s Den, Royal Oak // Ahee Jewelers; Grosse Pointe Woods 

Estate Jewelry 
// Multiple Locations: Tapper’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
// Single Location: Miner’s Den, Royal Oak 

Fabric Store
// Haberman Fabrics, Royal Oak

Independent Hardware 
// Frentz & Sons Hardware, Royal Oak 

Salvage Furnishings 
// Materials Unlimited, Ypsilanti

Place To Buy Toys (Tie)
// Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop, Berkley
// Toyology, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield

New Book Selection 
// The Book Beat, Oak Park 

Used Bookstore
// John K. King, Detroit 

Clothing Resale/ Consignment Shop (Tie)
// Consignment Clothiers, Northville // Everything Home Upscale Resale, Royal Oak; 248-629-7010

Shopping District 
// Downtown Birmingham 

Detroit Souvenir 
// Multiple Locations: Pure Detroit
// Single Location (Tie): City Bird, Detroit // Leon & Lulu, Clawson 

Ethnic Food Market 
// Multiple Locations: Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township
// Single Location: Honey Bee Market La Colmena, Detroit 

Place To Buy A Bicycle
// D&D Bicycles & Hockey 

Place To Buy Sports Equipment 
// Independent: The Varsity Shop, Birmingham 
// Chain: Dick’s

Optical Shop 
// Independent (Tie): Optik, Birmingham // Roland Optics, Bloomfield Hills 
// Chain: See Eyewear, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Rochester, and Troy

Smoke Shop 
// Churchill’s 

Place to Buy Original Art 
// Art Leaders Gallery, West Bloomfield 

Pet Supply
// Multiple Locations: Premier Pet Supply
// Single Location: Cass Corridog, Detroit; 313-775-1018

Place To Buy Electronics — Independent
// American Jewelry and Loan, Detroit 

Beer Store 
// Multiple Locations: 8 Degrees Plato, Ferndale and Detroit 
// Single Location: Red Wagon Shoppe, Troy

Comic Book Store 
// Multiple Locations: Vault of Midnight, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Grand Rapids 
// Single Location: Detroit Comics, Ferndale

Auto Dealership
// George Matick Chevrolet, Redford Township

Place To Buy Organic Produce
// Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Clinton Township and Shelby Township 

Place To Buy Musical Instruments
// Single Location: Huber Breese Music, Fraser
// Multiple Locations (Tie): Guitar Center // McCourt’s Musical Instruments 

Gift Wrapping Services
// Talulah Belle, Rochester; 248-453-5054

Place to Buy Records (Tie)
// Found Sound, Ferndale; 248-565-8775 // Dearborn Music, Dearborn

 


 

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

Local Newspaper 
// Detroit Free Press 

Local Radio Station 
// 101.9-FM WDET 

Local TV Newscast 
// WDIV-Channel 4 

Local Radio News 
// WWJ 950-AM 

Radio Voice 
// Paul W. Smith, WJR 760

The Best Playlist (Tie)
// 
WRCJ-FM 90.9 Classical Days Jazzy Nights // 101.9-FM WDET (Weekends)

Radio Program 
// Dave & Chuck the Freak, 101 WRIF-FM

Sports Play-By-Play (Tie)
// Dan Dickerson, Tigers Radio Network // George Blaha, Pistons radio and TV

Male Newspaper Columnist
// Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press

Female Newspaper Columnist 
// Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press

Local Website 
// acronymdetroit.com

Local Radio DJ 
// Mojo, Channel 955 (WKQI 95.5-FM)

Local Male TV Anchor 
// Devin Scillian, WDIV-Channel 4

Traffic Reporter 
// Ann Marie LaFlamme, WXYZ-Channel 7

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 
// Rhonda Walker, WDIV-Channel 4

Local TV Show Talk Host
// Jessica Lundy, WMYD-TV20

 


 

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

Concert Venue 
OUTDOOR
// DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston
INDOOR
// Fox Theatre, Detroit

Michigan Vacation Spot 
// Traverse City

Charity Event 
// Detroit Dog Rescue, Canines & Couture

Dive Bar 
CITY
// The Old Miami, Detroit; 313-831-3830
SUBURB
// Gusoline Alley, Royal Oak; 248-545-2235
FREEBIE
// Detroit Jazz Festival

New Bar
CITY
// Grey Ghost, Detroit
SUBURB
// Otus Supply, Ferndale

Sports Bar 
// The Lodge Grill & Bar, Keego Harbor

Wine Bar
CITY
// Vertical, Detroit
SUBURB
// Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, and Shelby Township

Jazz Club 
CITY
// Cliff Bell’s, Detroit
SUBURB
// Dirty Dog Jazz Café, Grosse Pointe;

Male Gay Bar 
// Pronto!, Royal Oak; 248-544-7900

Female Gay Bar 
// Gigi’s Cabaret, Detroit; 313-584-6525

Neighborhood Bar 
CITY
// Queen’s Bar Detroit, Detroit; 313-285-8019
SUBURB
// Chesley’s Bar, Lincoln Park

Bar For Business Deals 
CITY
// The Buhl Bar, Detroit; 313-963-6118
SUBURB
// The Capital Grille, Troy; 248-649-5300

Place To See An Art Film
CITY
// Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) at the DIA;
SUBURB (TIE)
// Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak // The Maple Theater, Bloomfield Township

Pool Hall 
// The Loving Touch, Ferndale

Place To See A First-Run Movie 
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
// Emagine
SINGLE LOCATION
// The Maple Theater, Bloomfield Township

Bike Trail 
CITY
// Detroit RiverWalk/Dequindre Cut, Detroit
SUBURB
// Paint Creek Trail, Oakland County

Private Golf Course
// Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills

Annual Sporting Event
// Tigers Opening Day

Public Golf Course
// Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club, Clarkston

Place To Hear Bands 
CITY
// El Club, Detroit
SUBURB
// Otus Supply, Ferndale

Bowling Alley 
// Garden Bowl, Detroit

Special Event Venue 
// Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters

Scenic Drive
CITY
// Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores
STATE
// M-22

Community Theater 
// Stagecrafters, Royal Oak;

Comedy Club 
// Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, Royal Oak

Museum 
// DIA, Detroit

Picnic Spot 
CITY
// Belle Isle, Detroit
SUBURB
// Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township

Outdoor Festival
CITY
// Movement Electronic Music Festival 
SUBURB
// Ford Arts, Beats & Eats, Royal Oak

Location For A First Date (Tie) 
CITY (Tie)
// DIA, Detroit // The Peterboro, Detroit
SUBURB (Tie)
// The Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak // Forest, Birmingham

Happy Hour
CITY
// Roast, The Westin Book Cadillac
SUBURB
// Bistro 82, Royal Oak

Place To Learn To Dance
// Arthur Murray

Indoor Tennis Court 
// Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

Casino 
// MGM Grand Detroit 

Running Route
CITY
// Belle Isle; Detroit
SUBURB
// Paint Creek Trail, Oakland County

Cigar Bar
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
// Churchill’s, Birmingham, Grosse Pointe Woods, and West Bloomfield;
SINGLE LOCATION
// Got Rocks (in Big Rock Chophouse), Birmingham;

Cider Mill *
// Franklin Cider Mill

Public Art Installation *
// Murals in the Market, Detroit

*= New Category

 


 

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

Detroit Car Brand — Automaker 
// Ford

Detroit Car Brand — Division 
// Chevrolet

Detroit Car Model 
// Mustang

Downtown Skyscraper (Tie)
// Renaissance Center, Detroit // The Guardian Building, Detroit 

Detroit Cliché To Ban
// Detroit vs. Everybody

Best Apartment/Condo/Loft Building 
// The Scott at Brush Park, Detroit

Private Club 
CITY
// Detroit Athletic Club, downtown Detroit
SUBURB
// The Village Club, Bloomfield Hills

Hotel 
CITY
// The Westin Book, Cadillac
SUBURB
// The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

Best Sign of a Detroit Comeback (Tie) 
// The District/Little Caesars Arena // M-1 Rail (now known as the QLine)

Inner-Ring Suburb
// Ferndale

National Chain We Wish We Had Here 
//In-N-Out Burger

Building Worth Saving 
// Michigan Central Train Station, Detroit

 


 

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

Photography  Jenny Risher
Wardrobe Styling  Rebecca Voigt
Prop Styling  Stephanie Potts
Creative Director  CaOur reader’s picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and servicesrolyn Chin Watson
Associate Art Director  Jennifer Choi
Set Design  Michael Moran
Hair Stylists  Marco Bertoldi, Leza Nuculaj
Makeup Artists  Gjysta Nuculaj, Jessica Haze
Photography Assistants  John Bain Griffith, Brian Quintos
Styling Assistant  Jennifer Pickering
Nail Artist  Trisha Johnson
Art Director  Austin Phillips
Graphic Designer  Nichole Grieser
Interns  Meghan Rafferty, Sarah O’Donnell, Sydney Dych

Fortune Teller Shara McGlinn, Factor|Chosen Model Management
Magician Kurt Merrill, Stewart Talent
Magician’s Assistant Tori Tracy, Factor|Chosen Model Management
Baffling Bill & Gus the Bunny, 248-693-2420, bafflingbillmagic.com

Winners and extras:
Austin Phillips, James Bibart, Jasmine Espy, Keith Magna,
Curtis Sullivan, Holly LaMontagne,
Jena Scott, Riva Kalasho,
Nicole McAvoy, Jordan Hoffman,
Max Schmidt, Agata Lombardo,
Myles McVay, Stephanie Daniel,
Regina Gaines, Graeme Flegenheimer, Jessica Lundy, Dave Rexroth,
Dorothy Elizabeth, Nelson Sanders, Isabella Hinojosa

This feature was shot on location at the Masonic Temple. For rental inquiries, call 313-832-7100, themasonic.com.

Invitations on front page designed by 2017 Best of Detroit winner Lace Boutique.

Props provided by Detroit Artisans, 248-206-7595.

Wardrobe provided by The Peacock Room, Gena Conti Millinery, Neiman Marcus, The Tux Shop on Woodward, Modcloth, Dolce Moda, L’Uomo Vogue, The Claymore Shop, The Shirt Box.

 

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