Best of Detroit 2019

We reveal the business owners, establishments, and tastemakers who have received one of the highest honors in southeast Michigan
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Each June, the Metro Detroit community turns its attention to Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit Awards, an enterprise powered by reader votes for the region’s best food, shops, services, and more. We reveal the business owners, establishments, and tastemakers who have received one of the highest honors in southeast Michigan. Welcome in.

Photography by Martin Vecchio // Prop styling by Erika Patterson
Writing by Hour Detroit Staff

Arts, Entertainment, Leisure | Drinks, Eateries, Foodies
Experts, Resources, Services | Shops, Products, Brands


Whether we’re testing our luck at the Greektown slots, concert-hopping, or taking a seat in the stands at a pro sporting event, Detroiters want nothing more than to be entertained. discover the events, activities, and notable people engaging city dwellers on the daily.

Annual Sporting Event
Detroit Tigers Opening Day

Author
Kristy Robinett

Band (Original)
George Aneed

Band (Covers)
Vavoom

Bike Trail
Paint Creek
paintcreektrail.org

Bowling Alley
5 Star Lanes, Sterling Heights
fivestarlanes.com

Casino
MGM Grand Detroit, Detroit
mgmresorts.com

Charity Event
North American International Auto Show Charity Preview, Detroit
naias.com

Comedian
Bill Bushart

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

Community Theatre
Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre, Royal Oak
stagecrafters.org

Concert Venue
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston
313presents.com

Detroit Ambassador
Kid Rock

Detroit City FC Player
Cyrus Saydee

Detroit Filmmaker
Sam Logan Khaleghi

Detroit Legend
Aretha Franklin

Detroit Lions Player
Matthew Stafford

Detroit Pistons Player
Blake Griffin

Detroit Red Wings Player
Dylan Larkin

Detroit Tigers Player
Miguel Cabrera

DJ (Non-Radio)
DJ Captn20 (a.k.a. Nick Haddad)

Female Newspaper Columnist
Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press

Female TV Anchor
Rhonda Walker, WDIV-Channel 4

Indoor Tennis Court
Beverly Hills Racket Club, Beverly Hills
beverlyhillsclub.net

Fine Artist
Kim Frank Fujiwara

Jazz Club
Cliff Bell’s, Detroit
cliffbells.com

Male Newspaper Columnist
Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press

Male TV Anchor
Devin Scillian, WDIV-Channel 4

Michigan Vacation Spot
Traverse City

Museum
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
dia.org

Newspaper
Detroit Free Press
freep.com

Outdoor Festival
Movement Electronic Festival
movement.us

Place to Hear Bands
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston
313presents.com

Place to Learn to Dance
Next Step Broadway, Birmingham
nextstepbroadway.com

Place to See a First-Run Movie
Emagine Entertainment theatres, Multiple Locations
emagine-entertainment.com

Place to See an Art Film
Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA
dia.org

Pool Hall
Snookers’ Pool & Pub, Multiple Locations

Private Golf Course
Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills
oaklandhillscc.com

Public Art Installation
Eastern Market Murals
muralsinthemarket.com

Public Golf Course
Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club, Clarkston
shepherdshollow.com

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

Radio News
WWJ 950-AM;
wwjnewsradio.radio.com

Radio Program
Dave & Chuck the Freak, 101 WRIF-FM
wrif.com

Radio Station
Channel 955 (WKQI 95.5-FM)
channel955.iheart.com

Radio Voice
Paul W. Smith, WJR 760-AM

Radio Station With the Best Playlist
Channel 955 (WKQI 95.5-FM)
channel955.iheart.com

Running Route
Paint Creek

Scenic Drive
Lakeshore Drive in Grosse Pointe

Special-Event Venue
Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters, St. Clair Shores;
infinityandovation.com

Sports Play-by-Play
97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM); 971theticket.radio.com

Sportscaster
Bernie Smilovitz, WDIV-Channel 4

Talk-Radio Host
Mike Valenti, 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM)

Traffic Reporter
Kim DeGiulio, WDIV-Channel 4

TV Newscast
WDIV-Channel 4
clickondetroit.com

TV-Talk Host
Dr. Partha Nandi, WXYZ-Channel 7

Up-and-Coming Performer (Tie)
One Single Rose
onesinglerose.com
Marshall Brown

Visual Artist
Malak Wazne

Weather Forecaster
Dave Rexroth, WXYZ-Channel 7

Website
Every Linear Mile
everylinearmile.com

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Best of Detroit 2019 - Drinks, Eateries, Foodies

It’s an indisputable fact that Detroit is one of the nation’s fastest-growing food meccas. With Concept restaurants and artisan cafes springing up at every corner, it can be tedious to sift through the options. So, we asked the best in the business — That’s You! — To select the best of 2019’s culinary scene.

24-Hour Restaurant
O.W.L., Royal Oak
owlwoodward.com

Appetizers
CITY:

San Morello
sanmorello.com
SUBURB:
Vinsetta Garage, Berkley
vinsettagarage.com

Bagels
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

New York Bagel
newyorkbagel-detroit.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Detroit Institute of Bagels, Detroit
detroitinstituteofbagels.com

Restaurant with Deck/Outdoor Seating
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

Townhouse, Detroit and Birmingham
eatattownhouse.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Mike’s on the Water, St. Clair Shores
mikesonthewater.com

Barbecue
CITY:
Slow’s BarBq
slowsbarbq.com
SUBURB:
Woodpile, Clawson
woodpilebbqshack.com

Bar for Business Deals
Ambassador Cigars and Spirits, Troy
ambassadorcigar.com

Bartender
Robert Daleski, La Lanterna

Beer Selection
CITY:

8 Degrees Plato
8degreesplato.com
SUBURB:
Brown Iron Brewhouse, Washington
browniron.com
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
Hopcat
hopcat.com

Beer Store
8 Degrees Plato, Detroit
8degreesplato.com

Bloody Mary
SINGLE LOCATION:

Brown Iron Brewhouse, Washington
browniron.com
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
Vivio’s Food & Spirits
viviosdetroit.net or vivioswarrenmi.com

Burger (Macomb)
Shamrock Irish Pub, Utica
shamrockpubutica.com

Burger (Oakland)
Redcoat Tavern, Royal Oak
248-549-0300

Burger (Wayne)
Miller’s Bar, Dearborn
millersbar.com

Business Breakfast
CITY:
Dime Store
eatdimestore.com
SUBURB:
Beverly Hills Grill, Beverly Hills
beverlyhillsgrill.com

Candy Shop
Mrs. Mason’s Co., Royal Oak
mrsmasons.com

Carry-Out
CITY:

Bucharest Grill, Multiple locations
bucharestgrill.com

Cheap Eats
Green Dot Stables, Detroit
greendotstables.com

Chef
Bobby Nahra, Owner, Encore Catering & Banquet Center; Resident Chef; Fox 2 News

Chicken Wings (Local)
CITY:

Sweetwater Tavern
sweetwatertavern.net
SUBURB:
Detroit Wing Co., Eastpointe
detroitwingco.com

Chinese
CITY:
The Peterboro
thepeterboro.com
SUBURB:
Mon Jin Lau, Troy
monjinlau.com

Cider Mill
Blake’s Cider Mill, Armada
blakefarms.com

Cigar Bar
Ambassador Cigars and Spirits, Troy
ambassadorcigar.com

Chocolate Shop Chocolatier
Mrs. Mason’s Co., Royal Oak
mrsmasons.com

Choice for a Local Celebrity Dinner Companion
Kid Rock

Choice for a Local Political Dinner Companion
Mike Duggan

Cicerone
Zachary Typinski, Urbanrest Brewing Co.

Classic Artisan Cocktail
CITY:

The Sugar House
sugarhousedetroit.com
SUBURB:
The Oakland Art Novelty Co., Ferndale
theoaklandferndale.com

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

Cookies
Detroit Cookie Co., Ferndale
detroitcookieco.com

Craft Distillery
Two James Spirits, Detroit
twojames.com

Creative Breakfast Menu
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

Toast
eatattoast.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Dime Store, Detroit
eatdimestore.com

Cupcakes
Cupcake Station, Multiple Locations
cupcakestation.com

Deli
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

Vince & Joes
vinceandjoes.com
SINGLE LOCATION (Tie):
Stage Deli West Bloomfield
thestagedeli.com
Steve’s Deli, Bloomfield Hills
stevesdeli.com

Dive Bar
The Old Miami, Detroit
313-831-3830

Doughnuts
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

Donut Bar + Coffee
donutbardetroit.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Dutch Girl Donuts, Detroit
313-368-3020

Ethnic Food Market
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

Nino Salvaggio
ninosalvaggio.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Honey Bee La Colmena, Detroit
313-237-0295

Farmers Market
CITY:

Eastern Market
easternmarket.org

SUBURB:
Royal Oak Farmers Market, Royal Oak
romi.gov

Fine Spirits Shop
Red Wagon, Multiple Locations
redwagonshoppe.com

Fish Market (Non-Chain)
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

Nino Salvaggio
ninosalvaggio.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Noble Fish, Clawson
noblefish.com

Fish ‘n’ Chips
CITY:

Scotty Simpson’s Fish & Chips
scottysfishandchips.com
SUBURB:
The Lodge Grill and Bar, Keego Harbor
lodgegrillandbar.com

Food Truck
Nosh Pit
noshpitdetroit.com

Freebie
Eastern Market, Detroit
easternmarket.org

French
Bistro 82, Royal Oak
bistro82.com

French Fries (Local)
Hop Cat, Multiple Locations
hopcat.com

Gluten-Free Menu
Brown Iron Brewhouse, Washington
browniron.com

Gourmet Market
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

Nino Salvaggio
ninosalvaggio.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Holiday Market, Royal Oak
holiday-market.com

Greek
Pegasus Taverna, Multiple Locations
pegasustavernas.com

Happy Hour (Tie)
Otus Supply
otussupply.com
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
hydeparkrestaurants.com

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

Independent Coffeehouse
Espresso Elevado, Plymouth
espressoelevado.com

Indian
Priya, Troy
priyacuisine.com

Italian
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
Antonio’s Cucina Italiana
antoniosrestaurants.com
SINGLE LOCATION – CITY:
Mario’s
mariosdetroit.com
SINGLE LOCATION – SUBURB:
Da Francesco’s Ristorante and Bar, Shelby Township
dafrancescos.com

Japanese
Adachi, Birmingham
adachirestaurant.com

Korean
New Seoul Plaza, Southfield
newseoulplaza.com

Lesbian Bar
Soho, Ferndale
ferndalesoho.com

Locally Made Beer
CITY:

Atwater Brewery
atwaterbeer.com
SUBURB:
Griffin Claw Brewing Co., Birmingham
griffinclawbrewingcompany.com
STATE:
Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo
bellsbeer.com

Locally Made Spirits
Valentine Distilling Co., Ferndale
valentinedistilling.com

Locally Owned Bakery
CITY (Tie):

For the Love of Sugar
fortheloveofsugar.com
Sister Pie
sisterpie.com
SUBURB:
Love & Buttercream, Birmingham
loveandbuttercream.com

Locally Produced Food Brand
Better Made Snack Foods, Detroit
bettermade.com

Location for a First Date
CITY (Three-Way Tie):

Detroit Institute of Arts
dia.org
San Morello
sanmorello.com
Willis Show Bar
willisshowbar.com
SUBURB: Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
detroitzoo.org

Maître D
Tiffany Best, Prime + Proper

Male Gay Bar
Soho, Ferndale
ferndalesoho.com

Mexican
CITY:

Mexican Village
mexicanvillagefood.com
SUBURB:
Sagebrush Cantina, Lake Orion
mysagebrushcantina.com
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
El Charro
elcharrousa.com

Michigan-Made Wine
Chateau Grand Traverse, Traverse City
cgtwines.com

Michigan Winery
Black Star Farms, Traverse City
blackstarfarms.com

Middle Eastern
La Saj Lebanese Bistro, Multiple Locations
lasaj.com

National Chain We Wish We Had Here
In-N-Out Burger
in-n-out.com

Neighborhood Bar
Abick’s Bar, Detroit
313-894-9329

New Bar
Evening Bar, Detroit
eveningbar.com

Organic Produce
Nino Salvaggio, Multiple Locations
ninosalvaggio.com

Pancakes
The Original Pancake House, Multiple Locations
originalpancakehouse.com

Picnic Spot
Belle Isle, Detroit
belleisleconservancy.org

Pizza
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

Buddy’s Pizza
buddyspizza.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Supino Pizzeria, Detroit
supinopizzeria.com

Place for a Business Lunch
San Morello, Detroit
sanmorello.com

Place for Late-Night Dining
O.W.L., Royal Oak
owlwoodward.com

Place for Nightcaps After the Show
Evening Bar, Detroit
eveningbar.com

Place to Buy a Cake
Holiday Market, Royal Oak
holiday-market.com

Place to Have Dinner Before a Show
Mario’s, Detroit
mariosdetroit.com

Pop-Up Dining Experience
Street Beet
313-312-4669
streetbeetdetroit.com

Raw Juice or Smoothie
Beyond Juicery + Eatery, Multiple Locations
beyondjuicedetroit.com

Restaurant Ambience
Prime + Proper, Detroit
primeandproperdetroit.com

Restaurant Dessert
Prime + Proper, Detroit
primeandproperdetroit.com

Restaurant for General Excellence
Prime + Proper, Detroit
primeandproperdetroit.com

Restaurant to Take Out-of-Towners
Prime + Proper, Detroit
primeandproperdetroit.com

Vegan/Vegetarian Options
Greenspace Café, Ferndale
greenspacecafe.com

Ribs
Slow’s BBQ, Detroit
slowsbarbq.com

Romantic Restaurant
CITY:

Prime + Proper
primeandproperdetroit.com
SUBURB:
Café Cortina, Farmington Hills
cafecortina.com

Sandwich
CITY: Mudgie’s Deli
mudgiesdeli.com


HONORABLE MENTION

Brush Park Newcomer Chili Mustard Onions gets our vote in the Best Coney category as a top destination for a vegan take on a classic coney dog.


Seafood (Non-chain)
CITY:
Joe Muer Seafood
joemuer.com
SUBURB:
Streetside Seafood, Birmingham
streetsideseafood.com

Attentive Service
CITY:

Prime + Proper
primeandproperdetroit.com
SUBURB:
Joe Muer, Bloomfield Hills
joemuer.com

Social Media Star
Chow Down Detroit

Sommelier
RETAILER:
Madeline Triffon, Plum Market
RESTAURANT:
Liz Martinez, Prime + Proper

Soul Food
CITY:

Detroit Vegan Soul
detroitvegansoul.com
SUBURB:
Beans & Cornbread, Southfield
beanscornbread.com

Soup
CHAIN:
Zoup!, Multiple Locations
zoup.com
INDEPENDENT:
Russell Street Deli, Detroit
russellstreetdeli.com

Sports Bar
Lodge Grill and Bar, Keego Harbor
lodgegrillandbar.com

Street-Level Window Seat
CITY (tie):

San Morello
sanmorello.com
Prime + Proper
primeandproperdetroit.com
SUBURB:
Townhouse, Birmingham
eatattownhouse.com

Store to Buy Produce
Nino Salvaggio, Multiple Locations
ninosalvaggio.com

 

Sunday Brunch
CITY:

Dime Store
eatdimestore.com
SUBURB:
The Fed, Clarkston
thefedcommunity.com

Sushi
Noble Fish, Clawson
noblefish.com

Thai
Sy Thai, Troy
sythaitroy.com

Vegetarian Menu
CITY:

Seva
sevarestaurant.com
SUBURB:
Veg-O-Rama, Ypsilanti
veg-o-rama.com

Vietnamese
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

Pho Lucky
pholucky.net
SINGLE LOCATION – CITY:
Flowers of Vietnam
313-554-2085
SINGLE LOCATION – SUBURB:
Da Nang Restaurant, Clawson
danangrestaurant.com

View from a Restaurant
Joe Muer’s Seafood, Detroit
joemuer.com

Wine Bar
Michigan by the Bottle, Multiple Locations
mbtbtasting.com

Wine List
CITY:

Prime + Proper
primeandproperdetroit.com
SUBURB:
Michigan By the Bottle Tasting Room, Multiple Locations
mbtbtasting.com

Wine Store
CITY (Tie):

The Royce
theroycedetroit.com
House of Pure Vin
houseofpurevin.com
SUBURB:
Nino Salvaggio, Multiple Locations
ninosalvaggio.com

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Experts, Resources, Services - Best of Detroit 2019From florists and dressmakers to fitness trainers and hairstylists, the professionals that offer their services in metro Detroit continue to impress. particularly, This year’s winners prove time and time again how valuable each of their chosen expertise is.

Auto Detailing
Jax Kar Wash, Multiple Locations
jaxkarwash.com

Barber
Detroit Barber Co. Barbershop & Brand, Ferndale
detroitbarbers.com

Car Wash
Jax Kar Wash, Multiple Locations
jaxkarwash.com

Caterer
Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Multiple Locations
vinceandjoes.com

Childcare Services
Michigan Babysitter
michiganbabysitter.com

Custom Framing
Michael’s, Multiple Locations
michaels.com 

Divorce Lawyer
Jeffrey Abood, Birmingham

Doggie Daycare
Bark-a-Bout, Shelby Township
barkabout.net

Dressmaker
Ashley Harris Designs
ashleyharrisdesign.wixsite.com/ashleymharrisdesign 

Dry Cleaner
Huntington Cleaners, Huntington Woods
huntingtoncleaners.com

Florist
Viviano Flower Shop, Multiple Locations
viviano.com

Gym
Ohana Fitness & Wellness, Shelby Township
ohanafitnessandwellness.com

Hair Salon
6 Salon, Multiple Locations
sixsalon.com

Local Charity
Detroit Dog Rescue, St. Clair Shores
detroitdogrescue.com

Massage
Rivage Day Spa, Birmingham
rivagedayspa.com

Pet Grooming
Bark-a-Bout, Shelby Township
barkabout.net

Place to Dock Your Boat
Detroit Yacht Club, Detroit
dyc.com

Portrait Photographer
Falcon Film Studios
falconfilmstudios.com

Realtor
Nicole McAvoy, Birmingham

Salon for a Blowout
6 Salon, Multiple Locations
sixsalon.com

Salon for a Makeover
6 Salon, Multiple Locations
sixsalon.com

Salon or Spa for a Facial
Face Skincare Medical Wellness, Bingham Farms
facebeautyscience.com

Salon or Spa for a Manicure
The Ten Nail Bar, Detroit
thetendetroit.com

Salon or Spa for a Pedicure
Rivage Day Spa, Birmingham
rivagedayspa.com

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

Spa
Rivage Day Spa, Birmingham
rivagedayspa.com

Tailor Alterations
The Sewing Room, Utica
thesewingroomutica.com

Transportation Service- Limo
Detroit Classic Cars, Dearborn
detroitclassiccarrentals.com

Travel Agency
Australia 2000, Birmingham
australia2000travel.com

Wedding Photographer
Autumn Thornsberry Photography, Detroit
athornsphoto.com

Wedding Planner
A June Event, West Bloomfield Township
ajuneevent.com

Veterinarian
Maple Veterinary Hospital, Troy
mvhvet.com

Yoga Studio
Citizen Yoga, Multiple Locations
citizenyogastudio.com

Colorful Character
David C. McKnight, Farmington Hills
emeraldcitydesigns.com

Makeup Artist
Alexandria Bishop

Personal Trainer
FEMALE:
Deborah Linley
MALE:
John C. Cook

Photographer
Malak Wazne

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Shops, Products, Brands - Best of Detroit 2019Metro Detroit has proved to be a shopper’s paradise. From jewelers that carry the best bling to carefully curated boutiques and comic book stores stacked with the latest releases, there’s plenty of options for those looking to indulge in a healthy dose of retail therapy.

Accessories Store
Lace Boutique, Troy
shoplacebridal.com

Auto Dealership
George Matick Chevrolet, Redford
matickchevy.com

Beauty Products
Ulta, Multiple Locations
ulta.com

Home Goods
Home Goods, Multiple Locations
homegoods.com

Lifestyle Products
Detroit Grooming Co., Ferndale
detroitgrooming.com

Big and Tall Shop
Suit Depot, Multiple Locations
thesuitdepot.com

Comic Book Store
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
Vault of Midnight
vaultofmidnight.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Green Brain Comics, Dearborn
greenbraincomics.com

Detroit Souvenir
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
Pure Detroit
shop.puredetroit.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Leon & Lulu, Clawson
leonandlulu.com

Estate Jewelry
Miner’s Den Jewelers, Royal Oak
minersden.com

Fabric Store
Haberman Fabrics, Clawson
habermanfabrics.com

Fine Antiques
Knightsbridge Antiques Mall, Northville
248-344-7200

 

 

Furniture Store
SINGLE LOCATION:
Leon & Lulu, Clawson
leonandlulu.com
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
Art Van
artvan.com

Gift Registry (Chain)
Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Multiple Locations
bedbathandbeyond.com

Gift Shop
Leon & Lulu, Clawson
leonandlulu.com

Gift-Wrapping Service
Talulah Belle, Rochester
talulahbelle.com

Independent Hardware Store
Frentz & Sons Hardware, Royal Oak
frentzandsons.com

Independent Store Owner
Mary Liz Curtin, Leon & Lulu
leonandlulu.com

Jeweler
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
Tapper’s
tappers.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Radiant Fine Jewelry, Plymouth
radiant-fine-jewelry.business.site

Lingerie Store
Harp’s, Birmingham
248-642-2555

Luxury Bed Table Linens
Cristions Fine Linen & Down, Birmingham
248-723-3337

Men’s Clothing Store
Suit Depot, Oak Park
thesuitdepot.com

New Book Selection (Independent)
The Book Beat, Oak Park
thebookbeat.com

Nursery/Greenhouse
Bordine’s, Multiple Locations
bordines.com


Art Van Myriad Collection Sofa
Art Van Myriad Collection Sofa, $1,199, artvan.com for locations

HONORABLE MENTION

Good Neighbor, a new arrival in the Shinola Hotel alley, is a go-to spot for clothing and accessories from brands that source mindfully and manufacture ethically.


Optical Shop
INDEPENDENT:
Optik Birmingham, Birmingham
optikbirmingham.com
CHAIN:
See
seeeyewear.com

Personalized Service
Custom Swimwear by Exelnt Designs, Royal Oak
customswimwear.com

Pet Supplies
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
Premier Pet Supply
premierpetsupply.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
City Bark, Detroit
citydetroitbark.com

Place for Cutting-Edge Fashions
Bird Bee, Detroit
shopbirdbee.com

Place to be Fitted for a Suit
INDEPENDENT:
The Suit Depot, Oak Park
thesuitdepot.com
CHAIN:
Men’s Wearhouse
menswearhouse.com

Place to Buy Appliances
LOCAL:
Witbeck, West Bloomfield Township
witbeckappliance.com
CHAIN:
ABC Warehouse
abcwarehouse.com

Place to Buy a Bicycle
D&D Bicycles & Hockey, Multiple Locations
ddbicyclesandhockey.com

Place to Buy a Bridal Gown
The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley
theweddingshoppe.net

Place to Buy an Engagement Ring
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
Tapper’s
tappers.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
Miner’s Den Jewelers, Royal Oak
minersden.com

Place to Buy Bridesmaid Dresses
The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley
theweddingshoppe.net 

Place to Buy Electronics (Non-Chain)
American Jewelry and Loan, Multiple Locations
pawndetroit.com

Place to Buy Jeans
Caruso Caruso, Birmingham
carusocaruso.net

Place to Buy Kids Clothes
Little High Flyers, Detroit
littlehighflyers.com 

Place to Buy Musical Instruments
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:
Guitar Center
guitarcenter.com
SINGLE LOCATION:
The Berkley Music Co.
248-543-3900

Place to Buy Original Art
Jacqueline Drake Gallery, Franklin
artofjacquelinedrake.com

Place to Buy Sports Equipment
INDEPENDENT:
Carl’s Golfland Tennis, Bloomfield Hills
carlsgolfland.com
CHAIN:
Dick’s Sporting Goods
dickssportinggoods.com

Place to Buy Stationery
Lee’s Specialty, Bloomfield Hills
leesspecialty.com

Place to Buy Toys (Non-Chain)
Toyology, Multiple Locations
toyologytoys.com

Place to Buy Women’s Plus-Sizes
INDEPENDENT:
Hips Resale Boutique
havehips.com
CHAIN:
Avenue
avenue.com

Place to Find One-of-a-Kind Dresses
Peacock Room, Detroit
313-559-5500

Place to Order Wedding Invitations 
Lace Boutique, Troy
shoplacebridal.com

Place to Shop for Local Crafts (Non-Chain)
The Rust Belt Market, Ferndale
rustbeltmarket.com

Record Store
Found Sound, Ferndale
248-565-8775

Resale Consignment Shop
Hips Resale Boutique, Clawson
havehips.com

Salvage Furnishings
Salvation Army, Multiple Locations
salvationarmyusa.org

Shop for Athletic Wear
Lululemon, Multiple Locations
shop.lululemon.com

Shopping District (Non-Mall)
Birmingham

Smoke Shop
Ambassador Cigar and Spirits, Troy
ambassadorcigar.com

Used Bookstore
John K. King, Detroit
rarebooklink.com

Vintage Clothing Store
Lost and Found Vintage, Royal Oak
lostandfoundvintage.com

Women’s Clothing Store
Ferne Boutique, Detroit
ferneboutique.shoplightspeed.com

Women’s Evening Wear
Peacock Room, Detroit
313-559-5500

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Other Winners…

Building Worth Saving
Michigan Central Station

Detroit Cliche to Ban
Detroit vs. Everybody

Detroit Comeback
Michigan Central Station

Downtown Skyscraper
Renaissance Center

Revival
Michigan Central Station

Hotel
CITY:

Shinola Hotel
SUBURB:
The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

Politician Recall
L. Brooks Patterson

Political Rising Star
John James

Private Club
CITY:

Detroit Athletic Club
SUBURB:
The Village Club, Bloomfield Hills

Detroit Brand Automaker
Ford Motor Co.

Detroit Brand Car Division
Chevrolet

Detroit Brand Car Model
Ford Mustang

Detroit-Based Top Auto Executive
Mary Barra

Local Loudmouth
Geoffrey Fieger

Best Apartment Condo Loft
CITY:

Philip House
SUBURB (Tie):
Adams Woods Condominium, Bloomfield Hills
District Lofts, Birmingham

Inner Ring Suburb
Ferndale


Take a look back at past Best of Detroit winners: 

Best of Detroit 2018

Best of Detroit 2017

Best of Detroit 2016


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