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Best of the Best Official Ballot
Choose Your Favorites
April 7 through April 28, 2014

From retail stores to dining out, from home improvement to education, let us know your favorite shops and services in the area with our annual Best of the Best poll.

Vote for your choice in any of the fields below and click "submit" when you're finished. Enter your name, address and phone number.

Best of the Best winners will appear in print and online edition of
The Daily Tribune.

Food & Drink

American Restaurant  A & W
 Oak Grill, Royal Oak
 Old Port

Bakery  Bommaritos
 Julian Brothers
 Natalie's, Madison Hgts.
 Tim Hortons

Beer Selection  Eddie's Bar, Madison Hgts.
 One Eyed Bettys
 Plato Beer Co., Ferndale
 Royal Oak Brewery
 Tavern On Main

Breakfast  Avenue
 Leo's Country Oven
 Old Port
 Star Restaurant, Madison Hgts.

Brewery  Ferndale Brewery
 Kuhnhenn's Brewery
 Royal Oak Brewery
 Tavern on Main
 Woodward Avenue (WAB)

Brunch (Sunday)  Big Boy
 Imperial, Ferndale
 Lily's, Royal Oak
 O'Mara, Berkley

Buffet  Big Boy
 Golden Corral
 Old Country

Catering  Chicken Shack
 Gigante Catering, Hazel Park
 Julian Brothers
 Pronto, Royal Oak
 Quarton, Ferndale

Chicken Wings  Buffalo Wild Wings
 Chicken Shack

Chinese  Golden Wheel
 Kim's, Berkley
 Mui's, Clawson
 Peking House

Coffee Shop  Chazzano, Ferndale
 Dunkin Donuts
 Red Hook
 Tim Hortons

Deli  Big E's Dawgs & Deli, Hazel Park
 Bread Basket, Royal Oak
 Jimmy John's
 Pot Belly
 Uncle Harry's

Dessert  Charlies/Madison Hts
 Clawson Steak House
 Traverse City Pies

Donut/Bagel Shop  Eastside Bagel
 Elaine's, Berkley
 New York Bagel
 Tim Hortons

Family Restaurant  Charlie's
 Jimi's Coney
 Leo's Country Oven
 Nick's Country Oven, Clawson

Fish & Chips Place  Chicken Shack
 Leo's Country Oven
 Oxford Inn
 Pat O'Briens

Friendliest Restaurant  Charlies, Madison Hgts.
 Old Port Inn
 The Masters

Greek Restaurant  Apovini Grill, Clawson
 Kouzina, Royal Oak
 Leo's County Oven

Hamburger Place  Comet Burger
 Five Guys
 Red Coat
 Tavern On Main

Ice Cream  Baskin Robbins
 Rays, Royal Oak
 Treat Dreams

Italian Restaurant  Maggiano's
 Papa Vino's

Lunch Place  Charlies
 Leo's Country Oven
 Moti Mahal, Royal Oak
 Tropical Smoothie

Mexican Restaurant  Aztec
 Imperial, Ferndale
 Mexican Village
 Mohave Cantina, Clawson
 Zumba, 11/Main

Middle Eastern/Lebanese Restaurant  Anita's
 Beruit Palace
 Emily's in S.C.S.
 Lebanese Grill, Troy
 Mexican Village, Utica
 Mr. Kabob, Woodward

New Restaurant  Fly Trap
 Local Kitchen & Bar, Ferndale
 Public House, Ferndale
 Red Olive

Pies  Achatz
 Big Boy
 Hermann's Bakery
 Sam's Club
 Traverse City Pies

Pizza  Benito's
 Green Lantern
 Happy's Pizza

Polish Restaurant  Fiddler, West Bloomfield
 Polish Village
 V & M Polish Kitchen

Romantic Restaurant  Boodles
 Olive Garden
 The Masters
 What Crepe/RO

Seafood Restaurant  Fishbones
 Lily's Seafood
 McCormick & Schmick's
 Red Lobster
 Tom's Oyster Bar

Service Restaurant  Charlies, Madison Hgts.
 Clawson Steakhouse
 Leo's Country Oven
 Oak Grill
 The Masters

Sports Bar  C J Mahoneys
 Eddies, Hazel Park
 Mr. B's
 Pepper Bottoms
 Royal Oak Brewery

Steakhouse  Clawson Steakhouse
 Oxford Inn
 Texas Roadhouse

Sushi  Blue Fin
 Little Tree
 Noble Fish

Thai Restaurant  Ahan Thai
 Sai Thai
 Siam Spicy
 Thai House, Roseville

Wine Selection  Bigalora, Royal Oak
 Melting Pot
 Oxford Inn
 The Masters

Shopping & Services

Antique Shop  Leon & Lulu
 Paris, RO

Attorney  Hale, Mike
 Novelli, Charles, Hazel Park
 Petti, Paul, Farmington
 Schoenlbeck, Paul
 West, Adam

Bank  Charter One
 First State Bank

Banquet Facility  Barrister
 Century, Sterling Hgts.
 Lakeland Manor
 Village, Hazel Park

Bicycle Shop  D & D Bicycle & Hockey
 The Bicycle Doctor, Hazel Park

Boat Dealer  Jefferson Beach
 K & M, Redford Twp

Bridal Store  David's Bridal

Candy Store  Doc Sweets
 Gayles Chocolate, Royal Oak
 Sweet Essentials

Car Dealer  Hamilton Chevrolet
 Riehl's Family
 Rinke, Warren
 Royal Oak Ford

Car Repair Shop  4th Street Auto
 Bayliss Tire & Auto
 Phil Cavill's Tire & Auto

Car Wash  Carol's
 Mr. C's
 Paul's, Clawson
 Wash Pointe

Carpet & Flooring  Krauseneck
 Main Floor

Charitable Organization  Cancer Research
 Friends of Madison Heights Youth
 Humane Society
 Salvation Army

Cheese Counter  Holiday Market
 Trader Joes, Royal Oak

Chiropractor  Aiello Group
 Van Every

Collision Shop  B & B Collision
 Gil's Northwood
 J & M Collision

Credit Union  Clawson
 Community Choice
 Credit Union One
 Our Credit Union

Daycare  Baybesey Building Blocks
 Sunny Skies

Downtown Shopping  Birmingham
 Royal Oak

Electronic/Appliance  ABC
 Best Buy, Madison Hgts.

ER  Beaumont
 St. John

Family Owned  4th Street Auto
 Frentz & Sons
 House of Optical

Farmers Market  Clawson
 Royal Oak Farmers

Fish Market  Meijer, RO
 Royal Oak

Florist  Blumz, Ferndale
 Dynamic, Royal Oak
 Dynasty, Berkley
 Fairy Tale Flowers

Furniture Store  Art Van
 Bright Ideas
 Hampton House
 Romeo & Juliet's

Gift Shop  Beaumont
 Catching Fireflies
 Leon & Lulu
 Yellow Door

Grocery Store  Holiday Market
 Value Center

Health Club  LA Fitness

Health Food  Nutri-Foods

Heating & Cooling  Calverley Heating, Hazel Park
 Family Heating
 Royal Oak Heating

Hobby Shop  Hobby Lobby
 Riders, Ann Arbor
 Whistle Stop

Individual Dentist  Gustafson, Dr
 Harris, Dr. Michael, Arch Dental
 Smith, Dr Matthew
 Vanderkaay, Dr Mark
 Zervos, Dr Angelo, Pleasant Ridge

Individual Eye Doctor  DiLorenzo, Dr Luisa, Troy
 House of Optical
 Kuczynski, Dr. Barbara
 Sklar, Robert
 Tait, Dr.

Insurance  AAA
 Allstate, Benson
 Allstate, Clawson
 State Farm

Jeweler  Chinn
 Diamond Jim's
 Miner's Den
 Nick's Jewelry
 Simon's, Hazel Park

Lawn Equipment  Billings

Local Hardware  ACE
 ACE Tony's
 Frentz & Sons

Mall  Great Lakes
 Partridge Creek

Meat Counter  Hazel Park Foods
 Holiday Market
 Produce Palace

Music Store  Annie's
 Best Buy
 Flip Side

Nursery  Bordines
 Eckert's, Sterling Hgts.
 Northern Lights, Madison Hgts.
 Telly's, Troy

Pediatrician  Dr. Kim

Pet Groomer  Berkley Animal Clinic/Kathy
 Bingo Pet Salon
 Catherine's Pet Parlor
 Gentle Groomer
 Scrubbers, Royal Oak

Pet Store  Pet Supplies Plus
 Val's, Clawson

Pharmacy  Collie Drug

Photo Studio  Bill Williams
 Judy Eliyas, Ferndale

Place to Sell Gold  Gold City
 Miner's Den
 Nick's Jewelry

Plastic Surgeon  Chaiyasate, Dr. Kongkrit
 Gladstone, Dr
 Gray, Dr. Michael

Resale Store  Council Thrift, Berkley
 Salvation Army

Salon  Creative Concepts
 Flip, Ferndale
 Salon Tru
 Shags, Royal Oak
 Side Street

Senior Living  American House
 Barton Towers
 Birchcrest Manor, Sterling Hgts.
 Park Place Retirement Homes

Spa  Tantra, Ferndale

Sporting Goods  David's, Hazel Park
 Gun Bug
 Joe's Army Navy Surplus

Tire Store  Belle Tire
 Lewis Tires
 Phil Cavill's
 Wetmore's, Ferndale

Tool Store  ACE Tony's
 Deronne Hardware
 Harbor Freight, Madison Hgts.

Toy Store  Doll Hospital &Toy Soldier, Berkley
 Toys R Us, Troy
 Whistle Stop

Unique Store  Leon & Lulu

Veterinary Clinic  Berkley Animal Clinic
 Cat Practice, Birmingham
 Little Friends of Ferndale
 North Main
 Nucci Veterinary

Travel & Entertainment

Bowling Alley  Astro
 Bowl One
 Emagine, Royal Oak
 Hazel Park Bowl

Dance Studio  Borgo Sisters
 Raw Dance, Ferndale
 Turning Point

Golf Course  Indian River
 Pine Trace, Troy
 Red Run
 Stacy's, Warren

Happy Hour  Dooleys
 House of Shamrocks
 Mr B's

Ice Arena  John Lindell, Royal Oak
 Viking, Hazel Park

Live Theater  Detroit Opera House
 Ringwald, Ferndale

Local Event  Arts, Beats, & Eats
 Clawson 4th of July
 Dream Cruise
 July 4 Parade, Hazel Park
 Royal Oak Garage Sale

Marina  Blue Lagoon
 Harbor Hill, Detroit
 Jefferson Beach
 Sun Up

Michigan Attraction  Detroit Zoo
 Henry Ford Museum
 Mackinaw Island
 Michigan Adventure

Michigan Casino  Greektown
 Motor City
 Soaring Eagle

Michigan Hotel  Days Inn
 EconoLodge, Madison Hgts.

Michigan Vacation Destination  Indian River
 Mackinaw Island
 Tahquamenon Falls
 Up North

Michigan Water Park  Michigan Adventure
 Red Oaks
 Zhenders Splash Village

Movie Theater  AMC
 Main Art Theater
 Star, Madison Hgts.

Museum (Local)  Cranbrook
 Henry Ford
 Royal Oak Historical

Music Venue  DTE/Pine Knob
 Max Fisher Music Center, Detroit
 Royal Oak Theatre
 The Palace

Orchard/Cider Mill  Blakes

Outdoor Patio  Crews Inn
 House of Shamrocks, Hazel Park
 Royal Oak Brewery
 Tavern on the Main

Restaurant With a View  Brownies
 Coach Insignia, Detroit
 Royal Park, Rochester

Sports Arena  Comerica
 Ford Field
 Hazel Park Ice Arena
 Joe Louis

Travel Agent  Conlin, Ann Arbor

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