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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 499 nominees
  • The Mega 80's, Arts and Entertainment, Local Bands, Downtown Detroit MI

    1. The Mega 80's (Downtown)

    Nominee for: Best Local Bands

    "It's pretty much a guarantee that you and your friends will have a TOTALLY AWESOME night out when you go to a Mega80s..."

  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Art Gallery, 5200 Woodward Ave Midtown Detroit MI 48202

    2. Detroit Institute of Arts (Wayne State)

    Nominee for: Best Museum

    "I love the DIA. I am so sad, though, that the expensive new addition feels like a commercial building. It was either..."

  • Performance Network, Arts and Entertainment, Theatre Group, Theater, Theatre Company, 120 E Huron St Ann Arbor MI 48104

    3. Performance Network (Ann Arbor, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Theatre Company

    "The Staff completes the entire theatre performance and experience! They make you want more of not only what they offer..."

  • Gallery 194, Arts and Entertainment, Art Gallery, 194 W Nepessing St Michigan Lapeer MI 48446

    4. Gallery 194 (Lapeer, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Art Gallery

    "Gallery 194 showcases art from local, national, and international artists and promotes and encourages the growth and..."

  • The Detroit Zoo, Arts and Entertainment, Family Entertainment, 8450 West 10 Mile Road Royal Oak MI 48067

    5. The Detroit Zoo (Royal Oak, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Family Entertainment

    "Annual membership is the beat deal and well worth it. We're lucky to have such a great zoo."

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Auto 373 nominees

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Beauty 890 nominees
  • L' AryOla European Spa, Beauty, Day Spa, Facial, Manicure and Pedicure, Massage, Waxing, 33060 Northwestern Hwy West Bloomfield Township MI 48322

    1. L' AryOla European Spa (West Bloomfield Township, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Day Spa

    "The services and products are top quality. The place is super clean. They make extra effort to provide the client with..."

  • Nails By Vicki, Beauty, Manicure and Pedicure, Day Spa, Waxing, Facial, Massage, 2699 Oak Valley Drive Ann Arbor MI 48103

    2. Nails By Vicki (Ann Arbor, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Manicure and Pedicure

    "Vicki is the consummate professional. Her designs are so fresh and clever, her workmanship is second to none, and her..."

  • Greenleaf Bodywork, LLC, Beauty, Massage, 251 E. Nine Mile Road Ferndale MI 48220

    3. Greenleaf Bodywork, LLC (Ferndale, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Massage

    "Greenleaf Bodyworks is amazing!! Charity and Jennifer are not simply therapits, they are healers in the truest sense..."

  • Studio 103, Beauty, Hair Salon, Town Commons Drive Howell MI 48855

    4. Studio 103 (Howell, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "Best salon ever! Best service, best stylists, best products, best atmosphere, best menu of services. Studio 103 is THE..."

  • Crazy Fox Tattoo, Beauty, Tattoo and Piercing, 10318 Dixie Highway Fair Haven MI 48023

    5. Crazy Fox Tattoo (Fair Haven, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing

    "Kristen did a tattoo of a butterfly and put a shadow behind it so it looks like it is sitting on my shoulder!! she..."

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 601 nominees
  • Bad Brads BBQ, Cheap Eats, Barbecue, 35611 Green St Michigan New Baltimore MI 48047

    1. Bad Brads BBQ (New Baltimore, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Barbecue

    "They have AWESOME great tasting food!! The choices of BBQ sauces are wonderful! Fantastic choices of sides!! You can't..."

  • The Chocolate Gallery Cafe, Cheap Eats, Breakfast, 3672 Chicago Road Warren, MI

    2. The Chocolate Gallery Cafe (Warren, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Breakfast

    "Tucked away in an aging strip mall, The Chocolate Gallery Cafe's unassuming and eclectic appearance may give the..."

  • Loui's Pizza, Cheap Eats, Pizza, 23141 Dequindre Rd Hazel Park MI 48030

    3. Loui's Pizza (Hazel Park, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "I've been to Loui's Pizza establishment for well over 20 years and the pizza and the antipasto are the best!! We've..."

  • Gabriel's Cheese Steak Hoagies, Cheap Eats, Sandwich Shop, 1919 Wayne Rd Westland MI 48185

    4. Gabriel's Cheese Steak Hoagies (Westland, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop

    "Gabriel's cheese steak hoagies are the absolute best!!!! We have them at least once a week and when we travel to..."

  • Moo Cluck Moo, Cheap Eats, Burger, 8606 North Telegraph Road Dearborn Heights MI 48127

    5. Moo Cluck Moo (Dearborn Heights, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "Awesome burgers.... I am on a super resricted diet do to my health and i can eat a Skinny Moo... Awesome cheese that I..."

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Fashion 331 nominees

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 674 nominees
  • Fly Trap, Great Meals Restaurants, Brunch, 22950 Woodward Ave Ferndale MI 48220

    1. Fly Trap (Ferndale, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Brunch

    "Hands down the best place for fabulous,creative breakfast or "blunch" as they call it. Love the small diner atmosphere..."

  • Mon Jin Lau Restaurant, Great Meals, Chinese, Sushi, Asian Fusion, 1515 E Maple Rd Troy MI 48083

    2. Mon Jin Lau Restaurant (Troy, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Chinese

    "Mon Jin Lau has the best sushi and sushi chefs. Their chefs will make anything you want too. Just make something up and..."

  • Bacco Ristorante, Great Meals Restaurants, Italian, 29410 Northwestern Hwy Southfield MI 48034

    3. Bacco Ristorante (Southfield, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "Chef Lucciano has outdone himself! Our original visit was just after they won the Hour Magazine category of best..."

  • 4. Sagebrush Cantina (Lake Orion, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Mexican

    "Sagebrush, by far, is the best Mexican I have ever eaten. Even though it is Mexican food, they excel in every item of..."

  • 5. Kiernan's Steak House (Dearborn)

    Nominee for: Best Steakhouse

    "Kiernan's has been family owned and operated since 1965. A great place for business lunches, dinners, anniversaries..."

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Health and Fitness

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Health and Fitness 573 nominees

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Local Flavor

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Local Flavor 91 nominees

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Local Media

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Local Media 110 nominees

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Nightlife 489 nominees
  • Sherwood Brewing Company, Nightlife, Cheap Eats, Brewpub, Beer Selection, Neighborhood Bar, Pizza, 45689 Hayes Rd Michigan Shelby Twp MI 48315

    1. Sherwood Brewing Company (Utica, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Brewpub

    "I never went to bars/clubs/pubs until this place. It's got a great Cheers-like atmosphere with the servers being..."

  • The Blarney Stone Pub, Nightlife, Irish Pub, 27253 N Woodward Ave Michigan Berkley MI 48072

    2. The Blarney Stone Pub (Berkley, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Irish Pub

    "The big green building on Woodward not only has the coldest beer served by a team of fun, smiling servers they have..."

  • The Magic Bag, Nightlife, Live Music Live Music Venue, 22920 Woodward Ave Ferndale MI 48220

    3. The Magic Bag (Ferndale, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue

    "The Magic Bag rocks for going smoke free this year!!! WAY TO GO!!! This makes their variety of shows and movies they..."

  • Dino's Lounge, Nightlife, Neighborhood Bar, 22740 Woodward Ave Ferndale MI 48220

    4. Dino's Lounge (Ferndale, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar

    "The owners, a husband and wife team, really fun, great people who are involved with the community. You can find them..."

  • Clubhouse BFD, Nightlife, Beer Selection, 2265 Crooks Rd Michigan Rochester Hills MI 48309

    5. Clubhouse BFD (Rochester Hills, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Selection

    "Best Beer selection in Michigan along with amazing food, great service, and fun atmosphere"

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Pets 421 nominees

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Shopping 512 nominees
  • Camera Mart, Inc., Shopping, Camera Shop, 11 South Telegraph Rd Pontiac MI 48341

    1. Camera Mart, Inc. (Pontiac, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Camera Shop

    "So many have decided to shop only on-line for the "best" price but Camera Mart's prices are just as good as the big..."

  • Comics & More, Shopping, Comics, 28059 John R Rd Michigan Madison Heights MI 48071

    2. Comics & More (Madison Heights, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Comics

    "Donna, Jordan and I once again spent the first Saturday in May visiting comic shops throughout the Metro Detroit area..."

  • Leon & Lulu, Shopping, Furniture Gift Shop New Furniture, 96 W 14 Mile Rd Clawson MI 48017

    3. Leon & Lulu (Clawson, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Gift Shop

    "Leon and Lulu is the best gift store in Detroit, and I can most definitely name my three favorite things about it: Leon..."

  • 4. Scrappy Chic (Livonia, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Scrapbooking

    "Let's face it - we who scrapbook are more or less pretty loyal to one store for crops and/or supplies; oh, we may pick..."

  • 5. Lisa Ornekian Photography (Novi, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography

    "I am a long time admirer of Lisa's work. She has a God-given talent for photography. Her approach is unique and very..."

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 397 nominees
  • Astoria Pastry Shop, Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, 541 Monroe St Downtown Detroit MI 48226

    1. Astoria Pastry Shop (Greektown)

    Nominee for: Best Bakery

    "Over the holidays, I was delighted when a dinner guest brought sweets from Astoria Pastry Shop. I'm from the East..."

  • 2. Just Baked (Livonia, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Cupcakes

    "I had my heart set on doing cupcakes for our wedding and thought we were going to have to settle for a traditional..."

  • Yates Cider Mill, Specialty Food and Drink, Arts and Entertainment, Cider, Cider Mill, Family Entertainment, 1950 East Avon Road Rochester MI 48307

    3. Yates Cider Mill (Rochester, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Cider Mill

    "My boyfriend and I really LOVE Yates...especially the fact that we can go and get fresh cider and hot donuts that are..."

  • Chazzano Coffee, Specialty Food and Drink, Coffee Shop, Gourmet Grocery, Tea House, Ice Cream Shop, 1737 E 9 Mile Rd Ferndale MI 48220

    4. Chazzano Coffee (Ferndale, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop

    "I sweeten my coffee. Two packs of sugar are always required before I take the first sip. I have never not sweetened by..."

  • 5. Yogurt Palooza (Plymouth, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop

    "My ultimate favorite frozen yogurt shop! It's definitely the best! I highly recommend everyone to try this fabulous..."

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Summer Recreation

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Summer Recreation 216 nominees

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Weddings 1238 nominees
  • Mike Staff Productions, Weddings, DJ, Videographer, Photographer, Music, Flowers, Wedding Planner, Cakes, 1934 Livernois Troy MI 48083

    1. Mike Staff Productions (Troy, MI)

    Nominee for: Best DJ

    "We trusted Mike Staff Productions with three of our most important wedding jobs and they totally delivered. I was..."

  • 2. Bellisario Florist (Eastpointe, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Flowers

    "They are just wonderful, creative people to work with and their work is the best beyond what you would expect. They..."

  • 3. Lightcraft Entertainment (Troy, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Videographer

    "Blake is fabulous to work with: creative, clever, and tremendously gifted, he will go that extra mile to make sure your..."

  • 4. Mimi's Bridal Boutique (Ann Arbor, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Wedding Dresses

    "When I came back in for my 2nd set of alterations the week of my wedding I saw that the dress was still dirty in most..."

  • The Camera Chick, Weddings, Photographer, Warren MI 48092

    5. The Camera Chick (Warren, MI)

    Nominee for: Best Photographer

    "Sandy & Tim are stellar photographers. they work as a fantastic team to get your best moments captured in the most..."

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