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Wednesday, April 10,2013

Top of the Town 2013 Winners

by City Pulse Staff

Best Dining

Bar Food
1. Crunchy's 28.81% (986 votes)
2.Dagwood's Tavern & Grill 20.25% (693 votes)
3. Art's Bar & Grill 20.07% (687 votes)

BBQ
1. Meat. Southern BBQ & Carnivore
Cuisine 33.86% (1044 votes)
2. Smokey Bones 24.07% (742 votes)

3. Backyard BarBQ 15.08% (465 votes)

Bread/Bakery
1. Great Harvest Bread Co. 29.34% (1038 votes)
2. Roma Bakery 25.98% (919 votes)

3. Panera Bread 21.31% (754 votes)

Breakfast
1. Golden Harvest 45.84% (1688 votes)

2. Fleetwood Diner 14.53% (535 votes)

3. Soup Spoon Cafe 14.29% (526 votes)

Burger
1. Five Guys Burgers & Fries 26.51%
(889 votes)
2. Crunchy's 20.87% (700 votes)

3. Bonnie's Place 20.78% (697 votes)

Casual Dining
1. Deluca's 27.49% (987 votes)

2. Soup Spoon Cafe 27.30% (980 votes)

3. El Azteco 16.88% (606 votes)

Chili
1. Soup Spoon Cafe 30.03% (820 votes)

2. Wendy's 26.62% (727 votes)

3. Beggar's Banquet 19.19% (524 votes)

Cocktails
1. Houlihan's 23.95% (679 votes)
2. Dusty's Tap Room 22.12% (627 votes)

3. The Exchange 19.89% (564 votes)

Coney Island
1. Sparty's Coney Island, Frandor
38.26% (1070 votes)
2. Nip n Sip 22.31% (624 votes)

3. Zeus' Coney Island 14.84% (415 votes)

Dessert
1. MSU Dairy Store 31.00% (1026 votes)
2. Grand Traverse Pie Co 22.57% (747 votes)

3. Bake-n-Cakes 16.01% (530 votes)

Diner
1. Fleetwood Diner 28.43% (908 votes)

2. Golden Harvest 25.86% (826 votes)

3. Soup Spoon Cafe 18.28% (584 votes)

Fries
1. Five Guys Burgers & Fries 32.60% (957 votes)
2. Dagwood's Tavern & Grill 19.11% (561 votes)

3. McDonald's 18.90% (555 votes)

Gluten Free
1. Purple Carrot Truck 29.20% (668 votes)

2. P.F. Chang's China Bistro 26.53% (607 votes)
3. Woody's Oasis 23.47% (537 votes)

Gourmet Restaurant
1. Dusty's Cellar 25.16% (774 votes)

2. English Inn 24.97% (768 votes)

3. Soup Spoon Cafe 20.06% (617 votes)

Italian
1. Deluca's Restaurant 38.99%
(1326 votes)
2. Bravo! 18.14% (617 votes)

3. Emil's 16.52% (562 votes)

Mexican
1. El Azteco 30.77% (1078 votes)

2. Cancun Mexican Grill 23.84% (835 votes)

3. Los Tres Amigos 21.35% (748 votes)

New Restaurant
1. Meat. Southern B.B.Q. & Carnivore
Cuisine 30.25% (876 votes)
2. Red Haven 23.34% (676 votes)

3. Buffalo Wild Wings – West 18.58%
(538 votes)

Patio
1. Peanut Barrel 24.50% (727 votes)

2. El Azteco East Lansing 22.82% (677 votes)

3. Waterfront Bar & Grill 21.23% (630 votes)

Pizza
1. Deluca's Restaurant 51.25%
(1826 votes)
2. Jet's Pizza 13.75% (490 votes)

3. Pizza House 13.33% (475 votes)

Sandwich/Deli
1. Jersey Giant 35.13% (1129 votes)

2. Soup Spoon Cafe 22.59% (726 votes)

3. Jimmy John's 21.31% (685 votes)

Seafood
1. Mitchell's Fish Market 29.66% (1027 votes)
2. SanSu Sushi 24.08% (834 votes)
3. Red Lobster 16.58% (574 votes)

Steak
1. Knight Cap 35.66% (1046 votes)

2. Texas Roadhouse 24.58% (721 votes)

3. Outback Steakhouse, West Side 14.25%
(418 votes)

Sushi
1. SanSu Sushi 34.89% (1079 votes)

2. Maru Sushi 21.47% (664 votes)

3. Ukai II 18.75% (580 votes)

Vegetarian/Vegan
1. Woody's Oasis Bar & Grill 25.76%
(672 votes)
2. Purple Carrot Truck 23.76% (620 votes)

3. Golden Harvest 18.47% (482 votes)

Best Hangouts

Coffee Shop
1. Espresso Royale (East Lansing) 26.68% (576 votes)
2. Grand River Coffee 23.21% (501 votes)
3. Artie's Filling Station 20.94% (452 votes)

Best Biggby Location
1. 1331 E Grand River Ave # 111, East
Lansing 8.11% (179 votes)
2. 270 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing
(24-hour) 7.57% (167 votes)
3. 120 W Ottawa St, Lansing 6.71% (148 votes)

Dance/Club Scene
1. Green Door 33.41% (712 votes)

2. Spiral Dance Bar 20.65% (440 votes)

3. The Loft 16.66% (355 votes)

Gay/Lesbian Bar
1. Spiral Dance Bar 51.55% (883 votes)

2. Sir Pizza, Old Town 15.29% (262 votes)

3. Esquire Bar 11.73% (201 votes)

Happy Hour
1. Houlihan's 27.85% (610 votes)
2. Crunchy's 21.42% (469 votes)
3. Tavern on The Square 20.82% (456 votes)

Karaoke
1. Crunchy's 35.41% (649 votes)
2. Sir Pizza Grand Cafe 21.17% (388 votes)
3. Buddies Pub & Grill 19.59% (359 votes)

Movie Theater
1. NCG Cinemas 48.19% (1451 votes)
2. Celebration! Cinema 20.99% (632 votes)
3. Studio C! 16.01% (482 votes)

Open-Mic Night
1. Connxtions Comedy Club 30.14%
(506 votes)
2. Dagwood's Tavern & Grill 19.71% (331 votes)

3. Green Door 19.59% (329 votes)

Place to be Seen
1. Old Town 30.74% (791 votes)

2. Downtown Lansing 24.83% (639 votes)

3. East Lansing Art Festival 22.39%
(576 votes)

Pub/Tavern
1. Claddagh Irish Pub 24.72% (625 votes)
2. Stober's Bar 21.44% (542 votes)
3. Dagwood's Bar & Grill 19.66% (497 votes)

Sports Bar
1. Nuthouse Sports Grill 27.32%
(698 votes)
2. Buffalo Wild Wings - East Lansing 20.90%
(534 votes)
3. Reno's East 17.96% (459 votes)

Best Local Music

Best Original Band/Solo Artist
1. Root Doctor 31.47% (587 votes)
2. Steppin' In It 25.58% (477 votes)
3. Frog & the Beeftones 20.11% (375 votes)

Cover Band
1. Starfarm 31.48% (709 votes)

2. Root Doctor 24.87% (560 votes)

3. Frog and the Beeftones 18.07% (407 votes)

Hip Hop Artist
1. Big Perm 38.41% (532 votes)
2. Mr Fox and the Hounds 21.88% (303 votes)
3. Philthy 18.12% (251 votes)

Live Club DJ
1. Donnie D 28.78% (444 votes)

2. Skitzo 21.78% (336 votes)

3. Craig Doepker 20.74% (320 votes)

Music Venue
1. Green Door 33.74% (821 votes)

2. The Loft 27.46% (668 votes)

3. Mac's Bar 22.73% (553 votes)

Radio Station
1. 88.9 The Impact 24.42% (716 votes)
2. 97.5 NOW FM 22.78% (668 votes)
3. 94.1 The Edge 22.27% (653 votes)

Best People

Bartender
1. Kevin Angell at Soup Spoon 30.35% (611 votes)
2. Craig Doepker at Mac's Bar 27.52% (554 votes)
3. Alissa at Harem 18.53% (373 votes)

Environmentalist
1. Nature Conservancy of Michigan
38.97% (664 votes)
2. Julie Powers 18.19% (310 votes)

3. Jessica Yorko 16.96% (289 votes)

Local FM/AM Radio Personality
1. Tim Barron - 92.9 FM WLMI 22.59%
(507 votes)
2. Alabama - 97.5 NOW 19.70% (442 votes)

3. Deb Hart - 94.9 WMMQ 19.52% (438 votes)

Local Politician
1. Gretchen Whitmer 37.20%
(862 votes)
2. Virg Bernero 23.65% (548 votes)

3. Rick Snyder 18.99% (440 votes)

Local TV News Personality
1. Evan Pinsonnault – WLNS 31.78%
(990 votes)
2. Jason Colthorp – WILX 25.75% (802 votes)

3. Jane Aldrich – WLNS 15.51% (483 votes)

Spartan Athlete
1. Tom Izzo 63.00% (1655 votes)

2. Kirk Cousins 11.12% (292 votes)

3. Draymond Green 10.28% (270 votes)

Best Services

Alternative Health
1. Better Health 34.06% (626 votes)

2. Creative Wellness Holistic Health Center
26.82% (493 votes)
3. Just B Yoga 16.87% (310 votes)

Auto Repair
1. Belle Tire 23.44% (369 votes)

2. Brogan's Tire and Auto Service 20.08%
(316 votes)
3. Liskey's Auto & Truck Services 17.98% (283 votes)

Bank/Credit Union
1. MSU Federal Credit Union
(MSUFCU) 54.25% (1461 votes)
2. Lake Trust Credit Union 18.64% (502 votes)
3. LAFCU 10.69% (288 votes)

Barber Shop
1. Douglas J. Aveda Institute 42.27%
(648 votes)
2. Barber Love 15.20% (233 votes)

3. Frandor Barber Shop 15.13% (232 votes)

Bicycle Shop
1. Riverfront Cycle 26.04% (431 votes)

2. SPIN Bicycle Shop Old Town 23.38%
(387 votes)
3. Velocipede Peddler 20.79% (344 votes)

Car Wash / Detailing
1. Kwik Car Wash (Cedar) 35.03%
(634 votes)
2. Fast Eddies – WestSide 21.10% (382 votes)

3. Showroom Shine (East Lansing) 18.67%
(338 votes)

Catering
1. Purple Carrot 30.69% (519 votes)

2. Amy's Catering 27.97% (473 votes)
3. Grand Traverse Pie Co 24.25% (410 votes)

Cellular / Wireless store
1. Verizon - W. Saginaw 24.50%
(393 votes)
2. Wireless Zone of Lansing (Jolly/Dunckel)
23.00% (369 votes)
3. Verizon - Okemos, Grand River 22.19%
(356 votes)

Chiropractor
1. Total Health Chiropractic 23.55%
(268 votes)
2. Delta Chiropractic Center of Lansing
23.11% (263 votes)
3. Craft Chiropractic 21.35% (243 votes)

Electrical
1. Consumers Energy 29.12%
(334 votes)
2. Bohnet Electric Co. 25.72% (295 votes)

3. Capitol City Electric Co. 18.31% (210 votes)

Health/Fitness Club
1. M.A.C.(Michigan Athletic Club) 32.44% (570 votes)

2. Planet Fitness 24.87% (437 votes)

3. YMCA - Westside Community 20.32% (357 votes)

Hotel/Bed & Breakfast
1. English Inn 37.49% (680 votes)

2. Wild Goose Inn 18.74% (340 votes)

3. Kellogg Center 15.71% (285 votes)

Laundromat / Dry Cleaners
1. Baryames 51.92% (744 votes)

2. Sunshine Laundromat (Frandor) 19.54% (280 votes)

3. Maurer's 16.12% (231 votes)

Lawyer
1. Foster Swift Collins & Smith
Attorneys at Law 34.70% (424 votes)
2. Sam Berenstein 22.75% (278 votes)

3. Sinas Dramis Law Firm 20.62% (252 votes)

Maid Service
1. Molly Maid of Lansing 26.52%
(253 votes)
2. Merry Maids 23.90% (228 votes)
3. Helping Hands 20.86% (199 votes)

Movers
1. Two Men & A Truck 78.11% (1192 votes)
2. U-Haul 8.85% (135 votes)
3. E J & Sons Moving Services 5.64% (86 votes)

Nails
1. Douglas J. Aveda Institute - East
Lansing 25.87% (260 votes)
2. Jenny Nails 23.78% (239 votes)
3. Adriann at Guys & Dolls, Frandor 14.73% (148 votes)

Pet Care/Services
1. Wag'n Tails Pet Resort 20.49%
(327 votes)
2. Dr. Patterson 19.49% (311 votes)
3. Miller Animal Clinic 15.66% (250 votes)

Photographer
1. Autumn Luciano Photography
30.16% (557 votes)
2. Jena McShane Photography 25.66% (474 votes)
3. Art & Soul Photography 15.38% (284 votes)

Plumber
1. Meridian Plumbing 25.21%
(306 votes)
2. Hedlund Plumbing 23.97% (291 votes)

3. Michigan Plumbing Sewer & Drain Cleaning
22.41% (272 votes)

Restaurant Wait Staff
1. Golden Harvest 27.07% (611 votes)

2. Soup Spoon Cafe 26.19% (591 votes)

3. Texas Roadhouse18.21% (411 votes)

Salon/Spa
1. Douglas J Aveda Salon – Okemos
33.33% (500 votes)
2. Douglas J. Aveda Institute 28.40% (426 votes)

3. Studio 109 15.87% (238 votes)

Tanning Salon
1. Tanzmania 29.57% (333 votes)

2. J2 23.98% (270 votes)

3. Cabana Sun Tanning 20.34% (229 votes)

Tattoo Parlor
1. Splash of Color 23.97% (430 votes)

2. Fish Ladder Tattoo 23.80% (427 votes)

3. Eclectic Art Tattoo Gallery 23.47% (421 votes)

Best Shopping

Antique Shop
1. Mason Antique District 24.22%
(418 votes)
2. Little Red Schoolhouse 20.68% (357 votes)
3. Love, Betti 18.54% (320 votes)

Art Gallery
1. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
at MSU 25.76% (417 votes)
2. October Moon 24.58% (398 votes)

3. Creole Gallery 23.22% (376 votes)

Bookstore
1. Schuler Books & Music (Eastwood)
30.12% (750 votes)
2. Barnes & Noble (Lansing Mall) 23.33%
(581 votes)
3. Curious Book Shop 20.04% (499 votes)

Butcher
1. Merindorf Meats (Mason) 26.53%
(480 votes)
2. Goodrich Shoprite 23.22% (420 votes)
3. Merindorf Meats (Williamston) 21.56% (390 votes)

Clothing Store
1. Kohls 36.91% (706 votes)

2. Grace Boutique 26.45% (506 votes)

3. Urban Outfitters 14.79% (283 votes)

Consignment Shop
1. Kellie's Consignments 24.10%
(464 votes)
2. Second Time Around 22.55% (434 votes)
3. Goodwill Emporium 22.44% (432 votes)

Florist
1. Horrock's Floral 39.56%
(701 votes)
2. Smith Floral and Greenhouses 19.81%
(351 votes)
3. Jon Anthony Florist 17.83% (316 votes)

Grocery
1. Horrock's 36.38% (1034 votes)

2. Meijer 26.81% (762 votes)

3. Kroger 15.52% (441 votes)

Jewelry Store
1. Becky Beauchane Kulka 25.49%
(401 votes)
2. Medawar – Lansing 23.46% (369 votes)
3. H&H Jewelry Design 20.09% (316 votes)

Liquor Store
1. Oades Big Ten Party Store, 314 S.
Clippert 41.44% (787 votes)
2. Goodrich's ShopRite 18.96% (360 votes)

3. Tom's Party Store 18.48% (351 votes)

Musical Instrument Store
1. Elderly Instruments 50.58%
(1010 votes)
2. Marshall Music 33.35% (666 votes)

3. Music Manor 8.36% (167 votes)

Pet Store
1. Preuss Pets 57.19% (1333 votes)

2. Soldan's 17.29% (403 votes)

3. Petsmart - West Side 8.88% (207 votes)

Produce
1. Horrocks Farm Market 63.66%
(1710 votes)
2. Lansing City Market 11.65% (313 votes)
3. Meridian Farmers Market 8.71% (234 votes)

Record Store
1. Flat Black & Circular 51.69%
(889 votes)
2. Elderly Instruments 14.65% (252 votes)

3. Best Buy – Okemos 12.27% (211 votes)

Sporting Goods
1. Playmakers 34.07% (650 votes)

2. Dicks Sporting Goods (Meridian Mall)
19.44% (371 votes)
3. Dicks Sporting Goods (Eastwood) 19.23% (367 votes)

Wine Shop
1. Dusty's Cellar 30.48% (677 votes)
2. Horrock's 27.33% (607 votes)
3. Goodrich's ShopRite 21.21% (471 votes)

Best Whatever

Annual Event/Festival
1. Common Ground Music Festival
33.27% (1027 votes)
2. East Lansing Art Festival 32.78%
(1012 votes)
3. Silver Bells 15.42% (476 votes)

Best-looking Bar Staff/Wait Staff
1. The Exchange 23.05% (369 votes)
2. Mac's Bar 21.55% (345 votes)
3. Spiral Video Dance Bar 20.55%
(329 votes)

Local Theatre Group
1. Riverwalk Theatre 32.36%
(610 votes)
2. Wharton Center 26.95% (508 votes)

3. Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. 11.67%
(220 votes)

Place to go on First Date
1. Old Town 35.49% (912 votes)
2. Soup Spoon Cafe 22.53% (579 votes)
3. Connxtions Comedy Club 20.23%
(520 votes)

Place to take Out-of-Towners
1. Old Town 28.90% (882 votes)
2. MSU Campus 24.90% (760 votes)
3. Golden Harvest 19.79% (604 votes)

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